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The #freeshahidulalam Campaign: How You Can Help

Posted by on Wednesday August 15, 2018 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Shahidul Alam, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Bangladesh
© Christopher Michel. Shahidul Alam at the CatchLight Summit in San Francisco, November 2017.

More than a week after police jailed Bangladeshi photographer, educator and activist Shahidul in order to silence him, his supporters continue to call on others in the photo community to join the #freeshahidulalam campaign. Alam was dragged from his house on August 5 by plainclothes police, and remains in jail pending a bail hearing scheduled... More

Photographer Shahidul Alam, Drik Founder, Seized by Police over his Reporting in Dhaka (Update)

Posted by on Monday August 6, 2018 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

A group of plainclothes police forcibly removed photographer Shahidul Alam from his home in Dhaka on Sunday night. An official with the Dhaka Metropolitan Police detective branch later said that Alam, founder of the Pathshala Media Institute school and the photo agencies Drik and Majority World, was detained for interrogation over his social media posts... More

Eddie Adams Workshop Announces New Sexual Harassment Reporting Policy

Posted by on Friday July 27, 2018 | Photojournalism

The organizers of the Eddie Adams Workshop (EAW) today announced they will work with anti-harassment experts and others to institute more safeguards against sexual harassment, create new procedures for handling reports of harassment, and do more to raise awareness about the EAW’s “zero-tolerance policy” for sexual misconduct. EAW’s announcement, posted today on the EAW website... More

CJR’s Sexual Harassment Report: It’s as Much about Photo-j Culture as the Predators

Posted by on Wednesday July 25, 2018 | Photojournalism

From the Columbia Journalism Review's report on sexual harassment. Photo © Darrel Frost

The report on sexual harassment in photojournalism published last week in the Columbia Journalism Review shows that not much has changed in the year since PDN reported several women photographers’ accounts of sexual harassment in newsrooms and at industry events. It’s also been eight months since Bill Frakes lost his appeal in a sexual harassment... More

Obituary: Pulitzer-Winning AP Photographer Alan Diaz, 71

Posted by on Thursday July 5, 2018 | Obituary

Alan Diaz, AP, photojournalist, Elian Gonzalez
© Alan Diaz/AP. Diaz's photo of Elian Gonzalez in 2000 won the Pulitzer Prize.

Alan Diaz, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for his photo of federal immigration agents seizing Elián González, the six-year-old Cuban refugee at the center of an international custody dispute, died July 3, according to an AP report. He was 71. Diaz had been freelancing for AP in Miami when González was found floating... More

Magnum Photos Names 5 New Nominees

Posted by on Wednesday June 27, 2018 | Photojournalism

Magnum Photos, Magnum nominee, Gregory Halpern, Lorenzo Meloni, photojournalist,
© Sim Chi Yin/Magnum Photos. From “Shifting Sands,” an investigation of global sand completion.

Members of the Magnum Photos collective voted to welcome five new photographers as Nominees to the agency. The new nominees are: Sim Chi Yin (Singapore) Gregory Halpern (USA) Rafal Milach (Poland) Lua Ribeira (Spain) Lindokuhle Sobekwa (South Africa) Magnum announced the news after its Annual General meeting, which took place in Paris. Thomas Dworzak, current... More

Obituary: Jack Laxer, Pioneer of 3-D Architectural Photography, 91

Posted by on Monday June 18, 2018 | Obituary

southern California, Googie architecture, Jack Laxer, architectural photography
Penguin coffee shop, Santa Monica. © Jack Laxer

Jack Laxer, who photographed mid-century modern architecture in southern California and became a master of 3-D stereo photography, died June 12 in Culver City, California, according to Chris Nichols, former chair of the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee. Laxer was 91. Born in Brooklyn, Laxer moved to southern California as the post-World War II building... More

8 Photographers Win Magnum Foundation Fund Grant

Posted by on Wednesday May 30, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Sarker Protick, Magnum Foundation
Terrace and pigeon house built by a family occupying the Dubolhati Rajbari, Dubolhati, Bangladesh. © Sarker Protick

The Magnum Foundation Fund has announced the recipients of its 2018 grant. The winners will receive grants of varying amounts as well as “project development support” to explore “new models of storytelling.” The Magnum Foundation announced the news today. The eight winning projects are: “Eclipse” by Sagar Chhetri; “Orinoco Women’s Journal” by Juanita Escobar; “Santa Barbara”... More

Fund Your Work: Upcoming Deadlines for Documentary, Fine-Art Grants and Prizes

Posted by on Tuesday May 1, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Deadlines for grant applications and submissions for several photo prizes are due in the weeks ahead. These grants and prizes support ongoing and new personal projects, photojournalism and news photography, and include photo grants specifically designed to support the work of photographers who identify as female. Getty Images Women Photograph Grant Sponsored by Getty Images... More

Sim Chi Yin Wins 2018 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award

Posted by on Wednesday April 25, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Sim Chi Yin. From Sim's photo and video project, "Dying to Breathe," about a a former gold miner afflicted with the lung disease silicosis, and his wife.

Beijing-based photographer Sim Chi Yin has been named the winner of the Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award, which comes with a grant of $20,000. The board of the Chris Hondros Fund (CHF) announced the news today. Now in its seventh year, the award supports photographers whose work shines a light on the shared... More