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Rapper Jay-Z Sues Photographer for Selling His Likeness

Acclaimed rapper Jay-Z has filed a lawsuit against photographer Jonathan Mannion -- who photographed Jay-Z's 1996 debut album "Reasonable Doubt" -- for misusing his likeness, which includes the sale of merchandise such as photo prints and shirts, and licensing his image without the rapper's permission.

The Late Kenny Rogers Was a Fantastic Photographer

Legendary country singer Kenny Rogers passed away this past weekend at the age of 81. And while the music industry is mourning one of its brightest stars, fans of Rogers know that we lost more than a phenomenal musician—we lost a fantastic photographer as well.

Rugby Star Apologizes to Photog for Sharing Photo Without Permission

Typically, when a celebrity is called out for posting a photograph without permission, they lash out or deny any wrongdoing. It's so common we've almost come to expect it, which is why it's such a nice change of pace to hear that New Zealand Rugby star Sonny Bill Williams actually apologized to the photographer after having a photo pulled from Instagram for sharing it without permission.

My Photo Shoot with Jennifer Lawrence

We all have our dreams. Some are simple, while others are complex, buried under an overwhelming mountain of hurdles. It’s not often that people live out their dreams. But, what happens when you do? What happens when you achieve every single goal in your path? How do you plan for the future when you have nothing to chase?

An Interview with Photographer Richard McLaren

What do President Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Tina Turner, Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Pierce Brosnan, Jon Bon Jovi, Marc Anthony, Mariah Carey, Eva Mendes, Orlando Bloom, Patrick Swayze and Heath Ledger have in common? The magical lens of Richard McLaren has captured them all. And this is only a small sampling of famous people who McLaren has photographed in his four decades in the industry.

Why Brad Pitt’s GQ Photoshoot Feels So… Wrong

In this critical look at photographer Ryan McGinley’s recent photo shoot with Brad Pitt, photographer Ian Wong examines why he believes McGinley’s style is just not suited to celebrity portraiture work—an insightful look at what works (and what doesn't) in pop culture photography.