Photographer Sues VICE for Unauthorized Use of Expectant Couple

Posted by on Wednesday November 30, 2016 | Copyright/Legal

Photographer Jana Romanova has sued VICE Media for willful copyright infringement and violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for publishing a photo from her “Waiting” series without permission. Romanova’s suit, filed in the Eastern District of New York on November 23, alleges that VICE violated her copyright when it published one of her... More

Photojournalist Ed Ou Denied Entry to U.S. on Way to Standing Rock

Posted by on Wednesday November 30, 2016 | Photojournalism

Canadian photojournalist Ed Ou was detained by U.S. border security on October 1 while trying to board a flight from Vancouver, Canada, to Bismarck, North Dakota. He was traveling to Standing Rock Indian Reservation on assignment for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, to cover the protests there. As someone who has lived and worked extensively in... More

Poor, Larson and Shindelman Win $10K John Gutmann Photography Fellowship

Posted by on Tuesday November 29, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Nigel Poor and photography collaborators Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman have each won $5,000 ($10,000 total) as part of the 2016 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship—an annual award given to emerging creative photographers. The award honors the late John Gutmann, a Bay Area photographer who captured everyday scenes of American life during the mid to late 1900’s.... More

The President-Elect Objects to a News Photo Showing his Double Chin

Posted by on Tuesday November 22, 2016 | Photojournalism

You’ve probably read by now that, 59 days before he will take an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” including the First Amendment, the president-elect held an off-the-record meeting with several news executives, and criticized the press for its “outrageous” coverage of him. In particular, he singled out NBC... More

Elton John Is an Avid Photo Collector

Posted by on Tuesday November 22, 2016 | Fun

The world knows Elton John for his musical prowess, but beyond the piano and falsetto, the man is a self-described “avaricious” photo collector. Tate takes you inside John’s impressive collection and speaks to the iconic pop star about his love for photography. Enjoy.   More

Court Dismisses $1 Billion Copyright Claim Against Getty

Posted by on Tuesday November 22, 2016 | Copyright/Legal

Three weeks after a federal judge gutted photographer Carol Highsmith’s $1 billion copyright claim against Getty Images, the two sides have ended their dispute with a settlement of the remaining claims. The terms of the settlement, over minor state law claims, were not disclosed. US District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff dismissed all of Highsmith’s... More

Celebrating PDN’s 100,000 Facebook Fans

Posted by on Monday November 21, 2016 | Social Media/Web

From all of us here at PDN, we’d like to give a huge thank you to our Facebook fans—now 100,000 strong—for your support of our brand and the photography community. Through Facebook, PDN has been able to bring you news and updates on photography. And in return, you’ve provided feedback, questions and some lively commentary that benefit us... More

Claudio Rasano Wins $16K Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Posted by on Thursday November 17, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Swiss-Italian photographer Claudio Rasano has won the 2016 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize for the photograph “Katlehong Matsenen 2016” from the series “Similar Uniforms: We Refuse to Compare.” The first place prize includes a £15,000 ($16,051 USD) cash prize and the portrait will also be featured in an exhibition of 57 works featuring all of the prize... More