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UPDATED 8/30/2010: The New York Times' iPhone app now shows photo credits and captions under the images that appear at the top of articles. As media organizations have rolled out apps for the iPhone and other smart phones, their treatment of photographic content (and those who create it) has varied.A... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at PDN Pulse
Photographer Brett Gundlock, one of several journalists arrested in June during the G20 protests in Toronto, had all charges against him dropped during a brief court appearance on Monday in Toronto. Gundlock, a photographer Canada’s National Post newspaper, says his appearance before a judge took less than a minute, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at PDN Pulse
Several agencies that supply celebrity photographs taken by paparazzi to People magazine have banded together to demand additional compensation for the use of photographs in People’s forthcoming iPad app, according to Hollywood Reporter. The entertainment trade publication says the negotiations are delaying the release of People’s iPad app, an assertion... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at PDN Pulse
Today is the last day to submit work to the PDN Pix Digital Imaging Contest. Now in its 16th year the Pix Digital awards have highlighted the best in digital imagery each year. 2009 saw the introduction of the popular multimedia category, which honored a film by the Wade Brothers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at PDN Pulse
Lens Culture has announced its 2010 International Exposure Awards Competition of the best in global photography. The competition is designed to find, nurture, and promote emerging as well as established talent from all over the world. It is open to all photographers working in genres ranging from documentary to fine... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at PDN Pulse
Last summer when Kodak announced it was discontinuing its once popular Kodachrome film, Steve McCurry requested the last 36-frame roll manufactured by the company. For nine months he planned a nostalgic journey to places he shot in the past. Followed closely by a National Geographic Channel TV crew, McCurry ventured... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at PDN Pulse
A snowboarding photographer battled a company for months trying to get them to acknowledge that they had used his photo without permission or payment. The photographer, Chris Messervey, has now published his months of correspondence with the company on his blog in hopes of getting satisfaction. Standard practice for snowboarding... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2010 at PDN Pulse
A photographer recently tipped us off about a Chinese Web site that is publishing the work of photographers without their knowledge or permission. The site is branded as if it were produced by Leica, but according to a Leica representative they have nothing to do with it. “Leica Camera always... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2010 at PDN Pulse
A new competition supported by the Annenberg Space for Photography and other public and private organizations invites amateur and professional photographers around the world to submit a photograph completing the phrase “Democracy is…” Winning submissions to the International Democracy Photo Challenge will be selected by a combination of online voting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2010 at PDN Pulse
A new national, multi-channel advertising campaign that seeks to raise awareness about mental health issues within Hispanic/Latino communities launched last week with images shot by editorial and commercial photographer Cass Bird. Debuting during National Minority Mental Health Awareness month, the campaign is a collaboration between the Ad Council, The Substance... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at PDN Pulse
Institute for Artist Management, the management and production company founded last year by former VII Photo managing director Frank Evers, announced the addition of Robert Clark and Wayne Lawrence to their roster this morning. Clark is a New York-based editorial and commercial photographer who has a long-standing relationship with National... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at PDN Pulse
© Georgianne Nienaber Photographers and journalists reporting from the Gulf on the Deepwater Horizon spill are now subject to $40,000 fines and Class D felony convictions if they are found to be in violation of a new Coast Guard directive. The directive established a 20-meter [65-foot] safety zone around all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at PDN Pulse
VII and NOOR announced new additions to their memberships today. New Jersey-based photojournalist Ed Kashi joins Marcus Bleasdale, the Estate of Alexandra Boulat, Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Joachim Ladefoged, Christopher Morris, James Nachtwey, Franco Pagetti, Stephanie Sinclair and John Stanmeyer as a co-owning member of VII Photo Agency.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at PDN Pulse
Toronto-based photojournalist Brett Gundlock, who was arrested by police while photographing G20 protesters over the weekend, says his government-issued press credential was clearly visible to the officers who took him into custody on Saturday evening. A photograph taken by a Reuters photographer at the scene even shows his visible badge... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at PDN Pulse
A photojournalist and filmmaker received £3,500 ($5,280) each in an out-of-court settlement with the London police after the pair were prevented from documenting a protest at the Greek embassy in 2008, The Guardian reported today. A film of the incident posted on the news organization’s Web site shows police grabbing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at PDN Pulse
A pair of photographers working for Canada’s National Post were arrested over the weekend while documenting protests of the G20 summit in Toronto. On Saturday night The National Post published a report that staff photographer Brett Gundlock and freelancer Colin O’Connor were detained by Toronto police while photographing protestors clashing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2010 at PDN Pulse
New York-based advertising agency Anomaly has won an Outdoor Lion Grand Prix award for their campaign for denim and clothing company Diesel. Images for the campaign were shot by photographers Kristin Vicari, Melodie McDaniel and Chris Buck. Anomaly are among a small contingent of American agencies earning recognition at the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2010 at PDN Pulse
The Sotheby’s auction of more than 1000 photographs from the Polaroid Collection founded by Edwin H. Land in the 1950s will go ahead next week despite the controversy surrounding the sale. Hundreds of artists, including Ansel Adams, William Wegman, Andy Warhol, Imogen Cunningham, Robert Frank, Helmut Newton, Luigi Ghirri, Chuck... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2010 at PDN Pulse
VII Photo announced today that several photographers have joined the VII Network and VII Mentor Program. Afghanistan-based photographer Andrea Bruce, who has worked extensively in Iraq as a staff and contract photographer for The Washington Post, and Paris-based photographer Tomas van Houtryve, who won 2010 Photographer of the Year from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at PDN Pulse
Photographers and photo industry professionals who attended the LOOKbetween festival over the past weekend at Deep Rock Farm near Charlottesville, VA, participated in small, informal group discussions on Saturday morning that addressed three topics: The Business: From Individual to Agency; Storytelling Techniques: From Film to Video; and Publishing: From Book... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at PDN Pulse
Photographer JB Reed has collaborated with friends to create a Web site that encourages people to publicly project BP’s live feed of the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico. On the site,, they provide ideas for how to project the feed and easy social media links for sharing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at PDN Pulse
On May 26 Wired released its first digital version designed specifically for media tablets (iPads). The release was notable for a couple of reasons: It signaled the completion of an InDesign add-on that allows magazine designers to convert their print publications into media tablet format, and vice versa. The software... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at PDN Pulse