Archive for March 2013

Photogs Dish Anonymously About Clients’ Rates Via New Tumblr Site

Posted by on Tuesday March 12, 2013 | Business, Media, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

A new site on Tumblr set up by an anonymous editorial photographer seeks to provide a platform where photographers can share information about what clients in all fields, from editorial to advertising to non-profits, pay photographers. Still in its infancy, the site, Who Pays Photographers, is based on a similar Tumblr, Who Pays Writers, which,... More

New LEDs and Wireless Tethered Cameras at WPPI 2013

Posted by on Monday March 11, 2013 | Uncategorized

Rangefinder Technical Editor John Rettie is at WPPI 2013 and yesterday attended Launch Pad, where attendees got a sneak peek at some of the products being displayed at the trade show in Las Vegas. While many exhibitors displayed their latest wares, two new product lines particularly caught his eye. One is the LED lighting gear... More

Joan Fontcuberta Wins $143,000 Hasselblad Prize

Posted by on Friday March 8, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fine Art

Catalan photographer Joan Fontcuberta has won the 2013 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. The award comes with a 110,000 Euro (approximately $143,000 US) prize, an exhibition at the Hasselblad Center at the Gothenburg Museum of Art in Sweden in October and a new book of Fontcuberta’s work, to be published by Mack. The award... More

David LaChapelle Sued for $3 Million by Gallerist

Posted by on Thursday March 7, 2013 | Business, Celebrity, Fine Art

A Montana gallerist has sued David LaChapelle for $3 million dollars, alleging the photographer attacked him in his Manhattan apartment on March 9, 2012. The suit, filed yesterday by James Parmenter in Manhattan Supreme Court, alleges that in the middle of the night, LaChapelle threw Permanter around his apartment, choked him “nearly to the point... More

Business Advice and Tips Headline WPPI Show

Posted by on Thursday March 7, 2013 | Business, Events

The WPPI Conference + Expo is getting underway in Las Vegas. In addition to seminars and master classes providing insights and technical tips for wedding and engagement photographers, there are also several educational sessions addressing business issues facing photographers in every genre, as well as opportunities to hear critiques and advice from notable photographers. WPPI... More

Photojournalists Stripped of Gear at Gunpoint in Oakland

Posted by on Thursday March 7, 2013 | Photojournalism

The New York Times reports an alarming trend in Oakland, California: the theft at gunpoint of expensive camera gear from photojournalists as they cover stories. “In less than a year, every major television news station in the Bay Area has been a victim, some more than once. One experienced newspaper photographer has lost five cameras,”... More

Photog Prevails in Copyright Case Over ‘Mr. Brainwash’

Posted by on Monday March 4, 2013 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal, Fine Art, Photo Manipulation

Photographer Dennis Morris has won his lawsuit against the appropriation artist known as Mr. Brainwash for unauthorized use of a decades-old image (shown at right) of deceased punk rocker Sid Vicious. A federal district court judge in Los Angeles recently granted Morris’s motion for summary judgment on the issue of copyright infringement. At the same... More

Abir Abdullah, Sara Naomi Lewkowicz Win 2013 Alexia Foundation Grants

Posted by on Friday March 1, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Abir Abdullah of Bangladesh has won the $15,000 professional award in the Alexia Foundation grant competition, organizers announced this morning. Sara Naomi Lewkowicz won the Alexia Foundation Student Grant, which includes a full-tuition scholarship to study photojournalism at the Syracuse University London Program in Fall, 2013, plus a $1,000 grant. Click here to read the... More