Archive for December 2011

Vanity Fair Names New Photography Director

Posted by on Thursday December 8, 2011 | Media, Photojournalism

Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter has named Judith Puckett-Rinella as Photography Director of the magazine, effective January 3, publisher Conde Nast announced this morning. Puckett-Rinella replaces Susan White, who left the magazine several months ago to become executive director of licensing for Trunk Archive. Carter praised Puckett-Rinella in a statement issued by Conde Nast for... More

Professors Seek Photographers for Academic Study

Posted by on Wednesday December 7, 2011 | Business, Copyright/Legal

Two university professors specializing in intellectual property law are conducting what could be an intriguing study of “creativity among photographers.” To get photographers to participate in their survey, they’ve launched a nature photo contest for professional photographers. Those who participate will be paid $10, and will be eligible for a prize which may include $1,000... More

Photog Released on Bail After Rough Arrest at Occupy L.A.

Posted by on Monday December 5, 2011 | Photojournalism

A man arrested while photographing the police raid to shut down the Occupy L.A. encampment last Wednesday was finally released on $10,000 bail late Friday, according to press reports. Tyson Heder was charged with assault and battery on a police office and resisting arrest. Heder, who has worked in Hollywood as a film editor and... More

Kawauchi, Hugo Shortlisted for Deutsche Börse Prize

Posted by on Monday December 5, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fine Art

The Photographers’ Gallery in London has announced the four artists shortlisted for the 2012 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. The prize of £30,000 (about $47,000 US) is awarded to a living artist who has made a significant contribution to photography in Europe between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011. Rinko Kawauchi of Japan is nominated... More

San Fran Restrepo Screening to Benefit Committee to Protect Journalists

Posted by on Thursday December 1, 2011 | Events, Media, Photojournalism

A special screening of “Restrepo,” the acclaimed Afghan War documentary directed by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, will be held next week at the San Francisco Film Society/New People Cinema. Sponsored by Open Show, the San Francisco Film Society and National Geographic, the December 7 screening is being held in memory of Hetherington, who was... More