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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

Mark Peterson: Photographing the Hate in Charlottesville Up Close

Posted by on Wednesday August 16, 2017 | Photos In The News

© New Republic/photo by Mark Peterson.

The New Republic has published Mark Peterson’s dramatic images of clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend between white nationalists at the so-called “Unite the Right” rally, and counter-protesters who showed up to demonstrate against the rising fascist movement. Peterson has covered US politics since the 1990s. We caught up with him to find out why... 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

Top Photo News Stories of 2016

Posted by on Tuesday December 27, 2016 | Copyright/Legal, Media, Photos In The News

© Jessica Kourkounis/Getty

Copyright dispute, the continuing controversy over for-profit art schools, Richard Prince (again), First Amendment protections and the President-elect: We look back on the stories that attracted the most attention in 2016. 1- The President-Elect Objects to a News Photo Showing his Double Chin Just 59 days before the President-elect will take an oath to “preserve, protect... More

LA Times Photographer Pleads No Contest to Resisting Arrest After Reagan Funeral

Posted by on Friday June 24, 2016 | Photos In The News

Longtime Los Angeles Times photographer Ricardo DeAratanha has pleaded no contest earlier this week to resisting and obstructing police during the March funeral motorcade of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. The photographer was at the scene covering the funeral for the Times and was sitting in his car transmitting photos from his laptop when police—responding to a report... More