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LA Times Photographer Pleads No Contest to Resisting Arrest After Reagan Funeral

Posted by on Friday June 24, 2016 | Photos In The News

Longtime Los Angeles Times photographer Ricardo DeAratanha has pleaded no contest earlier this week to resisting and obstructing police during the March funeral motorcade of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. The photographer was at the scene covering the funeral for the Times and was sitting in his car transmitting photos from his laptop when police—responding to a report... More

Clément Chéroux Appointed Senior Curator of Photography at SFMOMA

Posted by on Monday June 13, 2016 | Photos In The News

Clément Chéroux has been appointed senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the museum announced today. Chéroux will begin his tenure at SFMOMA in early 2017. He succeeds Sandra Phillips, who after a thirty-year career with SFMOMA, will assume the newly created role of Emeritus Curator as of July 1, 2016.... More

Diving Equipment Maker Cleared in Death of Underwater Photog Wes Skiles

Posted by on Monday May 23, 2016 | Obituary, Photos In The News

A Palm Beach County jury has cleared diving equipment manufacturer Lamartek of wrongdoing in the 2010 drowning death of Wes Skiles, a renowned underwater photographer and cameraman, reports the Palm Beach Post. Skiles’s widow, Terri Skiles, filed suit in 2012 alleging that her husband had died because of faulty breathing apparatus manufactured by Lamartek. She... More

UC Davis Paid $175K to Bury Infamous Pepper Spray Incident

Posted by on Thursday April 14, 2016 | Photos In The News, Social Media/Web

The University of California, Davis spent “at least $175,000 to scrub the internet of negative online postings following the November 2011 pepper spraying of students,” The Sacramento Bee has reported. University administrators hired a private reputation management firm to eradicate “references to the pepper spray incident in search results on Google,” according to the newspaper.... More

LA Times Photographer Of Reagan Funeral Motorcade Charged After March Arrest

Posted by on Wednesday April 6, 2016 | Photos In The News

Longtime Los Angeles Times photographer Ricardo DeAratanha has been charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly refusing to cooperate with police during the funeral motorcade of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, according to a recent report in the Los Angeles Times. DeAratanha, 65, was charged with one misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer,... More

Secret Service Investigating Agent’s Bodyslam of TIME Photog Chris Morris

Posted by on Monday February 29, 2016 | Photos In The News

After a U.S. Secret Service agent was videotaped throwing TIME photographer Chris Morris to the floor in a chokehold during a Donald Trump rally in Radford, Virginia, yesterday, the Secret Service issued a statement saying that its field office is investigating the incident. TIME has also issued a statement saying that it had contacted the... More

PDN Pulse: Top Photo News Stories of 2015

Posted by on Tuesday December 22, 2015 | Copyright/Legal, Photos In The News

From photographer contract restrictions to instagram apps, and from copyright infringements to a changing code of ethics, this year’s list of the most-read articles on PDNPulse capture some of the highs and lows of the photography business this year. A photo posted by SuicideGirls ? (@suicidegirls) on May 27, 2015 at 1:10pm PDT 1–“SuicideGirls” Deliver Cleverest Response to... 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

Controversial World Press Photo Winner Under New Scrutiny Today (Update)

Posted by on Tuesday March 3, 2015 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Photographer Giovanni Troilo’s controversial prize-winning entry to the World Press Photo competition is under new scrutiny today because of reports that Troilo did not shoot one of the images where he said he shot it, according to Lars Boering, Managing Director of World Press Photo. Troilo had said his project, “The Dark Heart of Europe,”... More