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

Win McNamee, Brendan Smialowski Top White House Photo Winners | NPPA

Win McNamee, Brendan Smialowski Top White House Photo Winners

The White House News Photographers Association announced that Getty Images photographer Win McNamee has been named Photographer of the Year and Agence France-Presse photographer Brendan Smialowski of Agence France-Presse has won the Political Photo of the Year award in the 2015 Eyes of History contest judging at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC

Win McNamee, Brendan Smialowski Top White House Photo Winners | NPPA

Bulent Kilic, Alexey Furman Among Top Winners at POYi Competition So Far

Bulent Kilic, Alexey Furman Among Top Winners at POYi Competition So Far

Winners so far include Bulent Kilic, who won first place in the Spot News category for his dramatic photograph of an air strike against ISIS militants near the Turkish border; and Alexey Furman, first place winner in the Portrait category for his photograph of a woman who survived the shelling of her home in eastern Ukraine

Bulent Kilic, Alexey Furman Among Top Winners at POYi Competition So Far

NPPA Names Annual Honor And Recognition Award Winners | NPPA

NPPA Names Annual Honor And Recognition Award Winners

Julie Jones is the recipient of the Joseph Costa Award, Melissa Lyttle is the winner of the Clifton C. Edom Award, Mickey H. Osterreicher is this year’s winner of the Alicia Calzada First Amendment Award, and John S. Hyjek is the Jim Gordon Editor of the Year. And Michael Laughlin and Mark Wetzel will be presented with NPPA’s Humanitarian Award. 

NPPA’s highest annual honor, the Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award, was announced in January during a memorial service for Washington Post staff photojournalist Michel du Cille, 58, who collapsed and died December 11 in rural Liberia while covering the Ebola crisis

NPPA Names Annual Honor And Recognition Award Winners | NPPA