Archive for October 2012

Suspect Arrested in Kidnapping of Photographer

Posted by on Wednesday October 17, 2012 | Photojournalism

British authorities have charged a 26-year old man with illegally detaining UK photographer John Cantlie and Dutch journalist Jeroen Oerlemans in Syria last July, according to a BBC report. Shajul Islam, a British citizen who allegedly has ties to Syrian jihadists, was arrested October 9 upon returning to the UK on a flight from Cairo.... More

Luc Delahaye Awarded $106,000 Prix Pictet

Posted by on Tuesday October 9, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fine Art, Media

French photojournalist-turned-artist Luc Delahaye has won the fourth Prix Pictet, the organization announced in a ceremony this evening at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The theme of this year’s prize was “Power.” Founded by Swiss private bank Pictet & Cie in 2008, the Prix Pictet is awarded to photographers whose work engages with themes of... More

Facebook Copyright Takedown: Justice or Injustice?

Posted by on Monday October 8, 2012 | Copyright/Legal

An alleged copyright infringer appears to have gotten his just desserts from Facebook, which has summarily removed his Facebook fan page. But the story highlights the lack of transparency in Facebook’s policy regarding its handling of infringement claims. Bill Tikos, the founder of the design and culture trend spotting site The Cool Hunter,  has complained... More

Call for Applications: €20,000 Tim Hetherington Grant

Posted by on Monday October 8, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Media, Photojournalism

World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch have announced the call for applications for the second annual Tim Hetherington Grant, named for the photojournalist who was killed by a rocket attack in Libya in April, 2011. The €20,000 ($26,000) grant supports photographers who are working to complete a human rights-themed photographic project. The grant not... More

Collaborative Photo Blogger Project IDs “New Ideas In Photography”

Posted by on Thursday October 4, 2012 | Fine Art, Social Media/Web

A couple of weeks ago photography writers Jörg Colberg and Colin Pantall put their photography blogger contact lists to work in order to generate some commentary on this question (I’m paraphrasing): Which photographers have demonstrated an openness to use new ideas in photography, have taken chances with their photography and have shown an unwillingness to... More

Brazilian Artist and Two New Yorkers Transform New York City

Posted by on Wednesday October 3, 2012 | Uncategorized

(Sponsored Post) Bel Borba Aqui New York (BBANY) is a multi-facetted visual art project by Bel Borba, Burt Sun and André Costantini. It was conceived after André and Burt completed a feature length documentary entitled “Bel Borba Aqui”, on Brazilian artist Bel Borba (which opens at the Film Forum in NYC on October 3rd.) BBANY... More

Two Photographers Receive $500,000 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships for 2012

Posted by on Monday October 1, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photographers An-My Lê and Uta Barth are among the 23 artists, scientists, social scientists and scholars named MacArthur Fellows for 2012. Commonly called the “genius” grant, the fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation awards $500,000 over the course of five years to people who have made outstanding achievements in their field. There is no application process,... More