Archive for July 2010

Get Your Web Site Reviewed (and Published on PDNOnline)

Posted by on Wednesday July 21, 2010 | Uncategorized

We’re offering 3 PDN subscribers the chance to get an objective, constructive review by Web designers and  a client who reviews photo Web sites regularly.  We’ll publish photos from the three Web sites, and the reviewers’ critiques and suggestions, on PDNOnline.   The three reviewers are: Stella Kramer, freelance photo editor and consultant Richard Koci... More

New York Photo Community Welcomes My Viewpoint Students

Posted by on Tuesday July 20, 2010 | Events

 Photographer Emily Schiffer, winner of the first Arnold Newman Prize for portraiture, has used her $15,000 fellowship to bring five of her students from the My Viewpoint Youth Photography program at the Dupree YMCA in Dupree, SD, on the Cheyenne River Reservation, on a 10-day tour of New York City’s photo community. In addition to... More

Corbis Stole Trade Secrets, Times Reports (Months Later)

Posted by on Monday July 19, 2010 | Uncategorized

Today's New York Times includes a story about a jury verdict and $20 million judgment against Corbis for stealing trade secrets and defrauding a Seattle start-up company called InfoFlows, which had been hired to help the stock agency develop an image fingerprinting and tracking system to fight online infringement. It's a compelling David-and-Goliath story about... More

New Competition Seeks Photos Defining Democracy

Posted by on Monday July 19, 2010 | Uncategorized

A new competition supported by the Annenberg Space for Photography and other public and private organizations invites amateur and professional photographers around the world to submit a photograph completing the phrase “Democracy is…” Winning submissions to the International Democracy Photo Challenge will be selected by a combination of online voting and an independent panel of... More

On The Set of a Pro Bono Shoot With Cass Bird

Posted by on Thursday July 15, 2010 | Media

A new national, multi-channel advertising campaign that seeks to raise awareness about mental health issues within Hispanic/Latino communities launched last week with images shot by editorial and commercial photographer Cass Bird. Debuting during National Minority Mental Health Awareness month, the campaign is a collaboration between the Ad Council, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services... More

Vimeo Embraces Creative Commons. Is This Real Protection?

Posted by on Wednesday July 14, 2010 | Copyright/Legal

Video sharing site Vimeo has announced that it has added Creative Commons licensing options for its members. The new feature enables video creators to specify–and thereby limit–the rights of others to copy, distribute, and make derivatives of videos posted to Vimeo. Vimeo says it has added Creative Commons licensing options because those licenses are “a... More

Robert Clark And Wayne Lawrence Join Institute

Posted by on Tuesday July 13, 2010 | Business, Photojournalism

Institute for Artist Management, the management and production company founded last year by former VII Photo managing director Frank Evers, announced the addition of Robert Clark and Wayne Lawrence to their roster this morning. Clark is a New York-based editorial and commercial photographer who has a long-standing relationship with National Geographic and other magazines. His... More

Alixandra Fazzina Wins $100,000 from UNHCR

Posted by on Friday July 9, 2010 | Photojournalism

British photojournalist Alixandra Fazzina has won the $100,000 Nansen Refugee Award, the United Nations High Commissioner announced today. The award is given annually to an individual or organization in acknowledgement of outstanding work on behalf of refugees. The recipient can donate the $100,000 prize to the cause of his or her choice.  Fazzina, who recently... More

The Economist Alters News Photo for Cover Layout

Posted by on Tuesday July 6, 2010 | Uncategorized

An editor at The Economist  insists the decision to Photoshop a news photo for its June 19 cover was made for the sake of design, not politics. A version of the same photo was also used to illustrate an opinion piece critical of President Obama for being too harsh on BP.   Next to the... More