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Vivian Maier Estate Sues Jeffrey Goldstein for Copyright, Trademark Infringement

Posted by on Monday April 24, 2017 | Copyright/Legal

The Estate of Vivian Maier has sued collector Jeffrey Goldstein for copyright infringement and other claims, alleging unauthorized copying, exhibition and print sales of the late photographer’s work. The estate is seeking unspecified damages and lost profits for the alleged violations. According to the estate’s claim, Goldstein acquired approximately 2,000 vintage Maier prints, 20,000 of... More

Is Photojournalism Stuck in Its Past? Stephen Mayes Worries

Posted by on Wednesday April 5, 2017 | Photojournalism

In our recent interview with photography consultant and former VII Photo CEO Stephen Mayes, he shared his ideas about how photojournalists  can stay relevant in the 21st century. He had provocative things to say about current photojournalism practices that we didn’t have room to include in the print edition of PDN. Here are some excerpts.... More

Library of Congress Acquires Bob Adelman’s Civil Rights Archive

Posted by on Wednesday March 29, 2017 | Photojournalism

Authorities turn fire hoses on Civil Rights protesters, Birmingham, Alabama 1963. ©Bob Adelman

The Library of Congress has acquired the photographic archive of renowned Civil Rights photographer Bob Adelman, who died last year at the age of 85. The archive, which was provided to the library as a gift from an anonymous donor, includes 575,000 images. About 50,000 of those images are prints, and the rest are negatives... More

Denton and Ponomarev Win Robert Capa Gold Medal Award

Posted by on Tuesday March 21, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

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A family flees fighting in Qayyara, Iraq, November 2016. ©Sergey Ponomarev

Bryan Denton and Sergey Ponomarev have won the 2017 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for courage and enterprise in photographic reporting abroad, the Overseas Press Club (OPC) announced yesterday. The two photojournalists shared the award for their coverage of fighting in Iraq to reclaim territory from ISIS. The work of both photographers was published by... More

PDN Video: Photographing Celebrities (and Others) at Home

Posted by on Thursday March 16, 2017 | Celebrity

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Don Lemon, CNN News anchor. ©Tom Atwood

Over the last 15 years, Tom Atwood has made hundreds of environmental portraits of LGBTQ Americans from all walks of life. He recently published Kings & Queens in Their Castles (Damiani), his second collection of portraits from the project.  The photographs, all shot in the homes of his subjects, reveal fascinating details about their work... More

Jeff Koons Found Liable for Copyright Infringement. Again.

Posted by on Friday March 10, 2017 | Copyright/Legal

A French court has ordered appropriation artist Jeff Koons and contemporary art museum Centre Pompidou to pay €40,000 (about $46,000 US) for infringing the copyright of a photograph by the late French photographer Jean-François Bauret. The court decision was reported by Radio France Internationale (RFI). Bauret’s family sued Koons over a 1988 sculpture (shown at... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Mannie Garcia Gets $45,000 in Settlement with Maryland Police

Posted by on Thursday March 9, 2017 | Copyright/Legal

Photographer Mannie Garcia has won $45,000 to settle a claim against police in Montgomery County, Maryland for violation of his First Amendment rights in 2011. The claim stemmed from Garcia’s wrongful arrest for video recording and photographing the arrest of two other men outside a restaurant in Wheaton, Maryland. The settlement came just days before... More

Pete Muller Wins POYi Reportage Photographer of the Year; Matt Gade Wins Sports Photographer of the Year

Posted by on Tuesday February 21, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

From Pete Muller’s winning portfolio for POYi Reportage Photographer of the Year   Pete Muller has won Photographer of the Year in the 74th annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition. He won for a portfolio that includes stories around the themes of conflict and masculinity around the world. The surprise winner of POYi... More

Marcus Yam Wins Newspaper Photographer of the Year Honors at POYi

Posted by on Monday February 13, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Protesting the election of Donald Trump in Los Angeles. ©Los Angeles Times/Marcus Yam Los Angeles Times photographer Marcus Yam has won 2016 Newspaper Photographer of the Year honors at the 74th Pictures of the Year International competition. Yam won for a portfolio that included images from stories about the 2016 wildfires in California, the emotional... More

Carlos Javier Ortiz Wins Studs Terkel Award

Posted by on Friday February 10, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Balloons are released in memory of Siretha White and Starkeisha Reed, Englewood, Chicago, 2009. ©Carlos Javier Ortiz Carlos Javier Ortiz, a photojournalist and filmmaker who has documented the effects of violence in Chicago for more than a decade, has been named one of four winners of the 2017 Studs Terkel Community Media Award. He is... More