Posts Tagged ‘AP’

Why Muslim Woman’s Suit Against AP for Hijab Photo Will Probably Fail

Posted by on Thursday January 28, 2016 | Photojournalism

A Muslim woman has sued Associated Press (AP) and photographer Mark Lennihan for unspecified damages over the unauthorized use her likeness, claiming violation of her civil rights. The case is a legal long shot, but if she wins, wire services and freelance photojournalists—at least in New York state—would have to get the consent of everyone... More

AP Severs Ties with Photographer Narciso Contreras Over Photoshopped Image

Posted by on Thursday January 23, 2014 | Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Associated Press (AP) has severed ties with freelance photographer Narciso Contreras for altering a news photograph he shot in Syria, the wire service has announced. Contreras was part of a team of AP photographers that shared the Pulitzer Prize last year for coverage of the Syrian civil war. AP reports that Contreras “recently told its... More

Photogs Dish Anonymously About Clients’ Rates Via New Tumblr Site

Posted by on Tuesday March 12, 2013 | Business, Media, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

A new site on Tumblr set up by an anonymous editorial photographer seeks to provide a platform where photographers can share information about what clients in all fields, from editorial to advertising to non-profits, pay photographers. Still in its infancy, the site, Who Pays Photographers, is based on a similar Tumblr, Who Pays Writers, which,... More

Shepard Fairey Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges in AP Copyright Suit

Posted by on Friday February 24, 2012 | Copyright/Legal

Here’s a new installment in the long saga of AP’s copyright infringement suit against artist Shepard Fairey, creator of the Obama “Hope” poster. Fairey has plead guilty to a federal criminal charge for destroying documents, falsifying evidence “and other misconduct” in his civil litigation with Associated Press two years ago, the US District Attorney in... More

Official News Agency of a Totalitarian Regime Doctored a News Photo. Imagine That.

Posted by on Thursday December 29, 2011 | Photo Manipulation, Photos In The News

The photo of the funeral of Kim Jung-Il distributed by the Korean Central News Agency, the official news agency of North Korea, was stunning: Limousines driving in formation behind a giant portrait of the Supreme Leader, rows of mourners lining their route, snow whitening the ground, a giant North Korean flag billowing majestically at the... More

AP’s David Guttenfelder Inside North Korea

Posted by on Friday August 5, 2011 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

In June,  the Associated Press announced it had signed an agreement with North Korea’s state-run news agency to open an AP photo and text bureau in Pyongyang. The AP also noted that David Guttenfelder, AP’s Chief Asia Photographer, had already made several trips to North Korea this spring, photographing extensively in several parts of the... More