Archive for February 2016

Paolo Marchetti, Carolyn Van Houten and Al Bello Are Top POYi Winners So Far

Posted by on Monday February 22, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Photographer Paolo Marchetti has won Reportage Photographer of the Year in the 73rd annual Picture of the Year International competition. His portfolio, selected as the winner over the weekend, includes stories about exploited and abused children around the world, and the industrial harvesting of animal hides for the fashion business. The latter project, called “The... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography and Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday February 19, 2016 | Media

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Joseph Addison Are Photographers and Audiophiles Alike? – CNET The DMCA Is Broken for Filmmakers Like Me – Motherboard Ambushed by Anxiety at the Democratic Convention – VDC Photo The Importance of Photography in the Fight for Civil Rights – HuffPo My Life As... More

It’s Here: Pentax Full Frame K-1 DSLR to Ship in April

Posted by on Wednesday February 17, 2016 | Camera

Ricoh has made its long-awaited foray into full frame photography official today with the launch of the Pentax K-1 DSLR, which is due to arrive in April for $1,800 (body). The K-1 sports a 36.4-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor with no optical low pass filter and a native ISO range of 100-51,200. The image sensor can shift to provide... More

The 1,000 Year Palladiums Documenting Japan’s Natural Beauty

Posted by on Wednesday February 17, 2016 | Fine Art, Video

  It’s one of the ironies of the digital age that images taken with the most modern technology have very uncertain prospects for the future–at least until the Superman crystal memory gets perfected and commercialized. But images taken with some of the oldest photographic technologies actually enjoy some of the longest life spans. Enter Japanese... More

Fund Your Work: Four Documentary Photography Prizes Looking for Applications

Posted by on Friday February 12, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University has extended the deadline for its $3,000 Documentary Essay Prize to February 23, 2016. The prize honors a documentary photography project that is ongoing or that has been completed in the past two years. The three-year old award alternates year to year in honoring writing and... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday February 12, 2016 | Media

“That I can read and be happy while I am reading, is a great blessing.” ― Anthony Trollope The Photo Industry’s Atomic Secret – Imaging Resource Does MoMA Even Know of This Great Photographer? –  Hyper Allergic When Does Travel Photography Become Exploitation – Virtual Wayfarer Photographers vs. Pollution in Steel City – Lens The... More

VSCO Launches Original Content Push

Posted by on Thursday February 11, 2016 | Social Media/Web

VSCO is expanding its platform to include original content that it is commissioning. Dubbed VSCO Originals, the content includes photo essays, writing and art. VSCO Originals will be segmented into several channels.  Venue will focus on music. All Kinds of Human will feature “the complexity and diversity of humanity, showcasing the moments that unite us.” Cyclopedia is devoted to “discovering... More