Archive for June 2011

If Whistler’s Mother Had Worn Stilettos

Posted by on Friday June 17, 2011 | Fashion, Fun

This new fashion spread features high production values, detailed styling, great lighting, lots of imagination… And it induces giggles, as fashion photography often does. Photographer Peter Lippmann, known for exquisite still lifes, has re-interpreted several well known paintings, by Zubaran, Whistler, de la Tour and others. In each photo, he’s placed a shoe or handbag... More

Ft. Lauderdale Photo Ban: Bought and Paid for by Hollywood?

Posted by on Wednesday June 15, 2011 | Photojournalism

Citing First Amendment violations, a Florida publisher and the Society of Professional Journalists have filed suit against the city of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and its police chief over the city’s temporary ban on photography in a public area around a Hollywood movie set. Some local photographers, meanwhile, are threatening to gather and take pictures in... More

LOOK3 2011: A Defining Moment for LaToya Ruby Frazier

Posted by on Wednesday June 15, 2011 | Events, Fine Art, Media

At this year’s LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA, artist LaToya Ruby Frazier made her intentions as an artist and activist clear in a powerful presentation of her work that combined diaristic snippets about her relationships with her grandmother and mother with stories about the community of Braddock, PA, where she was raised.... More

Police Arrest Then “De-Arrest” Photographer

Posted by on Tuesday June 14, 2011 | Photojournalism

A British newspaper photographer trying to cover a brawl in front of a courthouse was arrested and then “de-arrested” after the police brought the situation under control, according to a UK-based journalism resource Web site. The site, called, was quoting a Greater Manchester Police spokesperson who coined the term “de-arrested” after the incident. “A... More

PDN Video Pick: Richard Mosse on Shelter Life

Posted by on Tuesday June 14, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

Richard Mosse’s video about a shelter for abandoned and orphaned kids in Shawnee, Oklahoma, is one of a series of videos the photographer did around the state. The project was done for Blanket America, a business which donates a blanket to charity for each blanket it sells. The video combines beautiful black-and-white imagery and an... More

LOOK3 2011: Med Co BD Hosts Conversation On Global Health Photo Opportunities

Posted by on Saturday June 11, 2011 | Events, Photojournalism

Medical equipment company BD hosted a conversation at LOOK3 this morning about the the opportunities that exist in the global health industry for photographers who wish to make a difference in that field. At the breakfast conversation led by MaryAnne Golon, which took place adjacent to a gallery where BD was exhibiting prints from its... More

LOOK3 2011: Ashley Gilbertson On War, PTSD and His Project Bedrooms of the Fallen

Posted by on Friday June 10, 2011 | Events, Photojournalism

At a Master’s Talk this afternoon at the LOOK3 festival in Charlottesville, VA, Ashley Gilbertson talked passionately about his project, “Bedrooms of the Fallen,” which depicts the rooms of soldiers from coalition countries such as the United States, France and Scotland who were killed at war. He credited a talk Eugene Richards gave three years... More