Archive for August 2011

PDN Video Pick: On Assignment with Jimmy Chin in Yosemite

Posted by on Wednesday August 31, 2011 | Fun, PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

Adventure photographer Jimmy Chin recently shot a feature story for National Geographic about the derring-do of modern day rock climbing, and Renan Ozturk of made this behind-the-scenes video of Chin at work. It’s full of spectacular views, sweaty palm moments, and insight about how Chin works while dangling from a climbing rope on El... More

Nachtwey Has Left VII Photo; Agency Prepares for Expansion

Posted by on Monday August 29, 2011 | Photojournalism

Photographer James Nachtwey confirms that he decided to leave the VII Photo Agency, the cooperative he cofounded in 2001, last fall.  “I disassociated from the agency as a photographer,” Nachtwey tells PDN. He says he told the other members of the agency of his decision at an agency meeting in November. Stephen Mayes, managing director... More

You Just Found Out Your Subject Is a Bully. Do You Shoot? Or Cancel?

Posted by on Thursday August 25, 2011 | Business, Social Media/Web

Last week, photographer Jennifer McKendrick of Indiana County, Pennsylvania discovered that four high school seniors that she was scheduled to shoot for their yearbook had been bullying a fellow student on Facebook. So McKendrick sent e-mails to the students canceling the shoots. She explained why, attached screen shots of the bullying comments they had made–and... More

Photojournalists Assaulted in Kashmir by Indian Forces

Posted by on Thursday August 25, 2011 | Photojournalism

Zuma Press photographer Narcisco Contreras of Mexico and freelance photographer Showkat Shafi of India were beaten by police and government forces, then arrested while covering a violent street protest in Srinigar, Kashmir on August 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists reports. Shafi, who has shot for Al Jazeera online and Reuters, reported that he and... More

$5,000 Clarence John Laughlin Award: Deadline Sept. 1

Posted by on Wednesday August 24, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Created by the artist-run non-profit New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA),  The Clarence John Laughlin Award supports photographers who use photography, in any style or genre, traditional or digital, “as a means of creative expression.” The $5,000 prize is open to photographers residing in the US. This year’s juror is curator and writer George Slade. Applicants... More

ICP Director Willis Hartshorn to Step Down

Posted by on Wednesday August 24, 2011 | Fine Art

Willis “Buzz” Hartshorn, director of the International Center of Photography since 1994, confirmed today that he will leave his position as soon as his replacement is hired. Hartshorn, who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, says he is leaving his role at ICP for health reasons. The board of trustees announced his decision publicly in... More