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Phil Stern

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Obituary: Phil Stern, Photographer of Hollywood Icons, 95

Phil Stern, who photographed movie stars from Marilyn Monroe to John Wayne to Frank Sinatra both on set and at home, died December 13. He was 95. 

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Michel DuCille Washington Post

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Obituary: Michel du Cille, Pulitzer-Winning Photojournalist, 58, Dies in Liberia

December 12, 2014 -  Michel du Cille, who won three Pulitzers for his work at the Miami Herald and the Washington Post, died of an apparent heart attack while covering the Ebola crisis. More »

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William Daniels Wins Fourth Annual Tim Hetherington Grant

December 11, 2014 - Photographer William Daniels has won the fourth annual Tim Hetherington Grant, and its €20,000 (approximately $24,765) prize, for his work in the Central African Republic.

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Photographers' Rep Julian Richards on Why He Abruptly Quit the Business

November 14, 2014 -  Julian Richards explains how changes in the industry, photographer/client relationships, and his personal life finally led him to "walk the plank." More »

Rene Burri Sao Paolo 1960 Magnum Photos

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Obituary: Rene Burri, Magnum Photographer, 81

October 20, 2014 - René Burri, the photographer best known for his iconic images of Che Guevera and Pablo Picasso, has died at 81.  More »

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Joseph Sywenkyj wins $30,000 2015 W. Eugene Smith Grant

October 15, 2014 - Photographer Joseph Sywenkyj has won the 2014 W. Eugene Smith Grant—the $30,000 prize for “humanistic” photography—for his project Verses from a Nation in Transition.

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Flickr to Offer Photographic Wall Art

October 14, 2014 -  Flickr will now let users turn their stored images into photographic wall art. More »

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In Memoriam: Ray K. Metzker, 83

October 09, 2014 - The ground-breaking photographer, renowned for his experimental in-camera and darkroom techniques and technically ambitious photos of Philadelphia streets, died October 9. More »

The World Needs a Hero: GoPro Intros New Hero4 with Beefed Up 4K

September 29, 2014 -  GoPro has introduced three new Hero action cameras with supped up 4K recording and more. More »

Jon Lowenstein South Side Chicago

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Jon Lowenstein Wins $10,000 2014 Lange-Taylor Prize for "South Side"

September 04, 2014 - The photographer plans to create, through words and photos, "a lasting testimony" to the Chicago neighborhood where he has lived and worked for over a decade. More »

Zeiss Courts Sony Shooters with New E-Mount Lenses

September 02, 2014 - The new Loxia line of manual focus lenses from Zeiss are aimed at Sony's E-mount cameras. More »

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

August 14, 2014 - 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.  More »

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

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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.

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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

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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 »

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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

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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

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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 »

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