Photojournalism

Committee to Protect Journalists Issues Advisory for Journalists Crossing U.S. Border

Posted by on Monday December 12, 2016 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Journalists are being stopped at the U.S. border with alarming frequency, prompting the Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ) to issue an advisory outlining steps to prepare journalists for U.S. Customs. According to CPJ, more than seven journalists, including photographers Ed Ou and Kim Badawi, have been detained and questioned, and have had their belongings, including... More

Photojournalist Ed Ou Denied Entry to U.S. on Way to Standing Rock

Posted by on Wednesday November 30, 2016 | Photojournalism

Canadian photojournalist Ed Ou was detained by U.S. border security on October 1 while trying to board a flight from Vancouver, Canada, to Bismarck, North Dakota. He was traveling to Standing Rock Indian Reservation on assignment for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, to cover the protests there. As someone who has lived and worked extensively in... More

The President-Elect Objects to a News Photo Showing his Double Chin

Posted by on Tuesday November 22, 2016 | Photojournalism

You’ve probably read by now that, 59 days before he will take an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” including the First Amendment, the president-elect held an off-the-record meeting with several news executives, and criticized the press for its “outrageous” coverage of him. In particular, he singled out NBC... More

Businessweek’s Clinton Cargill: Who I’ve Hired

Posted by on Wednesday November 16, 2016 | Photojournalism

Clinton Cargill, director of photography at Bloomberg Businessweek, sat down with PDN to talk about what he’s looking for in the photographers he hires, who he’s recently hired for the first time, and what makes for successful photo stories and portraits at Bloomberg Businessweek. (Below: Clinton Cargill, photo ©Kathy Ryan). PDN: How do you find... More

Lessons from Deanne Fitzmaurice on Forming Relationships with Subjects

Posted by on Wednesday November 16, 2016 | Photojournalism

For over 13 years, Deanne Fitzmaurice has been photographing Saleh, an Iraqi boy who was severely injured in a grenade explosion at age nine. “I was around Saleh and his dad so much that they just forgot about me,” Fitzmaurice says. “What it taught me is that you have to build trust, build relationships, and then back off and capture moments that say something.” © Deanne Fitzmaurice

One important question has come up consistently throughout Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice’s career: Can she remain objective while engaging with her subjects? “I come from a newspaper background which has a really strict policy about not getting involved with subjects—you could get fired. It’s all about credibility and our photographs being believable,” the... More

World Press to Allow Staged and Manipulated Photos in New Contest

Posted by on Wednesday October 26, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

World Press Photo has announced that it will launch a new contest for “creative documentary photography.” With a nod to subjective and non-traditional forms of storytelling, the contest “will reward the most imaginative ways of telling stories available,” World Press said in its announcement. The contest, which has yet to be named, is slated to... More

Souvid Datta Wins $5K 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant

Posted by on Tuesday October 25, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Photo © Souvid Datta. From his long-term project 'Vanishing Girls of West Bengal'

Indian photographer Souvid Datta has been awarded the 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant and a $5,000 cash prize to help support his long-term project “Vanishing Girls of West Bengal.” The project explores child sex trafficking and the socio-economic conditions that perpetuate it, as well as the challenges that NGOs face in tackling the issue.   Twelve additional photojournalists were... More

PhotoPlus Expo: Nicklen, Mittermeier on the Urgent Role of Conservation Photography

Posted by on Monday October 24, 2016 | Photojournalism

Photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, who were the keynote speakers at PhotoPlus Expo on Saturday, delivered an urgent message to the audience: Time is running out to save marine ecosystems and wildlife, and photography is vital for raising the alarm and changing the course of natural history. Nicklen and Mittermeier told captivating stories about... More

Photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans Killed in Libya

Posted by on Monday October 3, 2016 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans, 45, was killed in Sirte, Libya, on October 2 while on assignment for the Belgian magazine Knack and other publications, Al Jazeera reports.  His body was taken to Misrata, where a doctor reported that Oerlemans had been shot in the chest by a sniper for ISIS, which has been fighting for... More