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

Posted by on Monday June 18, 2018 | Obituary

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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

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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

Obituary: Photographer Barry O’Rourke, APA President and Stock Agency Founder, 84

Posted by on Monday April 23, 2018 | Obituary

Photographer Barry O’Rourke, a past president of the Advertising Photographers of America and co-founder of The Stock Market stock photo agency, died April 17 in hospice care in Brookfield, Connecticut. The cause of death was complications from Alzheimer’s, according to his son, Randy. He was 84. Born James Barry O’Rourke in Providence, Rhode Island, 1933,... More

Sinclair Broadcasting Responds to NPPA Criticism—by Pulling Funding for NPPA

Posted by on Friday April 6, 2018 | Copyright/Legal

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NPPA criticized Sinclair after videos showed its anchors reading identical scripts about "fake news."

Sinclair Broadcast Group has pulled its funding for the National Press Photographers Association’s (NPPA) legal advocacy program after the trade group’s board of directors criticized Sinclair earlier this week. NPPA, a trade association that advocates for the legal rights of visual journalists, was one of several journalism and press freedom groups that criticized media giant Sinclair... More

Photographer Nicholas Nixon Investigated for Misconduct at MassArt

Posted by on Tuesday March 27, 2018 | Copyright/Legal

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Nicholas Nixon's The Brown Sisters, published by MoMA

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is conducting a Title IX investigation of former photography professor Nicholas Nixon, following “recent allegations of inappropriate conduct,” according to a letter the school’s president sent to faculty, students, staff and alumni on March 22. The letter gave no details. Nixon, a celebrated photographer and 40-year veteran of teaching... More

Obituary: Photographer Nitin Vadukul, 52

Posted by on Friday March 9, 2018 | Obituary

Photographer Nitin Vadukul, who created surreal and eerie images for commercial, editorial and music clients, died February 17 in New York City, according to The New York Times. His brother, photographer Max Vadukul, told The Times the cause of death was colorectal cancer. Born Nitin Shantilal Vadukul in Nairobi in 1965 to parents of Indian... More

Prime Collective Drops Photographer Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Posted by on Thursday March 8, 2018 | Photojournalism

Prime's post on Medium.

Prime, the cooperative photo agency, announced this week that it has dropped Christian Rodriguez from its roster in October 2017 after an unnamed female photographer reported he had tried to pressure her into posing nude. In an article posted March 7 on the website Medium.com, members of the collective noted that they had voted to... More

ImageBrief is Dead. Is Their Low-Balling Business Strategy to Blame?

Posted by on Wednesday March 7, 2018 | Business

The ImageBrief home page.

ImageBrief, the company that helped photo clients crowd-source their image requests, announced it was shutting down earlier this week. Photographers who have worked with them in the past have until March 8 to remove all their images from the site. The company website has been stripped except for a log in, to allow participating photographers... More