According to one tally, three million dollars’ worth of equipment was stolen during the past eighteen months, in forty-five separate incidents. “Somewhere, there’s a mole,” a studio owner said.
Marc Dobiecki, the C.E.O. of Commander, a film-equipment-rental company, took note. “I could kind of smell it,” he said. “I knew we were on the list, even though we’re just a couple minutes from the local police department.” Security footage from some of the burglaries appeared to show the intruders carrying firearms. Dobiecki, a former Navy corpsman, decided to sleep on site, with a gun, for “a good chunk of last year,” he said. “I invested in body armor, too, and general-protection things, to be ready for a firefight.” He added, “I had all the lights rigged where they couldn’t turn them on. I was in control of the playing field if they came in. I knew the territory.” One night, in mid-August, he wasn’t there, and thieves took a client’s monitor that was worth about five thousand dollars. “I had to pay for that the next day,” he said.
A photographer who works for the San Francisco Chronicle was robbed at gunpoint on Friday while on assignment in West Oakland. The incident follows a fatal shooting of a security guard who was protecting a local news crew, also in Oakland.
As reported by the Washington Post, John “Jock” Sturges has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty in Franklin Superior Court to a charge of an “unnatural and lascivious act on a child under 16.”
On Monday, Joshua A. Bickel, on assignment for the Columbus Dispatch, took a photo that went viral. Bickel was in the Ohio statehouse, where he’d been sent, in the absence of a furloughed colleague, to film a briefing by Mike DeWine, the governor. His
ON MONDAY, Joshua A. Bickel, on assignment for the Columbus Dispatch, took a photo that went viral. Bickel was in the Ohio statehouse, where he’d been sent, in the absence of a furloughed colleague, to film a briefing by Mike DeWine, the governor. His photo captured a group of protesters, mid-cry, as they clamored just outside a window. Two of the protesters had “TRUMP” hats on; another was wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. They were not respecting social-distancing guidelines. In recent days, the image has circulated online as the visual encapsulation of an angry new cause: right-wing opposition to stay-at-home orders. Liberals shared the photo mockingly, likening the protesters to zombies from the movie Shaun of the Dead. That made Bickel feel uncomfortable. “These people aren’t zombies,” he told Slate. “They’re people, and we don’t know what they’re dealing with.”
Zwelethu Mthethwa, the South African photographer convicted of murdering a sex worker in April 2013, was sentenced today to 18 years in jail. Judge Patricia Goliath said the “callousness, cruelty and brutality” of the crime warranted more than the 15-year
Jack Shainman Gallery, which has represented Mthethwa since 2006, has recently moved his name off their artists’ roster, but continue to sell some of his prints.
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A Portuguese photographer, Daniel Rodrigues — who only five years ago was unemployed and had to sell his gear to buy food and pay the rent — has been named Ibero-American Photographer of the Year in the fourth POY Latam contest. Santi Palacios of Spain was awarded second place and Andres Kudacki of Argentina took third.
A court in South Africa has convicted photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa of the 2013 murder of Nokuphila Kumalo, 23, a sex worker, in a suburb of Cape Town, several South African newspapers have reported. Bail for Mthethwa, a graduate of the Rochester Institu
Bail for Mthethwa, a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology who is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery, was revoked while he awaits sentencing.
Photography safety is a growing concern leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This past weekend, a group of photographers were
Four women, among them human rights activist Nadia Vera, were also murdered along with the 31-year-old photojournalist Espinosa in what Francisco Goldman in The New Yorker called “The Colonia Narvarte massacre” after the name of the middle-class neighborhood were they were killed, execution-style.
Google also started pointing users searching for photographs (of a celebrity, for example) to large high-definition images presented in an easy-to-scroll-through carousel. Photo agencies such as Getty Images, which had its own photo search engine, saw their traffic plummet. Even worse, some Getty clients stopped paying to license pictures because they could easily copy them off Google. “Google became the No. 1 source for the piracy of images,” says John Lapham, general counsel at Seattle-based Getty, which became an official complainant to the EU antitrust case in June.
Photographer Steve McCurry's assistant Bree DeStephano, 32, has been arrested and charged for theft and related offenses, according to Chester (PA) County district attorney Tom Hogan. DeStephano is charged with stealing prints, books, and other items from
stolen prints included some of McCurry's most famous images: Afghan Girl, Vertical Dust Storm, The Blue City, and Bengali Woman and Child. In addition to the prints, Hogan says, she sold stolen books as well through various aliases on multiple Web sites
Would bin Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a resort town forty miles from Islamabad...
The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll: would bin Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a resort town forty miles from Islamabad would be the safest place to live and command al-Qaida’s operations? He was hiding in the open. So America said