Archive for April 2018

AFP Photographer Shah Marai Among Dead in Kabul Suicide Bombing

Posted by on Monday April 30, 2018 | Photojournalism

Shah Marai, a photographer for Agence France-Presse (AFP), was killed today by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, the agency has confirmed. According to reports, two suicide bombers detonated bombs in Kabul, killing more than 21 people and wounding 27. Marai was killed in the second blast, which targeted journalists who rushed to the scene... More

Sim Chi Yin Wins 2018 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award

Posted by on Wednesday April 25, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Sim Chi Yin. From Sim's photo and video project, "Dying to Breathe," about a a former gold miner afflicted with the lung disease silicosis, and his wife.

Beijing-based photographer Sim Chi Yin has been named the winner of the Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award, which comes with a grant of $20,000. The board of the Chris Hondros Fund (CHF) announced the news today. Now in its seventh year, the award supports photographers whose work shines a light on the shared... More

In Monkey Selfie Case, Appeals Court Says Animals Can’t Sue for Copyright

Posted by on Tuesday April 24, 2018 | Copyright/Legal

PETA's hopes to extend copyright to the animal kingdom are dashed.

A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of the infamous monkey selfie case, on the grounds that “the Copyright Act does not expressly authorize animals to file copyright infringement claims under the statute.” The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which is located in San Francisco, handed down the ruling... More

Obituary: Photographer Barry O’Rourke, APA President and Stock Agency Founder, 84

Posted by on Monday April 23, 2018 | Obituary

Photographer Barry O’Rourke, a past president of the Advertising Photographers of America and co-founder of The Stock Market stock photo agency, died April 17 in hospice care in Brookfield, Connecticut. The cause of death was complications from Alzheimer’s, according to his son, Randy. He was 84. Born James Barry O’Rourke in Providence, Rhode Island, 1933,... More

Andrea Bruce Wins $20K 2018 Anja Niedringhaus Award

Posted by on Monday April 16, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

In Baghdad, Halla Hameed with her children in 2003. After her husband was killed in the violence during the initial days of the U.S. invasion, she became a prostitute to provide for her children. A customer sits behind her. ©Andrea Bruce

Photographer Andrea Bruce has won the 2018 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) announced on Saturday. The award comes with a $20,000 prize. Two other photographers—Amber Bracken and Rebecca Conway—won honorable mentions. Chosen from 136 nominees, Bruce won for her work focusing on people living in the aftermath of... More