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U.S. Copyright Office (Once Again) Studying Copyright Struggles of Photographers

Posted by on Tuesday April 28, 2015 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Uncategorized

The U.S. Copyright Office has published a call for comments from photographers and visual artists about how their works are “monetized, enforced and registered” and about “obstacles” artists face protecting their copyrights “when navigating the digital landscape.” The U.S. Copyright Office announced the research initiative April 24 in the Federal Register. The written comments are... More

Follow the 2015 PDN’s 30 Photographers on Tumblr, Instagram

Posted by on Monday April 27, 2015 | Uncategorized

PDN’s April issue included the annual PDN’s 30 feature, in which we profile 30 new and emerging photographers to watch. As we’ve done in years past, we’ve put together a list of links to their Tumblr blogs. This year we’re also throwing in links to their Instagram feeds. Social media serves as an important marketing... More

Adobe Intros Lightroom 6

Posted by on Tuesday April 21, 2015 | Uncategorized

Adobe has rolled out a new version of Lightroom — version 6 for standalone users or the newly renamed Lightroom Creative Cloud for existing subscribers — delivering several new features and an under-the-hood retuning to make it run faster, including on older CPUs and GPUs when using the Develop module. Among the highlights: * You... More

11 Photographers Win 2015 Guggenheim Fellowships

Posted by on Friday April 10, 2015 | Uncategorized

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the recipients of their 2015 fellowship grants. Among the 175 scholars, scientists, mathematicians, and artists chosen from over 3,100 applications this year are 11 photographers. As Guggenheim Fellows, they receive grants of varying but undisclosed amounts to pursue a proposed project. The 2015 Guggenheim Fellows in photography... More

Staging News Photos: Take This Ethics Quiz

Posted by on Wednesday March 25, 2015 | Photojournalism, Uncategorized

Inspired by the uproar over the staged photo included in a series that won a World Press Photo prize (later rescinded, for different reasons), photographer Alex Garcia has posted an ethics quiz for photographers. Garcia describes five  situations in which photojournalists can find themselves in ethical gray zones, and asks: What would you do? What... More

Unique College Program Helps Environmental Orgs See Value of Photography

Posted by on Monday March 23, 2015 | Uncategorized

Conservation photographer Neil Osborne understands how important visual communication can be to environmental and conservation organizations. Photographs, videos and other forms of visual storytelling can help non-profits share their messages and the work they do with wide audiences. Visual storytelling can also serve as an effective fundraising tool. But many nonprofits spend little on photography... More

DOJ Report Blasts Ferguson Police for First Amendment Violations

Posted by on Thursday March 5, 2015 | Photojournalism, Uncategorized

Ferguson, Missouri, police officers “frequently infringe on residents’ First Amendment rights, interfering with their right to record police activities and making enforcement decisions based on the content of individuals’ expression,” according to a report released yesterday by the US Department of Justice. The DOJ report, titled Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department (FPD), says “FPD... More

Mads Nissen Wins World Press Photo of the Year Prize

Posted by on Thursday February 12, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism, Uncategorized

Danish photographer Mads Nissen of the daily newspaper Politiken has won the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 prize for an image showing a gay couple during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia. The image, which was part of the news coverage last year about rising discrimination and hate crimes attacks against lesbian,... More

Cameron Spencer Wins POYi Sports Photographer of the Year Honors

Posted by on Tuesday February 10, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism, Uncategorized

Photographer Cameron Spencer of Getty Images has been named Sports Photographer of the Year at the 2015 Pictures of the Year International competition, organizers announced today. His portfolio included a variety of dramatic sports action and feature images from a wide array of sporting events, including the 2014 Winter Olympics. Runners up for the award... More