Photojournalism

Study: Average Photojournalist Male, Self-Employed, Earning Less Than $30K

Posted by on Wednesday September 23, 2015 | Photojournalism

A new study released by Oxford University’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in association with World Press Photo offers a conflicting view of the lives of today’s photojournalists. On the one hand, the majority of the 1,556 photographers who participated in the survey are making $40,000 or less, and are concerned that risks... More

Newsha Tavakolian Wins €100K Cultural Prize; Pledges to €45K to Help Refugees, Charities in Iran

Posted by on Wednesday September 9, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian has been named winner of the 2015 Principal Prince Claus Award, the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development announced last week in Amsterdam. She will receive a 100,000 Euro prize, and she has already pledged to donate nearly half of her prize money to charity, including an aid organization for... More

Getty Awards $10,000 Grants to 5 Photographers

Posted by on Friday September 4, 2015 | Photojournalism

The winners of the 2015 Getty Grants for Editorial Photography are Souvid Datta, Salvatore Esposito, Javier Arcenillas, Mojgan Ghanbari and Matt Eich, according to an announcement yesterday from Getty Images. Each of the five photojournalists will receive a grant of $10,000, as well as editorial support from Getty, to pursue “projects of personal and journalistic... More

How Paul Colangelo Keeps Bears at Bay When Shooting in Wilderness

Posted by on Tuesday September 1, 2015 | Photo Gear, Photojournalism

Working on long-term projects in remote locations can pose logistical challenges for photographers, including lack of phone and internet service, and power for recharging batteries for cameras, laptops, and other gear. Vancouver-based wildlife photographer (and PDN’s 30) Paul Colangelo explains how he copes with those issues in our story, “Managing Photo Tech on Location, Off... More

Zun Lee’s Polaroid Archive Preserves African-American Self-Representation

Posted by on Wednesday August 26, 2015 | Photojournalism

Photographer Zun Lee is dedicated to countering stereotypical, often negative views of the African-American family. While he was working on Father Figure, his book about African-American fathers, he stumbled on some old Polaroids that appeared to have fallen from a family photo album. He was intrigued to see how the Polaroids —”the Instagrams of their... More

Suspect Arrested in Murder of Photojournalist Ruben Espinosa

Posted by on Wednesday August 12, 2015 | Photojournalism

Mexican authorities recently announced the arrest of a known criminal for the execution-style murder of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa and four others, according to reports by The Guardian and Al Jazeera. The killings occurred July 31 in a Mexico City apartment. Mexican prosecutor Rodolfo Rios Garza told reporters that the suspect, who reportedly has a criminal... More