Update: Photojournalist Phil Moore Arrested in Burundi

Posted by on Friday January 29, 2016 | Media, Photojournalism

British photojournalist Phil Moore was arrested early Thursday morning in a police raid in Bujumbura, Burundi, according to reports. 17 other people, including Le Monde Africa bureu chief Jean Philippe Remy, were also detained in raids that swept through two neighborhoods in the capital. “The two foreigners were arrested in the company of armed criminals,”... More

Why Muslim Woman’s Suit Against AP for Hijab Photo Will Probably Fail

Posted by on Thursday January 28, 2016 | Photojournalism

A Muslim woman has sued Associated Press (AP) and photographer Mark Lennihan for unspecified damages over the unauthorized use her likeness, claiming violation of her civil rights. The case is a legal long shot, but if she wins, wire services and freelance photojournalists—at least in New York state—would have to get the consent of everyone... More

Nat Geo Seminar: Photographers Explain How they Reach New Audiences to Effect Change

Posted by on Wednesday January 20, 2016 | Events, Photojournalism

In his talk during the National Geographic Seminar on January 14, Louis Psihoyos, the photographer, filmmaker and conservation advocate, urged photojournalists and nature photographers in the audience to reach beyond magazine readers and look for new, ambitious ways to get their message in front of a wider audience. Psihoyos’s film Racing Extinction has been shown... More

Documentary Photographers: Contest Deadlines Approaching Fast

Posted by on Wednesday January 6, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Winter is the height of the photojournalism contest season, and entry deadlines are fast approaching for a number of international competitions. Among them are: The World Press Photo entry deadline is January 13, although entrants must register by January 7. (Multimedia entries are due by  January 20.) There is no entry fee, but participants must... More

Fund Your Work: Photojournalist Yunghi Kim Offering Ten $1,000 Grants

Posted by on Thursday December 3, 2015 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Photojournalist Yunghi Kim is offering ten grants of $1,000 each “to emphasize the importance of copyright registration [and] to give back to the profession of photojournalism,” she recently announced on her website. Kim explains that she is funding the one-time grants “from fees recovered from unauthorized use of my work.”  Only US-based freelance photojournalists who... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Chicago to Pay $100,000 to Photographer Beaten by Cops

Posted by on Wednesday December 2, 2015 | Photojournalism

A photographer who says he was beaten by Chicago police officers after photographing those same officers beating another man will receive a $100,000 settlement from the city, WBEZ has reported. The Chicago-based public radio station says Chicago freelance photographer Joshua Lott was covering the May 2012 NATO summit meeting for Getty Images when he came... More

After Staged-Photo Debacle, World Press Changes Rules

Posted by on Wednesday November 25, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

The 2016 World Press Photo contest will be carried out with new rules, guidelines and procedures, organizers announced today in Amsterdam. The changes include a new code of ethics, backed by more specific rules against photo manipulation, as well as other changes. The new code of ethics reflects the World Press Photo Foundation’s efforts at... More

Reuters Rules Out RAW, Experts Respond

Posted by on Monday November 23, 2015 | Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Reuters will no longer permit its photographers and freelancers to submit RAW images for publication. As first reported by Michael Zhang, Reuters instituted the ban on RAW images in the name of both speed and ethics. Photographers will be required to submit original JPEGs instead. “As photojournalists working for the world’s largest international multimedia news... More

DJI Drones Are About to Get Safer But at What Price? [Updated]

Posted by on Wednesday November 18, 2015 | Photojournalism

DJI is about to make flying their drones safer thanks to a new “geo-fencing” system that will feed its flying cameras with continually updated airspace information and block them from taking off in or flying into unsafe zones. The information, provided by AirMaps, will alert DJI drone users with up-to-date guidance on locations where flight may... More