Archive for June 2017

Home of Pioneering Woman Photographer Named LGBTQ Historic Site

Posted by on Wednesday June 21, 2017 | Events

"The Damned Club" on the lawn of Alice Austen's home. © Alice Austen. Courtesy of Staten Island Historical Society

The Alice Austen House, the home of the trailblazing woman photographer, was designated a national site of LGBTQ history by the National Park Service on June 20.  Austen (1866-1952) lived at her waterfront home on Staten Island, New York, for decades with her companion, Gertrude Tate. The house is now a museum devoted to interpreting... More

Obituary: Gary Friedman, LA Times Photographer, 62

Posted by on Friday June 16, 2017 | Obituary

Gary Friedman
Photo courtesy of The Los Angeles Times

Gary Friedman, a longtime Los Angeles Times photojournalist, died Wednesday after a fight with cancer, The Times reports. He was 62. During his career, Friedman photographed presidential elections, Olympic games and the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City. He won a World Press Photo award in 1981 for his coverage of Yvonne and... More

Update: Photographer Khadija Saye Killed in London Grenfell Tower Fire

Posted by on Thursday June 15, 2017 | Fine Art

Khadija Saye at the opening of the Diversity Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017.

Update: On Friday, June 16, the family of Khadija Saye confirmed the photographer was among those killed in the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14.  Khadija Saye, a London photographer whose work is currently on view in the Venice Biennale, is among the people missing after a fire engulfed the Grenfell Tower apartment building in... More

Danielle Villasana’s Advice on Applying for Grants and Awards

Posted by on Thursday June 15, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photographer Danielle Villasana has won numerous accolades for “A Light Inside,” her project about transgender women. They include the 2015 Inge Morath Award (see “How I Got That Grant: The $5,000 Inge Morath Award“), a 2015 Pride Photo Award, and a place on Getty’s 2015-2016 Emerging Talent roster. Here is her advice about writing successful... More

Instagram Moves to Clarify Who’s Getting Paid to Post

Posted by on Wednesday June 14, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Instagram has been under fire of late for how celebrities are using the service to post sponsored content without adequately divulging the fact that it’s paid for–in contravention of FTC guidelines. In fact, a recent study found that 93 percent of the platform’s top 50 celebrities had violated the FTC’s Instagram disclosure rules. Now the... More

Five Photographers Win the 2017 Contemporary African Photography Prize

Posted by on Tuesday June 13, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Georges Senga Image cap prize
© Georges Senga from the series "Cette Maison n'est pas à Vendre et à Vendre"

Girma Berta, Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Georges Senga, Fethi Sahraoui and Lebohang Kganye are the winners of this year’s CAP Prize— the Contemporary African Photography Prize, awarded by the CAP Association. The award is given annually to five photographers whose work “engages with the African continent or its diaspora” and “encourage a rethinking of the image of... More

NPR Investigation Raises Questions on Killing of Gilkey and Tamanna

Posted by on Friday June 9, 2017 | Photojournalism

Zabihullah Tamanna and David Gilkey. Photo by Monika Evstatieva/NPR
Zabihullah Tamanna and David Gilkey. Photo by Monika Evstatieva/NPR

A year after NPR photographer David Gilkey and journalist Zabihullah Tamanna were killed in Afghanistan, NPR is reporting that their deaths were the result of a targeted Taliban attack, not a random attack as Afghan officials originally claimed. The two journalists died June 5 while riding with a unit of the Afghan National Army in... More