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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

Benson, Calle, Aperture Honored at 33rd Annual ICP Infinity Awards

Posted by on Tuesday April 25, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

In accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Center of Photography Infinity Awards, celebrity photographer Harry Benson thanked not only the photo editors and colleagues who had supported him throughout his more than 50-year photojournalism career. He also thanked everyone “who didn’t help me, because they’re the ones you want to show.” The 33rd... More

12 Photographers Win 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships

Posted by on Friday April 7, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Mary F. Calvert, Maggie Steber and Zoe Strauss are among the 12 photographers who have been named Guggenheim Fellows for 2017, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced on April 7. The Fellowships provide grants of undisclosed amounts to support projects by artists, scholars, scientists and writers. This year’s Fellows in the category of photography... More