Photojournalism

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

Egyptian Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Photojournalist Shawkan

Posted by on Wednesday March 7, 2018 | Photojournalism

Egyptian prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a photojournalist arrested more than four years ago while covering an anti-government protest, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reported earlier today. Mahmoud Abou Zeid, an Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, was arrested in August, 2013 while covering the protest in Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya Square for British photo... More

Wennman, Hangst Top Prize Winners at POYi (So Far)

Posted by on Wednesday February 14, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

First prize, News Feature: A refugee gives birth aboard a Spanish vessel shortly after being rescued from a rubber boat off the coast of Libya. ©Edu Bayer

Magnus Wennman, staff photographer at the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet, has won Newspaper Photographer of the Year honors at the 75th annual Pictures of the Year International competition. German photographer Matthias Hangst of Getty Images won Sports Photographer of the Year. The POYi competition is run by the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Other... More

National Geographic Photographers on What Photo Editors Really Do

Posted by on Friday February 9, 2018 | Photojournalism

“I’m pretty sure most people have no idea what a photo editor actually does,” says photographer David Guttenfelder at the beginning of this short video recently published by National Geographic. In the video, photographers and photo editors explain a bit about the how the photographer-editor relationship works at National Geographic. “It’s a complete partnership,” says... More

PDN Video: Daniel Castro Garcia on Photographing Refugees Differently

Posted by on Wednesday January 3, 2018 | Photojournalism

"A Eulogy for Sana" ©Daniel Castro Garcia

Since 2015, Daniel Castro Garcia has been photographing African immigrants and refugees in ways that challenge the conventional, one-dimensional narratives that have dominated news coverage here and abroad. He won the 2017 W. Eugene Smith Grant for his project, called “Foreigner: I Pera N’Tera.” In a recent interview with PDN, he explained his unconventional, collaborative... More

PDN Video: Damon Pablo Escudero Talks about Street Photography

Posted by on Thursday December 28, 2017 | Photojournalism

©Damon Pablo Escudero

While earning a living as a commercial director, Damon Pablo Escudero has been pursuing his passion for street photography for more than 20 years. He said in a recent interview with PDN that he was inspired, like so many other photographers, by Robert Frank’s The Americans. Among the images in that book, “There aren’t that... More