Archive for September 2010

Egyptian Newspaper Doctors Peace Talk Photo

Posted by on Thursday September 16, 2010 | Photo Manipulation, Photos In The News

An Egyptian newspaper doctored a White House pool photo taken during Mideast peace talks last week in order to move Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak ahead of the other world leaders at the talks. In the original photo (left) ,  in which President Barack Obama is leading Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jordan’s King Abdullah, Palestinian Authority... More

iStock Angers Contributors with New Royalty Formula

Posted by on Thursday September 16, 2010 | Business

Microstock distributor (and Getty subsidiary) iStockphoto has announced plans to change it’s royalty structure to reward contributors who bring in the most revenue over the short term, instead of rewarding contributors for accumulating downloads over time. The new system, which is designed to increase iStock’s gross profits, takes effect in January. iStock COO Kelly Thompson’s... More

Civil Rights Photographer Withers Outed as FBI Informant

Posted by on Tuesday September 14, 2010 | Photojournalism

Revered civil rights photographer Ernest Withers, who had access to high-profile activists and leaders of the movement during the 1960s, was at the same time working as paid FBI informant, according to a report by The Memphis Commercial Appeal. “As a foot soldier in J. Edgar Hoover’s domestic intelligence program, Withers helped the FBI gain... More

Vimeo Announces Shortlist for Video Awards

Posted by on Friday September 10, 2010 | Uncategorized

Vimeo  announced the 20 top videos in each of the nine categories of its first Vimeo Awards  at a party in Amsterdam today.  The finalists will now be reviewed by the judges for each category. Vimeo will announce the contest  winners during the Vimeo Festival + Awards, taking place in New York October 8 and... More

TSA Talks About Suspicious Photog Poster Sparking Outrage On Blogs

Posted by on Thursday September 9, 2010 | Photojournalism

A handful of blogs recently pointed out a new Transportation Security Administration poster depicting a hooded photographer shooting pictures outside an airport fence. The poster encourages people to report suspicious activity, e.g. suspicious-looking people mulling around airports with cameras. According to TSA representative Anne Davis, the posters were created for General Aviation (GA) facilities, the... More

Vimeo Announces Schedule for 2-Day Video Festival

Posted by on Wednesday September 8, 2010 | Uncategorized

Phillip Bloom, Morgan Spurlock, Vincent LaForet and Lucy Walker are among the filmmakers holding workshops and lectures during the first Vimeo Festival + Awards, being held  October 8 and 9 in New York City. The event, organized by Vimeo, the online video sharing site, will also include screenings and the announcement of the winners of the... More

World in Focus Contest: Final Deadline is Tonight

Posted by on Tuesday September 7, 2010 | Uncategorized

Travel, landscape and location photographers: Tonight is your last chance to enter the World in Focus Contest.  Winners will be published in PDN, and exhibited at PhotoPlus Expo. Plus, the grand prize winner in the professional photographer category ill win an 8-day, 7 night hotel and train journey through the  Canada Rockies. Other prizes include workshops,... More

Pakistani Photojournalist Killed by Suicide Bomb Attack

Posted by on Tuesday September 7, 2010 | Photojournalism

Photographer Ejaz Raeesani of the European Pressphoto Agency (epa) died September 6 from injuries he sustained in a suicide bomb attack in Quetta, Pakistan on September 3, epa reports. Raeesani, 30,  was in Quetta, in the province of Balochistan, to cover a  Shiite Muslim demonstration when a suicide bomber blew himself up.  An estimated 100... More

Another Court Rejects Corbis’s Bulk Copyright Registration

Posted by on Friday September 3, 2010 | Copyright/Legal

A federal court in Arizona has thrown out a photographer’s copyright infringement claim against a book publisher on the grounds that his images were not properly registered. The images in question had been registered by Corbis, the photographer’s agency, under the agency’s widely-publicized bulk registration program. Earlier this year, a federal court in New York... More