Photojournalism

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

Fadi BouKaram on How to Shoot Better Street Photography

Posted by on Tuesday July 31, 2018 | Photojournalism

©Fadi BouKaram
©Fadi BouKaram

In this excerpt from The Candid Frame podcast, Lebanese photographer Fadi BouKaram, a founding member of Observe Collective, explains how he trained his eye as a street photographer, and learned to shoot street photographs that have emotional impact. BouKaram also talks about the value of respecting subjects. He was interviewed by Ibarionex Perello, host of... 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

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

Eight Photographers Win Reuters Photojournalism Grants of $5K

Posted by on Wednesday May 16, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

© Gabriel Scarlett
An image from grant winner Gabriel Scarlett’s project “On Poisoned Land,” which looks at how the Navajo living on the Navajo Nation Reservation suffer from decades of uranium contamination from mines that fed the U.S. nuclear program. © Gabriel Scarlett

Eight photographers have won the first Reuters photojournalism grants of $5,000, the news service announced today. Reuters created the grant program to support “a diverse new generation of photojournalists” who can tell stories from new and different perspectives. Reuters launched the initiative last year at Visa pour l‘image international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France.... More

AFP Photographer Shah Marai Among Dead in Kabul Suicide Bombing

Posted by on Monday April 30, 2018 | Photojournalism

Shah Marai, a photographer for Agence France-Presse (AFP), was killed today by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, the agency has confirmed. According to reports, two suicide bombers detonated bombs in Kabul, killing more than 21 people and wounding 27. Marai was killed in the second blast, which targeted journalists who rushed to the scene... More