Archive for May 2011

27th Annual ICP Infinity Awards Honor Humanistic Tradition

Posted by on Wednesday May 11, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Celebrity, Events, Fashion, Fine Art, Media, Photojournalism

A standing ovation for photographer/writer Ruth Gruber, who in her 19 books documented refugee crises and humanitarian issues, marked an emotional high point at the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards, held last night in New York City. Gruber, 99, won the Cornell Capa Award, named for ICP’s founder. She told the audience that Edward... More

ESPN, W, NY Times Magazine Win National Magazine Awards for Photography

Posted by on Tuesday May 10, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants

W, ESPN The Magazine and The New York Times Magazine took home the three awards for excellence in magazine photography at last night’s National Magazine Awards gala, sponsored by the American Society of Media Editors. The recently redesigned fashion magazine W took home the award for general excellence in magazine photography. W beat out GQ,... More

PDN Video Pick: Dominique Palombo’s “Move,” Winner in PDN Photo Annual

Posted by on Monday May 9, 2011 | Fashion, PDN Video Picks

Dominique Palombo’s video for designer Rachel Roy is a winner in the PDN Photo Annual, in the Video category introduced this year.  Palombo, a photographer and director, worked with dancers, choreographed by Jermaine Browne, to create the five-minute video. The idea, she says, was to use different styles of movement to showcase the designer’s Spring... More

Silva and Marinovich: “I have never had a death wish”

Posted by on Friday May 6, 2011 | Photojournalism

If you’ve read  “The Inner Lives of War Photographers,” the article Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, has written about his visit to photographer Joao Silva at Walter Reade Hospital, you’ll be interested to read the full transcript of Keller’s interview with Silva and his friend, photographer Greg Marinovich, which is posted... More

Rihanna’s Lawyers Give David LaChapelle a Spanking

Posted by on Friday May 6, 2011 | Copyright/Legal

Attorneys for Rihanna have asked a federal court in New York to throw out David LaChapelle’s copyright infringement claim against the pop singer, and have accused LaChapelle of “trying to monopolize a whole genre” of images–namely pictures of sadomasochistic scenes. LaChapelle sued Rihanna several months ago for allegedly copying eight of his widely published photographs... More

Hetherington, Hondros Loved Ones Choose Memorial Charities

Posted by on Wednesday May 4, 2011 | Obituary, Photojournalism

The family of photographer Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Libya on April 20 in an attack by pro-Qaddafi forces, has chosen three charities where donations should be made in  his memory. They represent work Hetherington supported throughout his career: Human Rights Watch, the independent organization dedicated to defending and protecting human rights, for which Hetherington... More

Talking About the Deaths We Don’t Talk About

Posted by on Wednesday May 4, 2011 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

In the two weeks since the deaths of photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, the photojournalism community has been working through the stages of grief – bargaining, depression, lots of anger—and searching for ways to make something positive out of tragedy.   Forced to admit their vulnerabilities, conflict photographers are facing some unpleasant truths about the... More