Photos In The News

Photojournalist Describes Wreckage in Tremseh, Syria

Posted by on Monday July 16, 2012 | Photos In The News

Spanish photographer Daniel Leal Olivas, who reached the Syrian village of Tremseh on Friday July 13, reports that he saw what looked to be the effects of shells fired by tanks in the village. That would contradict the Syrian government’s claims that the Syrian Army did not use heavy weapons, a violation of a UN... More

Civil Rights Group Demands End to Use of Same-Sex Couple Photo in Anti-Gay Ad

Posted by on Thursday July 12, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photos In The News

When wedding photographer Kristina Hill learned that her engagement photo of a same-sex couple had been used without her permission in a political flyer attacking same-sex marriage, she told PDN she wasn’t sure she had the resources to pursue a long legal battle. Now Hill and her clients have an ally. Southern Poverty Law Center... More

How Sean Hemmerle Photographed Drones

Posted by on Monday July 9, 2012 | Photos In The News

To accompany an article in the latest issue of The New York Times Magazine about how the Air Force trains its pilots to control unmanned drones used for deadly strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, the magazine assigned architecture and portrait photographer Sean Hemmerle to photograph the aircraft at Holloman Air Force Base, a training facility... More

BBC Fooled by Syrian Rebel Propaganda Photo on Twitter

Posted by on Monday June 4, 2012 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

The BBC recently suffered a predictable consequence of relying on citizen journalism: It published a photograph circulated on Twitter by a Syrian anti-government activist that purportedly shows dead civilians after a government massacre last month in Houla, Syria. The image turns out to have been misappropriated and mislabeled for the purposes of propaganda. The photo... More

Behind the Photo of Invisible Children’s Founders Posing with Guns

Posted by on Friday March 9, 2012 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

The Stop Kony2012 campaign video, which has now been viewed 55 million times on YouTube, has unleashed criticism about the video’s creators, followed by a backlash against the backlash. The video, created by the charity Invisible Children, calls for intervention to bring Ugandan rebel Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, to justice. It... More

Were Journalists in Homs Targeted for Bombing?

Posted by on Thursday February 23, 2012 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Radio communications between Syrian army officers have shown that the army was ordered to bomb the make-shift press center in the besieged city of Homs where photographer Remi Ochlik and reporter Marie Colvin were working, The Telegraph newspaper reports. The journalists died yesterday when the center was shelled. Photographers Paul Conroy and William Daniels and... More