Archive for February 2011

PDN Video Pick: Milton Rogovin–The Forgotten Ones

Posted by on Monday February 14, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

Milton Rogovin, who died last month at the age of 101, discovered his talent for photography in his 40s, and used it to dignify the lives of the disenfranchised, the poor, and the working class in his native Buffalo and beyond. Rogovin’s work and life are the subject of a touching 11-minute documentary that Harvey... More

Eggleston Picks Ben Lowy’s Iraq Project for CDS/Honickman First Book Prize

Posted by on Monday February 14, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Benjamin Lowy’s project on Iraq has won the fifth Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. Lowy will receive a grant of $3,000, the publication of his book, and inclusion of his images in an online exhibition. The judge for this year’s CDS/Honickman First Book prize was photographer William Eggleston. Eggleston said of Lowy’s... More

PDN Video Pick: Ice Breaking in the Greenland Sea

Posted by on Friday February 11, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

So, you think you’ve seen a lot of ice this winter? We thought this video, shot by photographer Finn O’Hara, helped put things in perspective.  The time lapse images were taken aboard the icebreaker Akademic Shokailskiy  in the Greenland Sea in July.  O’Hara, who shoots both stills and videos for commercial clients, says the fluidity... More

FNAC Awards Its First 3 Photojournalism Grants

Posted by on Friday February 11, 2011 | Photojournalism

FNAC has awarded grants of 8,000 Euros (about $10,800 US)  apiece to three photojournalists. The grants, which support original photo projects, were initiated by FNAC, the France-based entertainment retailer, last year during the Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan, France. A jury of 15 photo editors around the world were asked to nominate photojournalists who... More

POYi Spoiler Alert: The Winners So Far Are…

Posted by on Friday February 11, 2011 | Photojournalism

POYi jurors will decide today who wins the coveted Newspaper Photographer of the Year award. And while that winner will be announced, contest organizers will continue to withholding the names of winners of lesser awards until the judging for all contest categories wraps up. That won’t happen until February 22 this year. For those who... More

Elliott Erwitt, Ruth Gruber to be Honored at 2011 ICP Infinity Awards

Posted by on Thursday February 10, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fashion, Fine Art, Photojournalism

The International Center of Photography has announced the recipients of the 27th Annual Infinity Awards, which will be celebrated May 10 at a gala in New York City. Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Ruth Gruber, who is known as much for her writing and humanitarian activism as for her... More

PDN Video Pick: Scraps of Creativity

Posted by on Tuesday February 8, 2011 | Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

Director/photographer Tomas Leach has been working on a series of short (less than 2-minute) videos about how creative people work. He calls the series “Little Scraps of Paper”: each video shows how an artist records his or her ideas, usually in a notebook, and stores them for later revision.  In this video, the brothers known... More