2015 Pulitzer Prize winners in photography announced
The winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in photography have been revealed. Daniel Berehulak covering the Ebola crisis in West Africa for The New York Times has won the “Feature” category while the St. Louis Dispatch-Post photography staff has won the “Breaking News” category for excellence in covering the Ferguson protests.
Jack Garofalo’s striking photos of life in Harlem in the 1970s
Following a mass exodus in the 1960s, people were curious to find out how was life in Harlem in the 1970s. One of the first photographers to venture into the neighborhood during that time was Jack Garofalo. The artist’s photos of the Paris Match magazine are revealing an energetic culture taking life as it is.
Mads Nissen wins World Press Photo of the Year 2014
The winners of the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 have been announced. The grand prize winner of the 58th edition of the World Press Photo contest is photographer Mads Nissen who has submitted a photo of a gay couple sharing an intimate moment in Russia, a country where LGBT people are legally and socially harassed.
“China: The Human Price of Pollution” striking photo series by Souvid Datta
Pollution is having a devastating effect on China’s ecosystem and inhabitants. Photographer Souvid Datta has decided to document these issues in the “China: The Human Price of Pollution” photo series. The project consists of poignant photos captured in areas where pollution makes China look like it has gone through a post-apocalyptic event.
World Press Photo set to change post-processing rules in 2014
The World Press Photo organization has revealed that it is poised to make some changes to the post-processing rules of its popular image contest as of the 2014 edition. The new rules are aimed at providing more transparency regarding the permitted levels of post-processing which can be applied to a photo and will be announced soon.
The story behind the iconic Mick Jagger’s tongue photo revealed
The Mick Jagger’s tongue photo is one of the most popular images of the Rolling Stones musician. It has been captured in the early 1970s by Richard Crawley. About 40 years after the event, the photographer has decided to tell the story behind the shot, which almost did not happen, as he has had to overcome multiple obstacles.
Old crime scenes mashed up in New York City: Then & Now photos
Everybody loves “then-and-now” photos. They show us the past and present of certain locations. Photographer Marc A. Hermann is also a fan of these mash-ups, but he has decided to come up with his own project. It is called “New York City: Then & Now”, and consists of blending in old crime scene photos with modern backgrounds.
World War I photos taken from a German officer’s point of view
Dean Putney, a developer based in San Francisco, has discovered an impressive collection of never-before-seen World War I photos. The shots belong to his great grandfather, who has fought in the war. Walter Koessler was an officer in the German army and he managed to rack up about 1,000 photos during WWI.
Detroit Urbex project shows how much a great city has fallen
Detroit has become the largest city in the United States to file for bankruptcy. In order to show how much this mighty city has fallen in so few years, the Detroit Urbex project has been created. It has been developed by an anonymous author, but it has managed to raise the awareness regarding the city’s financial troubles.
Crisis Relief Singapore reminds us that “Liking isn’t helping”
All internet users will come across a touching photo, depicting a disaster victim, on the web. Many of them are felling the need to share and “like” the image or article on social networks, such as Facebook. However, Crisis Relief Singapore has created a campaign, aimed at reminding us that “Liking isn’t helping”.
“Lady in red” is now the symbol of the protests in Turkey
Ceyda Sungur has unwillingly become the symbol of the protests in Turkey. She is known as the “lady in red”, as a photo of her wearing a red dress while she was getting pepper sprayed by the police has gone viral. Many people have been inspired by the young woman and are using her image to protest against the government.
Peter Gordon is the European Photographer of the Year 2012
The Federation of European Photographers (FEP) has finally revealed the overall winner of the European Photographer of the Year 2012 contest. The laureate is an Irish photographer, called Peter Gordon, who has submitted a series of amazing images captured during the Burning Man Festival 2011 at the Temple of Transition.
Gaza Burial image is not fake, World Press Photo says
Photographer Paul Hansen has been accused of forging the Gaza Burial image, which has won the World Press Photo of the Year 2013 award. Following the allegations, World Press Photo has decided to appeal to the experts, who have completed their analysis of the photograph. Their verdict is that the image is authentic.
World Press Photo of the Year 2013 might be fake
Paul Hansen is one of the most popular contemporary photographers, winning numerous prizes, including the World Press Photo of the Year 2013. However, there is a bit of controversy surrounding the topic, as all evidence suggests that the photographer has significantly modified “Gaza Burial”.
Finland publishes collection of 170,000 World War II photos
Photographers love huge collections of photos and the Finnish Defense Forces have decided to deliver. They have definitely met the expectations, as 170,000 photos taken in Finland during World War II have been uploaded on the web. We can only be thankful that time has not taken its toll on these amazing pictures.
Getty Images announces contest for photojournalism grants
Applications for Getty Images’s 2013 Grants for Editorial Photography are now open. Participants have until May 1 to send in 20-25 images, and a 500 word description of the project proposal. This year, five photojournalists will be selected to receive grants of $10,000 each.
US Navy apologizes for illegally arresting photographer twice
Nic Coury will have a lot of stories to tell his grandchildren, as the photographer has managed to get himself into trouble two times in three days. The US Navy has arrested Coury for taking pictures outside the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, despite the fact that the photographer was well within his rights.
Pulitzer Prize 2013 in photography awarded to Syrian war photographers
The winners of the Pulitzer Prize 2013 in photography have been announced at the Columbia University in New York. For their extensive coverage during the on-going warfare in Syria, a team of five photographers from AP has won the Breaking News category, while the Featured category has been awarded to an AFP freelancer.
Vermont House of Representatives wants to ban photography
Taking photos or recording movies on the streets of Vermont may become a thing of the past if a short form bill passes through the Vermont House of Representatives. Betty Nuovo has proposed this controversial bill, which leaves no room for interpretations, when it says that photographing a person will become illegal.
Syrian war photos should make North Korea review its position
North Korea’s leader has stated that there is no turning back and that the war will begin. However, Kim Jong-Un should take a look at these photos and review his stance. Two years have passed since the Syrian war began. March 2013 has been the most brutal war month to date for Syria, while many of the country’s major cities are lying in ruins.
The rise and rise of Instagram photojournalism
Photojournalists have been using Instagram ever since its launch in 2010, connecting more easily to fans and viewers worldwide. Even though it has been often criticized for “ruining” print photography, Instagram has sometimes contributed to publishing in papers or books.