Posts Tagged ‘World Press Photo’

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

World Press Photo Multimedia 2014 Honors New York Times, National Film Board of Canada, Marco Casino

Posted by on Monday March 24, 2014 | Uncategorized

The National Film Board of Canada and The New York Times share first prize for Interactive Documentary in the World Press Photo 2014 Multimedia contest for their collaborative multimedia piece, “A Short History of the Highrise.” The World Press Multimedia awards, now in their fourth year, honor documentary work in three categories: interactive documentaries, short... More

John Stanmeyer Wins 2013 World Press Photo of the Year

Posted by on Friday February 14, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Uncategorized

American photographer John Stanmeyer won the 2013 World Press Photo of the Year for an image depicting African migrants standing on the beach in Djibouti, holding mobile phones aloft in an effort to get an inexpensive wireless signal from neighboring Somalia so they could reach family abroad. The World Press Organization announced the winners of the... More

No Sense of Irony In Hansen “Fake” Journalism Accusation

Posted by on Wednesday May 15, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Let’s review: On Monday Paul Hansen, a veteran photojournalist and two-time newspaper photographer of the year award winner was accused of “faking” his World Press Photo award winning image. An analysis by independent experts recruited by the World Press Photo organization has since cleared Hansen of the charge. The accusation was leveled by a tech... More

POYi Punts on Pellegrin Controversy

Posted by on Wednesday February 27, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Pictures of the Year International organizers have finally weighed in on the controversy surrounding Paolo Pellegrin’s prize-winning contest entry. And they dodged the issue that is central to the debate: the legitimacy of one particular documentary-like image of a subject posing with a gun in a parking garage–at Pellegrin’s request. (The subject told PDN that... More

World Press Hits Pellegrin with Wet Noodle (And Other Contest Scandals)

Posted by on Tuesday February 26, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Last week, debate erupted over an image Paolo Pellegrin had entered as part of a portfolio that won prizes at both the World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International competitions. He had apparently cribbed his captions from the New York Times, misidentified the subject of the photo in question, and while he didn’t... More

Paolo Pellegrin and His Subject At Odds Over Photograph

Posted by on Friday February 22, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

© Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos In response to allegations that he staged a photograph and plagiarized captions for his prize-winning story about the underside of Rochester, New York, Paolo Pellegrin has defended the work in a statement distributed by Magnum, his agency. The full text of the statement is below. On the BagNews Notes blog, Pellegrin... More

Call for Applications: €20,000 Tim Hetherington Grant

Posted by on Monday October 8, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Media, Photojournalism

World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch have announced the call for applications for the second annual Tim Hetherington Grant, named for the photojournalist who was killed by a rocket attack in Libya in April, 2011. The €20,000 ($26,000) grant supports photographers who are working to complete a human rights-themed photographic project. The grant not... More