Posts Tagged ‘National Geographic’

Diving Equipment Maker Cleared in Death of Underwater Photog Wes Skiles

Posted by on Monday May 23, 2016 | Obituary, Photos In The News

A Palm Beach County jury has cleared diving equipment manufacturer Lamartek of wrongdoing in the 2010 drowning death of Wes Skiles, a renowned underwater photographer and cameraman, reports the Palm Beach Post. Skiles’s widow, Terri Skiles, filed suit in 2012 alleging that her husband had died because of faulty breathing apparatus manufactured by Lamartek. She... More

Andrew Ellis, Casper Dalhoff, Stephen Dupont and National Geographic Win Top Awards in Late Round POYi Judging

Posted by on Monday February 29, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Andrew Ellis of MediaStorm has won Multimedia Photographer of the Year honors at the 73rd anual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition, while National Geographic has won Documentary Project of the Year and the Angus McDougall Overall Excellence in Editing Award. Ellis submitted a portfolio that included stories about a farmer at risk of... More

Nat Geo Seminar: Photographers Explain How they Reach New Audiences to Effect Change

Posted by on Wednesday January 20, 2016 | Events, Photojournalism

In his talk during the National Geographic Seminar on January 14, Louis Psihoyos, the photographer, filmmaker and conservation advocate, urged photojournalists and nature photographers in the audience to reach beyond magazine readers and look for new, ambitious ways to get their message in front of a wider audience. Psihoyos’s film Racing Extinction has been shown... More

PhotoPlus Expo 2015: Nat Geo Photogs on How to Get Your Work Published

Posted by on Thursday October 22, 2015 | Photojournalism

How do you get published in National Geographic magazine? Obsess, obsess, obsess. “If you’re not completely obsessed with excellence, with your story, with sharing your vision with the world, then there’s a problem,” said long-time National Geographic contributor Lynn Johnson at a Photo Plus Expo panel titled “Women of Vision at National Geographic.” Others on... More

Pulitzer Center Announces $1 Million Fund for Multimedia Journalism Projects

Posted by on Monday July 13, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has announced the Catalyst Fund, a new initiative that will support “as many as 40” multimedia journalism projects in the next two years with $1 million in grants made to journalists working with major news outlets. In addition to supporting the production of multimedia reportage, the Fund will also... More

Unique College Program Helps Environmental Orgs See Value of Photography

Posted by on Monday March 23, 2015 | Uncategorized

Conservation photographer Neil Osborne understands how important visual communication can be to environmental and conservation organizations. Photographs, videos and other forms of visual storytelling can help non-profits share their messages and the work they do with wide audiences. Visual storytelling can also serve as an effective fundraising tool. But many nonprofits spend little on photography... More

PDN Video: Gerd Ludwig on Why He’s Risked His Life at Chernobyl

Posted by on Friday August 22, 2014 | PDN Video Picks

In 1993, photographer Gerd Ludwig began documenting the consequences of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster while on assignment for National Geographic. “I got involved accidentally [while] covering a story about pollution in the [former] Soviet Union,” he says. “I was struck by the post-apocalyptic feel of the whole zone.” He ended up returning nine times... More

Bon Appétit, W, National Geographic, Glamour Win National Magazine Awards for Visuals

Posted by on Friday May 2, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Bon Appétit, National Geographic, W, and Glamour were the winners of the photography, multimedia and video category awards in the 2014 the National Magazine Awards competition, the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) has announced. The winners were honored at a ceremony last night in New York. Bon Appétit won the Photography award for overall excellence... More

George Steinmetz Wonders: Was It Worth Getting Arrested for National Geographic Cover Story Photos?

Posted by on Thursday May 1, 2014 | Photojournalism

This month’s cover story of National Geographic, about how to meet growing worldwide demand for food, is the story that got photographer George Steinmetz in trouble last June, and he’s still stinging from the experience. Caught in the political crossfire between animal rights activists and agribusiness interests trying to make it illegal to photograph factory... More