Archive for October 2010

Nazraeli Press Limited Editions: Now Even More Limited

Posted by on Thursday October 14, 2010 | Uncategorized

Nazraeli Press, the photo book publisher known for its beautifully printed photo books and “One Picture Book” series of limited edition books by contemporary photographers, has begun a new and even more expensive series of collectible editions.  This month Nazraeli has launched the first boxed set in its new “Six by Six” series. Each... More

Eddie Adams Barnstorm Celebrates New Media

Posted by on Wednesday October 13, 2010 | Photojournalism

At the 23rd annual Eddie Adams Workshop, which took place over Columbus Day weekend, speakers frequently referenced the many ways still photographers of the past are transitioning into visual journalists of the future.  The rustic farm in Jeffersonville, New York, where the workshop takes place may have sparse cell phone service, but technologies like the... More

Photog Charges Infringement, Distortion Over Anti-Immigration Campaign Ads

Posted by on Wednesday October 13, 2010 | Copyright/Legal

British photographer Chris Floyd reports that two Republican candidates for US Senate have used one of his images (right) in their political ads without permission, and branded the subjects of the image–three Mexicans photographed in Mexico–as illegal immigrants. “The image was taken and used entirely out of context,” he says. “As well as the copyright... More

“Last Minutes With Oden” Documentary Wins $25,000 Vimeo Award

Posted by on Monday October 11, 2010 | Events

The online documentary “Last Minutes With Oden” won the award for Best Video and its director, Eliot Rausch, won a $25,000 filmmaking grant at the first Vimeo Festival + Awards. The ceremony, held October 9 in New York City, ended a weekend of video workshops, lectures and slide shows sponsored by Vimeo, the online video... More

At Vimeo Festival, a Call to Relax Copyright Laws

Posted by on Monday October 11, 2010 | Copyright/Legal

For artists who use existing works–especially photos, video clips and music–as raw material for their own creations, the “Know Your Digital Rights” seminar at last week’s Vimeo Festival + Awards was something of a call to arms. “I don’t think you have any digital rights, yet,” declared Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig, co-founder of the... More

Tips for Successful Fundraising from Kickstarter

Posted by on Monday October 11, 2010 | Business, Events

In order to raise money to produce their projects, more photographers, writers, artists and aspiring filmmakers are appealing directly to their potential audiences for funding. At a seminar held at the Vimeo Festival + Awards on October 9, Yancey Strickler, co-founder of the crowd-funding Web site Kickstarter offered practical advice on why some projects posted... More

Astronaut Sues Dido, Getty Over Album Cover Image

Posted by on Thursday October 7, 2010 | Uncategorized

A former NASA astronaut has filed suit in federal court in Los Angeles, charging British pop star Dido with unauthorized use of the astronaut’s likeness on an album cover. Also named as defendants were Dido’s agent, her record companies, and Getty Images, which allegedly licensed the image. Bruce McCandless is shown on the cover of... More

NY Times Apologizes for ‘Staged News Pictures’

Posted by on Thursday October 7, 2010 | Photojournalism

Earlier today the New York Times printed a correction for a series of photographs Fred R. Conrad took of the galleries at the Museum of Modern Art. The images accompanied a review by Roberta Smith, published on September 30, of the recently opened “Abstract Expressionist New York: The Big Picture” exhibition. According to the Times’... More