Posts Tagged ‘photojournalism’

Chicago Sun-Times Reaches Agreement with Union, Will Re-hire a Few Photogs

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News regarding the Chicago Sun-Times and its former photo staff is usually of the negative variety. Whether we were covering how the entire staff was unceremoniously laid off, or the fact that they were being replaced by iPhone photography classes, there hasn’t been much positive news to report.

That changes today (at least to some degree) thanks to a settlement between Sun-Times Media and a newsroom employees union that managed to get four of the 28 photographers their jobs back, and secure a $2,000 one-time payout for the rest. Read more…

French Newspaper Photographer Gravely Wounded in Gunman’s Rampage

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A photographer at French newspaper Libération is currently fighting for his life after being shot Monday as part of a gunman’s extended rampage through the French capital of Paris. Read more…

French Paper Publishes Photo-less Issue to Stress the Importance of Photojournalism

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French newspaper Libération is about to score huge brownie points with photographers the world over. At a time when newspaper photography jobs are disappearing and some newspapers are replacing professional photojournalists with iPhone toting writers, Libération is removed all photos from one of its issue as a show of support for photographers. Read more…

Almost Half of All Newspaper Photographer Jobs Have Disappeared, Census Finds

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If you’ve been paying attention to the professional photography industry, you no doubt understand that times are tough and likely to continue getting tougher for newspaper photographers. Read more…

Top AP Photographer Slams White House for ‘Propaganda’ Photography Practices

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Top editors at the Associated Press slammed the White House — or, more specifically, the Obama Administration — last week for restricting photographers’ access to the president in favor of staged “propaganda.” Read more…

Hidden World of South Sudan: An Interview with Photojournalist Camille Lepage

Camille Lepage, 25, is an independent French photographer living in South Sudan. She works on long term projects about topics that do not make to the mainstream media and looks at the consequences of the politics on the populations.


For over a year now, documentary photographer Camille Lepage has been photographing the struggles of South Sudan. As a new country, sovereign since 2011, South Sudan can be considered a hotbed for social, political, and religious conflicts. These conflicts are laid bare by Lepage through a strong, intuitive eye and a determination to get her shot.

Her two on-going bodies of work, You Will Forget Me and Vanishing Youth (which are on display below) contain stirring imagery that speak of the violence, and the religious and cultural dissonance that permeates this young country and its people. Read more…

Chicago Sun-Times Now Selling the ‘One-of-a-Kind’ Photos Taken by Fired Photogs

suntimesselling1In a move that is completely legal and yet already has some people wondering just how much bad press the Chicago Sun-Times is looking to absorb, the beleaguered newspaper is putting the ‘striking, one-of-a-kind photos’ in its archive up for sale… you know, photos taken by the photojournalists the paper sacked in May of this year. Read more…

USA Today Drops Sports Photographer Over Misrepresented Baseball Photo

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Any professional photographer who’s been working long enough has experienced the humiliation of missing the big shot, so it wasn’t that big a story when two sports photographers missed Ichiro Suzuki’s landmark 4,000th base hit at a recent New York Yankees game.

It’s what happened afterward, when USA Today Sports Images photographer Debby Wong passed off a photo of another Suzuki swing as the iconic moment, that turned the incident into a significant photojournalism ethics fail.
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Viral Photos from the Navy Yard Tragedy Don’t Show a Shooting Victim

Update: The Associated Press has re-released the photos, and is now confirming that they DO show scenes related to the Navy Yard shooting.


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A widely distributed image used to illustrate stories about Monday’s horrific shooting at the Washington Navy Yard likely had nothing to do with the tragedy, offering a cautious tale of modern media overreach. Read more…

Conflict Photographer Shares What He’s Learned in 20 Years of Covering War

Photojournalism can be a dangerous profession, especially for those photojournalists who are drawn to conflict photography. Once such photojournalist is Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic, who has been putting his life on the line in war zones for over 20 years.

In the video above, the seasoned conflict photographer shares some of what he’s learned over all of these years spent in conflict zones. Lessons that range from what moments he tries to capture, to some thoughts on war in general. (Note: the video contains some strong imagery) Read more…