Photos In The News

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

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 Newsweek.com 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