Archive for April 2014

Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award Announced

Posted by on Tuesday April 15, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

The International Women’s Media Foundation has announced the creation of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, honoring the Associated Press photojournalist who was slain April 4 while covering preparations for the recent elections in Afghanistan. IWMF, based in Washington, DC, says the award will be given annually “to a woman photojournalist whose work follows... More

11 Photographers Among Winners of 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships

Posted by on Thursday April 10, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced the recipients of their 2014 fellowships today. Eleven photographers are among the 178 recipients. They are (links direct to their bios and image galleries on the Guggenheim site): Robert Dawson LaToya Frazier Jason Fulford Phyllis Galembo Gregory Halpern Brenda Kenneally Andrew Moore Lori Nix Matthew Pillsbury Mark Ruwedel... More

SFMOMA Announces Plan To Open Biggest Photo Center In US

Posted by on Thursday April 10, 2014 | Fine Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has announced that it will open a 15,500-square-foot space dedicated to photography as part of the renovation that has closed the museum until 2016. Dubbed the Pritzker Center after lead donors John and Lisa Pritzker, the new photography facility will include an 11,000-square-foot exhibition space that will... More

Cramped but Cool Studio: Time To Vote For Your Favorite

Posted by on Wednesday April 9, 2014 | Uncategorized

Photographers have shared their workspaces in our Cramped But Cool Studio showcase, and now it’s time for PDN Pulse readers to pick the one they think is the coolest. The photographer whose petite space garners the most votes here by April 23 will win a gift certificate from B&H Photo & Video worth $50. (Knowing... More

AP Photographer Anja Niedringhaus Killed in Afghanistan

Posted by on Friday April 4, 2014 | Photojournalism

Associated Press staff photographer Anja Niedringhaus was shot and  killed while covering the run-up to elections in Afghanistan, the Associated Press announced this morning. Regional correspondent Kathy Gannon was injured in the same attack and is undergoing treatment at a hospital, the wire service said. “[I]t appears they were targeted and attacked,” AP president and... More