Photos In The News

Want to Buy a Drink for the Photographer Who Delivered James Foley’s Last Letter?

Posted by on Thursday August 28, 2014 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

After the murder of journalist James Foley by his captors in Syria, his parents released to the public their last communication from him. Because all of Foley’s letters were confiscated by his captors, he asked a fellow captive to commit to memory a letter for his family. Photojournalist Daniel Rye Ottosen (known professionally as Daniel... More

Philly Paper Swaps Ferguson Riot Photo: Did It Do the Right Thing?

Posted by on Thursday August 14, 2014 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News, Social Media/Web

Reading a Philadelphia Magazine report about the decision by editors at the Philadelphia Daily News to change a cover photo in response to some outrage on social media left us wondering:  Did photo editors at the Philadelphia Daily News change their minds because they thought they’d made a mistake? Or did they change their minds... More

AP Photographer Injured in Gaza Explosion that Killed Videojournalist, Translator

Posted by on Wednesday August 13, 2014 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

The Associated Press (AP) reports that video journalist Simone Camilli and translator Ali Shehda Abu Afash were killed this morning when an ordinance exploded in Gaza in the town of Beit Labiya. Hatem Moussa, an AP photographer was “badly injured” in the blast. AP spokesperson Paul Colford says, “Hatem is being treated for his injuries.”... More

Photographer Reported Missing in Eastern Ukraine

Posted by on Tuesday August 12, 2014 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Andrei Stenin, a photojournalist for the Russian state agency Rossiya Segodnya (also called RIA Novosti) has been missing since August 5, when he last reported to his agency while covering the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and military forces supporting the Ukraine government near the cities of Donetsk and Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine. According to Committee... More

Shark Peak: When Anti-Cliché Photos Turn Out To Be Clichés

Posted by on Friday August 8, 2014 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Mogadishu is to sharks carried on shoulders as Havana is to vintage sedans: No photographer who goes to that location can resist photographing the same photogenic subjects. Tristan McConnell (@t_mcconnell), a Nairobi-based foreign correspondent for GlobalPost, Monocle and the London Times, posted a comment on his Facebook page the other day that pointed out the... More

We Know Africa Is Not a Single Country, Newsweek Says

Posted by on Monday December 16, 2013 | Photos In The News, Uncategorized

Today published a story about the increasing dangers that gays face in Ethiopia, where sexual activity among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people has been criminalized. The only problem: The story is illustrated with photos taken not in Ethiopia, but in Uganda. The portraits of LGBT individuals were taken by Tadej Znidarcic in 2009... More

John McCain’s iPhone Poker: A Brief History of Long-Lens Gotchas

Posted by on Wednesday September 4, 2013 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Yesterday photographer Melina Mara of The Washington Post got a photo of Senator John McCain playing poker on his iPhone during the Senate hearing on military action in Syria. Mara’s photo is the most widely seen photo of yesterday’s meeting of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. This isn’t the first time a sharp-eyed photographer... More

Detroit Native Dave Jordano Uses Street Photography to Counter “Ruin Porn”

Posted by on Thursday August 1, 2013 | Fine Art, Photojournalism, Photos In The News

  Photographer Dave Jordano’s three-year project “Detroit–Unbroken Down,” featured in this week’s Time magazine and on a recent post on Time’s Lightbox, represent a return to Jordano’s roots – both personally and professionally. Jordano grew up in Detroit, and he began revisiting it three years ago to document how it had changed since 1977, when... More

UN Security Council Holds Debate on Protections for Journalists

Posted by on Wednesday July 17, 2013 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Four journalists who have covered war zones will speak before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) today as part of an open debate on international protection for journalists covering war zones and post-conflict zones. Correspondent Richard Engel of NBC, journalist Mustafa Haji Abdinur of Radio Simba in Somalia and Agence France Presse, Iraqi journalist Ghaith... More

Video Pick: Thomas Dworzak’s Long View of the Caucasus

Posted by on Monday April 22, 2013 | PDN Video Picks, Photos In The News

Since the 1990s, Magnum photographer Thomas Dworzak has explored the volatile republics of the Northern Caucasus. It’s a region that’s now in the news because alleged Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had ties there, but  Chechnya, Dagestan, Georgia and other republics of the Caucasus have long been a source of curiosity and geopolitical ambitions,... More