Ed Kashi, Tim Matsui Win Top Multimedia Prizes at 2015 POYi

Kashi lost generation 400Ed Kashi, Tim Matsui Win Top Multimedia Prizes at 2015 POYi

Ed Kashi has won Multimedia Photographer of the Year honors at the 2015 Pictures of the Year International competition for his project called Syria’s Lost Generation, while Tim Matsui won Documentary Project of the Year for The Long Night, a film he produced with MediaStorm about teenage prostitution.

Ed Kashi, Tim Matsui Win Top Multimedia Prizes at 2015 POYi

Announcing the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award Winners: Jiehao Su, Sebastian Collett and Ayumi Tanaka – Feature Shoot

Announcing the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award Winners: Jiehao Su, Sebastian Collett and Ayumi Tanaka

We are excited to announce the three winners of the inaugural Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards!  We reviewed over 2,000 submissions from all over the world in the categories of portraits, fine art and documentary. Our esteemed jury choose Jiehao Su‘s Borderland to receive the Grand Prize; Sebastian Collett was selected for his Vanishing Point series, and Ayumi Tanaka was chosen for her series Wish You Were Here.

Announcing the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award Winners: Jiehao Su, Sebastian Collett and Ayumi Tanaka – Feature Shoot

WPP and The law of unintended consequences | duckrabbit

WPP and The law of unintended consequences

That’s a pretty serious offence. So it would appear that 20% of the cream of the crop of the world’s photojournalists who made it through to the finals of the WPP are in serious breach of their code of professional ethics as a consequence of entering, and being ‘found out’. Breaching their ‘hippocratic oath’ for want of a better description.

Wow.

WPP and The law of unintended consequences | duckrabbit

Should Photogs Disqualified from World Press Be Banned? Org Says No, For Now

Should Photogs Disqualified from World Press Be Banned? Org Says No, For Now

According to World Press Photo managing director Lars Boering, the organization is not currently planning to ban any photographers who submitted manipulated images to the competition. “I might discuss that with the board and the team that is organizing the competition,” he told PDN, adding that “a lot” of the disqualified photos were cases of “clumsy” Photoshop use rather than blatant attempts to deceive competition judges.

Should Photogs Disqualified from World Press Be Banned? Org Says No, For Now

Gerd Ludwig Wins POYi’s Best Photo Book of the Year Award

Gerd Ludwig Wins POYi’s Best Photo Book of the Year Award

Gerd Ludwig has won the 2015 POYi Best Photo Book of the Year honors for The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, his book about the lingering environmental, social, and economic consequences of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The award, part of the Reportage Division of the POYi competition, was announced on the POYi web site.

Gerd Ludwig Wins POYi’s Best Photo Book of the Year Award

World Press Photo Sets The Bar For Allowed Image Adjustments | A Photo Editor

World Press Photo Sets The Bar For Allowed Image Adjustments

Bravo to World Press Photo for taking a leadership role in the debate of what levels of image enhancements, adjustments and manipulation are acceptable for photojournalism. As the winners of this years contest were announced the news that 20% of images that made the final round were rejected for “manipulation or careless post-processing” left many people with jaws agape.

World Press Photo Sets The Bar For Allowed Image Adjustments | A Photo Editor

Daniel Berehulak Wins Reportage Photographer of the Year at 2015 POYi Competition

Daniel Berehulak Wins Reportage Photographer of the Year at 2015 POYi Competition

Australian photographer Daniel Berehulak of Getty Images has won Photographer of the Year honors in the Reportage Division of the 72nd annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition, which is currently underway at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Paul Hansen of Sweden and Daniel Rodrigues of Portugal were the first and second runners up, respectively.

Daniel Berehulak Wins Reportage Photographer of the Year at 2015 POYi Competition

LGBT Love … and Anxiety: On the Quiet/Not Quiet World Press Photo of the Year — BagNews

LGBT Love … and Anxiety: On the Quiet/Not Quiet World Press Photo of the Year

You can talk about a photo in terms of what you believe it generally reflects or you can be more rigorous and address its content and nuances in a more specific way. In this case – and to the credit of the World Press Photo of the Year – a more careful reading of the picture reveals Mad Nissen’s photograph, “Jon and Alex,” as that much more powerful a choice.

LGBT Love … and Anxiety: On the Quiet/Not Quiet World Press Photo of the Year — BagNews

A very politically correct winner – Thoughts of a Bohemian

A very politically correct winner

Boring. Blaaaaah. That is the first word that comes to mind when looking at the winner of the World Press Award, circa 2015. Don’t get me wrong, this year’s committee, led by Michele McNally, probably the best photo editor of our generation, was full of talent. But it was just that, a committee. And time and time again, we have learned that nothing of quality comes out of a committee’s decision.

A very politically correct winner – Thoughts of a Bohemian