Posts Tagged ‘photojournalism’

Photo of Runner Snapping Selfie Snags Prestigious Photojournalism Prize

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Photojournalist Troy Wayrynen has been selected as the 1st Prize winner of the Sports Feature category in this year’s Best of Photojournalism contest by the NPPA, one of the most prestigious awards for photojournalists.

His winning photo, a crop of which is shown above, shows a high school runner using his phone to take an unusual selfie at the beginning of a cross country race.
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Weegee Shares His Thoughts on News Photography

As New York City prepares to digitize and publish thousands of historical crime scene photos captured by photo unit police officers, here’s a look at the subject from the photojournalist’s point of view.

The 9-minute above is an interview with Weegee, a photographer known for his gritty black-and-white photos of crime scenes and urban life. It’s from the 1958 vinyl record “Famous Photographers Tell How.”
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That Painful World Press Photo Decision

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The tumult surrounding the World Press Photo awards for the last couple of weeks has been quite earth-shaking. An Italian photographer, who had been awarded for “Contemporary Issues” was, finally, disqualified for having mis-labelled where a picture was shot (not in the town of Charleroi which was listed on the entry but 30 miles away in Bruxelles.)
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War Photographer Lynsey Addario Shares the Photos That Impacted Her the Most

Conflict photographer Lynsey Addario has gotten quite a bit of attention lately after publishing a memoir about her life and work. The book has since made it onto the New York Times bestseller list and will be made into a major film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jennifer Lawrence as Addario.

In the interview above by Getty Images, Addario shares and talks about some of the photos that have resonated with her the most (warning: there’s graphic content and some nudity). “One of my goals as a photographer is to motivate people to act,” she says.

“I Try to Forget”

A photo essay on living through California's workers' compensation cuts

Mar 09, 2015 · ProPublica

World Press Photo Strips Giovanni Troilo of His First Prize Win for Misrepresenting Photo

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In a surprising turn of events, the World Press Photo organization has announced that it will be withdrawing the 1st prize award it had given photographer Giovanni Troilo for his Contemporary Issues series “The Dark Heart of Europe.” This comes one day after a new claim surfaced that accused Troilo of misrepresenting where a photo was shot.
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World Press Photo Reopens Investigation After New Accusation Emerges

Update: World Press Photo has decided to strip Troilo of his 1st place award.


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Things are getting messier and messier for World Press Photo. After investigating a 1st prize winner due to accusations of unethical staging, the prestigious contest defended the photographer this week and stood by its award decision (much to the dismay of many in the photojournalism industry).

There’s a new twist in the story, though: a new accusation is now being made against the photographer, causing WPP to reopen its investigation.
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World Press Photo And Its Credibility Issue

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“World Press Photo is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide.”

That’s what the “About The Foundation” page on the World Press Photo says. Now follow this timeline of recent events.
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Town Accuses Photographer of Staging His Shots That Won World Press Photo

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Charleroi is a town of about 200,000 people in Belgium that has fallen upon some tough times in recent years due to increases in unemployment, poverty, and crime. Italian photojournalist Giovanni Troilo pointed his lens at the city last year, capturing a gloomy photo essay titled “The Dark Heart of Europe.” The images were recently awarded 1st prize at the prestigious World Press Photo contest in the Contemporary Issues category.

The contest, which already got a black eye after 20% of the finalists were disqualified for unethical photo editing, has another messy problem on its hands: the town is accusing Troilo of staging his winning photos.
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NPPA Calls on Photographers Disqualified from WPP to Share Their ‘Shopped Photos

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The world of photojournalism took a hit earlier this month when it was revealed that 20% of the finalists in the prestigious World Press Photo competition had been disqualified due to unethical edits. The National Press Photographers Association released a statement this past weekend calling for the disqualified photographers to share the edits that eliminated them from competition.
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