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Obituary: Lars Tunbjork, Photographer of Everyday Absurdity, 59

April 13, 2015 · News

 Swedish photographer Lars Tunbjork, whose humorous, deadpan images were published and exhibited internationally and won him a World Press Photo award, died last week. More »

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Arne Svenson Exonerated on Appeal in Privacy Invasion Case

April 10, 2015 · News

The fine art photographer's images of his neighbors, photographed through their uncovered windows, are protected by the First Amendment, a New York appeals court says.  More »

Major 4K Launch from Canon Delivers C300 Mark II, New XC10 Video Cameras

April 08, 2015 · News

Canon goes 4K crazy with an update to its C300 cinema camera and an entirely new hybrid 4K camera, the XC10.  More »

Nikon Brings Blazing Burst, 4K Video to New Mirrorless Camera

April 02, 2015 · News

 Nikon is taking another stab at the mirrorless segment with the J5, a 60 fps bursting, 4K video recording camera. More »

New Gear for Video Shooters as NAB Beckons

March 31, 2015 · News

 Here's a look at some of the new video gear that is debuting at NAB 2015. More »

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Court Sustains Infringement Claim over Thomas Franklin's 9/11 Photo

March 27, 2015 · News

A federal court is leaving it to a jury to decide whether Fox News Network's unauthorized use of Thomas Franklin's iconic 9/11 photo was fair use. More »

Court Rejects Daniel Morel's $2.5 Million Claim for Legal Fees Against Getty, AFP

March 26, 2015 · News

A federal judge says the purposes of the Copyright Act "are not furthered by awarding fees and costs" to Morel, who won a $1.2 million jury verdict for copyright infringement in 2013. More »

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Momo Okabe Wins the Foam Paul Huf Award 2015

March 25, 2015 · News

The Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam (Foam) has announced the winner of its Foam Paul Huf Award 2015, Momo Okabe. Okabe won for her projects “Dildo” and “Bible,” which explore her relationships with two of her lovers as they transition from female to male. More »

Sony Adds Four New FE Lenses

March 05, 2015 · News

 Sony has four new lenses for its mirrorless camera system. More »

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World Press Photo Disqualifies Controversial Prize Winner

March 04, 2015 · News

An investigation by World Press Photo determined that not all the images in Giovanni Troilo's controversial story were shot in Charleroi, Belgium, as he had claimed in his captions. More »

Impossible Project Updates Instant Lab

March 03, 2015 · News

 The Polaroid-inspired Impossible Project has updated its mobile Instant Lab camera. More »

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Paolo Marchetti Wins $20K 2015 Alexia Foundation Grant

February 26, 2015 · News

Marchetti won for a project that will look at one of the fashion industries most controversial supply chains.  More »

Arri Alexa Mini: A Slimmed Down Cinema Camera

February 24, 2015 · News

Arri's new Alexa Mini downsizes the cinema system for gimbals, drones and run-and-gun shooting. More »

How a Computer Programmer and Special Effects Guru Gave Birth to Photoshop

February 19, 2015 · News

 In graduate school, Thomas Knoll was teaching computers how to see photos. His brother John was plying his trade at Industrial Light and Magic. The two combined to make digital imaging history. More »

FAA's Proposed Drone Rules Won't Bar Photography

February 17, 2015 · News

 The FAA has issued its long-awaited proposed rules for commercial drone use. More »

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Mads Nissen Wins World Press Photo of the Year 2014 Prize

February 12, 2015 · News

Danish photographer Mads Nissen wins the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 prize for an image showing a gay couple during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia. More »

New Wide Angle Lenses Arrive from Tamron, Tokina

January 30, 2015 · News

 New wide angle lenses from Tamron and Tokina will help DSLR shooters take in all the scenery. More »

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Obituary: Will McBride, Photographer of Youth and Sexuality, Age 84

January 30, 2015 · News

Will McBride, who documented post-war Germany and published numerous books of his honest, intimate photos of young people, died in Berlin Janary 30.  More »

Panasonic Channels Selfie Craze with New Lumix GF7 Mirrorless Camera

January 20, 2015 · News

 Panasonic's mirrorless GH7 feeds our needs for selfies with a flip-up display and several new automatic shooting modes. More »

Phil Stern
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Obituary: Phil Stern, Photographer of Hollywood Icons, 95

December 15, 2014 · News

Phil Stern, who photographed movie stars from Marilyn Monroe to John Wayne to Frank Sinatra both on set and at home, died December 13. He was 95.  More »

Michel DuCille Washington Post
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Obituary: Michel du Cille, Pulitzer-Winning Photojournalist, 58, Dies in Liberia

December 12, 2014 · News

 Michel du Cille, who won three Pulitzers for his work at the Miami Herald and the Washington Post, died of an apparent heart attack while covering the Ebola crisis. More »

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William Daniels Wins Fourth Annual Tim Hetherington Grant

December 11, 2014 · News

Photographer William Daniels has won the fourth annual Tim Hetherington Grant, and its €20,000 (approximately $24,765) prize, for his work in the Central African Republic.

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Photographers' Rep Julian Richards on Why He Abruptly Quit the Business

November 14, 2014 · News

 Julian Richards explains how changes in the industry, photographer/client relationships, and his personal life finally led him to "walk the plank." More »

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Has a Textbook Publisher Trampled Your Copyrights? There's a Solution For That

November 10, 2014 · Features

Numerous photographers have filed copyright infringement suits against textbook publishers who routinely overran photo licenses. A copyright attorney offers tips on how to file a claim.  More »

Rene Burri Sao Paolo 1960 Magnum Photos
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Obituary: Rene Burri, Magnum Photographer, 81

October 20, 2014 · News

René Burri, the photographer best known for his iconic images of Che Guevera and Pablo Picasso, has died at 81.  More »

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Joseph Sywenkyj wins $30,000 2015 W. Eugene Smith Grant

October 15, 2014 · News

Photographer Joseph Sywenkyj has won the 2014 W. Eugene Smith Grant—the $30,000 prize for “humanistic” photography—for his project Verses from a Nation in Transition.

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Flickr to Offer Photographic Wall Art

October 14, 2014 · News

 Flickr will now let users turn their stored images into photographic wall art. More »

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In Memoriam: Ray K. Metzker, 83

October 09, 2014 · News

The ground-breaking photographer, renowned for his experimental in-camera and darkroom techniques and technically ambitious photos of Philadelphia streets, died October 9. More »

The World Needs a Hero: GoPro Intros New Hero4 with Beefed Up 4K

September 29, 2014 · News

 GoPro has introduced three new Hero action cameras with supped up 4K recording and more. More »

Jon Lowenstein South Side Chicago
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Jon Lowenstein Wins $10,000 2014 Lange-Taylor Prize for "South Side"

September 04, 2014 · News

The photographer plans to create, through words and photos, "a lasting testimony" to the Chicago neighborhood where he has lived and worked for over a decade. More »

Zeiss Courts Sony Shooters with New E-Mount Lenses

September 02, 2014 · News

The new Loxia line of manual focus lenses from Zeiss are aimed at Sony's E-mount cameras. More »

©Daniel Morel

Judge Upholds $1.2 Million Verdict in Morel v. AFP Copyright Case

August 14, 2014 · News

A federal judge sustained the award on the grounds that photographer Daniel Morel presented sufficient evidence at the trial last year to support the verdict.  More »

Up in the Sky: New DJI Drone Ready for Pro Camera Work

August 06, 2014 · News

DJI's latest camera drone can haul heftier gear aloft. More »

© Michael Schmidt

Obituary: Michael Schmidt, 68, Winner of Prix Pictet, Died May 24

May 27, 2014 · News

Fine-art photographer Michael Schmidt, best known for documenting post-war Germany, died two days after  he was awarded the $112,500 Prix Pictet. 

 

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Richard Mosse Wins $50K Deutsche Borse Prize for The Enclave

May 12, 2014 · News

Irish artist Richard Mosse has won the 2014 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for his exhibition last year at the Venice Biennale. More »

©Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Tyler Hicks Wins Robert Capa Gold Medal Award

April 25, 2014 · News

Tyler Hicks of The New York Times has won the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award from the Overseas Press Club.   More »

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Josh Haner, Tyler Hicks Win 2014 Pulitzer Prizes for Photography

April 14, 2014 · News

New York Times staff photographers Tyler Hicks and Josh Haner won the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News Photography and Feature Photography, respectively. More »

© Finn Frandsen

Obituary: Per Folkver, Award-winning Photo Editor, 61

March 31, 2014 · News

The former picture editor in chief of Politiken and mentor to Jan Grarup, Jacob Erbahn, Jacob Aue Sobol and other award-winning photojournalists died March 30. More »

Appeals Court Says Streamlined Copyright Registration for Collections Is Legal

March 20, 2014 · News

 The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals re-instates Alaska Stock's copyright infringement claim against textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin on the grounds that the agency's bulk registration of images was valid after all. More »

Daniel Gordon Foam Award
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Daniel Gordon Wins 2014 Foam Paul Huf Award of $27,700

March 14, 2014 · News

The American photographer and collage artist has won the international award which honors a photographer under 35 and comes with a 20,000 euro prize.  More »

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2014 Hasselblad Award of $156K Given to Miyako Ishiuchi

March 07, 2014 · News

The award committee commended Ishiuchi's innovative style and approach to her work, and noted that she has been a role model for young women artists in the male-dominated field of photography in Japan. More »

Getty's Free Image Program: New Revenue Model, or a Surrender to Copyright Infringement?

March 06, 2014 · News

Getty Images makes its photo collection available for free to non-commercial users, hoping to drive more sales of commercial use licenses. But is it undermining copyright in the process?  More »

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Sebastian Liste Wins 2014 Alexia Foundation Grant of $20k

February 27, 2014 · News

Sebastián Liste has won the $20,000 2014 Alexia Foundation professional grant for his ongoing project “The New Culture of Violence in Latin America.” More »

John Stanmeyer's World Press Photo winning image of African migrants on the shore in Djibouti city searching for cell service.
© John Stanmeyer

John Stanmeyer Wins 2013 World Press Photo of the Year

February 14, 2014 · News

American photographer John Stanmeyer of won the 2013 World Press Photo of the Year for an image depicting African migrants standing on the beach in Djibouti, holding mobile phones aloft in an effort to get an inexpensive wireless signal. More »

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AP Cuts Ties with Photographer Narciso Contreras Over Photoshopped Image

January 23, 2014 · News

Associated Press (AP) cut ties with Pulitzer Prize-winning freelance photographer Narciso Contreras for altering a news photograph he shot in Syria.  More »

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Obituary: John Dominis, Prolific LIFE Photographer, 92

December 30, 2013 · News

Among his most famous images for LIFE were the "Black Power salute" at the Mexico City Olympics, and intimate photo essays on Frank Sinatra and Steve McQueen.  More »

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Obituary: Saul Leiter, Legendary Color Photography Artist

November 28, 2013 · News

 Artist Saul Leiter, who spent decades working in relative obscurity before his talents as a pioneering color photographer came to light, died November 26 in New York City at the age of 89.


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©Daniel Morel

Morel v. AFP Copyright Verdict: Defense Strategy to Devalue Photos and Vilify Photographer Backfires

November 26, 2013 · News

The $1.2 million jury verdict in the Morel v. AFP copyright infringement case was a vindication for photographer Daniel Morel that sent a strong message to photo agencies: Don't distribute images by freelancers without permission, then vilify the photographer for defending his rights.   More »

Olivier Jobard Tim Hetherington Grant
© Olivier Jobard, Myop / 2013 Tim Hetherington Grant

Photographer Olivier Jobard Wins 2013 Tim Hetherington Grant

November 11, 2013 · News

 The French photojournalist will use the grant of 20,000 pounds to complete a project on two Afghan immigrants trying to get to Paris. More »

Deborah Turbeville St Petersburg
© Deborah Turbeville

Obituary: Deborah Turbeville, Pioneering Fashion Photographer

October 25, 2013 · News

Renowned for fashion stories of the Seventies and Eighties, Deborah Turbeville photographed architecture and travel throughout her career. She died October 24 in New York City. More »

Robin Hammond Condemned Smith Fund Grant
© Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond Wins $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Fund Grant

October 17, 2013 · News

The photographer will use the grant to continue his project about the neglect and abuse of the mentally ill in Africa. More »

Sen. Robert Kennedy, flanked by his wife Ethel, gives a speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles moments before his assassination, June 5, 1968.
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Obituary: Photographer Bill Eppridge, LIFE Contributor, Age 75

October 03, 2013 · News

Bill Eppridge, renowned for his iconic images of the Civil Rights movement, Robert Kennedy’s assassination, the Vietnam War and Beatles, died October 2, 2013. He was 75. More »

Carrie Mae Weems
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Photographer Carrie Mae Weems Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

September 25, 2013 · News

Photographer and videomaker Carrie Mae Weems, who uses a variety of media to explore race, gender and identity, is one of 24 individuals awarded a $625,000, five-year grant from the MacArthur Foundation.  More »

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Photographer Who Refused to Shoot Same-Sex Wedding Loses Another Appeal

August 26, 2013 · News

New Mexico wedding photographers are barred by law from discriminating against same-sex couples by refusing to provide them with wedding photo services, the state's highest court has ruled.  More »

Kodak To Emerge From Bankruptcy in Early September

August 20, 2013 · News

The bankruptcy court judge's approval of  Kodak's restructuring plan paves the way for the former film pioneer emerging from bankruptcy protection by early September.  Pensioners and some shareholders are not happy. More »

©Arne Svenson

Judge Dismisses Privacy Lawsuit Against "Voyeur" Artist Arne Svenson

August 06, 2013 · News

A New York photographer who provoked controversy--and a lawsuit--by photographing his neighbors through their apartment windows and exhibiting the images in a gallery is protected by the First Amendment, a judge rules.  More »

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Startup Aims to Make it Easier to License Amateur News Photos for $20

July 18, 2013 · News

A new tech company sifts social media for newsworthy images, then connects the image creators to news organizations. "I know professional photographers won’t like this," the CEO tells PDN. More »

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Obituary: Photographer Bert Stern, Creator of Marilyn Monroe's "Last Sitting," 83

June 26, 2013 · News

The legendary photographer of celebrities, fashion and advertising is most famous for his images of Marilyn Monroe, taken weeks before her death. More »

Broomberg Chanarin War Primer 2 MACK
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Broomberg and Chanarin Win 2013 Deutsche Borse Prize

June 10, 2013 · News

The London-based photographers were awarded the $48,000 prize for War Primer 2, a reflection on the war on terror made from Google image search results and a Bertolt Brecht text.
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Abigail Heyman from Growing up Female
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Obituary: Photojournalist Abigail Heyman, Documenter of Women’s Changing Roles, 70

June 09, 2013 · News

Abigail Heyman published three books that documented the changing roles of women in photos that were personal and photojournalistic.   More »

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Evgenia Arbugaeva Wins 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award

June 05, 2013 · News

For her series on a Siberian village, Arbugaeva won a 5,000 Euro cash prize, a Leica M camera and lens. The Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award winner was also named.  More »

The American photographer Wayne Forest Miller
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Wayne Miller, LIFE Photojournalist Dies

May 22, 2013 · News

The Magnum Photos member and documenter of Chicago's social and cultural problems, was 94. More »

Richard Prince Did Not Infringe Patrick Cariou's Photos, Appeals Court Says

April 25, 2013 · News

An federal appeals court has overturned a copyright infringement ruling against appropriation artist Richard Prince, ruling that his unauthorized use of photographer Richard Cariou's photographs amounted to fair use after all.   More »

© Javier Manzano/AFP

AP, Javier Manzano Win Pulitzer Prizes for Photography

April 15, 2013 · News

Images from the civil war in Syria have won both of the 2013 Pulitzer Prizes for photography.  More »

Collector’s Suit Against William Eggleston Dismissed

March 29, 2013 · News

The dismissal of a collector’s suit against William Eggleston signals to photographers and dealers that they have the right to issue new editions of a work, at least under New York law. More »

Taiyo Onorato Nico Krebs
© Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs/Courtesy of Foam

Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs Win 2013 Foam Paul Huf Award

March 12, 2013 · News

The Swiss duo, known for playing with photographic techniques, have won 20,000 Euro and a project with Foam, the exhibition space in Amsterdam. The annual prize honors photographers under 35. More »

©Joan Fontcuberta

Joan Fontcuberta Wins $143,000 Hasselblad Prize

March 08, 2013 · News

The prize honors the Catalan photographer's innovative conceptual photography and artful fictions.
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©Abir Abdullah

Abir Abdullah, Sara Naomi Lewkowicz Win Alexia Foundation Grants

March 01, 2013 · News

Abir Abdullah won the $15,000 professional grant for his project about lax fire safety in Bangladesh, particularly for garment workers. Sara Naomi Lewkowicz won the student grant. More »

Paul Hansen Gaza Palenstine World Press Photo of the Year
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Paul Hansen Wins 2012 World Press Photo of the Year

February 15, 2013 · News

The Swedish photojournalist won the prestigious award for his image showing a group of men carrying the bodies of two dead children in Gaza, Palestine. More »

©Donald Harney (left); ©Sony Pictures Television (right)

Infringement Claim Fails Because Law Protects Expression, Not Ideas

January 24, 2013 · News

In a case hinging on the similarity between two photographs, a federal appeals court says no infringement occurred because the second photograph did not copy the elements of the original photo that are protected by copyright law. More »

AFP, Washington Post Violated Daniel Morel's Copyrights, Judge Says

January 15, 2013 · News

A federal court has ruled that Agence France-Presse violated photographer Daniel Morel's copyrights by distributing his images of the 2010 Haiti earthquake without permission.  More »

© Shomei Tomatsu

Shomei Tomatsu, Provoke Movement Photographer, Dies at 82

January 07, 2013 · News

Shomei Tomatsu, one of Japan's most influential post-war photographers and a prominent figure in the Provoke Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, died December 14 at the age of 82. More »

Gigi Giannuzzi
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Obituary: Gigi Giannuzzi, Founder of Trolley Books, 49

December 27, 2012 · News

The publisher of award-winning, innovative photo books was a passionate champion of photography that examined issues of social justice and blurred the line between art and documentary work.  More »

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PDN's 12 Most Popular News Stories of 2012

December 26, 2012 · News

William Eggleston's auction sale and the meaning of "limited edition." Social media "terms of use." Contract fine print. When accidents happen on photo shoots. Plus other newsworthy topics from around the photo world in 2012. More »

Agencies Step Up Copyright Enforcement as Infringers Fight Back

December 20, 2012 · News

Stock agencies have taken a get-tough approach against businesses that use images without permission, but infringers accuse agencies of making unreasonable demands. More »

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Photographers Balk at Instagram's New Terms of Use

December 18, 2012 · News

Some photographers are unwilling to accept Instagram's  broad usage rights to images posted to the service, so they will switch to other photo sharing services instead.  More »

Can a Kinder, Gentler Approach to Copyright Enforcement Work?

December 18, 2012 · Features

Eschewing legal threats and demands for punitive retroactive fees for unauthorized uses of photos, Copyright Services International asks infringers nicely on behalf of its photographer clients for standard fees without penalties. Company founder Glen Carner explains why he's trying a kinder, gentler approach. More »

© Fernando Moleres

Photographer Fernando Moleres Wins 2012 Tim Hetherington Grant

December 11, 2012 · News

The Spanish photographer won for his project about the harsh conditions and injustice endured by minors who are incarcerated at an adult prison in Sierra Leone. More »

Ken Regan
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Obituary: Ken Regan, Celebrity and Sports Photographer

November 27, 2012 · News

Award-winning photographer Ken Regan, founder of the Camera 5 agency, had published his sports, news and celebrity photographs on more than 200 magazine covers.  More »

© Mishka Henner

Deutsche Borse Announces Shortlist for 2013 Photography Prize

November 26, 2012 · News

Mishka Henner, Cristina de Middel, Chris Killip and the duo of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin  have been named finalists for the 2013 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. More »

NYC Sued for Systematic Civil Rights Violations During Occupy Protests

October 22, 2012 · News

A federal lawsuit alleges that the New York Police Department committed widespread violations of free speech and free assembly in order to deter and retaliate against Occupy Wall Street protesters. More »

Peter van Agtmael Afghanistan
© Peter van Agtmael/Magnum Photos

Peter van Agtmael Wins $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Fund Grant

October 17, 2012 · News

The photographer, who is represented by Magnum Photos, says he will use the 2012 grant to explore the Afghan and Iraqi perspective on American-lead wars.  More »

Luc Delahaye's 132nd Ordinary Meeting of the Conference, September 15, 2004, OPEC headquarters, Vienna, Austria
© Luc Delahaye, Prix Pictet Ltd, Courtesy Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels

Luc Delahaye Awarded $106K Prix Pictet

October 10, 2012 · News

French photojournalist-turned-artist Luc Delahaye has won the fourth Prix Pictet, a prize founded by Swiss private bank Pictet & Cie in 2008 and awarded to photographers whose work engages with themes of sustainability. More »

Street Photographer and Critic Richard Gordon Dies at 67

October 10, 2012 · News

Richard Gordon, whose black and white street photography ranged from witty observation to serious social commentary, died October 6 at his home in Berkeley, California at the age of 72. The cause of death was cancer, according to Tom Gitterman, Gordon's New York Gallerist.  More »

The Job Forecast for Photographers is Not Rosy

September 06, 2012 · News

The federal government’s employment forecast for photographers over the next eight years suggests a likelihood of even more competition in the industry. More »

©John Stezaker

Artist John Stezaker Wins 2012 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

September 04, 2012 · News

British collage artist John Stezaker has won the 2012 Deutsche Börse photography prize, becoming the first winner of the prize who doesn't take photographs. More »

Kodak to Sell Film and Photo Paper Business

August 24, 2012 · News

Former film giant Eastman Kodak plans to sell off its original business, the manufacture of print film and photographic paper, in an effort to emerge from chapter 11 bankruptcy.  More »

Martine Franck photographed by Henri Cartier-Bresson 1972
© Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

Photographer Martine Franck Dies

August 17, 2012 · News

Magnum photographer Martine Franck, who was best known for her portraits of artists and writers, died in Paris yesterday of cancer at the age of 74. She was the wife of renowned photographer Henri Cartier Bresson, who died in 2004.  More »

©Luis Lamar

Widow of Underwater Photog Wes Skiles Blames His Drowning on Defective Gear

August 06, 2012 · News

Renowned underwater photographer and National Geographic contributor Wes Skiles died in a 2010 diving accident because of faulty breathing apparatus that the manufacturer knew was prone to failure, his widow Terri Skiles alleges in a civil lawsuit. She also alleges the manufacturer conspired to destroy evidence in order to cover up the equipment failure. More »

Photog Claiming LA Times Copyright Infringement Denied Day in Court by Arbitration Agreement

June 29, 2012 · News

Photographer David Strick’s claim against the Times, which has been derailed by an arbitration clause in his agreement with the company, has become a cautionary tale to photographers about the dangers of agreeing to settle unforeseen disputes in arbitration.  More »

Judge Blocks Google's Divide-and-Conquer Strategy in Big Copyright Cases

May 31, 2012 · News

A federal judge's ruling lets Author's Guild and ASMP participate in lawsuits over Google Books, while also granting class action status to individual authors.  More »

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Ross Taylor, David Weatherwax and Brad Vest Are Top Winners at BOP

May 30, 2012 · News

Other first place winners in NPPA's 2012 Best of Photojournalism contest include sports photographer Donald Miralle, 2012 Pulitzer winner Massoud Hossaini and AP's Charles Dharapak.  More »

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Department of Justice Warns Police Against Violating Photographers' Rights

May 18, 2012 · News

 The DOJ reads the constitution to the Baltimore City Police Department, and issues a prescription for a police policy that protects the rights of citizens to record police activities. More »

Horst Faas, South Vietnam
© Horst Faas/AP

Horst Faas, AP Combat Photographer, Dies, Age 79

May 10, 2012 · News

Horst Faas, the award-winning Associated Press combat photographer who covered Vietnam and other conflicts, died today in Munich, Germany, the AP reports. He was 79.  More »

Copyright Claim Against Tumblr May Test Immunity of Photo Sharing Sites

May 08, 2012 · News

Publisher of pornography alleges that photo sharing site Tumblr is liable for copyright infringement because it ignored demands to remove infringing photos from its servers.  More »

International Center of Photography Names New Director

May 03, 2012 · News

Mark Robbins, dean of Syracuse University's School of Architecture, will succeed Willis "Buzz" Hartshorn as ICP executive director.  More »

Copyright Watch: The Liability-Proof World of Pinterest

May 02, 2012 · News

Learn how the popular social media site has made sure that liability for copyright infringement rests with its users. More »

What If You Break a $300,000 Figurine While on Assignment?

April 27, 2012 · News

An expensive statue gets smashed during a shoot, and now the owner is suing. Here's why photographers' insurance provides less liability protection than you would expect. More »

David Guttenfelder, AP photographer, Olivier Rebbot Award
© AP Photo/David Guttenfelder

David Guttenfelder Wins Two Overseas Press Club Awards

April 25, 2012 · News

The AP photographer won the Olivier Rebbot Award and feature photography prize for two photo stories; OPC also named winners of Robert Capa Gold Medal and Jon Faber Award.  More »

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