Posts Tagged ‘photojournalism’

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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A Breakdown of Cameras That Captured the Winning Images of World Press Photo 2015

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The prestigious World Press Photo contest announced the winning photos of 2014 last week. In case you were curious, here’s a look at the cameras that were used to capture the winning photographs.
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30 Powerful Reuters Photos from the Past 30 Years

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It was 30 years ago that Reuters launched its Pictures service that plays a key role in distributing powerful photojournalism to publications around the world. To celebrate this anniversary, the agency has selected a collection of photographs that represent “key images” from its massive archives — photographs that have changed the way we see the world.
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James Nachtwey on the Power Photography Has to Change Our World

Photojournalist and war photographer James Nachtwey received a Lifetime Achievement Award this past Monday from the American Society of Magazine Editors. The 3.5-minute video above is his acceptance speech in which he talks about the power of photojournalists to create positive change in the world.
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Video: The Value of Professional Photojournalism

Here’s a 9-minute mini-documentary by the NPPA titled “The Value of Professional Photojournalism.” It examines the current state of the photojournalism and the changing landscape of news imagery.

The video also offers a glimpse into the eye-tracking study that the NPPA commissioned and reported on recently. That research found that pro shots are more memorable than amateur ones, and that people could tell the difference in 90% of the cases.

Words of Wisdom for Photographers by Renowned Photojournalist Steve McCurry

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Last month, we shared a popular video in which photojournalist Steve McCurry talked about the danger of focusing on your destination so much that you miss your journey. That clip was actually from a series of videos in which McCurry shares wisdom he has learned over the decades of traveling the world and hunting for photos that will be remembered.
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Photographer Captures the Isolated Lives of People in Unrecognized Countries

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For his ongoing project “Lands in Limbo,” photographer Narayan Mahon has been visiting de-facto countries that aren’t recognized as countries by most of the world. Unless you’re into geography and/or politics, you may never have heard of any of the places before: Abkhazia, Nagorno Karabakh, Northern Cyprus, Somaliland, and Transnistria.
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UK Reporters Say They Won’t Take Assignments That Should Go to Pro Photographers

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In a show of solidarity with photojournalists who are seeing their jobs disappear, some reporters in the UK are resolving to not take assignments that should go to professional photographers.
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Pulitzer Winning Photographer David Turnley’s Advice to a Class of Photojournalism Students

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I had a wonderful opportunity today in that I got to enjoy the company of Pulitzer Prize-winner photojournalist David Turnley in the setting of my very own classroom. He was very personable, very intelligent, and even made us all stand up and touch each other’s faces to make the point of what photojournalists, street photographers, and portrait photographers do: we create a more intimate viewpoint into someones life that we typically (and this especially true for us mid-westerners) don’t experience on a day-to-day basis. Read more…