Archive for May 2010

Sean Penn Sentenced for Paparazzo Attack. Was Justice Served?

Posted by on Friday May 14, 2010 | Celebrity

May 14, 2010 Sean Penn has been sentenced to three years of probation, 300 hours of community service and 36 hours of anger management counseling after pleading no contest to vandalism charges stemming from an incident last October in which he allegedly kicked and punched a photographer. Penn had been facing misdemeanor battery and vandalism... More

Friday Fun: HBO’s True Blood to Be Shot with Canon 5D Mark IIs?

Posted by on Friday May 14, 2010 | Fun

May 14th, 2010 First there was the much discussed season finale of Fox medical drama House, and now, it appears, that HBO's forked-tongue-in-cheek vampire series, True Blood, may also be shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLRs. According to Cinema 5D, the crew from True Blood just borrowed two Canon 5D Mark IIs... More

Daylight Magazine Photo Awards: Call for Entries deadline May 15, 2010

Posted by on Thursday May 13, 2010 | Uncategorized

May 13, 2010 JURORS: VINCE ALETTI, writer/critic, the New Yorker magazine; DARIUS HIMES, editor/curator, Radius Books; JULIE SAUL, gallery owner/director, Julie Saul Gallery; ALEC SOTH, photographer;  HANK WILLIS THOMAS, photographer;  JAMIE WELLFORD, international photo editor, Newsweek magazine TAJ FORER and MICHAEL ITKOFF, editors, Daylight Magazine ALEXA DILWORTH, publishing director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University  COURTNEY REID-EATON, exhibitions director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke... More

The Aftermath Project Wins $15,000 NEA Grant

Posted by on Wednesday May 12, 2010 | Photojournalism

May 12, 2010  That's the good news. The bad news is that an additional $15,000 is still needed in order to publish and distribute War Is Only Half The Story, Volume 3, featuring images by the 2009 winners of The Aftermath Grant, Asim Rafiqui and Louie Palu and finalists Saiful Huq Omi, Ami Vitale, Davide Monteleone, Andrea... More

Operation Smile Honors Nigel Parry, Melanie Dunea

Posted by on Wednesday May 12, 2010 | Uncategorized

May 12, 2010  Some awards bestow fame, others money. And then there are those that amount to a grateful pat on the back and a plaque. Operation Smile’s Universal Smile Award, given last week to photographers Melanie Dunea and Nigel Parry last week, falls into that latter category. The two photographers, who happen to be... More

ICP Infinity Awards Honors Power of Photography

Posted by on Tuesday May 11, 2010 | Events, Fine Art, Photojournalism

May 11th, 2010 Honorees at the 26th Annual International Center of Photography Infinity Awards, held last night in New York, paid tribute both to photography’s continuing power and to the photo community that has fostered its best practitioners. Addressing “those who say that photojournalism is dying,” Reza, winner of the Photojournalism award, said that 43,000... More

In Copyright Case, Court Rejects Corbis’s Bulk Registration Practices

Posted by on Tuesday May 11, 2010 | Copyright/Legal

May 11, 2010 In Copyright Case, Court Rejects Corbis's Bulk Registration Practices Photographers who have participated over the years in Corbis’s copyright registration program may have less copyright protection than they think—or need. The reason is because the bulk copyright registration forms that Corbis filed starting in the mid 1990s are missing a crucial piece... More

Variations On a Theme: Lost in Cyberspace

Posted by on Tuesday May 4, 2010 | Fine Art

  May 4, 2010 Hyper reality was the stuff of science fiction not so long ago. Now, many of us live there a good portion of the time through the screens of our computers, mobile devices, and TVs. The shift has had profound effects on our communications, on our relationships (with others, and with our... More

LA Photographer Faces Criminal Charges, Appeals for Help

Posted by on Monday May 3, 2010 | Uncategorized

May 03, 2010 Update: LA Photographer Cleared of Criminal Charges Los Angeles-based photographer Jonas Lara faces up to a year in prison if convicted of aiding and abetting two graffiti artists whose work he was documenting when the three men were arrested on February 2, 2010 in South Central Los Angeles. Lara has declined two... More