Elliott Erwitt Awarded $20K HIPA Appreciation Award

Posted by on Monday March 13, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The HIPA foundation has announced that veteran photojournalist Elliott Erwitt has won the sixth annual Appreciation Award from the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA). The announcement was made in advance of an awards ceremony on Wednesday for the HIPA competition, which provides over $400K in prizes and grants to photographers. The... More

Jeff Koons Found Liable for Copyright Infringement. Again.

Posted by on Friday March 10, 2017 | Copyright/Legal

A French court has ordered appropriation artist Jeff Koons and contemporary art museum Centre Pompidou to pay €40,000 (about $46,000 US) for infringing the copyright of a photograph by the late French photographer Jean-François Bauret. The court decision was reported by Radio France Internationale (RFI). Bauret’s family sued Koons over a 1988 sculpture (shown at... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Mannie Garcia Gets $45,000 in Settlement with Maryland Police

Posted by on Thursday March 9, 2017 | Copyright/Legal

Photographer Mannie Garcia has won $45,000 to settle a claim against police in Montgomery County, Maryland for violation of his First Amendment rights in 2011. The claim stemmed from Garcia’s wrongful arrest for video recording and photographing the arrest of two other men outside a restaurant in Wheaton, Maryland. The settlement came just days before... More

We’re Sorry to See You Go, American Photo and Popular Photography

Posted by on Tuesday March 7, 2017 | Media

We’re sad to report that American Photo and Popular Photography, two venerable publications for photographers and photo enthusiasts, have ceased publication. In an email sent to staff yesterday, Eric Zinczenko, chief executive officer at Bonnier, which has owned the magazine since 2009, cited “insurmountable losses in advertising and audience support” as the reasons for the... More

Obituary: George Pitts, Photo Editor and Photographer *UPDATED

Posted by on Monday March 6, 2017 | Obituary

George Pitts, photo director of Vibe from 1993 to 2004, died March 4 after a long illness, according to the Society of Magazine Photographers. A former painter who took up writing and photography, Pitts had exhibited his fine-art photography in New York, Los Angeles and Montreal. During his tenure at Vibe, he worked with photographers... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday March 3, 2017 | Media

“When someone reads, they are essentially admitting they want more, that the world is not enough for them. They want more knowledge, more experience. Whatever this life is, they want more of it.” ― Nicholas Browne **** Why Do You Suck at Social Media? Bots! – Andy Hutchinson Was World Press Photo Wrong? – The Guardian The Vision... More

U.S. Copyright Office Wants to Know if Your “Moral Rights” Were Violated

Posted by on Thursday March 2, 2017 | Copyright/Legal

Have your photographs been used without attribution and/or used in a context that violates your integrity as a photographer? If so, the United States Copyright Office wants to hear from you. The Office recently extended the comment period for its study of how current copyright law protects the “moral rights” of copyright holders. The copyright... More

Fund Your Work: Major Photo Grant Deadlines Approaching

Posted by on Wednesday March 1, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Attention photographers: Deadlines are fast approaching for a number of grants and international competitions. Among them are: Project Launch Deadline: March 3, 2017 Fine-art or documentary photographers with complete or nearly completed projects can apply for the $5,000 Project Launch Grant. In addition to the cash award, the winner receives an exhibition in Santa Fe, complimentary... More