Archive for January 2011

In Vampire Weekend Case, Photog Denies Charges

Posted by on Wednesday January 12, 2011 | Uncategorized

The photographer who allegedly provided an improperly released photograph for the cover of Vampire Weekend’s 2010 Contra album has formally denied claims against him. Tod Brody allegedly provided the photograph of former model Ann Kirsten Kennis for the album cover without Kennis’s permission. She sued Brody, Vampire Weekend, and the band’s record label for misappropriating... More

AP and Fairey Settle Copyright Case

Posted by on Wednesday January 12, 2011 | Photos In The News

After a nearly two-year court battle over Shepard Fairey’s unauthorized use of an AP photo in the Obama Hope poster, AP and Fairey have reached an amicable settlement. Really amicable. Neither side is giving up its legal position regarding the Obama Hope poster. This news may disappoint anyone who was itching for a decisive victory... More

PDN Video Pick: Bruce Davidson on Street Shooting, Darkroom Printing

Posted by on Tuesday January 11, 2011 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

Photo Booth, the photo blog of The New Yorker magazine, has been running video interviews with street photographers, excerpted from Cheryl Dunn’s documentary “Everybody Street,” which was shown as part of the  “Alfred Stieglitz New York” exhibition at the Seaport Museum in Manhattan. It’s hard to choose a favorite from all the clips, but we... More

PDN Video Pick: Poisoned While Deployed

Posted by on Thursday January 6, 2011 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

We salute our soldiers, but tend to avert our eyes from the physical and emotional toll that our wars are taking on their lives. But NOOR photographer Nina Berman has been insisting that we see, beginning with her acclaimed “Purple Hearts” project in 2004. Most recently, she produced a powerful series of videos for Disabled... More

Lange-Taylor Documentary Prize Suspended for 2011

Posted by on Thursday January 6, 2011 | Photojournalism

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University will not award a Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize in 2011. CDS awards director Alexa Dilworth says the prize, which supports collaboration between a documentary photographer and a writer, will take a one-year “hiatus.”  Dilworth tells PDN, “We are taking a year to explore ideas for supporting... More

The Corcoran, Champion of Photography, Looks to Improve Finances

Posted by on Wednesday January 5, 2011 | Fine Art

The Corcoran Gallery of Art has hired Toronto-based cultural strategy consultants Lord Cultural Resources to reverse its dwindling fortunes. According to articles first on, then yesterday in the Washington Post, The Corcoran has been running a yearly deficit and relying on its endowment to pay for that deficit, a situation the Corcoran’s president and... More

POYi Call for Entries

Posted by on Wednesday January 5, 2011 | Photojournalism

Organizers of the Picture of the Year International competition have put out a call for entries for their 68th annual competition. The contest has categories for documentary photography, multimedia, and visual editing. The registration and entry deadline is Friday, February 14, 2011. New for this year’s contest will be a “Multimedia Portfolio of the Year”... More

PDN Video Pick: Idiot with a Tripod

Posted by on Monday January 3, 2011 | Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

New York photographer Jamie Stuart has produced an impressionistic (and impressive) short of the December 26 blizzard which struck parts of the East Coast of the US. Stuart’s film, which pays homage to Dziga Vertov’s 1929 silent film classic, “Man with a Movie Camera,” also stands as a good lesson in the art of movie... More