Posts Tagged ‘World Press Photo’

Video Pick: Magnus Wennman Pushes Boundaries with “Fatima’s Drawings”

Posted by on Monday April 4, 2016 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

FATIMA’S DRAWINGS from Magnus Wennman on Vimeo. Among three finalists for the World Press Photo short form multimedia prize is Magnus Wennman’s outstanding 5-1/2 minute video called “Fatima’s Drawings.” His “Where the Children Sleep” project was widely published last year, and “Fatima’s Drawings” is a continuation of his work documenting the plight of refugee children... More

Documentary Photographers: Contest Deadlines Approaching Fast

Posted by on Wednesday January 6, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Winter is the height of the photojournalism contest season, and entry deadlines are fast approaching for a number of international competitions. Among them are: The World Press Photo entry deadline is January 13, although entrants must register by January 7. (Multimedia entries are due by  January 20.) There is no entry fee, but participants must... More

PDN Pulse: Top Photo News Stories of 2015

Posted by on Tuesday December 22, 2015 | Copyright/Legal, Photos In The News

From photographer contract restrictions to instagram apps, and from copyright infringements to a changing code of ethics, this year’s list of the most-read articles on PDNPulse capture some of the highs and lows of the photography business this year. A photo posted by SuicideGirls ? (@suicidegirls) on May 27, 2015 at 1:10pm PDT 1–“SuicideGirls” Deliver Cleverest Response to... More

After Staged-Photo Debacle, World Press Changes Rules

Posted by on Wednesday November 25, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

The 2016 World Press Photo contest will be carried out with new rules, guidelines and procedures, organizers announced today in Amsterdam. The changes include a new code of ethics, backed by more specific rules against photo manipulation, as well as other changes. The new code of ethics reflects the World Press Photo Foundation’s efforts at... More

Study: Average Photojournalist Male, Self-Employed, Earning Less Than $30K

Posted by on Wednesday September 23, 2015 | Photojournalism

A new study released by Oxford University’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in association with World Press Photo offers a conflicting view of the lives of today’s photojournalists. On the one hand, the majority of the 1,556 photographers who participated in the survey are making $40,000 or less, and are concerned that risks... More

Controversial World Press Photo Winner Under New Scrutiny Today (Update)

Posted by on Tuesday March 3, 2015 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Photographer Giovanni Troilo’s controversial prize-winning entry to the World Press Photo competition is under new scrutiny today because of reports that Troilo did not shoot one of the images where he said he shot it, according to Lars Boering, Managing Director of World Press Photo. Troilo had said his project, “The Dark Heart of Europe,”... More

Should Photogs Disqualified from World Press Be Banned? Org Says No, For Now

Posted by on Wednesday February 18, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation

In the days since World Press Photo announced that 20 percent of the photographs they considered in the final rounds of the competition were disqualified for manipulation, many in the industry have called for WPP to release the offending images and make their standards more clear. In comments by jurors, WPP administrators and photographers published... More

Attention Photojournalists: Upcoming Grant and Prize Deadlines

Posted by on Wednesday October 15, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Looking for support for your visual journalism? Take note of these calls for entries. Tim Hetherington Grant A joint initiative of World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch, the Tim Hetherington Grant is a 20,000 euro prize awarded annually to a visual journalist. The grant is intended to help photographers and filmmakers finish ongoing projects... More

Shark Peak: When Anti-Cliché Photos Turn Out To Be Clichés

Posted by on Friday August 8, 2014 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Mogadishu is to sharks carried on shoulders as Havana is to vintage sedans: No photographer who goes to that location can resist photographing the same photogenic subjects. Tristan McConnell (@t_mcconnell), a Nairobi-based foreign correspondent for GlobalPost, Monocle and the London Times, posted a comment on his Facebook page the other day that pointed out the... More