Photos In The News

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

Behind the Photo of Invisible Children’s Founders Posing with Guns

Posted by on Friday March 9, 2012 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

The Stop Kony2012 campaign video, which has now been viewed 55 million times on YouTube, has unleashed criticism about the video’s creators, followed by a backlash against the backlash. The video, created by the charity Invisible Children, calls for intervention to bring Ugandan rebel Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, to justice. It... More

Were Journalists in Homs Targeted for Bombing?

Posted by on Thursday February 23, 2012 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Radio communications between Syrian army officers have shown that the army was ordered to bomb the make-shift press center in the besieged city of Homs where photographer Remi Ochlik and reporter Marie Colvin were working, The Telegraph newspaper reports. The journalists died yesterday when the center was shelled. Photographers Paul Conroy and William Daniels and... More

Sale of Forged Photos Embarrasses French Auction House

Posted by on Thursday February 16, 2012 | Photos In The News

French police have opened an investigation into the sale at auction of 153 vintage photographs that are suspected of being forgeries, according to a report in The Art Newspaper. The sale took place last March at Artcurial Deauville, an auction house in the city of Deauville near Le Havre on the English Channel. The auction... More

Yemeni Woman in World Press Photo of the Year Speaks Out

Posted by on Tuesday February 14, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photos In The News

In Samuel Aranda’s photo, named World Press Photo of the Year last week, she is an unidentified, veiled woman who symbolizes thousands who have suffered in the anti-government demonstrations that swept the Arab world this past year. Now the woman behind the veil has come forward, according to an article in the Yemen Times. Fatima... More