Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

Want to Buy a Drink for the Photographer Who Delivered James Foley’s Last Letter?

Posted by on Thursday August 28, 2014 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

After the murder of journalist James Foley by his captors in Syria, his parents released to the public their last communication from him. Because all of Foley’s letters were confiscated by his captors, he asked a fellow captive to commit to memory a letter for his family. Photojournalist Daniel Rye Ottosen (known professionally as Daniel... More

Spanish Journalists Freed After 194 Days in Captivity in Syria

Posted by on Monday March 31, 2014 | Photojournalism

Spanish photojournalist Ricardo Garcia-Vilanova and reporter Javier Espinosa were freed by their Syrian captors Saturday night, 194 days after they were kidnapped while attempting to cover the Syrian civil war for the Spanish daily El Mundo, according to reports by NPPA and other news outlets. Espinosa is a staff reporter for the Spanish daily El... 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

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

What Did Reuters Pay a Teenager to Cover the Syrian Conflict?

Posted by on Friday December 27, 2013 | Photojournalism

Molhem Barakat, the 18-year-old Reuters stringer who was killed in Syria on December 20, had told another photographer that Reuters paid him $100 a day for uploading a set of 10 pictures, according to a report on Global Voices. Barakat also told the photographer, Prague-based photojournalist Stanislav Krupar, that Reuters paid him a bonus of... More

Freelance Photographer Killed in Syria

Posted by on Monday December 23, 2013 | Obituary, Photojournalism, Uncategorized

A Syrian freelance photographer was killed in Aleppo December 20 while covering a battle between rebels and government forces for control of a hospital, according to a report from Reuters. Molhem Barakat had contributed “dozens of photographs” of the conflict to Reuters since last May, according to the report, which provided few other details about... More

Spanish Photographer and Reporter Abducted by Al-Qaeda Affliliate in Syria

Posted by on Tuesday December 10, 2013 | Photojournalism

Freelance photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova and reporter Javier Espinosa of El Mundo were abducted in Syria on September 16, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The families of the journalists made the news of their capture public today. According to CPJ, they were abducted at gunpoint at a checkpoint near tal-Abyad in northern Syria... More

Do Execution Photos Serve a Journalistic Purpose?

Posted by on Friday September 13, 2013 | Photojournalism

TIME announced the publication yesterday of “exclusive images taken by a photojournalist of Islamic militants publicly executing, by decapitation, a young Syrian…near Aleppo, on August 31, 2013.” TIME said in the announcement that, “because of the danger in reporting inside Syria,” it cannot confirm the identity or political affiliation of the victim, or the motivation of... More