Archive for September 2018

Quick Tip: Gus Powell on Shooting Better Street Photography

Posted by on Wednesday September 19, 2018 | Photojournalism

© Gus Powell/Courtesy of Sasha Wolf Projects
From "Mise en Scene" © Gus Powell/Courtesy of Sasha Wolf Projects

Gus Powell, a member of the street photography collective iN-PUBLiC and author of two monographs of street photography, will lead a seminar called “Street Photography How & Why” at PhotoPlus Expo on October 25. Street photographers Michelle Groskopf and Elizabeth Bick will also participate in the panel. The following excerpt from “Q&A: Gus Powell on... More

Shahidul Alam Denied Bail; Ordered Moved to New Jail Cell: #freeshahidulalam Update

Posted by on Monday September 17, 2018 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Shahidul Alam, the award-winning photographer, teacher, and founder of the photo agencies Drik Photo and Majority World, was denied bail at a hearing on September 11, 36 days after plainclothes police dragged him from his home. Alam has been charged under Section 57 of Bangladesh’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, which criminalizes the sharing... More

Ramona Rosales’ Bag of Tricks for Celebrity Portrait Shoots

Posted by on Friday September 14, 2018 | Business, Fun, Lighting

Ramona Rosales's Portrait of Grace VanderWaal on the cover of the September 2018 Portrait Issue of PDN. Rosales was one of four photographers who spoke about their approach to challenging shoots. Photo © Ramona Rosales

“I always have a plan B in my back pocket [on a shoot], or what my crew refers to as my bag of tricks,” says Ramona Rosales, who photographs celebrities for clients including ESPN, BUST, GQ, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times Magazine and TIME, among many others. Rosales spoke with PDN for our... More

Federal Court Reinstates Photographers’ Copyright Claim Against AP, NFL

Posted by on Wednesday September 12, 2018 | Copyright/Legal

A federal appeals court in New York has reinstated a long-disputed copyright infringement claim against Associated Press (AP) and the National Football League (NFL), after the seven photographers involved in the case argued that a lower court erred in dismissing their claims. The photographers—all of whom covered NFL games and other events as AP freelancers—filed... More

Kratochvil Resigns from VII over Sexual Assault Allegations

Posted by on Friday September 7, 2018 | Photojournalism

Photojournalist Antonin Kratochvil has resigned from VII, weeks after a July 16 article in Columbia Journalism Review reported that he sexually assaulted one female member of the agency and was abusive to others. The agency announced the resignation on its website September 3 without offering any details. “On August 24th, 2018, Antonin Kratochvil submitted his... More

What Is Missing From Photography

Posted by on Thursday September 6, 2018 | Photojournalism

© A.B. Watson

By A.B Watson It has been bugging me for a while now, there is just something that is missing from photography. From my personal work to the majority of photographers out there. I’m talking about the photos on your feeds, be it personal to commercial. It has been bugging me and I finally found out... More

Fund Your Work: Upcoming Photojournalism Grant and Fellowship Deadlines

Posted by on Wednesday September 5, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The application deadlines for two great funding and educational opportunities are quickly approaching. Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program supports early-career photographers “who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality, and advancing human rights through photography,” the Foundation says in its description of the program. “This program especially aims to support people of... More