Articles tagged "photojournalism"

TIME to celebrate 175 years of photojournalism

TIME magazine is celebrating the birth of photography and photojournalism by telling the stories behind 100 of history's most influential images. Read more

US journalist wins Anja Niedringhaus Award for Sudan conflict series

The Anja Niedringhaus award for Courage in Photojournalism has gone to Kenya-based photographer Adriane Ohanesian for her ongoing coverage of the conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan. Learn more

World Press Photo of the Year 2015 awarded for moonlight migrant portrait

Australian photographer Warren Richardson has won the 2015 World Press Photo of the Year. Richardson’s winning photo, taken on the night of August 28, 2015 at the Hungarian-Serbian border, shows a baby being passed through a barbed wire fence by a refugee. Read more

The Long Night: Tim Matsui on creating social change through stories

Award-winning and Emmy-nominated visual journalist and filmmaker Tim Matsui used to view stories as a means of having experiences. Now, he sees them as a means of creating change, engaging audiences and helping them see that they can make a difference. In this PIX 2015 video, Matsui speaks on The Long Night, his documentary on human trafficking, and how he leveraged grassroots distribution to effect social change. Read more

Corbis Images content to be distributed by Getty

Getty Images is set to become the exclusive distributor of content from its rival, Corbis Images, after a deal in which Corbis was sold to a Chinese company that has a partnership with the Getty agency. Unity Glory, an affiliate of media business Visual China Group, has bought the assets and brands of Corbis Images for an undisclosed sum. Getty Images will represent the Corbis content in all territories outside China, as the two companies have worked together for over ten years to share content. Read more

California dreaming: The zen of photography with Rinzi Ruiz and Jonathan Alcorn

Street photographer Rinzi Ruiz and photojournalist Jonathan Alcorn are both based in the Los Angeles area, but their personal photography takes them to very different places. Take a look at what zen means to these photographers. Read more

Reuters will no longer accept edited Raw files from freelance photographers

In an email to freelance photojournalists this week, Reuters has confirmed a change in its photo submission policy requesting that photographers submit JPEGs rather than edited Raw files to the news agency. The message also states that original JPEGs with 'minimal processing' are acceptable, for example, level corrections and cropping. Read more

Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism finalists announced

The 2014 Nikon-Walkley Awards finalists and the Photo of the Year winner have been announced. The Walkley Awards seek to recognize excellence in Australian media, and in partnership with Nikon, highlight outstanding work in photojournalism across a number of categories. Take a look at this year's finalists and Photo of the Year winner. See gallery

Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers'

Mike Brodie spent five years riding freight trains across America, returning with an astonishing visual record of the teenage 'freighthoppers' that travel the USA illegally, by rail. Brodie had no formal training in photography, but began documenting his experiences after finding a discarded Polaroid camera behind a car seat. Brodie's images are collected in his new book 'A Period of Juvenile Prosperity'. Click through for more details and a selection of images.

When the line blurs between photography and photojournalism

British sports photographer Tom Jenkins has written a thought-provoking article for The Guardian about how quickly sports stories can turn into breaking news events. In the aftermath of the bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon, Jenkins draws parallels with past tragedies including the Hillsborough disaster, which occurred on the same day 24 years earlier. Jenkins also adds personal reminiscences about how he has made the transition from sports to 'news' photography in the past. Click through for excerpts and a link to the full article at The Guardian.

New York Post sensationalizes photo of man killed by subway train

A New York tabloid newspaper has caused controversy by publishing an image of a man about to be killed by a subway train on its front cover, along with a dramatic headline. The image shows a subway train bearing down on a man who'd been pushed into its path. The paper's handling of the story has been widely criticized and it raises a range of issues over the actions of all the parties involved. Journalism school The Poynter Institute has an interesting summary, separating the different aspects about a controversy that brings a lot of difficult questions about photojournalism and news reporting. What do you think?

Demotix, “the freelancer’s AP,” is now part of image licensing giant Corbis.

Poynter.org goes behind the scenes of magazine's post-Sandy cover picture

Poynter.org has published an interesting article examining how photographer Iwan Baan took his striking post-Sandy picture of Manhattan, which is currently gracing the cover of New York Magazine. According to the article, Baan took his photograph of Manhattan - which is half blacked-out due to the destructive effects of Hurricane Sandy - from the open door of a helicopter hovering at 5000 feet above New York. He went up on the night of Wednesday 31st October, when limited air traffic made it possible to hover for longer - and higher - than would normally be allowed over a major city. Click through to see the resulting image, and for more details of how Baan got the shot. 

BJP looks at Instagram and what it means for professional photographers

The British Journal of Photography has published an interesting article on its website entitled 'The New Economics of Photojournalism: The rise of Instagram'. In the article, author Olivier Laurent addresses the significance of services like Instagram for photojournalists, and investigates how these photographers are adapting to a platform where interactivity and immediacy are paramount.  Click through for more details and a link to the full article.

Can photos tell the full story? Watch 'Honor The Treaties': A documentary film about Aaron Huey

Released worldwide today, Honor The Treaties is a short documentary by Director Eric Becker about American photographer Aaron Huey's work documenting the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The film deals with Huey’s personal growth as a photographer, storyteller, and advocate. It was recently selected as a featured short documentary at The Seattle International Film Festival, and is now available publicly for first time on Vimeo. Click through for more information, and to view the film.  

New Hipstamatic tools inspired by photojournalist Ben Lowy

Mobile photography app Hipstamatic is embracing its growing popularity among photojournalists by creating a new digital lens and film pack named after photojournalist Ben Lowy. Lowy made headlines when his Hipstamatic images documenting life in Afghanistan were published in the New York Times Magazine last fall. The lens and film effects were a collaborative effort between Lowy and Hipstamatic, and will be released later this year as a 'GoodPak' - available for purchase (price TBC) within the iPhone app. (via the British Journal of Photography)

Book Review: Visual Stories - Behind the Lens with Vincent Laforet
As Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet transitions away from still photography and more towards film and video, he looks back at his photojournalistic and commercial career in this engaging book. Adam Koplan takes a look.
Nikon D4 & D800: What do the Professionals Think?

In the past few weeks Nikon has launched two major new DSLRs, the 16MP D4 and the 36MP D800. To get a feel for what the professionals think we asked four photographers, whose work and expertise spans a wide variety of genres to give us their take on the new cameras.

'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung

Respected photojournalist Dan Chung has been touring the world's trouble-spots for more than a decade, supplying images to newspapers and websites all over the globe. But although he made his name as a stills photographer, he has embraced video in a big way. We asked him why.

HDR used properly is appropriate for photojournalism, says Unified Color's Omvik

Are High Dynamic Range photos appropriate for illustrating news? That's the debate that's been started by the Washington Post's use of an HDR image on its front page in January. Sean Elliot, president of the National Press Photographers Association came down firmly against it, saying, 'HDR is not appropriate for documentary photojournalism.' John Omvik, Marketing VP with HDR software maker Unified Color understandably disagrees. He's written us a response arguing that what we see is closer to HDR than, say, a mono photo shot with Tri-X film.

The Passionate Photographer By Steve Simon
Adam Koplan takes a closer look at Steve Simon's captivating book, The Passionate Photographer. In it, Simon aims to help shooters address two important dilemmas: 'Why aren't my pictures as good as I want them to be?' and the immediate follow-up, 'What can I do about it?'