Posts Tagged ‘Associated Press’

PDNPulse: Top Stories of 2014

Posted by on Tuesday December 23, 2014 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Fine Art, Media, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

As another fascinating year in the world of professional photography comes to a close, we look back on the stories that drew the most interest from PDNPulse readers this year. From manipulated news photos, to photographers arrested for doing their jobs, to collaborative efforts between photographers and an interview with one of photography’s most influential... More

AP Photographer Injured in Gaza Explosion that Killed Videojournalist, Translator

Posted by on Wednesday August 13, 2014 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

The Associated Press (AP) reports that video journalist Simone Camilli and translator Ali Shehda Abu Afash were killed this morning when an ordinance exploded in Gaza in the town of Beit Labiya. Hatem Moussa, an AP photographer was “badly injured” in the blast. AP spokesperson Paul Colford says, “Hatem is being treated for his injuries.”... More

AP Photographer’s Killer Given Death Sentence in Kabul

Posted by on Thursday July 24, 2014 | Photojournalism

The Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon last April has been sentenced to death by a panel of judges in Kabul, the Associated Press has reported. Niedringhaus and Gannon were traveling under the protection of Afghan forces with a convoy of election workers ... More

AP Photographer Anja Niedringhaus Killed in Afghanistan

Posted by on Friday April 4, 2014 | Photojournalism

Associated Press staff photographer Anja Niedringhaus was shot and  killed while covering the run-up to elections in Afghanistan, the Associated Press announced this morning. Regional correspondent Kathy Gannon was injured in the same attack and is undergoing treatment at a hospital, the wire service said. “[I]t appears they were targeted and attacked,” AP president and... More

Photographer Fired by AP Says Decision Was Fair, But Process Wasn’t

Posted by on Monday January 27, 2014 | Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Freelancer Narciso Contreras, a talented war photographer who was cut off by Associated Press last week after he admitted he had Photoshopped a news photo, told PDN in an e-mail interview that he accepts his punishment, but said, “I’m critical when it comes to how the Industry handles the situation with individual photographers, especially when... More

HuffPost Ignoring PhotoJ Credits For Images of Kiev Clashes

Posted by on Thursday January 23, 2014 | Media, Photojournalism

Yesterday Huffington Post UK published “29 Incredible Pictures Of Kiev Transformed Into A Warzone,” but didn’t bother to caption or credit the images to the photojournalists who are risking personal harm to create them. (Oddly, another gallery published by the Huffington Post empire using some of the same images did include proper credits and captions.) Several... More

NFL, Getty and AP Hit With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Posted by on Wednesday October 23, 2013 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Seven photographer are suing the National Football League and two image distributors–Getty Images and Associated Press (AP)–for copyright infringement over widespread use of their images in NFL ads, products and promotions without fair compensation, according to an October 21 report from Courthouse News Service. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New York, is a... More

Retired AP Photographer Walt Zeboski Dies

Posted by on Wednesday November 14, 2012 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Retired Associated Press shooter Walt Zeboski, who photographed Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign as well as many other people and events for the wire service, died at the age of 83 on Monday at his home in Sacramento, the AP reports. The cause of death was pneumonia. Zeboski joined the AP staff in 1966. Over... More

Shepard Fairey Sentenced on Criminal Charge in ‘Hope” Poster Case

Posted by on Friday September 7, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation, Photos In The News

Artist Shepard Fairey was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and fined $25,000 today in a federal courtroom in Manhattan today for destroying documents, falsifying evidence “and other misconduct” in his civil litigation two years ago against the Associated Press (AP). He had faced a maximum of six months in jail. Fairey pled guilty... More