Photojournalism

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

The Do’s and Don’ts of Collaborating with NGOs

Posted by on Monday November 16, 2015 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Jane Huber, creative director of Oxfam America, says she’s inundated with requests from photographers wanting to work for the non-governmental organization. The photographers she rehires understand its mission and values—which includes respecting the individuals and communities it serves. “When you work in the field with an NGO, for all distinct purposes, you are the NGO,”... More

Professor Forced Out of U. of Missouri J-School after Blocking Student Journalists at Protest

Posted by on Wednesday November 11, 2015 | Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

A University of Missouri assistant professor who was caught on video trying to block a student journalist from covering a protest on Monday at the university’s main campus in Columbia has resigned her “courtesy appointment” at the Missouri School of Journalism, the university announced late yesterday. The protests, over the university’s handling of racist incidents... More

PhotoPlus Expo 2015: Nat Geo Photogs on How to Get Your Work Published

Posted by on Thursday October 22, 2015 | Photojournalism

How do you get published in National Geographic magazine? Obsess, obsess, obsess. “If you’re not completely obsessed with excellence, with your story, with sharing your vision with the world, then there’s a problem,” said long-time National Geographic contributor Lynn Johnson at a Photo Plus Expo panel titled “Women of Vision at National Geographic.” Others on... More