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Judge Upholds $1.2 Million Verdict in Morel v. AFP Copyright Case

A federal judge sustained the award on the grounds that photographer Daniel Morel presented sufficient evidence at the trial last year to support the verdict. 

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Up in the Sky: New DJI Drone Ready for Pro Camera Work

August 06, 2014 - DJI's latest camera drone can haul heftier gear aloft. More »

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Obituary: Michael Schmidt, 68, Winner of Prix Pictet, Died May 24

May 27, 2014 - Fine-art photographer Michael Schmidt, best known for documenting post-war Germany, died two days after  he was awarded the $112,500 Prix Pictet. 

 

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Richard Mosse Wins $50K Deutsche Borse Prize for The Enclave

May 12, 2014 - Irish artist Richard Mosse has won the 2014 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for his exhibition last year at the Venice Biennale. More »

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Tyler Hicks Wins Robert Capa Gold Medal Award

April 25, 2014 - Tyler Hicks of The New York Times has won the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award from the Overseas Press Club.   More »

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Josh Haner, Tyler Hicks Win 2014 Pulitzer Prizes for Photography

April 14, 2014 - New York Times staff photographers Tyler Hicks and Josh Haner won the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News Photography and Feature Photography, respectively. More »

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Obituary: Per Folkver, Award-winning Photo Editor, 61

March 31, 2014 - The former picture editor in chief of Politiken and mentor to Jan Grarup, Jacob Erbahn, Jacob Aue Sobol and other award-winning photojournalists died March 30. More »

Appeals Court Says Streamlined Copyright Registration for Collections Is Legal

March 20, 2014 -  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals re-instates Alaska Stock's copyright infringement claim against textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin on the grounds that the agency's bulk registration of images was valid after all. More »

Daniel Gordon Foam Award

© Daniel Gordon / Courtesy of the artist and Wallspace, New York

Daniel Gordon Wins 2014 Foam Paul Huf Award of $27,700

March 14, 2014 - The American photographer and collage artist has won the international award which honors a photographer under 35 and comes with a 20,000 euro prize.  More »

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2014 Hasselblad Award of $156K Given to Miyako Ishiuchi

March 07, 2014 - The award committee commended Ishiuchi's innovative style and approach to her work, and noted that she has been a role model for young women artists in the male-dominated field of photography in Japan. More »

Getty's Free Image Program: New Revenue Model, or a Surrender to Copyright Infringement?

March 06, 2014 - Getty Images makes its photo collection available for free to non-commercial users, hoping to drive more sales of commercial use licenses. But is it undermining copyright in the process?  More »

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Sebastian Liste Wins 2014 Alexia Foundation Grant of $20k

February 27, 2014 - Sebastián Liste has won the $20,000 2014 Alexia Foundation professional grant for his ongoing project “The New Culture of Violence in Latin America.” More »

John Stanmeyer's World Press Photo winning image of African migrants on the shore in Djibouti city searching for cell service.

© John Stanmeyer

John Stanmeyer Wins 2013 World Press Photo of the Year

February 14, 2014 - American photographer John Stanmeyer of won the 2013 World Press Photo of the Year for an image depicting African migrants standing on the beach in Djibouti, holding mobile phones aloft in an effort to get an inexpensive wireless signal. More »

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AP Cuts Ties with Photographer Narciso Contreras Over Photoshopped Image

January 23, 2014 - Associated Press (AP) cut ties with Pulitzer Prize-winning freelance photographer Narciso Contreras for altering a news photograph he shot in Syria.  More »

John Dominis Mickey Mantle Yankee Stadium

© John Dominis/Time Inc/Courtesy of the Monroe Gallery

Obituary: John Dominis, Prolific LIFE Photographer, 92

December 30, 2013 - Among his most famous images for LIFE were the "Black Power salute" at the Mexico City Olympics, and intimate photo essays on Frank Sinatra and Steve McQueen.  More »

©Saul Leiter, courtesy gallery FIFTY ONE, Antwerp

Obituary: Saul Leiter, Legendary Color Photography Artist

November 28, 2013 -  Artist Saul Leiter, who spent decades working in relative obscurity before his talents as a pioneering color photographer came to light, died November 26 in New York City at the age of 89.


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©Daniel Morel

Morel v. AFP Copyright Verdict: Defense Strategy to Devalue Photos and Vilify Photographer Backfires

November 26, 2013 - The $1.2 million jury verdict in the Morel v. AFP copyright infringement case was a vindication for photographer Daniel Morel that sent a strong message to photo agencies: Don't distribute images by freelancers without permission, then vilify the photographer for defending his rights.   More »

Olivier Jobard Tim Hetherington Grant

© Olivier Jobard, Myop / 2013 Tim Hetherington Grant

Photographer Olivier Jobard Wins 2013 Tim Hetherington Grant

November 11, 2013 -  The French photojournalist will use the grant of 20,000 pounds to complete a project on two Afghan immigrants trying to get to Paris. More »

Deborah Turbeville St Petersburg

© Deborah Turbeville

Obituary: Deborah Turbeville, Pioneering Fashion Photographer

October 25, 2013 - Renowned for fashion stories of the Seventies and Eighties, Deborah Turbeville photographed architecture and travel throughout her career. She died October 24 in New York City. More »

Robin Hammond Condemned Smith Fund Grant

© Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond Wins $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Fund Grant

October 17, 2013 - The photographer will use the grant to continue his project about the neglect and abuse of the mentally ill in Africa. More »

Sen. Robert Kennedy gives a speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles before his assassination, June 1968.

© Bill Eppridge. Courtesy Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Obituary: Photographer Bill Eppridge, LIFE Contributor, Age 75

October 03, 2013 - Bill Eppridge, renowned for his iconic images of the Civil Rights movement, Robert Kennedy’s assassination, the Vietnam War and Beatles, died October 2, 2013. He was 75. More »

Carrie Mae Weems

© Carrie Mae Weems

Photographer Carrie Mae Weems Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

September 25, 2013 - Photographer and videomaker Carrie Mae Weems, who uses a variety of media to explore race, gender and identity, is one of 24 individuals awarded a $625,000, five-year grant from the MacArthur Foundation.  More »

Photographer Who Refused to Shoot Same-Sex Wedding Loses Another Appeal

August 26, 2013 - New Mexico wedding photographers are barred by law from discriminating against same-sex couples by refusing to provide them with wedding photo services, the state's highest court has ruled.  More »

Kodak To Emerge From Bankruptcy in Early September

August 20, 2013 - The bankruptcy court judge's approval of  Kodak's restructuring plan paves the way for the former film pioneer emerging from bankruptcy protection by early September.  Pensioners and some shareholders are not happy. More »

©Arne Svenson

Judge Dismisses Privacy Lawsuit Against "Voyeur" Artist Arne Svenson

August 06, 2013 - A New York photographer who provoked controversy--and a lawsuit--by photographing his neighbors through their apartment windows and exhibiting the images in a gallery is protected by the First Amendment, a judge rules.  More »

crowdsourced amateur news photo

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Startup Aims to Make it Easier to License Amateur News Photos for $20

July 18, 2013 - A new tech company sifts social media for newsworthy images, then connects the image creators to news organizations. "I know professional photographers won’t like this," the CEO tells PDN. More »

photographer Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe Last Sitting

© Bert Stern, courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, NYC

Obituary: Photographer Bert Stern, Creator of Marilyn Monroe's "Last Sitting," 83

June 26, 2013 - The legendary photographer of celebrities, fashion and advertising is most famous for his images of Marilyn Monroe, taken weeks before her death. More »

Broomberg Chanarin War Primer 2 MACK

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Broomberg and Chanarin Win 2013 Deutsche Borse Prize

June 10, 2013 - The London-based photographers were awarded the $48,000 prize for War Primer 2, a reflection on the war on terror made from Google image search results and a Bertolt Brecht text.
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Abigail Heyman Growing up Female

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Obituary: Photojournalist Abigail Heyman, Documenter of Women’s Changing Roles, 70

June 09, 2013 - Abigail Heyman published three books that documented the changing roles of women in photos that were personal and photojournalistic.   More »

Evgenia Arbugaev Tiksi

© Evgenia Arbugaeva

Evgenia Arbugaeva Wins 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award

June 05, 2013 - For her series on a Siberian village, Arbugaeva won a 5,000 Euro cash prize, a Leica M camera and lens. The Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award winner was also named.  More »

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