Category: Ethics

  • Photographer Says World Press Photo Nominee ‘Hijacked’ Her Project

    Photographer Says World Press Photo Nominee ‘Hijacked’ Her Project

    Photographer Says World Press Photo Nominee ‘Hijacked’ Her Project The prestigious World Press Photo competition has been plagued by several controversies in recent years, and it looks like this year’s contest is no via PetaPixel: https://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…

  • What is This Halo Around a World Press Photo Nominee? – PhotoShelter Blog

    What is This Halo Around a World Press Photo Nominee? – PhotoShelter Blog

    What is This Halo Around a World Press Photo Nominee? – PhotoShelter Blog Late Winter brings about a new crop of contest winners and nary a season goes by without a whiff of controversy in some form or fashion. Yesterday World Press Photo announced its 2020 Photo Contest and Digital Storytelling Contest nominees. Among the…

  • Can Visual Content remain trustworthy? – Kaptur

    Can Visual Content remain trustworthy? – Kaptur

    Can Visual Content remain trustworthy? – Kaptur Trust in visual content is quickly eroding. Technology can help by enforcing authenticity, authorship, and integrity. But only if everyone agrees. via Kaptur: https://kaptur.co/can-visual-content-remain-trustworthy/ Out of six senses, vision is, by far, the one we trust the most for critical information. Studies show that if receiving conflicting information…

  • Fujifilm Pulls X100V Promo Video After Backlash Over Photog’s Shooting Style

    Fujifilm Pulls X100V Promo Video After Backlash Over Photog’s Shooting Style

    Fujifilm Pulls X100V Promo Video After Backlash Over Photog’s Shooting Style Fujifilm found itself in the middle of a heated debate about ethics and street photography yesterday, when one of the promo videos it released for the via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2020/02/05/fujifilm-pulls-x100v-promo-video-after-backlash-over-photogs-shooting-style/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29 Fujifilm found itself in the middle of a heated debate about ethics and street photography…

  • Tool to Help Journalists Spot Doctored Images Is Unveiled by Jigsaw – The New York Times

    Tool to Help Journalists Spot Doctored Images Is Unveiled by Jigsaw – The New York Times

    Tool to Help Journalists Spot Doctored Images Is Unveiled by Jigsaw The company, owned by Google’s parent, introduced a free tool it calls Assembler to sort out real images from fake ones. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/04/technology/jigsaw-doctored-images-disinformation.html The company, owned by Google’s parent, introduced a free tool it calls Assembler to sort out real images from fake ones.

  • Athletic Upskirting at the Australian Open – Reading The Pictures

    Athletic Upskirting at the Australian Open – Reading The Pictures

    Athletic Upskirting at the Australian Open – Reading The Pictures These newswire photos from the Australian Open help create a culture that undercuts women athletes and endangers women more broadly. via Reading The Pictures: https://www.readingthepictures.org/2020/01/calling-out-tennis-upskirt-photos/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Bagnewsnotes+%28Reading+The+Pictures%29 The Reuters coverage of this year’s Australian Open tennis tournament features all the staples of the genre: feats of athletic…

  • The Erasure of Political History at the National Archives | The New Yorker

    The Erasure of Political History at the National Archives | The New Yorker

    The Erasure of Political History at the National Archives In altering photos from the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, the National Archives engaged in the very opposite of what it had been created to do: forge a clear and accurate historical record. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-erasure-of-political-history-at-the-national-archives-womens-march Last month, a photographer named Ellen Shub died,…

  • National Archives Edited Photo to Remove Anti-Trump Messages

    National Archives Edited Photo to Remove Anti-Trump Messages

    National Archives Edited Photo to Remove Anti-Trump Messages The National Archives is an independent government agency that’s tasked with preserving and documenting government and historical records. An authority on via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2020/01/18/national-archives-caught-doctoring-photo-critical-of-trump/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29 The photo at the center of the controversy was captured by Getty Images photographer Mario Tama on January 21st, 2017, as a massive…

  • Unjust Enrichment, Missing Payments, and Nat Geo Fine Art Galleries

    Unjust Enrichment, Missing Payments, and Nat Geo Fine Art Galleries

    Unjust Enrichment, Missing Payments, and Nat Geo Fine Art Galleries I wrote two articles about National Geographic Fine Art Galleries (NGFA) just over a year ago after they contacted me to sell one of my photos in their via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2020/01/13/unjust-enrichment-missing-payments-and-nat-geo-fine-art-galleries/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29 I continued to do research after both articles were published and I discovered NGFA…

  • Lawsuit Alleges Plagiarism by Hartford Courant – NYTimes.com

    Lawsuit Alleges Plagiarism by Hartford Courant – NYTimes.com

    Suit Accuses Hartford Courant of Plagiarism (Published 2009) A lawsuit cites 11 Hartford Courant articles it says were largely taken from The Journal Inquirer. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/20/business/media/20paper.html Newspapers have tried many ways to cover the news with dwindling resources: dropping certain topics, having people do double duty, using more wire service work. Routine plagiarism is not…

  • W. Eugene Smith's Madness 1959 – Conscientious

    Link: W. Eugene Smith was one of the greatest photojournalists of the 20th Century, but I think he would probably have a hard time if he was still alive and decided to enter World Press Photo, which just decreed that only “retouching which conforms to currently accepted standards in the industry is allowed.”

  • PDNPulse: Voyeurism or Art?

    Link: A new collection of images by Manhattan photographer Yasmine Chatila is causing quite a buzz throughout the city. That’s because “Stolen Moments” captures unaware New Yorkers during very private, very intimate times in their day, all played out in front of their apartment windows

  • It Was All Started By a Mouse (Part 2) – Opinionator

    It Was All Started By a Mouse (Part 2) – Opinionator

    It Was All Started By a Mouse (Part 2) The conclusion of a closer look at a child’s toy among bombed-out ruins, and at what it’s like photographing a war. via Opinionator: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/04/it-was-all-started-by-a-mouse-part-2/ BEN CURTIS: So there should be 19 pictures, numbered 101 to 119. Basically, I spent the whole day out and then came…

  • Editorial Photographers UK | Image manipulation – a five step scale of what is, and what is not acceptable.

    Link: To retouch or not to retouch is not so much a question as an ethical decision all photographers take when they sit in front of their images on a computer screen. Neil Turner, who was one of the first photographers in Britain to embrace digital photography, clarifies what should be considered with regard to…

  • Hey Buddy, Hold That Execution While My Memory Card Reformats Or What Does It Take Before Something Can Be Called A Story « The Spinning Head

    Link: Photographer Marco Vernaschi has gotten himself into quicksand, and taken the otherwise respectable Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting with him. And all I can think about are the forces, commercial and personal, that compel individuals to transgress boundaries of common decency, and institutions that celebrate these by publishing them.

  • Philip Bloom and Khalid Mohtaseb discuss Cinematic journalism at NAB « DSLR News Shooter

    Link: This video is of a conversation that took place on the show floor at NAB 2010 between the infamous video guru Philip Bloom and DSLR video shooter Khalid Mohtaseb. Just in case anyone missed it there has been a vigorous debate here on this very site about the rights and wrongs of a montage…

  • Insult to Injury: AFP Suing Photographer It Stole Images From

    Link: It’s hard to explain a mind-blowing mess like this one, but AFP is suing a Haitian photojournalist for “antagonistic assertion of [his] rights” after it distributed his news-breaking earthquake photos all over the world without his permission.

  • Now you see him, now you don't

    Link: I realized that I went back to those two frames from the 11th hole and egads something was terribly amiss. The man (caddie?) behind the golfer in the looser crop had disappeared from the more tightly cropped version. I opened both images and zoomed into that details and it was really quite easy to…

  • Picturing War's Wounded and Dead – NYTimes.com

    Picturing War's Wounded and Dead – NYTimes.com

    Picturing War’s Wounded and Dead There is no telling how people will react to realistic images and written reports that show war for what it is. But such images do serve a purpose. via At War Blog: http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/21/picturing-wars-wounded-and-dead/ “For centuries pictures of the dead and wounded have been part and parcel of war communications. Often…

  • What happens when you are employed by an NGO? | duckrabbit

    What happens when you are employed by an NGO? | duckrabbit

    Link: This shows the risks to objective storytelling if one is employed by an NGO. You are corporatised into showing the message of your employer – bottom line.