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Stanmeyer Wins World Press Photo of the Year for 2013

17 February 2014
Published in : Special Honors

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...

Journalists Report Deplorable Conditions Prior to Sochi Olympics

10 February 2014
Published in : Industry News

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...

Rock Photographer Marshall Honored at Grammy Awards

27 January 2014
Published in : People in the Industry

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...

White House Press Pool Protests Lack of Access to President

16 December 2013
Published in : Industry News

Tensions have been building in recent weeks between journalists in the White House press pool and President Obama's Press Secretary Jay Carney over a perceived reduction in photographic access to the President in the Oval Office and during overseas trips.

Earlier this month, following the President's trip to South Africa for the funeral of civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, photographers repeatedly questioned Carney about why they were denied access to...

Is Taking Pictures Worse Than Mopping Floors and Doing Dishes?

02 December 2013
Published in : Industry News

It's no secret that the photography profession has fallen on hard times of late, especially for those who work as photojournalists in the dying newspaper industry. But is it really worse than mopping floors and washing dishes?

According to a recent poll conducted by job-search website CareerCast.com and published in the Wall Street Journal, the noble profession of photography was...

PhotoMedia Wins 11th Consecutive APEX Grand Award, 12th Overall

05 August 2013
Published in : Industry News

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...

Muku Labs Debuts Wireless Smartphone Camera Trigger

17 July 2013
Published in : Industry News

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.

Called the...

Bert Stern: 1929-2013

27 June 2013
Published in : Passages

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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