Posts Tagged ‘photojournalist’

Memory Cards vs Kalashnikovs: On Trying to Cover the News in Crimea Right Now

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As Jim Morrison once said, “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.” There is power in an image, and the press often become persona non grata in a conflict that is socially and politically charged. This is what is happening in Crimea right now, as photojournalists Kilian Fichou and Laetitia Peron revealed in a recent article on the AFP Correspondent blog. Read more…

Reuters Global Sports Photo Editor Leaves After Almost 30 Years, Position Eliminated

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Reuters global sports picture editor Gary Hershorn announced yesterday that his position at the agency had been eliminated, and so, starting April 1st, he will no longer be working for the company. Read more…

We Animals: Powerful Photos Highlight the Plight of Animals in Captivity

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Polar Bear at the Zoo – Canada – Credit: Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

It took photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur 13 years to compile the photography found in her book We Animals, but it will take only moments for your emotions to run the gamut between deeply moved and sickened while scrolling through her work. Read more…

Taking Photos Without Permission is Now Illegal in Hungary, Photographers Outraged

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Effective today, a new civil code in Hungary makes it illegal to take a photograph without obtaining permission from everybody in the photo, making street photographers’ and photojournalists’ jobs infinitely more complicated and opening the door for a landslide of litigation. Read more…

Photojournalist Given Humanitarian Award for Choosing to Help Before Taking Photos

As a photojournalist, there are many moments where you have to answer a simple ethical question: do you take the photo, or do you try to help? This happens a lot in more tragic events, and conflict photographers are often accused of making the wrong choice.

Which is the right and wrong choice is up for debate in any given situation — a photo might spark change on an international level after all — but one thing is for sure: we don’t often hear about photojournalists putting down the camera and choosing to help right then and there. That, however, is exactly what happened in the case of Miami Herald photojournalist Al Diaz in February of this year. Read more…

Canadian Freelance Photojournalist Killed in Syrian Air Strike

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Another of the photographers who had been bravely providing coverage from the front lines of the Syrian conflict lost his life on Sunday when a Syrian air strike dropped a barrel bomb on a rebel-held area of Aleppo. Read more…

Photojournalist James Nachtwey Shot in the Leg Covering Thai Protests

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While covering the pre-election violence in the Thai capital of Bangkok, renowned photojournalist James Nachtwey was shot in the leg, reports the Wall Street Journal. Fortunately, according to a report in TIME, it seems the photog wasn’t badly injured and returned to work soon after being shot. Read more…

Revolution in Kiev, Ukraine

A photographer's first-hand account from the burning barricades in Kiev

Jan 27, 2014 · Ilya Varlamov

UK Newspaper Chain Follows in Sun Times Footsteps, Shutters All Photographer Jobs

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Britons tend to take their newspapers a bit more seriously than Yanks, but that hasn’t stopped a newspaper chain there from Chicago Sun-Timesing (yes, we verbed it!) its way to ignominy by firing its entire photography staff. Read more…

Virtual Photojournalists Document Mayhem In ‘Grand Theft Auto’ World

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Photojournalism jobs may be disappearing in real life, but they’re thriving in at least one corner of the Interwebs. A handful of participants in the online version of “Grand Theft Auto” have decided it’s more fun to document virtual felonies than commit them and have formed a team of street photographers. Read more…