Archive for November 2010

Vampire Weekend, Former Model Close in on Tod Brody

Posted by on Tuesday November 30, 2010 | Uncategorized

A federal court judge in California has turned up the heat on Tod Brody, the elusive photographer at the center of a lawsuit over an image on the cover of Vampire Weekend’s 2009 2010 “Contra” album. Brody allegedly licensed a Polaroid image of former model Ann Kirsten Kennis to Vampire Weekend and its record label... More

In UK, Paparazzi Face Royal Pain

Posted by on Monday November 22, 2010 | Celebrity, Photojournalism

Prince William, second in line to the British throne, has announced a “zero tolerance” policy toward the paparazzi in the wake of his engagement last week. The prince says he will take legal action against photographers who invade his privacy or that of his fiance, Kate Middleton, The Telegraph reported today. “A single photograph of... More

Open Society Announces 2010 Audience Engagement Grant Winners

Posted by on Friday November 19, 2010 | Photojournalism

The Open Society Documentary Photography Project yesterday announced the winners of this year’s Audience Engagement Grants. Founded in 2005 with the name “the Distribution Grant,” the grant seeks to engage communities and decision makers in human rights and social justice issues. Each year, five to eight grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 are awarded to... More

AP Scoop: Canned Spam Delivery on the High Seas

Posted by on Thursday November 18, 2010 | Photojournalism

AP Senior Managing Editor circulated an “Attaboy!” letter to his staff yesterday, praising staff photographer Gregory Bull of San Diego for his “ingenuity and persistence” covering the Carnival Splendor cruise ship rescue story. Because of Bull’s efforts, AP managed to scoop competitors with both still photos and video. Bull received AP’s $500 “Beat of the... More

Amazon: Win Money! Get Your Movie Made! Forfeit Your Rights!!

Posted by on Wednesday November 17, 2010 | Copyright/Legal

Online mega-retailer Amazon is calling all aspiring screen writers and film directors  to submit their screen plays and productions for cash prizes in monthly contests. The catch? Amazon can rent, sell, license and otherwise distribute the works without sharing the proceeds. But the rights transfer terms are buried deep in the fine print. The crowd-sourcing... More

After Injury, AP’s Emilio Morenatti is Again Covering Disaster

Posted by on Tuesday November 16, 2010 | Photojournalism

Fifteen months after he lost his foot to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, award-winning photojournalist Emilio Morenatti is again covering breaking news in a disaster zone. This time, the New York Times Lens Blog reports, he’s covering the cholera outbreak in Haiti. After Morenatti’s foot was amputated in August 2009, he underwent extensive rehabilitation and... More