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Magnum Foundation Announces 2016 Emergency Fund Grants

Posted by on Wednesday March 23, 2016 | Uncategorized

Eighteen photographers from around the world have been awarded the 2016 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund, a grant that helps independent photographers produce in-depth and creative stories on underreported issues. Grantees were selected by an independent editorial committee from a pool of 140 photographers nominated by 26 international editors, curators, and educators. The grantees are: Poulomi Basu,... More

Edward Burtynsky Establishes Photo Book Grant with Prize Money

Posted by on Friday March 11, 2016 | Uncategorized

Photographer Edward Burtynsky announced this week that he will use a CAD 25,000 ($18,892) award he received to establish a photo book publishing grant for Canadian emerging photographers. The money will support one CAD 5,000 ($3,778) grant per year for the next five years. Burtynsky had received the cash prize from The Canada Council for... More

Photographer Sues Richard Prince Over Instagram Rip-offs… At Last

Posted by on Monday January 4, 2016 | Copyright/Legal, Fine Art, Uncategorized

Photographer Donald Graham has sued appropriation artist Richard Prince and his gallerist Lawrence Gagosian for copyright infringement of a photo that appeared without Graham’s authorization on Instagram, and then in a gallery exhibition of Prince’s appropriation work. Prince drew public complaints and vitriol last year for unauthorized reproduction, display and sale of a series of... More

Nina Berman Wins 2016 Aftermath Grant For Project on War’s Toxic Legacy

Posted by on Tuesday December 22, 2015 | Uncategorized

Nina Berman has won the 2016 Aftermath Project Grant for “Acknowledgment of Danger,” a look at the “toxic legacy of war on the American landscape.” Berman, a documentary photographer, has published two books: Purple Hearts—Back from Iraq (2004), on wounded veterans; and Homeland (2008), a look at surveillance and paranoia in post 9/11 America. Sara... More

Great Photography and Filmmaking Reads for Your Weekend

Posted by on Friday December 18, 2015 | Uncategorized

Here’s a selection of interesting reads curated by PDN‘s editorial staff for your weekend of leisure and contemplation: How NFL Films Caught Up With the Digital Age – Wired Immersive Story Telling Beyond the Single Screen – PDN I Am Gary Smith and This Is Why I Shoot Film – Emulsive Serious Play: Using Instagram... More

Time Inc Responds to PDN Article on Resistance to Time Inc’s Contract

Posted by on Thursday December 3, 2015 | Uncategorized

After we published our story “Photographers, Reps, Push Back on Time Inc Contract’s Rights Grab,” Jill Davison, vice president, corporate communications at Time Inc., contacted PDN. She sent a statement on Time Inc’s behalf. Here’s the statement: “We have standardized our photography rights and rates across our brands. Our new contract is fair and equitable.... More

Photographers, Reps Push Back on Time Inc Contract’s Rights Grab (Update)

Posted by on Thursday December 3, 2015 | Uncategorized

Photo agents, trade groups and individual photographers are raising alarms over the new photography contract issued last month by Time Inc., as they push the publisher to negotiate better terms. The new contract, as written, eliminates space rates, grants Time Inc. broad rights to reuse assignment photos in affiliate brands and books, and reduces fees... More

Fund Your Work: Manuel Ortiz Foundation Seeking Projects for $5,000 Documentary Grant

Posted by on Wednesday December 2, 2015 | Uncategorized

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film is accepting proposals for their $5,000 grants for a documentary photo project and a short documentary film. The deadline to enter is March 31, 2016. The Foundation awards one $5,000 grant to a photo project concerning pressing social issues “such as health, poverty, oppression, war, famine,... More