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17 Feb
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Stanmeyer Wins World Press Photo of the Year for 2013

Photographer John Stanmeyer has been awarded the World Press Photo of the Year for 2013 for an image of immigrants standing on a beach in Djibouti near the Somali border, trying to get wireless connections for their cell phones in an attempt to contact families abroad. Stanmeyer shot the image for...

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Posted in Special Honors
10 Feb
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Journalists Report Deplorable Conditions Prior to Sochi Olympics

The Sochi Olympic Games have already begun with great fanfare, but according to those behind the scenes covering the global event, the conditions of the Olympic Village have been deplorable.

Reporters and photographers from around the world began to arrive last week and found...

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Posted in Industry News
27 Jan
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Rock Photographer Marshall Honored at Grammy Awards

The late Jim Marshall, one of the legends of rock 'n' roll photography, was honored with a tribute during the 2014 Grammy Awards weekend. The ceremony, during which Marshall was given a posthumous Trustees Award, was held on Jan. 25 at the Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards.

Marshall, who died at age 74 in 2010, was famous for...

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Posted in People in the Industry
05 Aug
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PhotoMedia Wins 11th Consecutive APEX Grand Award, 12th Overall

For the 11th consecutive year, Communications Concepts, Inc. has honored PhotoMedia with its APEX Grand Award, repeating last year's recognition in the Best Overall Magazine or Journal, print, over 32-pages (for profit, small office) category.

The 2013 APEX Grand Award was for the entire Spring/Summer 2012 25th Anniversary issue, which featured a cover story on renowned photographer...

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Posted in Industry News
17 Jul
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Muku Labs Debuts Wireless Smartphone Camera Trigger

Muku Labs, based in Hong Kong, has announced the release of what it calls the world’s first wireless, remote-controlled shutter release for smartphone cameras. The device was created for various iOS- and Android-based electronic devices.

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Posted in Industry News
27 Jun
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Bert Stern: 1929-2013

Celebrity and fashion photographer, Bert Stern, best known for being the last photographer to shoot actress Marilyn Monroe in 1962, died at home in New York City on June 25. He was 83.

Stern began his career in 1946 at Look magazine as an assistant to art director Hershel Bramson, where he worked with Stanley Kubrick, who was then a Look photographer. From 1949 to 1951, Stern served as...

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Posted in Passages
26 Jun
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Robert "Bob" Gilka: 1916-2013

Robert "Bob" Gilka, who served as director of photography for National Geographic magazine for more than two decades, died of complications from pneumonia at the Sunrise Senior Living assisted living center on June 25. He was 96.

While running the magazine's photography department from 1963 to 1985, Gilka recruited and mentored some of the most prominent nature and wildlife shooters in the business, including...

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Posted in Passages
23 Jun
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Facebook Introduces User Photo Comments

In another of the ever-expanding information-sharing features added by Facebook, the social networking giant has recently announced a global roll-out of a new feature that enables people to use images as "comments" to other people's Facebook posts.

According to a report from CNET, Facebook has added a new...

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