Photojournalism

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

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