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12 Photographers Win 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships

Posted by on Thursday April 5, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Anthony Hernandez, David Maisel, Rania Matar, Meghann Riepenhoff and Hank Willis Thomas are among the 12 photographic artists named 2018 Guggenheim Fellows, according to an announcement from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The fellowships provide grants of undisclosed amounts to support project by artists, scholars, scientists and writers. The foundation selected 173 fellows this... More

Workshop Preview: Learning the Business of Adventure Photography from Alex Strohl

Posted by on Friday March 23, 2018 | Business

Alex Strohl talks travel photo gear in his new online workshop.
"If you want to make a living, you’re going to have to sell yourself. And that’s uncomfortable for most of us if you haven’t been exposed to it," says Alex Strohl, who discusses his creative and business processes in his online workshop. © Alex Strohl

Alex Strohl has built his photography career making adventure and travel photographs in some of the most beautiful places in the natural world. His personal work, which he shares primarily via Instagram to an audience of nearly two million followers, has led to work for Apple, Land Rover, Travel Alberta and HP among several others.... More

Syrian Photographer Wins 7th HIPA Grand Prize of $120,000

Posted by on Friday March 16, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Syrian photographer Mohamed Alragheb has won the $120,000 Grand Prize in the seventh annual Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA). The photographer was unable to attend the awards due to the ongoing hostilities in Syria. However, one of the subjects of the photograph, fellow photojournalist Abd Alkader Habak, received the... More

Getty Licensing Deal with Google Suggests Thawing of Relations

Posted by on Monday February 12, 2018 | Copyright/Legal

Getty Images has announced a partnership with Google that includes a multi-year deal licensing deal. In a statement released by Getty on Friday, the two companies exchanged pleasantries, but offered few details about the deal. The “collaborative relationship” between the companies, said Getty CEO Dawn Airey, will allow Getty to work “closely with [Google] to... More

National Geographic Photographers on What Photo Editors Really Do

Posted by on Friday February 9, 2018 | Photojournalism

“I’m pretty sure most people have no idea what a photo editor actually does,” says photographer David Guttenfelder at the beginning of this short video recently published by National Geographic. In the video, photographers and photo editors explain a bit about the how the photographer-editor relationship works at National Geographic. “It’s a complete partnership,” says... More

Update on a Photo Scam: Photographer Lucky to Get Money Back After Fake Fader Assignment

Posted by on Tuesday January 23, 2018 | Business

A fake contract sent to a photographer as part of a phishing scheme that could have cost him $4100.

A photographer reached out to PDN last week with details of a fake assignment scam that nearly cost him $4100. A person pretending to be an editor for The Fader, Patrick McDermott, contacted the photographer in late December with an offer of an assignment to shoot a fashion editorial for the magazine. He accepted and... More

Retailer CVS Announces Move Toward Unretouched Beauty Photographs

Posted by on Friday January 19, 2018 | Photo Manipulation

In Development Beauty Mark Logo (PRNewsfoto/CVS Pharmacy)

CVS Pharmacy has announced that it will use only unaltered photographs in all of the marketing and packaging they produce, and the company will ask the brands whose products they sell to comply with new transparency standards for altered imagery. The retail pharmacy chain, the largest in the U.S., introduced the initiative earlier this week.... More

Agency Stockland Martel Closes. Challenging Market Not a Factor, Founders Say

Posted by on Tuesday January 2, 2018 | Uncategorized

Stockland Martel, the photography agency founded 30 years ago by Bill Stockland and Maureen Martel, closed on December 31, 2017. In a statement published on the Stockland Martel website, the founders said they were retiring from the photography business, and said they “are looking forward to enjoying life at a slower pace, exploring new interests,... More

European Press Agencies to Google, Facebook: Pay Up

Posted by on Friday December 15, 2017 | Social Media/Web

The Google News homepage at 12:15pm, December 15, 2017.

Nine European press agencies on Wednesday published an op-ed in Le Monde arguing that Google and Facebook should be required to pay copyright royalties on the third-party news and information they distribute and profit from. The article was published as the European Parliament is debating new legislation that would, according to Agence France-Presse, “make Facebook,... More

Long Reads for Traveling Photographers

Posted by on Tuesday November 21, 2017 | Fashion, Fine Art, Media

If you happen to be traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, fighting your way through a stiff current of people like a spawning salmon returning instinctively to your home waters, you may find yourself sitting for long periods of time, wondering: “How did I get here? What should I read?” For help with that second question,... More