Archive for October 2011

Photog’s Motion Project Built Using 48 DSLR Cameras Firing Simultaneously

Posted by on Friday October 14, 2011 | Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

With the help of a grant, 48 interconnected DSLR cameras, and some long hours of editing, Ryan Enn Hughes produced a pair of videos that combine thousands of still photographs into a 360-degree look at ballet and “Krump” dancers. Check out the results and the behind-the-scenes production video below. We corresponded with Hughes via email... More

Rihanna Settles Copyright Lawsuit with David LaChapelle

Posted by on Thursday October 13, 2011 | Copyright/Legal

The copyright infringement case that forced a Federal judge to evaluate the originality of sadomasochistic motifs has ended in a settlement. Pop singer Rihanna has reached an out-of-court settlement agreement with photographer David LaChapelle, who sued her earlier this year for copyright infringement. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. LaChapelle was seeking at least... More

Yuri Kozyrev Wins 2 Prix Bayeux-Calvados Awards for Libya Coverage

Posted by on Monday October 10, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Photographer Yuri Kozyrev, who covered the conflict in Libya for Time magazine,  won the Photo Trophy and the Public Prize for photography at the Priz Bayeux-Calvados des Correspondents de Guerre, a four-day festival devoted to war reporting, which takes place in Bayeux, France. The Photo Trophy, sponsored by Nikon, comes with a 7,000 Euro prize;... More

Flash Forward’s Emerging Photographers Competition: Now Open

Posted by on Monday October 10, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The Magenta Foundation is now accepting submissions to its 2012 Emerging Photographers Competition. Winners and honorable mentions will have their work published in the Magenta Foundation catalogue and exhibited at the Flash Forward Festival events, to be held in Boston in June and in Toronto in October.  One photographer will be chosen for the Flash... More

Sipa Press Founder Goksin Sipahioglu Dies

Posted by on Wednesday October 5, 2011 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Goksin Sipahioglu, a former photojournalist and founder of the Sipa Press photo agency, died earlier today at the American hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, at the age of 84. He was surrounded by family and friends, according to Guillame Delpech, who is Photo Editor of Sipa Press USA. The cause of death was not disclosed.... More

Who Photographers Follow On Tumblr

Posted by on Wednesday October 5, 2011 | Media, Social Media/Web

Photographers have used micro-blogging site Tumblr as a tool to share their work with audiences online, many of them building followings that number in the thousands and even tens of thousands. (For more on how photographers are using Tumblr see our October feature, “Why Photographers Love Tumblr.”) But photographers also use the site to follow... More

APA Launches $5,000 Grant For Established Photographers

Posted by on Tuesday October 4, 2011 | Uncategorized

American Photographic Artists (APA) is launching a scholarship of $5,000 to be awarded to “a deserving established professional photographer for a specific project.”  The grant will be administered by the Lucie Foundation. “As a photographic educator I see the need for new ways to help photographers along their individual path,” says Tony Gale, APA National... More

Photographer’s Lost Archive Turns Up at NY Flea Market

Posted by on Tuesday October 4, 2011 | Uncategorized

Photographer-turned-filmmaker Alexi Tan almost lost his entire photographic archive because of an expired credit card. This past June, photographer and self-professed flea market hound Henry Leutwyler was browsing a Manhattan market when he came across boxes of prints, negatives and contact sheets on a merchant’s folding tables. Leutwyler noticed the boxes were marked with the... More