Photos In The News

Boston Bombings Focus Attention on Caucasus, And Photo Projects on the Region

Posted by on Monday April 22, 2013 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

As investigations into the alleged Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev focus on their connection to Chechnya and to the region of Dagestan, where Tamerlan spent time in January 2012, we’re once again looking at photographic studies of the North Caucusus. This volatile and troubled region may be little known to many Americans, but... More

Campaign to Prosecute Crimes Against Journalists Set to Launch

Posted by on Wednesday February 20, 2013 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Aidan Sullivan of Getty Images, photojournalist Lynsey Addario, David Friend of Vanity Fair magazine and several others have announced their plans to launch a social media campaign to push for the prosecution of perpetrators of crimes against journalists. Called “A Day Without News?,” the campaign will launch on February 22, the anniversary of the deaths... More

Want to Guess What Will Win World Press Photo of the Year?

Posted by on Thursday February 14, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism, Photos In The News

The announcement of the World Press Photo of the Year 2012 winner is now less than 24 hours away. Speculation is ripe: Which international news story will be depicted in the photo that wins the top prize?  The conflict in Mali, or Syria? Protests against austerity measures in Greece? Political unrest in Egypt? Hurricane Sandy?... More

Paul Hansen of Dagens Nyheter Wins POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year

Posted by on Monday February 11, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism, Photos In The News

© Paul Hansen/Dagens Nyheter Paul Hansen, photographer with the newspaper Dagens Nyheter of Sweden has been named the 2012 Newspaper Photographer of the year in the 70th Pictures of the Year International (POYi). Hansen was honored for a portfolio that included coverage of the conflict in Gaza and a series on individuals whose lives were... More

Shepard Fairey Sentenced on Criminal Charge in ‘Hope” Poster Case

Posted by on Friday September 7, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation, Photos In The News

Artist Shepard Fairey was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and fined $25,000 today in a federal courtroom in Manhattan today for destroying documents, falsifying evidence “and other misconduct” in his civil litigation two years ago against the Associated Press (AP). He had faced a maximum of six months in jail. Fairey pled guilty... More

Photojournalist Describes Wreckage in Tremseh, Syria

Posted by on Monday July 16, 2012 | Photos In The News

Spanish photographer Daniel Leal Olivas, who reached the Syrian village of Tremseh on Friday July 13, reports that he saw what looked to be the effects of shells fired by tanks in the village. That would contradict the Syrian government’s claims that the Syrian Army did not use heavy weapons, a violation of a UN... More

Civil Rights Group Demands End to Use of Same-Sex Couple Photo in Anti-Gay Ad

Posted by on Thursday July 12, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photos In The News

When wedding photographer Kristina Hill learned that her engagement photo of a same-sex couple had been used without her permission in a political flyer attacking same-sex marriage, she told PDN she wasn’t sure she had the resources to pursue a long legal battle. Now Hill and her clients have an ally. Southern Poverty Law Center... More

How Sean Hemmerle Photographed Drones

Posted by on Monday July 9, 2012 | Photos In The News

To accompany an article in the latest issue of The New York Times Magazine about how the Air Force trains its pilots to control unmanned drones used for deadly strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, the magazine assigned architecture and portrait photographer Sean Hemmerle to photograph the aircraft at Holloman Air Force Base, a training facility... More

BBC Fooled by Syrian Rebel Propaganda Photo on Twitter

Posted by on Monday June 4, 2012 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

The BBC recently suffered a predictable consequence of relying on citizen journalism: It published a photograph circulated on Twitter by a Syrian anti-government activist that purportedly shows dead civilians after a government massacre last month in Houla, Syria. The image turns out to have been misappropriated and mislabeled for the purposes of propaganda. The photo... More