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Survey of Artists Reveals that an MFA and Gallery Representation Won’t Make You Financially Secure

Posted by on Tuesday July 10, 2018 | Fine Art

The majority of artists aren’t earning a living from sales of their artwork, a new survey suggests. Instead, they rely primarily on freelance and contract work, or other jobs, to make an average of $20,000–$30,000 annually. The survey, “A study on the financial state of visual artists today,” was conducted by The Creative Independent, a... More

Litter of Sled Dog Puppies Named after Photographers May Be the Cutest Thing on the Internet

Posted by on Friday June 29, 2018 | Fun

Dogsledder and author Blair Braverman reveals the photographer namesakes for her litter of puppies.

In a move that promises to redeem Twitter as a communication platform (at least briefly), dogsledder and author Blair Braverman revealed today in a thread that she’s named her new litter of husky puppies after photographers. Weegee, Katie O [Orlinsky], [Manuel Álvarez] Bravo, [Jamel] Shabazz, [Diane] Arbus and [Lori] Grinker, will soon be competing in... More

New Initiative Created by Jill Greenberg Seeks Gender Parity in Advertising Photography

Posted by on Wednesday June 13, 2018 | Business, Uncategorized

An image of the Alreadymade homepage, which asks visitors to "please bookmark this site so you can consider hiring a woman a bit more often."

Photographer Jill Greenberg has launched an online directory in an effort to promote women photographers for advertising jobs, film and television key art, and magazine covers. Called Alreadymade, the platform serves as a resource for clients looking to hire experienced women photographers. To be included on the site, photographers have to have shot at least... More

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

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

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