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Home of Pioneering Woman Photographer Named LGBTQ Historic Site

Posted by on Wednesday June 21, 2017 | Events

"The Club" on the lawn of Alice Austen's home. © Alice Austen. Courtesy of Alice Austen House/Staten Island Historical Society

The Alice Austen House, the home of the trailblazing woman photographer, was designated a national site of LGBTQ history by the National Park Service on June 20.  Austen (1866-1952) lived at her waterfront home on Staten Island, New York, for decades with her companion, Gertrude Tate. The house is now a museum devoted to interpreting... More

Update: Photographer Khadija Saye Killed in London Grenfell Tower Fire

Posted by on Thursday June 15, 2017 | Fine Art

Khadija Saye at the opening of the Diversity Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017.

Update: On Friday, June 16, the family of Khadija Saye confirmed the photographer was among those killed in the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14.  Khadija Saye, a London photographer whose work is currently on view in the Venice Biennale, is among the people missing after a fire engulfed the Grenfell Tower apartment building in... More

NPR Investigation Raises Questions on Killing of Gilkey and Tamanna

Posted by on Friday June 9, 2017 | Photojournalism

Zabihullah Tamanna and David Gilkey. Photo by Monika Evstatieva/NPR
Zabihullah Tamanna and David Gilkey. Photo by Monika Evstatieva/NPR

A year after NPR photographer David Gilkey and journalist Zabihullah Tamanna were killed in Afghanistan, NPR is reporting that their deaths were the result of a targeted Taliban attack, not a random attack as Afghan officials originally claimed. The two journalists died June 5 while riding with a unit of the Afghan National Army in... More

Photojournalist Mathias Depardon Released from Turkish Prison

Posted by on Friday June 9, 2017 | Photojournalism

French photojournalist Mathias Depardon has been released from prison in Turkey one month after his arrest, and is now on his way to Paris. The news was reported by Reporters without Borders, and confirmed in a statement from French president Emmanuel Macron. Depardon, a French citizen based in Istanbul, was on assignment for National Geographic... More

Photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa Sentenced to 18 Years for Murder

Posted by on Wednesday June 7, 2017 | Photos In The News

Zwelethu Mthethwa, the South African photographer convicted of murdering a sex worker in April 2013, was sentenced today to 18 years in jail. Judge Patricia Goliath said the “callousness, cruelty and brutality” of the crime warranted more than the 15-year minimum sentence, according to reports in South African media. Mthethwa, a graduate of the Rochester... More

Lee Friedlander to Give First Public Talk in 30 Years

Posted by on Wednesday May 31, 2017 | Events

Master photographer Lee Friedlander will be speaking at the New York Public Library on June 26. This will be the photographer’s first public talk in 30 years. He’ll be joined on stage in conversation with his grandson, writer Giancarlo T. Roma. Roma and Friedlander recently relaunched Haywire, the publishing company that Friedlander started in the... More

Photojournalist Imprisoned in Turkey Begins Hunger Strike

Posted by on Wednesday May 24, 2017 | Photojournalism

Photographer Mathias Depardon, who was arrested and detained by Turkish police on May 8, has begun a hunger strike to protest his detention, Reuters and other news outlets report. Depardon, a French citizen based in Istanbul, was arrested while on assignment for National Geographic photographing in the town of Hasankeyf. An order for Depardon’s deportation... More

Peterson, Bracken, Streiber Win Special Prizes in PDN Photo Annual

Posted by on Tuesday May 2, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Mark Peterson. From Political Theatre.

Mark Peterson has won the first Photographer of the Year award, which honors a photographer in the PDN Photo Annual who has produced an outstanding body that reflects the year in photography. Peterson won the $10,000 prize for his book Political Theatre (published by Steidl). Honored in the Photo Books category of the Photo Annual,... More