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How I Got That Shot: Jamie Kripke’s Ski Racer GIF

Posted by on Wednesday March 18, 2015 | Uncategorized

Photographer Jamie Kripke missed the deadline to apply for a media pass to the International Ski Federation Alpine World Championships at Beaver Creek, CO. He attended the event anyway. His work on a couple of previous assignments (ex. Olympic gold medalist David Wise) for ESPN involved capturing motion sequences of athletes, so he had an... More

DOJ Report Blasts Ferguson Police for First Amendment Violations

Posted by on Thursday March 5, 2015 | Photojournalism, Uncategorized

Ferguson, Missouri, police officers “frequently infringe on residents’ First Amendment rights, interfering with their right to record police activities and making enforcement decisions based on the content of individuals’ expression,” according to a report released yesterday by the US Department of Justice. The DOJ report, titled Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department (FPD), says “FPD... More

Mads Nissen Wins World Press Photo of the Year Prize

Posted by on Thursday February 12, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism, Uncategorized

Danish photographer Mads Nissen of the daily newspaper Politiken has won the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 prize for an image showing a gay couple during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia. The image, which was part of the news coverage last year about rising discrimination and hate crimes attacks against lesbian,... More

Cameron Spencer Wins POYi Sports Photographer of the Year Honors

Posted by on Tuesday February 10, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism, Uncategorized

Photographer Cameron Spencer of Getty Images has been named Sports Photographer of the Year at the 2015 Pictures of the Year International competition, organizers announced today. His portfolio included a variety of dramatic sports action and feature images from a wide array of sporting events, including the 2014 Winter Olympics. Runners up for the award... More

Ilford Offers Glimpse into the Mind of the 21st Century Film Photographer

Posted by on Tuesday February 3, 2015 | Uncategorized

The photographic film business is a bit like the Black Knight — it’s been remorselessly hacked into bits, but it’s not dead yet. In fact, it’s enjoying something of a resurgence as the Impossible Project, Ferrania, Lomography and others keep the flame alive. Black-and-white film supplier Ilford recently surveyed their customers, canvassing “thousands” of users across... More

Fellowship Opportunity for Conservation Photographers

Posted by on Thursday January 22, 2015 | Uncategorized

The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) is currently accepting applications for its Associate Fellows program. The iLCP is a non-profit organization whose members create images and other content that help advocate for environmental conservation causes all over the world. The organization counts many respected conservation photographers among its ranks, including senior fellows James Balog, Paul Nicklen,... More

Magnum Foundation Announces Emergency Fund Grants, Fellowships

Posted by on Thursday January 22, 2015 | Uncategorized

Today the Magnum Foundation announced the recipients of its 2015 Emergency Fund grants, which support the production of in-depth documentary photography projects “that can no longer be funded through the media alone.” The 11 grantees were selected from more than 100 nominees from around the world. Their projects include investigations of Pakistan’s legal system; the... More

Study: Taking “Artistic Photographs” Makes You Attractive to the Opposite Sex

Posted by on Thursday January 22, 2015 | Uncategorized

There are as many motivations to pursue a life in photography as there are photographers, but a study lead by Scott Kaufman of the University of Pennsylvania may nudge a few more into the ranks. The study, titled “Who Finds Bill Gates Sexy? Creative Mate Preferences as a Function of Cognitive Ability, Personality, and Creative Achievement” sought to... More