Archive for February 2011

Free Undergrad-Level Photo Courses Offered Online and in App by UK Professor

Posted by on Monday February 28, 2011 | Social Media/Web

A photography professor at Coventry University in England is publishing his undergraduate-level photography classes online and in an app, making instruction and education available for free to photographers all over the world. Picbod (Picturing the Body) and Phonar (Photography and Narrative) are, respectively, second- and third year undergraduate classes taught by photographer Jonathan Worth. Students... More

2010 Critical Mass Book Award Goes to Jeff Rich

Posted by on Thursday February 24, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fine Art

Earlier this week Photolucida announced that Jeff Rich was selected as the 2010 Critical Mass Book Award winner for his survey of the French Broad River Basin watershed in North Carolina and Tennessee. Rich’s project includes landscapes, documentary images of cleanup workers and people using the French Broad for recreation, and portraits of people who... More

Sponsored Post: Why WIN-Initiative is the Stock Agency to Watch

Posted by on Friday February 18, 2011 | Uncategorized

Click on the picture to watch the video! So you’ve heard of WIN-Initiative, an alternative boutique stock agency, right? If you haven’t, there’s no doubt that you will soon. WIN is becoming more and more visible on the photo industry radar. What’s going on at WIN? We’re shaking things up by pursuing authentic, provocative and... More

Your Last, Last-Minute Chance To Enter PDN Photo Annual

Posted by on Friday February 18, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Attention procrastinators: Due to overwhelming demand and the high-volume of last-minute submissions received yesterday, PDN has extended the deadline to enter the Photo Annual until Monday, February 21, at Midnight EST with no further late fee. Forms and rules can be found at But we urge all of you procrastinators out there: Please do... More

Fair Fee for Photo of Arizona Shooting Victim? Or Price Gouging?

Posted by on Friday February 18, 2011 | Copyright/Legal, Photos In The News

The Arizona Republic is reporting that Tucson photographer Jon Wolf and his attorney, Ed Greenberg of New York, demanded $125,000 from the newspaper’s owner for unauthorized use of Wolf’s image of Chrstina-Taylor Green. Green was the nine-year-old girl killed in Tucson on January 8 when a gunman opened fire on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a... More

You Be the Judge: Did Rihanna Infringe David LaChapelle’s Work?

Posted by on Friday February 18, 2011 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal

As we reported two days ago, David LaChapelle has sued pop singer Rihanna, charging that her new music video called “S&M” was “directly derived from and is substantially similar to” his images. Does he have a case? You decide. Below are the exhibits from David LaChapelle’s claim, showing his images side-by-side with frame grabs from... More

PDN Video Pick: William Eggleston Plays the Piano

Posted by on Friday February 18, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

Photographer Dave Anderson created this video of legendary photographer William Eggleston at home in Memphis. Seated at his piano, Eggleston provides a musical accompaniment to some of his images. The video was part of the “SoLost” series on the Web site of Oxford American, the magazine devoted to Southern culture. Anderson’s other video vignettes in... More

PDN Video Pick: Bugs

Posted by on Wednesday February 16, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

Looking through the latest entries to the PDN Photo Annual, we came across this colorful and amusing video. Titled simply, “Bugs!,” it was directed, produced and colored by Ryan Enn Hughes.  Watch that caterpillar go. This is the first year that the PDN Photo Annual has included a video category; the deadline to enter is... More

David LaChapelle Sues Rihanna for Infringement

Posted by on Wednesday February 16, 2011 | Copyright/Legal

Photographer David LaChapelle has filed suit against pop star Rihanna for allegedly copying eight of his widely published photographs in a new music video. He is seeking at least $1 million in damages and an injunction to stop distribution of the video. LaChapelle is suing not only Rihanna, but the director of the video for... More

Public Outcry Stalls Lawsuit Over Portraits of Tucson Shooting Victim

Posted by on Tuesday February 15, 2011 | Copyright/Legal, Photos In The News

Public criticism and a stinging statement from the family of a nine-year-old girl killed during the shootings in Tucson last month have led a portrait photographer to halt a copyright lawsuit–at least for now–against various media outlets. The photographer has also apologized to the girl’s family, and blamed the news media for “mischaracteriz[ing]” his intentions. More