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Court Sustains Infringement Claim over Thomas Franklin's 9/11 Photo

A federal court is leaving it to a jury to decide whether Fox News Network's unauthorized use of Thomas Franklin's iconic 9/11 photo was fair use.

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Court Rejects Daniel Morel's $2.5 Million Claim for Legal Fees Against Getty, AFP

March 26, 2015 - A federal judge says the purposes of the Copyright Act "are not furthered by awarding fees and costs" to Morel, who won a $1.2 million jury verdict for copyright infringement in 2013. More »

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Momo Okabe Wins the Foam Paul Huf Award 2015

March 25, 2015 - The Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam (Foam) has announced the winner of its Foam Paul Huf Award 2015, Momo Okabe. Okabe won for her projects “Dildo” and “Bible,” which explore her relationships with two of her lovers as they transition from female to male. More »

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What the New USB Type-C Port Means for Photographers

March 10, 2015 - Welcome to the era of USB Type-C. More »

Sony Adds Four New FE Lenses

March 05, 2015 -  Sony has four new lenses for its mirrorless camera system. More »

Impossible Project Updates Instant Lab

March 03, 2015 -  The Polaroid-inspired Impossible Project has updated its mobile Instant Lab camera. More »

Paolo Marchetti

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Paolo Marchetti Wins $20K 2015 Alexia Foundation Grant

February 26, 2015 - Marchetti won for a project that will look at one of the fashion industries most controversial supply chains.  More »

Arri Alexa Mini: A Slimmed Down Cinema Camera

February 24, 2015 - Arri's new Alexa Mini downsizes the cinema system for gimbals, drones and run-and-gun shooting. More »

How a Computer Programmer and Special Effects Guru Gave Birth to Photoshop

February 19, 2015 -  In graduate school, Thomas Knoll was teaching computers how to see photos. His brother John was plying his trade at Industrial Light and Magic. The two combined to make digital imaging history. More »

FAA's Proposed Drone Rules Won't Bar Photography

February 17, 2015 -  The FAA has issued its long-awaited proposed rules for commercial drone use. More »

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Mads Nissen Wins World Press Photo of the Year 2014 Prize

February 12, 2015 - Danish photographer Mads Nissen wins the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 prize for an image showing a gay couple during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia. More »

New Wide Angle Lenses Arrive from Tamron, Tokina

January 30, 2015 -  New wide angle lenses from Tamron and Tokina will help DSLR shooters take in all the scenery. More »

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Obituary: Will McBride, Photographer of Youth and Sexuality, Age 84

January 30, 2015 - Will McBride, who documented post-war Germany and published numerous books of his honest, intimate photos of young people, died in Berlin Janary 30.  More »

Panasonic Channels Selfie Craze with New Lumix GF7 Mirrorless Camera

January 20, 2015 -  Panasonic's mirrorless GH7 feeds our needs for selfies with a flip-up display and several new automatic shooting modes. More »

Phil Stern

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Obituary: Phil Stern, Photographer of Hollywood Icons, 95

December 15, 2014 - 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.  More »

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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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