Archive for June 2011

Aftermath Project Launches $20k Grant for Conflict Photogs

Posted by on Monday June 27, 2011 | Photojournalism

The Aftermath Project, a non-profit organization that gives grants that help photographers tell stories about countries and communities affected by war and other armed conflict, has created a special, one-time $20,000 grant for conflict photographers. The grant will be awarded to a photographer interested in telling a personal story of how their work covering war... More

Tiziano Project’s 360 Kurdistan Wins $200,000 Grant

Posted by on Monday June 27, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The Tiziano Project of Los Angeles, which supports online storytelling by citizen journalists in conflict, post conflict and underreported regions of the globe, has won a $200,000 Knight News Challenge grant to improve its award-winning 360 Kurdistan web site. The Tiziano Project was one of 16 winners splitting $4.7 million in grants from the Knight... More

PDN Video Pick: When Life Gives Photogs Lemons, They Make Viral Videos

Posted by on Thursday June 23, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

STUCK from Joe Ayala on Vimeo. Faced with a night stranded in the Dallas/Fort Worth airport, auto racing photographers Joe Ayala and Larry Chen decided to put their photo equipment to good use. They created a video of themselves playing around in the empty airport—racing wheelchairs, raiding restaurant kitchens and surfing escalators—which became a viral... More

Conflict Photogs Tell Stories Behind Their Most Dangerous Images

Posted by on Thursday June 23, 2011 | Photojournalism

Seventeen war photographers tell the stories behind the images they made in life-threatening situations in a slideshow put together by The Guardian. In the feature, titled “The shot that nearly killed me,” Greg Marinovich describes photographing a man being killed by ANC combatants in South Africa in 1990; João Silva discusses his motivation to continue... More

Press Photographer Shot During N. Ireland Unrest

Posted by on Wednesday June 22, 2011 | Media, Photojournalism

A press photographer was shot in the leg during a second straight night of sectarian riots in Belfast, Northern Ireland, according to reports in the British press. Three shots were fired during the riots on Tuesday night, one of them striking the photographer in the leg. The photographer is said to be in stable condition... More

PDN Video Pick: Into the Half-Life

Posted by on Tuesday June 21, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, PDN Video Picks

Into the Half-Life from Donald Weber on Vimeo. In this piece by Donald Weber photographs, video and quotations from residents of Zholtye Vody, Ukraine, combine to tell the story of a community crippled by health issues related to mining and enriching uranium for use in weapons of mass destruction. Weber recently received a national magazine... More

PDN Video Pick: Bicyclist Fights City Hall with Moral Outrage (and Humor)

Posted by on Friday June 17, 2011 | Fun, PDN Video Picks

Tempers have been flaring for months over New York City’s bike lanes. Residents blame them for adding to traffic congestion; bicyclist claim motorists who flout the rules make the bike lanes unsafe. Against that backdrop, filmmaker (and bicyclist) Casey Neistat has posted a 3-minute video titled “bike lanes” to protest a fine he had to... More