Archive for May 2018

Eight Photographers Win Reuters Photojournalism Grants of $5K

Posted by on Wednesday May 16, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

© Gabriel Scarlett
An image from grant winner Gabriel Scarlett’s project “On Poisoned Land,” which looks at how the Navajo living on the Navajo Nation Reservation suffer from decades of uranium contamination from mines that fed the U.S. nuclear program. © Gabriel Scarlett

Eight photographers have won the first Reuters photojournalism grants of $5,000, the news service announced today. Reuters created the grant program to support “a diverse new generation of photojournalists” who can tell stories from new and different perspectives. Reuters launched the initiative last year at Visa pour l‘image international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France.... More

Sam Nzima, Who Took Iconic Apartheid Photo, Dies at 83

Posted by on Tuesday May 15, 2018 | Obituary, Uncategorized

South African photographer Sam Nzima, whose iconic photograph (right) from a Soweto uprising in 1976 helped turn world opinion against apartheid, died Saturday in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, according to press reports. He was 83. Nzima’s famous photograph showed a distraught 18-year-old named Mbuyisa Makhubo carrying the dead body of 13-year-old Hector Pieterson, a student... More

Quick Tip: A Faster Track to a Career as a Photographer

Posted by on Monday May 14, 2018 | Business

©Christa Renee
Sami Drasin at work in a hotel room during the time she was Renee’s studio manager. ©Christa Renee

School is out. Lots of photography school graduates are probably asking themselves: Now what? How do I get my career as a photographer started? Assisting is one path, but working as a studio manager is a better apprenticeship, according to photographer Christa Renee. “I always tell everyone not to assist. Find a photographer you respect... More

Moyra Davey Wins 2018 Scotiabank Award and $50,000 Prize

Posted by on Monday May 14, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Edward Burtynsky, Moyra Davey and Scotiabank VP Jacquie Ryan. ©Scotiabank

Moyra Davey, a conceptual photographer and filmmaker whose work is informed by a roving literary and anthropological curiosity, has won the 2018 Scotiabank Photography Award, the bank announced last week. “Moyra’s art is absolutely outstanding. Her lens shifts our eyes to unseen, ordinary, and often overlooked moments,” said photographer Edward Burtynsky, who chaired the jury,... More

Workshop Preview: Chris Buck’s “The Surprising Portrait”

Posted by on Thursday May 10, 2018 | Celebrity

To make interesting portraits, "I gleefully let myself go to dark places," Chris Buck says. "I said [to Lena Dunham], 'I want to photograph you with this [baby swing] like an S&M device,' and she said, 'Sure.' [It's] innocence and perversion living in the same space." ©Chris Buck

Celebrity photographer Chris Buck, who is known for getting subjects to do unexpected things on set, will host a workshop called “The Surprising Portrait” in New York City on November 10-12. “Nothing charms like a surprise, yet in portraiture there seems to be so little of it,” Buck says, explaining that most photographers only “flatter... More