Archive for August 2017

Instagram Removes Forced Square Aspect Ratio for Multi-Photo Posts

Posted by on Thursday August 31, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Hate cropping your pictures into a square format on Instagram? You’re in luck! While the app did away with the mandatory square format in August 2015, the rule still stuck for users creating multiple photo and videos posts. Starting today, however, Instagram announced that users can choose landscape and portrait formats when uploading multi-image posts.... More

What to Expect if You Plan to Cover Harvey’s Aftermath

Posted by on Thursday August 31, 2017 | Photojournalism

From The New York Times slide show: Alyssa Schukar's photo of Specialist Spc. Brandon Tooley wading through water to escort evacuees from an apartment complex in West Houston.

As journalists head to south Texas and Louisiana to cover the continuing floods and the damage from Hurricane Harvey, photographers who have been on the ground since the storm made landfall on Friday say they are managing with lack of gas, power and transportation, and using various communication methods to stay in touch with each... More

What to Know Before Covering a Hurricane

Posted by on Friday August 25, 2017 | Media

Photojournalists in south Texas are prepping to cover Hurricane Harvey―a Category 2 storm that meteorologists are predicting will bring as much as 35 inches of rain into the region with winds of 100 mph, according to the National Weather Service. For those covering the storm, we’re sharing the NPPA Safety & Security Task Force’s Hurricane... More

FotoEvidence Teams Up With World Press Photo for New Photography Award

Posted by on Thursday August 24, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

FotoEvidence and the World Press Photo Foundation have announced a new documentary photography award for 2018 called the FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The winner’s work will be published in a book and promoted by FotoEvidence, and two other selected finalists will be exhibited during the World Press Photo Exhibition in 2018 in... More

5 Organizations Align to Diversify Photojournalism, Launch Survey

Posted by on Wednesday August 23, 2017 | Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

© Ayesha Vellani/Majority World

Five organizations committed to making the photojournalism community more inclusive are joining forces. Reclaim, the umbrella organization, is comprised of Women Photograph, The Everyday Projects, the new photo agency Native, Majority World and the yet-to-be-launched publication Minority Report. They announced yesterday that they are “working together to diversify our community of visual storytellers, making sure... More