Photos In The News

John McCain’s iPhone Poker: A Brief History of Long-Lens Gotchas

Posted by on Wednesday September 4, 2013 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Yesterday photographer Melina Mara of The Washington Post got a photo of Senator John McCain playing poker on his iPhone during the Senate hearing on military action in Syria. Mara’s photo is the most widely seen photo of yesterday’s meeting of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. This isn’t the first time a sharp-eyed photographer... More

Detroit Native Dave Jordano Uses Street Photography to Counter “Ruin Porn”

Posted by on Thursday August 1, 2013 | Fine Art, Photojournalism, Photos In The News

  Photographer Dave Jordano’s three-year project “Detroit–Unbroken Down,” featured in this week’s Time magazine and on a recent post on Time’s Lightbox, represent a return to Jordano’s roots – both personally and professionally. Jordano grew up in Detroit, and he began revisiting it three years ago to document how it had changed since 1977, when... More

UN Security Council Holds Debate on Protections for Journalists

Posted by on Wednesday July 17, 2013 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Four journalists who have covered war zones will speak before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) today as part of an open debate on international protection for journalists covering war zones and post-conflict zones. Correspondent Richard Engel of NBC, journalist Mustafa Haji Abdinur of Radio Simba in Somalia and Agence France Presse, Iraqi journalist Ghaith... More

Video Pick: Thomas Dworzak’s Long View of the Caucasus

Posted by on Monday April 22, 2013 | PDN Video Picks, Photos In The News

Since the 1990s, Magnum photographer Thomas Dworzak has explored the volatile republics of the Northern Caucasus. It’s a region that’s now in the news because alleged Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had ties there, but  Chechnya, Dagestan, Georgia and other republics of the Caucasus have long been a source of curiosity and geopolitical ambitions,... More

Boston Bombings Focus Attention on Caucasus, And Photo Projects on the Region

Posted by on Monday April 22, 2013 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

As investigations into the alleged Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev focus on their connection to Chechnya and to the region of Dagestan, where Tamerlan spent time in January 2012, we’re once again looking at photographic studies of the North Caucusus. This volatile and troubled region may be little known to many Americans, but... More

Campaign to Prosecute Crimes Against Journalists Set to Launch

Posted by on Wednesday February 20, 2013 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Aidan Sullivan of Getty Images, photojournalist Lynsey Addario, David Friend of Vanity Fair magazine and several others have announced their plans to launch a social media campaign to push for the prosecution of perpetrators of crimes against journalists. Called “A Day Without News?,” the campaign will launch on February 22, the anniversary of the deaths... More

Want to Guess What Will Win World Press Photo of the Year?

Posted by on Thursday February 14, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism, Photos In The News

The announcement of the World Press Photo of the Year 2012 winner is now less than 24 hours away. Speculation is ripe: Which international news story will be depicted in the photo that wins the top prize?  The conflict in Mali, or Syria? Protests against austerity measures in Greece? Political unrest in Egypt? Hurricane Sandy?... More

Paul Hansen of Dagens Nyheter Wins POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year

Posted by on Monday February 11, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism, Photos In The News

© Paul Hansen/Dagens Nyheter Paul Hansen, photographer with the newspaper Dagens Nyheter of Sweden has been named the 2012 Newspaper Photographer of the year in the 70th Pictures of the Year International (POYi). Hansen was honored for a portfolio that included coverage of the conflict in Gaza and a series on individuals whose lives were... More

Shepard Fairey Sentenced on Criminal Charge in ‘Hope” Poster Case

Posted by on Friday September 7, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation, Photos In The News

Artist Shepard Fairey was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and fined $25,000 today in a federal courtroom in Manhattan today for destroying documents, falsifying evidence “and other misconduct” in his civil litigation two years ago against the Associated Press (AP). He had faced a maximum of six months in jail. Fairey pled guilty... More