Archive for August 2010

Herman Leonard, Jazz Photographer, Dies at 87

Posted by on Monday August 16, 2010 | Celebrity

Herman Leonard, who shot iconic images of jazz greats including Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis and others, died August 14 in Los Angeles. The cause of death was leukemia.  He was 87. Leonard attended Ohio University to study photography in the 1940s, and served in the medical corps during World War II. After finishing... More

Life Archive Launches iPad Version of Photo Book

Posted by on Friday August 13, 2010 | Media

Life magazine may have folded for good three years ago, but its parent company, Time Inc., has continued to crank out photo books and themed issues using its photo archive as material. And now a Life publication is available to readers via the latest publishing technology: the iPad. Life Wonders of the World is the... More

Lens Culture 2010 Awards Competition: Deadline September 18

Posted by on Thursday August 12, 2010 | Uncategorized

Lens Culture has announced its 2010 International Exposure Awards Competition of the best in global photography. The competition is designed to find, nurture, and promote emerging as well as established talent from all over the world. It is open to all photographers working in genres ranging from documentary to fine art and fashion photography. Two... More

Photojournalism is Dead? Yeah, yeah.

Posted by on Wednesday August 11, 2010 | Photojournalism

Business is apparently grim for NB Pictures, the agency that represent Sebastiao Salgado, Simon Norfolk, and 8 other photographers. Owner Neil Burgess, who was previously head of Network Photographers in London and the New York and London offices of Magnum Photos, has jumped onto the "photojournalism is dead" bandwagon in a dispatch to the EPUK... More

Steven Meisel Takes Crude Approach In Oil-Spill Fashion Spread

Posted by on Tuesday August 10, 2010 | Fashion, Media

The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers, destroyed wildlife, did untold harm to the Gulf coast ecosystem and brought economic hardship to communities dependant on the fishing and tourism industries. And as Steven Meisel points out in a new fashion story... More

Photojournalist Lee Lockwood Dies

Posted by on Monday August 9, 2010 | Uncategorized

Photojournalist Lee Lockwood, who gained exclusive access to regimes in Cuba, North Vietnam and other communist countries during the 1960s, died July 31 near his home in Weston, Florida, The New York Times has reported. The cause of death was complications from diabetes. He was 78. Lockwood is best known for a week-long interview he... More

The Making of Lee Friedlander’s America By Car

Posted by on Thursday August 5, 2010 | Uncategorized

Book publisher D.A.P. offers a behind-the-scenes look at the process of printing Lee Friedlander’s latest book, America By Car, through images taken by Director of Title Acquisitions Todd Bradway. Bradway’s photos show the 50-foot long Heidelberg Speedmaster press at Meridian Printing in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, the prepped printing plates, buckets of metallic inks, and... More

New on Ask the Experts: Wildlife Shooter Robert Knight Answers Questions

Posted by on Wednesday August 4, 2010 | Uncategorized

This month on Ask the Experts, award-winning landscape and nature photographer Robert Knight is taking your questions on  landscape photography, shooting RAW,  handling a variety of environments and conditions, workflow and image storage. To submit your question, view the new Ask the Experts page on PDNOnline. A member of the San Disk Extreme Team, Knight... More

Steve McCurry Marks End of Kodachrome Era with Global Trip

Posted by on Tuesday August 3, 2010 | Uncategorized

Last summer when Kodak announced it was discontinuing its once popular Kodachrome film, Steve McCurry requested the last 36-frame roll manufactured by the company. For nine months he planned a nostalgic journey to places he shot in the past. Followed closely by a National Geographic Channel TV crew, McCurry ventured this past June on a... More