If Magnum really represents the best that photojournalism has to offer, it’s no longer enough to just demonstrate that photographically, it also has to demonstrate it in terms of it’s structures, practices and ethics.
Magnum’s Problems are Bigger than David Alan Harvey – Disphotichttp://www.disphotic.com/magnums-problems-are-bigger-than-david-alan-harvey/
Magnum Suspends David Alan Harvey Over Harassment Allegationshttps://petapixel.com/2020/08/20/magnum-suspends-david-alan-harvey-over-harassment-allegations/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29
In a shocking photo industry development, the renowned Magnum Photos agency has officially suspended prominent photojournalist David Alan Harvey while it investigates “a confidential complaint” that claims Harvey harassed a female colleague.
Magnum Photos Will Reexamine Its Archive Following Outcry Against Child Exploitation Images
Magnum Photos Will Reexamine Its Archive Following Outcry Against Child Exploitation Images
A photographic series by Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey includes photos of a partially undressed minor, featuring the tags “Prostitute,” “Breast,” and “Teenage girl – 13 to 18 years.”
Magnum Will Review Its Entire Archive in Response to Child Exploitation Controversyhttps://petapixel.com/2020/08/14/magnum-will-review-its-entire-archive-in-response-to-child-exploitation-controversy/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29
Earlier today, Magnum Photos announced that it would be conducting a thorough internal review of its entire archive. The decision comes one week after a series of photos from 1989 depicting teenage sex workers were unearthed in the archive, raising concerns about how they were captured and the legality of licensing such imagery.
NBA Strips Photographer’s Credentials Over Offensive Kamala Harris Posthttps://petapixel.com/2020/08/15/nba-strips-photographers-credentials-over-offensive-kamala-harris-post/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29
A freelance photographer who has been working with the NBA for several years has been kicked out of the league’s Orlando “bubble” after he was called out for re-sharing an offensive meme about Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris on his Facebook page.
Magnum Under Fire for Selling Photos of ‘Teenage’ Sex Workers from 1989https://petapixel.com/2020/08/07/magnum-under-fire-for-selling-photos-of-teenage-sex-workers-from-1989/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29
Magnum Photos and prominent photojournalist David Alan Harvey are under scrutiny online today after some of Harvey’s photographs labeled as ‘Teenage’ ‘Thai Prostitutes’ from 1989 surfaced in the Magnum archives, where users could purchase the images or share them online.
The Photo Bill of Rights – PhotoShelter Blog
The Photo Bill of Rights
Recently I had the opportunity to virtually sit down with three of the co-authors of the Bill: Jai Lennard, photographer and founder of Color Positive; Jovelle Tamayo, photojournalist and founding member of Authority Collective; and fellow Authority Collective co-Founder, visual journalist and media scholar Tara Pixley to discuss the Bill.
Truthmark is a photography database aiming to stop misuse in fake newshttps://www.itsnicethat.com/news/truthmark-photo-database-canon-uncle-grey-copenhagen-photography-280720?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+itsnicethat%2FSlXC+%28It%27s+Nice+That%29
Initiated by Canon with agency Uncle Grey Copenhagen, it allows photographers to upload images together with the stories and contexts behind them, aiming to curtail misappropriation.
David Burnett: Letter to the NPPA on Ethics – PhotoShelter Blog
David Burnett: Letter to the NPPA on Ethics
Editor’s note: Photojournalist David Burnett recently penned a letter to the National Press Photographers Association in response to the discussion around photographic ethics and the publication of the Photo Bill of Rights. With his permission, we are republishing it in its entirety.
Fox News runs digitally altered images in coverage of Seattle’s protests, Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone | The Seattle Timeshttps://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/fox-news-runs-digitally-altered-images-in-coverage-of-seattles-protests-capitol-hill-autonomous-zone/
Fox News published digitally altered and misleading photos on stories about Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in what photojournalism experts called a clear violation of ethical standards for news organizations.
Podcast: Photojournalists Have a Heated Ethics Debate & Black Photographers Create the VogueChallenge – PhotoShelter Blog
Podcast: Photojournalists Have a Heated Ethics Debate & Black Photographers Create the VogueChallenge
As photographers responded to the controversial Poynter article entitled “Photographers are being called on to stop showing protesters’ face. Should they?” PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi published a series of pieces that intensified the conversation around the First Amendment and the well-being of protesters and vulnerable populations.
On Ethics, The First Amendment, and Photographing Protestors’ Faces – PhotoShelter Blog
On Ethics, The First Amendment, and Photographing Protestors’ Faces
A vigorous, sometimes vitriolic debate has erupted in photography circles around whether to photograph protestors’ faces. As someone who’s written about the topic, I’m struck by the clumping together of disparate concepts and issues, which has made discussion difficult. People are arguing, but they are often arguing about different concepts simultaneously.
Yunghi Kim: “Is agreeing NOT to show a person’s face against the ethics of journalism?” – PhotoShelter Blog
Yunghi Kim: “Is agreeing NOT to show a person’s face against the ethics of journalism?”
A journalist’s job is to report and inform, not report and withhold or alter. People in a public space have no expectation of privacy nor should they. Nor should we as photojournalists get into the murkiness of negotiating or agreeing to shield IDs in a public space.
No, Photojournalists Aren’t Advocating the Blurring of Faces at Protests – PhotoShelter Blog
No, Photojournalists Aren’t Advocating the Blurring of Faces at Protests
In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah Jacobs and Allen Murabayashi discuss the ethics of showing protestor faces, the 17-year old who filmed the killing of George Floyd, John Edwin Mason’s essay on protest photos, the controversy at the Pittsburgh-Gazette and more!
Photographers are being called on to stop showing protesters’ faces. Should they? – Poynter
Photographers are being called on to stop showing protesters’ faces. Should they?
Legally, there’s no question — when protesters are in public spaces engaged in newsworthy activity, visual journalists are well within their rights to document them. But protesters fear potential retaliation when images become public.
Documenting a Protest Has Never Been More Challenging – Reading The Pictures
Documenting a Protest Has Never Been More Challenging
In a recent Facebook post, New York Times writer David Gonzalez confronted photojournalists who make photographs of protests. “Fotogs: What do you value?” he asked. “Now is not a good time to start handicapping which image of Black suffering will get a Pulitzer. Especially when your POC [people of color] colleagues are worried about their families, lives and community.” Veteran photographer Joseph Rodriguez suggested in response to the post that photographers are making the “same ol’ same ol’ images of death, disease, poverty, violence. It is the DNA of several news photo contests.”
On the ethics of documenting a pandemic – British Journal of Photographyhttps://www.bjp-online.com/2020/04/on-the-ethics-of-documenting-a-pandemic/
Filmmaker Francesca Tosarelli, who has covered COVID-19 in Bergamo, Italy, one of the hardest-hit areas to date, considers her role in chronicling a crisis where the best course of action is to remain home
Photographer Accused of ‘Artificially Creating’ Her Plagiarism Claimhttps://petapixel.com/2020/04/08/photographer-accused-of-artificially-creating-her-plagiarism-claim/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29
After World Press Photo announced its finalists this year, Iranian photographer Solmaz Daryani came forward and accused German photographer Maximilian Mann of plagiarizing photos from her personal project for his environmental photos of Lake Urmia in Iran. Now Mann’s collective is firing back, accusing Daryani of fabricating the controversy with previously unpublished photos.
Pandemic, photography, and psychological distance – Columbia Journalism Reviewhttps://www.cjr.org/opinion/covid-19-photos-distance-bias.php
DECISIONS MADE BY PHOTOJOURNALISTS and their editors define traumatic events in the cultural consciousness. Throughout coverage of COVID-19, many news outlets have published photographs that reiterate racist tropes, suggest a false gap between “East” and “West,” and fail to engage a fuller range of human efforts to respond to a pandemic.
Photographer Says World Press Photo Nominee ‘Hijacked’ Her Projecthttps://petapixel.com/2020/03/11/photographer-says-world-press-photo-nominee-hijacked-her-project/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29
It all started when Iranian photographer Solmaz Daryani came across a photo project titled “Fading Flamingos” by German photographer Maximilian Mann, who’s a finalist in the Environmental category of this year’s World Press Photo contest.