Archive for April 2011

Getty Acquires PicScout

Posted by on Friday April 29, 2011 | Business, Copyright/Legal

Getty Images has announced its acquisition of PicScout, an Israel-based company that developed image identification and tracking technology that is widely used by stock photo distributors to prevent unauthorized use of images. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, and the company declined to comment on a report that the deal was worth about $20... More

AP to Publish Royal Wedding Keepsake Book Next Week

Posted by on Friday April 29, 2011 | Celebrity, Events, Fashion, Media, Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Did a family emergency, act of God or snooze button prevent you from tuning in to watch the Royal Wedding this morning? Don’t worry, the Associated Press has you covered. The wire service sent 21 photographers to document every last detail of Wills’ and Kate’s big day. AP picture editors are already picking through the... More

Mother Claims Defamation Over Daughter’s Image on Billboard

Posted by on Wednesday April 27, 2011 | Uncategorized

The mother of a six-year-old New Jersey girl whose image appeared in controversial anti-abortion ads has sued the advertisers in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan for unauthorized commercial use of the girl’s likeness. The lawsuit calls the ads “offensive, defamatory, and racist.” Tricia Fraser is suing an anti-abortion group based in Texas called Life... More

Chris Hondros Remembered as Humanist, Friend

Posted by on Wednesday April 27, 2011 | Events, Obituary, Photojournalism

An estimated 800 mourners attended the April 27 memorial service for photographer Chris Hondros. The service was held at the Sacred Hearts St. Stephens Church in Brooklyn, where Hondros and his fiancée had planned to hold their wedding this August.  Hondros died in Misrata, Libya on April 20, in a mortar attack that also killed photographer... More

Update: Exhibition Won’t Benefit Injured Photographers After All

Posted by on Tuesday April 26, 2011 | Uncategorized

An upcoming exhibition of photography from the uprisings in Tunisia, Cairo and Libya will not double as a fundraiser after all, organizers told PDN today. We reported yesterday that Revolucion(es), a showcase of images shot in the last three months by independent photographers working in the Middle East had been turned into a fundraiser for photographers Guy... More

Exhibition to Benefit Photographers Injured in Libya

Posted by on Monday April 25, 2011 | Events, Photojournalism

A exhibition opening this week to showcase unpublished reportage of uprisings in the Arab world has been turned into a fundraiser for injured photographers Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown, and a celebration for Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington, who died last week in Libya. Revolucion(es), a showcase of images shot in the last three... More

Journalists Detained in Libya Finally Contact Families

Posted by on Monday April 25, 2011 | Photojournalism

Three of four journalists detained nearly three weeks ago by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi have finally been able to call their families to report that they are OK–but still locked up in a jail in Tripoli with little indication of when they might be released, according to recent news reports. Spanish photographer... More

Memorials Planned for Photographers Chris Hondros, Tim Hetherington (Update)

Posted by on Monday April 25, 2011 | Obituary, Photojournalism

The families of two photojournalists killed in a rocket attack on Misrata, Libya, on April 20 are organizing memorials. Dean Hondros, brother of photographer Chris Hondros, announced that a memorial service will take place Wednesday, April 27, at 1 pm at Sacred Hearts St. Stephens Church in  Brooklyn. Directions and information are available on the... More

Update: Guy Martin Critical But Stable

Posted by on Thursday April 21, 2011 | Photojournalism

Freelance photojournalist Guy Martin, who was severely injured yesterday in the mortar attacks in Libya that killed photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, remains in critical condition after undergoing surgery for eight hours yesterday. “The surgery went well, he’s recuperating, but doctors are predicting it will be 72 hours” before he can be transported out... More

Chris Hondros Killed in Libya

Posted by on Wednesday April 20, 2011 | Obituary, Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Award-winning photographer Chris Hondros has died of injuries he sustained in Misrata, Libya earlier today, his agency, Getty Images, has confirmed. Getty released the following statement: “Getty Images is deeply saddened to confirm the death of Staff Photographer Chris Hondros who has died of injuries while covering events in Libya on April 20th.  Chris never... More