World Press Photo Stands By Controversial Award

Mar 1, 2015 Ethics
In the aftermath of a written complaint by the mayor of Charleroi, World Press Photo conducted an investigation into the photographs of Italian photographer Giovanni Troilo which were just recently awarded First Place in the contest's Contemporary Issue Story category.

Viridiana Diaz Wins 2015 Gordon Yoder Award

Feb 27, 2015 News Video Workshop
The National Press Photographers Foundation congratulates Viridiana Diaz as the winner of the 2015 Gordon Yoder Award for video photojournalists.

Marchetti, Santiago Win 2015 Alexia Foundation Grants

Feb 26, 2015
The winners of the Alexia Foundation 2015 Grants were announced today, and Paolo Marchetti of Rome is the professional winner and Michael Santiago of the San Francisco Art Institute is the student winner.

NPPA Releases Photo Ethics Statement, Plans Symposium With World Press Photo

Feb 21, 2015 Ethics
The National Press Photographers Association's Ethics Committee today released a statement concerning ethics and photojournalism, specifically regarding several ethical considerations that came to light during the judging earlier this month of one of the industry's major annual contests, World Press Photo.

NPPA Ethics Committee Releases Statement On Disqualified World Press Photos

Feb 21, 2015 Ethics
With winners in several of the annual photojournalism competitions being announced, and the NPPA on the verge of judging its own photo competition, once again the public, already skeptical of the idea of journalistic accuracy in photography, is learning that not everyone entering those contests adhered to widely accepted ethical standards in those entries.

NPPA EyeTrack Research Methodology: Gathering Photographs, Perspectives, Opinions, Comments, And Data

Feb 21, 2015
We had big questions as we started our research on photojournalism funded by the National Press Photographers Association back early in 2014: What are people drawn to in a photograph? How long do they look? Do they read captions? How do they perceive quality? What do they value, share and remember?

Paris Photojournalist Leroy Woodson, 70

Feb 18, 2015
Freelance photojournalist Leroy Woodson died in the Paris hospital La Salpetrière on February 12, 2015. He was 70.

Funeral Set Friday For NPPA's James R. "Jim" Gordon

Feb 16, 2015
Funeral services for James R. "Jim" Gordon, the emeritus editor of News Photographer magazine for the National Press Photographers Association, have been announced tonight by his family.

NPPA Emeritus Editor James R. "Jim" Gordon, 1932-2015

Feb 14, 2015
James R. "Jim" Gordon, the emeritus editor of News Photographer magazine and an emeritus professor of photojournalism at Bowling Green State University, died at home late Saturday afternoon after a two-month battle with cancer.

As Photographs Flood Our Screens, Which Ones Hold Our Attention?

Feb 12, 2015
The question an NPPA-funded study looked at is, “What makes a photograph worth publishing in an age when images are shared in an instant, around the world?” The study has gone beyond the anecdotal to provide some scientific facts.

NPPA EyeTrack Study: Most Memorable Photographs Had Emotion, Story, Moment

Feb 12, 2015
Most people didn’t need to pause for a second before they started to talk about the photographs that had stayed with them. Images they cited most often involved emotion, story, moment and unique perspective that had drawn them in.

Jim Gordon Is Seriously Ill, Family Reports

Feb 11, 2015
Jim Gordon, the photojournalist and journalism educator who was the very public voice of the National Press Photographers Association for 25 years as the editor of NPPA's News Photographer magazine, is now seriously ill with cancer.

Next Denver Post Photo Night Set For February 24

Feb 11, 2015
The Denver Post photography department will host its next Photo Night on Tuesday, February 24, at 6:00 p.m. MST ( 8:00 p.m. EST / 0100 UTC), streaming live on the Web including a live chat so viewers can ask questions from the field.

Win McNamee, Brendan Smialowski Top White House Photo Winners

Feb 10, 2015
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 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.

NPPA Names Annual Honor And Recognition Award Winners

Feb 5, 2015
The National Press Photographers Association’s annual Honors & Recognitions were announced today by NPPA past president Michael Borland, chairman of the Honors & Recognitions Committee. 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.

A Question Of Quality: How Research Participants Described Photographs In The NPPA Study

Feb 3, 2015
Quality. We know it when we see it, right? That's what we set out to discover with our eyetracking research described last week in Part One. But just because we recognize quality doesn't necessarily mean we can articulate it to others.

Media Coalition Asks Supreme Court For A-V Coverage Of Same Sex Arguments

Jan 28, 2015 Advocacy
NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher was part of a coalition that authored a letter to United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts today requesting audio-visual coverage of arguments in same-sex marriage cases that come before the Court.

Kainaz Amaria, Danese Kenon, Ray Shepherd Named NPPA Directors

Jan 27, 2015
Three new members of the National Press Photographers Association's board of directors were named today by NPPA president Mark Dolan. NPR visuals team supervising editor Kainaz Amaria, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette assistant managing editor Danese Kenon, and Department of Defense media activity director Ray Shepherd have been appointed by Dolan.

PRESS RELEASE: New Eyetrack Research: Study commissioned by NPPA explores what makes a photograph memorable, shareable, and worth publishing

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Eyetracking Photojournalism: New research explores what makes a photograph memorable, shareable, and worth publishing

Jan 27, 2015
What makes a photograph worth publishing in an age when images are shared in an instant, around the world? Quality matters, they said. And quality in photojournalism is all about strength of story, a genuine moment, rare access and a perspective on what’s happening in the world.

Kim Komenich Named To SFSU Photojournalism Teaching Post

Jan 23, 2015
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Kim Komenich was today named an assistant professor of photojournalism for San Francisco State University.

Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Staff Photographers

Jan 23, 2015
The remaining six staff photographers at Sports Illustrated magazine were all laid off yesterday.

Michel du Cille Honored With NPPA's Sprague Award

Jan 19, 2015
The National Press Photographers Association’s highest and most prestigious honor, the Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award, will be awarded to the late Michel du Cille of The Washington Post.

Nell Cooper, 89

Jan 16, 2015
Nell Cooper, 89, the widow of the late Charles H. Cooper, executive director emeritus of the National Press Photographers Association, died Thursday at home in Durham surrounded by her family. She was surrounded by her family following a brief period of declining health.

Mark Dolan, Melissa Lyttle, Elected To Top NPPA Posts

Jan 11, 2015
The National Press Photographers Association's two-day board of directors meeting wrapped up today with the election of national officers, and president Mark Dolan was re-elected and board member Melissa Lyttle was elected vice president. And Carolyn Hall Jensen was elected as the national treasurer, a two-year term.

Board Of Directors Meet At NPPA's New Home, UGA's Grady College

Jan 10, 2015
The National Press Photographers Association's official move to the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication kicked off Friday night with an opening ceremony in the Journalism building with comments from NPPA executive director Chip Deale and UGA photojournalism instructor Mark E. Johnson.

NSC 2015 Contest Photographer of the Year

Patrick Smith, of Getty Images has been named the Northern Short Course Photographer of the Year. Mary Calvert, freelance, POY runner-up and Jahi Chikwendiu of The Washington Post placed third.

OPEN FOR ENTRIES: NPPA's 2015 Best Of Photojournalism Competitions

The National Press Photographers Association's 2015 Best Of Photojournalism competitions are now open for entry.

Apply Now For NPPF Student Scholarships

Jan 5, 2015
Applications are now open for the 2015 National Press Photographers Foundation student scholarships. Students’ portfolios compete for $16,000 in scholarships, as eight $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applications are open to both graduate and undergraduate students, and all scholarships are open to any applicant.

Apply Now: The Gordon Yoder NPPF News Video Workshop Award

Dec 30, 2014 News Video Workshop
Applications are now being accepted for the Gordon Yoder National Press Photographers Foundation News Video Workshop award.

Robert Brush, Former NPPA President

Dec 30, 2014
Robert Brush, who was president of the National Press Photographers Association in 1979, died Monday at his home in Hackensack, NJ, according to his family.

NPPA Is Moving To UGA's Grady College

Dec 18, 2014
The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication announced that the National Press Photographers Association will relocate its headquarters to the Athens, Georgia, campus in early 2015.

Michel du Cille, 58, Dies In Rural Liberia

Dec 11, 2014
Michel du Cille, 58, a photojournalist for The Washington Post who has been covering the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, collapsed and died today in rural Liberia while hiking back from a remote village.

Bill Frakes Launches "The Nebraska Project"

Dec 9, 2014
There are storytellers, and then there are master storytellers. Longtime NPPA member Bill Frakes, a native of Nebraska and one of the world's best-known freelance photojournalists and filmmakers, has focused his master storytelling talents on his homeland to create, produce and launch an ongoing labor of love, "The Nebraska Project."

Two Syracuse Photo Students Win Scholarships From Fall Workshop

Dec 9, 2014
Jake Herrle and Alec Erlebacher have won merit-based scholarships for their projects at The Fall Workshop at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

New Nieman Fellowship To Honor Anja Niedringhaus

Dec 9, 2014
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has announced a new visual journalism fellowship in honor of 2007 Nieman Fellow Anja Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photographer who was shot and killed this year while covering the run-up to elections in Afghanistan.

NPPA Board To Meet January 9, 2015

Dec 3, 2014
The board of directors for the National Press Photographers Association will hold its open Annual Meeting at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, from Friday, January 9, 2015, through Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Lyttle, Gitner Elected To NPPA Board Of Directors

Dec 3, 2014
Melissa Lyttle and Seth Gitner have been elected to NPPA’s board of directors in the association’s annual election during the month of November. They will be sworn in during NPPA’s 2015 annual board meeting in Athens, GA, and will serve terms of three years.

NPPA's Lawyer Testifies For Open Electronic Court Coverage

Dec 2, 2014 Advocacy
Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, is scheduled to testify Wednesday before the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.

Five NPPF-NPPA Career Expansion Scholarship Winners Named

Dec 2, 2014
The National Press Photographers Foundation’s board of directors have announced the five winners of this year's NPPF-NPPA Career Expansion Scholarships. 

Larry Nighswander, 67

Nov 28, 2014
Larry Nighswander, a former Ohio University School of Visual Communication professor and director of OU's VisCom program as well as a prominent photojournalist and picture editor, died suddenly Wednesday in Orlando, according to his family and friends.

Important Legal Info For Those Covering Ferguson, MO

Nov 23, 2014 Advocacy
NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher is asking all visual journalists and photographers who may be covering events in Ferguson, MO, in the coming days to print out these federal court orders (linked below) and carry them with you at all times.

Court Orders Ferguson Police To Not Interfere With Photographing Or Recording In Public

Nov 21, 2014 Advocacy
Today a federal judge for the Eastern District of Missouri granted three orders agreed and consented to by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the County of St. Louis Missouri, and the City of Ferguson. The orders signed by Judge John A. Ross for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the County of St. Louis enjoins those entities from “interfering with individuals who are photographing or recording at public places but who are not threatening the safety of others or physically interfering with the ability of law enforcement to perform their duties.”

Photo Staff Cuts Continue At Thomson Reuters

Nov 20, 2014 Business Practices
More members of the photography staff at Thomson Reuters have been shown the door this week as the picture service continues a downsizing that first gained public attention last summer.

Larry Hatteberg Leaving KAKE-TV After 51 Years

Nov 10, 2014
Legendary television storyteller, photojournalist, and NPPA Life Member Larry Hatteberg has announced that he's leaving KAKE-TV after 51 years there as a visual storyteller and news anchor.

NPPA Member Justin Cook Reaches Agreement With UNC

Nov 5, 2014 Advocacy
Photographer Justin Cook released a statement today saying that he has reached an agreement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill regarding their unauthorized use of one of his images on a UNC Facebook page.

NPPA Elections: Vote Now For Two Board Seats, Five Regional Chairs

Nov 3, 2014
The election for two seats on the National Press Photographers Association's Board of Directors, as well as Chair seats in even-numbered Regions, is now open and voting runs through November 30, 2014.

Tom Kennedy Named ASMP Executive Director

Oct 21, 2014
Thomas Russell Kennedy has been named as the new executive director of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).

INSIDE TRACKS: The National Geographic Assignment Of A Lifetime

Oct 16, 2014
It is a truism of war that it is always better to be a lucky general than a smart one. The same holds true for photojournalists. Being at the right place at the right time, with the right equipment, is what often leads to memorable storytelling.

Syracuse Disinvites WashPost Pulitzer Photographer Due To Ebola Fears

Oct 16, 2014
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Michel du Cille of The Washington Post, who returned from covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia 21 days ago and who is symptom free, was asked by Syracuse University officials today not to come to campus where he was scheduled to participate in a journalism program.

Services Thursday For Michael Robert Gehrz, 33

Oct 13, 2014
Michael Robert Gehrz, 33, the son of Minneapolis Star Tribune photojournalist Jim Gehrz, died suddenly Friday, October 10, 2014.

The Right To Photograph And Record In Public

Oct 9, 2014 Advocacy
You are cordially invited to attend this free panel discussion, sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association and the SDX Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Atlanta Seminar Launches David "Mullet" Martin Scholarship

Oct 1, 2014
The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar today announced a $1,000 grant to be named after longtime Associated Press photographer David “Mullet” Martin, who passed away suddenly on January 1, 2014, while on assignment in Atlanta.

NPPF Launches The Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship

Sep 28, 2014
The Board of Directors of the National Press Photographers Foundation today is pleased to announce the creation of a new annual scholarship, The Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship.

Forest Service Tries To Require Expensive Photo Permits, Ditch First Amendment

Sep 24, 2014 Advocacy
The U.S. Forest Service has once again raised the hackles of journalists and those who abide by the Constitution's First Amendment by tightening restrictions on journalists and requiring permission and a paid permit in order to shoot photographs or video on federal wilderness lands.

Do Just One Thing for NPPA

Sep 24, 2014
To be a more powerful "voice" for the world's visual journalists, NPPA needs to grow its membership. In order to do so, all NPPA members are being asked to "do just one thing" - sponsor one person for membership.

NPPA Launches 'How do you Visualize Your Constitutional Right to Freedom of Speech?' Contest

Sep 17, 2014 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has launched a freedom of speech photography contest for NPPA members.

"Ignite Your Passion" Workshop Inspires Great Work

Sep 13, 2014
John Blunda said he struck while the iron was hot. The Portland photojournalist said when his station recently hired a news director, he quickly lobbied his new boss to “bring Maine to a new level of storytelling.”

Support National Press Photographers Foundation, Scholarships Through Amazon Smile

Sep 10, 2014
In the coming year, the National Press Photographers Foundation will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Foundation President Tom Hardin has announced a campaign to raise money to increase scholarship stipends in the coming years, and a goal to create additional scholarships for students enrolled in accredited four-year college programs. 

Google, Photographers Settle Litigation Over Books

Sep 5, 2014 Advocacy
A group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books. The parties are pleased to have reached a settlement that benefits everyone and includes funding for the PLUS Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rightsholders and users communicate clearly and efficiently about rights in works.

Jon Lowenstein Wins 2014 Lange-Taylor Prize

Sep 4, 2014
The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University has awarded the twenty-second Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize to American photographer, filmmaker, and writer Jon Lowenstein for “South Side,” his testimony to the Chicago neighborhood where he has lived and worked for over a decade.

Apply Now For A Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship

Sep 4, 2014
The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship was launched in 2013 as a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society.

Mary F. Calvert Wins $25K Alexia Foundation Grant

Sep 3, 2014
American freelance photojournalist Mary F. Calvert has been named the recipient of the Alexia Foundation's 2014 Women's Initiative Grant. Calvert is a member of the National Press Photographers Association.

"A Photo A Day" Becomes Non-Profit Charity Group

Sep 2, 2014
"A Photo A Day," the popular photography blog started in 2001 by NPPA board member Melissa Lyttle, has become a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, she announced today.

Steven Sotloff, Second American Journalist Executed By ISIS

Sep 2, 2014
In the second instance of The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) beheading an American journalist on camera, today a video tape was released purporting to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, 31.

Nominate A Peer For NPPA's Awards, Recognition

Aug 29, 2014
Since the inaugural Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award was given by the National Press Photographers Association in 1949, the organization has annually recognized individuals for their special contributions to both the NPPA and the wider field of visual journalism. 

Nominations Open For Two NPPA Board Seats, Officers In Five Regions

Aug 23, 2014
The National Press Photographers Association is accepting nominations for candidates for its board of directors and regional officers until September 30, NPPA national secretary Michael P. King announced today.

NPPA's Lawyer Requests Investigation Into Ferguson Police Gun-Pointing Incident

Aug 20, 2014 Advocacy
The lawyer for the National Press Photographers Association who is on the ground in Ferguson alongside photojournalists has just filed a formal letter of complaint, as well as a request for an official investigation, into the "unlawful and unprofessional activities" of a uniformed and armed police officer who pulled his gun on a photographer.

Photojournalist James Foley Executed By ISIS On Video

Aug 19, 2014
A video posted online today by The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shows a militant in the act of beheading American freelance photojournalist James W. Foley.

NPPA Protests Ferguson Police Tactics, Disrespect For Constitutional Rights

Aug 14, 2014 Advocacy
Today the National Press Photographers Association sent a strong letter of protest to the Ferguson, MO, chief of police regarding the unwarranted arrest and detention of journalists who are coving the town's unfolding national story, as well as the department's "complete lack of understanding an respect for the First Amendment."

Italian AP Video Journalist Simone Camilli Killed In Gaza Blast

Aug 13, 2014
An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator assisting him were killed in an ordnance explosion Wednesday while working on an assignment about the aftermath about the recent war in the Gaza Strip.

NPPA's Words On Pictures: Kim Komenich

Aug 11, 2014
In this episode of Words On Pictures, the National Press Photographers Association's new audio podcast, photojournalist Kim Komenich shares his thoughts on his early photographic influences that helped shape his vision as a young shooter growing up in Manteca, CA.

NPPA Board Meeting Opens In Florida

A one-day meeting of the board of directors of the National Press Photographers Association kicked off this morning, the first event in this weekend's "Best Of Photojournalism Awards Show & Education Festival."

NPPA Short Grants Doubled To $6K Each

Jul 29, 2014 Short Grants
The National Press Photographers Association today announced the opening of the 2014 Short Grants entry period. The announcement included news of two major enhancements to the program. First, the grant awards have been doubled in size from previous years, with six winners now receiving $6,000 grants. Second, the scope of the program has been expanded to include eligibility for a limited number of international projects.

NPPA BOP Awards Show & Education Festival Line-Up Announced

The National Press Photographers Association's "Best Of Photojournalism Awards Show & Education Festival" is growing near and final plans are being made for the August 8-9, 2014, event in West Palm Beach, FL.

Cortona, Where Photography Brought A Town Back To Life

Jul 20, 2014
Under the bask of the Tuscan sun it only took four years for the Cortona On The Move photography festival to become one of the world's most important, if not the most fun, annual events on the international photography scene.

NPPA Joins FAA Filings Supporting Drone Exemptions

Jul 17, 2014 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has filed comments to the Federal Aviation Administration in support of petitions from a number of aerial photography and video production companies seeking exemptions from FAA rules to commercially operate small unmanned photography drones.

Journalism Groups Urge Obama To Stop Excessive Controls On Public Information

Jul 8, 2014 Advocacy
Thirty-eight journalism and open government groups (including the National Press Photographers Association) today called on President Barack Obama to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public.

NPPA Launches Three-Part Series On Stock Photography

Jul 7, 2014 Business Practices
Today the National Press Photographers Association published the first of a three-part series by Janet Smith on Stock Photography.

Best Of Photojournalism Awards Event Returns, August 8

NPPA executive director Chip Deale has announced that after a lapse of several years, an event showcasing the top winners in NPPA's annual Best of Photojournalism competition will be held again this year.

Guttenfelder, Johnson, Richards, Skerry Named Geographic Fellows

Jun 26, 2014
Four photographers have been named as National Geographic Photography Fellows during a surprise announcement at the National Geographic Explorers Symposium.

NPPA And NPPF Boards To Meet August 8

Jun 25, 2014 Business Practices
The Boards of Directors for the National Press Photographers Association and the National Press Photographers Foundation are scheduled to meet on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach, FL.

Eugene Richards Receives 2014 Missouri Honor Medal

Jun 23, 2014
Documentary photojournalist and filmmaker Eugene Richards has been named as one of seven recipients of the 2014 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

Watch Live: John G. Morris Lecture From ICP

Jun 23, 2014
Tuesday night's International Center of Photography Lecture Series featuring legendary photography editor John G. Morris of Paris is sold out, but the rest of the world will be able to watch it live as ICP has announced that video from the event will be streamed online.

NPPA Member Wins Major Victory Against Suffolk County Police Department

Jun 18, 2014 Advocacy
National Press Photographers Association member Philip Datz yesterday won a major settlement from the Suffolk County Police Department in a civil rights suit stemming from Datz’s arrest while filming law enforcement activity on a public street.

NPPA Member Wins Major Victory Against Suffolk County Police Department

Jun 18, 2014 Advocacy
National Press Photographers Association member Philip Datz yesterday won a major settlement from the Suffolk County Police Department in a civil rights suit stemming from Datz’s arrest while filming law enforcement activity on a public street.

NPPA Photo Journal: The New York Times & LENS

Jun 16, 2014
For his final installment of NPPA's Photo Journal, veteran photography editor Jim Colton interviewed The New York Times photographers and bloggers James Estrin and David Gonzalez, the "co-captains" of LENS, the Times's wide-reaching online photography blog.

News Photographer Magazine Launches Digital, Online Version

Jun 13, 2014
ews Photographer magazine, the monthly print publication of the National Press Photographers Association, is now available online in a new digital Web version beginning today.

Application Deadline Extended For NPPF Career Expansion Scholarships

Jun 6, 2014
The National Press Photographers Foundation has extended the deadline until June 24, 2014, to apply for five NPPF–NPPA Career Expansion Scholarships, Foundation president Tom Hardin said today.

NPPA Photo Journal: Alison Wright, Spanning The Globe

Jun 5, 2014
Alison Wright's "pursuit of the human connection" has taken her to nearly every country in the world, including several meetings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and through the gates of "the other side" and back during a near-death experience in Laos.

Rome Photojournalism Workshop With Riccardo Venturi

May 30, 2014
Shoot 4 Change and NPPA are glad to announce a Workshop on Photojournalism with photojournalist Riccardo Venturi at The House of the Storytellers in Rome.

Friday Funeral In Pavia For Slain Photojournalist Andy Rochelli

May 29, 2014
A memorial service for the slain journalist Andrei Mironov was held Thursday night in Rome, and the funeral for Italian photojournalist Andy Rochelli will be Friday morning in his birthplace of Pavia.

Italian Photojournalist Andy Rocchelli, Translator, Killed In Ukraine

May 25, 2014
The Italian Foreign Ministry today confirmed that photojournalist Andy Rocchelli, 30, and his interpreter, journalist Andrei Mironov, a Russian citizen from RU Memorial, died from wounds suffered yesterday in Slaviansk.

Electronic Photojournalism Workshop 25th Anniversary Reunion Planned

May 20, 2014
Twenty-five years ago John Long, Bill Hodge, and John H. Cornell Jr., who now are all former NPPA presidents, launched an important and land-breaking NPPA event at Martha's Vineyard. They called it the Electronic Photojournalism Workshop. And now they are planning a 25th anniversary reunion this fall in Florida called "The Vision," held in conjunction with a virtual reunion which is set for October 4, 2014.

Tim Goheen Named Ohio School Of Visual Communication Director

May 15, 2014
Tim Goheen, an illustrator, designer and infographics specialist with nearly 30 years of professional experience, has been named director of the award-winning School of Visual Communication at Ohio University after a nationwide search. His appointment is effective July 15.

NPPA's Greg Smith To Receive IPC Leadership Award

May 13, 2014 Business Practices
Greg Smith, the Business Practices Chair for the National Press Photographers Association, will be honored by the International Photographic Council (IPC) as one of the IPC's 2014 Leadership Award recipients this Thursday in New York.

NPPA Photo Journal: Deanne Fitzmaurice, Multi-Tasker

May 12, 2014
In the next installment of NPPA's Photo Journal, veteran photography editor Jim Colton talks with Deanne Fitzmaurice about her life after the Pulitzer Prize, her entrepreneurial venture with husband Kurt Rogers, embracing multimedia, staying connected with her subjects, and getting naked for the sake of the story.

Seven College Students Receive NPPF Scholarships

May 12, 2014
Seven college students have been selected by the National Press Photographers Foundation to each receive $2,000 scholarships.

Michiel Munneke Steps Down As Director Of World Press Photo

May 9, 2014
World Press Photo Supervisory Board Chairman Pieter Broertjes and Michiel Munneke announced today that Munneke will leave his position as managing director per November 1, 2014.

Photo Journal: Sacha Lecca & Rolling Stone

Apr 28, 2014
In the latest installment of NPPA's Photo Journal, veteran photography editor Jim Colton interviews Rolling Stone's deputy director of photography Sacha Lecca.

Gregory Heisler To Teach At Syracuse

Apr 25, 2014
Photographer Gregory Heisler will be joining the Multimedia Photography & Design program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University as a distinguished professor of photography, department chair Bruce Strong announced today.

Tyler Hicks Awarded 2013 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award

Apr 24, 2014
Photojournalist Tyler Hicks of The New York Times is the recipient of the 2013 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for his photographs of a terrorist attack on the upscale Westgate Shopping Center in Nairobi, Kenya last year. The same picture story by Hicks won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography last week.


Apr 21, 2014
Bianca Ferraiolo è stata nominata nuova rappresentante commerciale, per l'Italia e l'Europa, per la vendita di spazi pubblicitari sulla rivista News Photographer e il sito Web della National Press Photographers Association, lo ha annunciato oggi Donald R. Winslow, direttore della rivista News Photographer.

Bianca Ferraiolo To Head News Photographer Advertising Sales In Europe

Apr 21, 2014
Bianca Ferraiolo has been named as the new advertising sales representative for News Photographer magazine and the National Press Photographers Association's Web site for Italy and Europe

Renée C. Byer's New Book "Living On A Dollar A Day"

Apr 15, 2014
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée C. Byer's new book "Living On A Dollar A Day" is the cover story of this month's News Photographer magazine.

NPPA Photo Journal: Maggie Steber, Rite Of Passage

Apr 15, 2014
In the next installment of NPPA's Photo Journal, veteran photography editor Jim Colton interviews photojournalist Maggie Steber.

Buffett Foundation Funds Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award

Apr 15, 2014
The International Women’s Media Foundation is honored to announce the inception of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award honoring the courage and dedication of Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus who was killed in Afghanistan on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Tyler Hicks, Josh Haner, New York Times Sweep Photo Pulitzers

Apr 14, 2014
Tyler Hicks and Josh Haner, two photojournalists for The New York Times, won the Breaking News and Feature Pulitzer Prizes for Photography today, Columbia University just announced.

Photojournalist Kerim Okten Killed In Turkey

Apr 10, 2014
Acclaimed European Pressphoto Agency photojournalist Kerim Okten, 42, has died today in a motorcycle accident in Turkey, EPA announced.

BOSTON: Be Part Of A Sports Illustrated Cover Shoot

Apr 9, 2014
Sports Illustrated @SINow invites Bostonians to be part of an historic cover photo shoot featuring Boston Strong. The production is scheduled for Saturday, April 12th, 7:00am, at the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth … the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon.

AP Photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus Killed In Afghanistan

Apr 4, 2014
A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed instantly

KUSA-TV, WAVY-TV, And KCCI-TV Win NPPA's Station Of The Year Titles

KUSA-TV, WAVY-TV, And KCCI-TV Win NPPA's Station Of The Year Titles.

Jonathan Malat Wins Ernie Crisp TV News Photographer Of The Year

Jonathan Malat of KARE-TV in Minneapolis has been picked as this year's Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer of the Year during the final round of Television Photojournalism judging at NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism contest.

Released From Captivity In Syria, Ricardo García Vilanova Recovering In Barcelona

Apr 1, 2014
"I am a war photographer, and I need to start working again," freelance photojournalist Ricardo García Vilanova told News Photographer magazine today, only two days after he was released by his kidnappers in Syria.

BOP Judges Pick Winners In Video Photography & Editing Categories

The second full day of judging the National Press Photographers Association's 2014 Best Of Photojournalism Video Photography and Video Editing contest is underway at the Michigan State University School of Journalism, and the names of winners in more categories were released this morning.

Six Finalists Picked For Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer Title

Judging is underway in the Video category of the National Press Photographers Association's 2014 Best Of Photojournalism competition at the contest's host site, the Michigan State University School of Journalism, and the panel has announced six finalists for the Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer of the Year title.

Photo Journal: The Midland Daily News, Three Amigos

Mar 31, 2014
On the heels of photojournalist Sean Proctor winning NPPA's 2014 Best Of Photojournalism contest's Photojournalist of the Year (Smaller Markets) title, and the Midland (MI) Daily News picture editing and photography team of Proctor, Neil Blake, and Nick King placing third place in the Pictures of the Year International Photo Editing Portfolio, the newspaper's picture staff is riding high.

Kidnapped Photojournalist, Reporter Freed In Syria

Mar 30, 2014
Photojournalist Ricardo Garcia-Vilanova, kidnapped along with reporter Javier Espinosa in northern Syria last September, was freed along with Espinosa on Saturday night near Tal Abiyad.

Boston's Stanley Forman: Worst Fire Call I Ever Heard

Mar 28, 2014
"I still remember, when I was listening to the radio I welled up in tears. I kept hoping their radio was dead, or maybe the battery went dead, or that the rescuers had got them, or they dropped the radio," Stanley Forman said today. "But it was not meant to be."

Gary Hershorn Leaving Reuters Photos

Mar 26, 2014
Gary Hershorn, the global sports picture editor for Reuters News Pictures, has announced his departure from the picture service. Hershorn says that the company told him that due to "changes in coverage" his position has been eliminated. His last day with Reuters will be April 1.

Matthew Pearl Named NPPA Solo Video Journalist Of The Year

The points have been tallied and judges have released the NPPA TV Quarterly Clip Contest results for 2013, and Matthew Pearl of WXIA-TV in Atlanta is the NPPA Solo Video Journalist of the Year.

New York Times Wins NPPA's Best Use Of Multimedia

A story called "The Jockey" by Chang W. Lee, Barry Bearak, and the staff of The New York Times has won Best Use of Multimedia in the National Press Photographers Association's Best Of Photojournalism 2014 Multimedia contest, the judges announced today.

Niko Koppel, Róbert Csere Are NPPA's Picture Editors Of The Year

Niko Koppel, a picture editor for The New York Times, is the National Press Photographers Association's Best Of Photojournalism 2014 Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year (Individual). And in the Magazine category, for the fourth time editor Róbert Csere of .týždeň has taken the Magazine Picture Editor of the Year title.

John Tlumacki, Sean Proctor Win NPPA's Photojournalists Of The Year

John Tlumacki of The Boston Globe today was named the National Press Photographers Association's Best Of Photojournalism 2014 Photojournalist of the Year (Larger Markets), and Sean Proctor of the Midland (MI) Daily News was selected as the Photojournalist of the Year (Smaller Markets).

Austin Center For Photography Closing

Mar 19, 2014
AUSTIN, TX (March 19, 2014) – After only five years, the Austin Center for Photography has announced that it is shutting down.

Reuters Denies Ethical Allegations, While Some Syria Photographs Still Questioned

Mar 18, 2014 Ethics
In response to a story last week in The New York Times that raised serious ethical questions about the practices of some news photographers in Syria following the death last year in Aleppo of an 18-year-old Reuters freelancer, the news agency issued a statement denying the article’s allegations and refuting any wrongdoing. 

Two Killed In KOMO-TV Seattle Helicopter Crash

Mar 18, 2014
A pilot and a photographer were killed this morning when a helicopter operated by KOMO-TV crashed at Fisher Plaza in downtown Seattle, just south of the Space Needle, while taking off from the station's rooftop helipad.

Northern Short Course: Still Curious, After All These Years

When the weather forecasts started slipping out, the back channel chatter started: winter weather for the first day of the 2014 NPPA Northern Short Course, rain and ice and snow. Bad, bad news – it’ll drive down walk up registration, folks won’t make the journey.

NPPA Donates $20K To Support Eddie Adams Barnstorm

Mar 13, 2014
The National Press Photographers Association has donated $20,000 to the Eddie Adams Barnstorm Workshop to support its ongoing educational efforts in visual journalism, which are in concert with NPPA's educational mission, president Mark Dolan announced today.

After Teen Freelancer's Death, Ethical Questions About Reuters Photos In Syria

Mar 13, 2014 Ethics
After Molhem Barakat, a teenage Syrian photographer who freelanced for Reuters, was killed in December while covering rebel fighting in Aleppo, questions arose in the journalism community about what exactly was going on in Syria with freelancers. Today some of these questions have been answered when The New York Times reported that the Reuters News Picture Service, operated by Thomson Reuters, has been sending their clients news photographs from the Syrian civil war that were shot by "activists" who supported the rebels.

NPPA Best Of Photojournalism Judging Starts This Week

The final live round of judging for the National Press Photographers Association's Best Of Photojournalism contest is about to begin on campus at the School of Visual Communication (VisCom) at Ohio University in Athens, contest director Terry Eiler said today.

Dissertation Survey For Picture Editors On War Photographs

Mar 11, 2014
A graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin is looking for photography editors to participate in an anonymous survey about the editing process surrounding images of war and conflict.

Al Diaz Given NPPA Humanitarian Award

Mar 10, 2014
Miami Herald staff photojournalist Al Diaz has been presented with NPPA's Humanitarian Award, NPPA president Mark Dolan announced today. Diaz is being recognized by NPPA for his quick response and selfless actions in summoning help when a five-month-old infant stopped breathing while riding in his aunt's car on a busy Miami expressway on February 20th.

Sean D. Elliot Appointed NPPA Ethics Chair

Mar 10, 2014 Ethics
Sean D. Elliot has been appointed to be the chair of the National Press Photographers Association's Ethics & Standards Committee, NPPA president Mark Dolan announced today. Elliot replaces NPPA's long-standing voice of ethics John Long, who announced his retirement from the committee.

Three New NPPA Board Members Appointed

Mar 10, 2014
Three new appointed members of the National Press Photographers Association's board of directors were announced today by NPPA president Mark Dolan. Melissa Lyttle, Amy Kinsella Gruber, and Katie Schoolov have agreed to serve one-year appointed terms.

Registration Now Open: NPPA's Multimedia Immersion Workshop

Mar 4, 2014 Multimedia Immersion
Registration is now open for NPPA's 2014 Multimedia Immersion Workshop, an intense five-day, hands-on training session for visual journalists who are looking to expand and grow their multimedia skills using the latest technology.

Photo Journal: Erika Larsen, A Quiet Elegance

Mar 3, 2014
The latest edition of NPPA's Photo Journal is now online, and in this issue veteran photography editor Jim Colton talks with the compassionate and quietly elegant photographer Erika Larsen about her just-published National Geographic story "People Of The Horse."

Photo Upheaval At Orlando Sentinel

Feb 27, 2014
Staff photographers at the Orlando Sentinel have been told that their old jobs are gone and that they have until tomorrow – Friday – to apply for new jobs that are now available, which will be more "videocentric" with an emphasis on getting more video published on the newspaper's Web site.

Sebastián Liste, Mehran Hamrahi, Win 2014 Alexia Foundation Grants

Feb 26, 2014
The winners of the Alexia Foundation 2014 grants were announced today, and Sebastián Liste of Spain is the professional winner and Mehran Hamrahi of Islamic Azad University in Iran is the student winner.

White House Does It Again: Photographers Shut Out Of Dalai Lama Meeting

Feb 21, 2014 Advocacy
Despite repeated and sometimes heated objections, despite meetings where the White House Press Secretary promised to make positive changes, and despite pressure from a media coalition who again and again have objected to the lack of access independent journalists have to President Barack Obama, today they've gone and done it again.

Televise Supreme Court: NPPA Joins Coalition For Court Transparency

Feb 18, 2014 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has joined the Coalition for Court Transparency, NPPA president Mark J. Dolan announced today.

Photo Journal: MaryAnne Golon & The Washington Post

Feb 17, 2014
When MaryAnne Golon took the helm last year as assistant managing editor and director of photography at The Washington Post, she says it was "like finding an old favorite pair of boots in the back of the closet."

Digitally Altered Images Disqualified From World Press Finalists

Feb 14, 2014 Ethics
For those who are concerned with ethics in photojournalism, the announcement this morning of this year's World Press Photo winners was much anticipated in light of last year's controversy over whether 2012 winner Paul Hansen's top photograph had gone "too far" in digital post production.

Apply Now For NPPF–NPPA Career Expansion Scholarships

Feb 13, 2014
The Board of Directors of the National Press Photographers Foundation has announced five scholarships called the NPPF–NPPA Career Expansion Scholarships. Each winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship to support his or her education expenses.

Barbara Davidson Named POYi Newspaper Photographer of The Year

Feb 11, 2014
Barbara Davidson, a staff photojournalist for the Los Angeles Times, achieved premier honors as the 2013 Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the 71st annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition.

WHNPA Eyes Of History Contest Winners Announced

Feb 11, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC (February 11, 2014) – After a weekend of judging, the White House News Photographers Association has announced their top contest winners.

Call For Well Wishes: Mentor & Teacher Ken Cooke Seriously Ill

Feb 7, 2014
The friends of photojournalist and mentor Ken Cooke are asking for those who know and admire him to act quickly to send notes of support, fond memories, and good wishes to the former NPPA president and DoD Worldwide Military Photography Workshop cofounder.

Shoot4Mintues: NPPA, Shoot4Change Event Coming To New York City

Feb 4, 2014
Shoot4Change and News Photographer magazine, along with the National Press Photographers Association, today announced a new Shoot4Minutes photography event that will be held in New York City on February 25, 2014.

NPPA SURVEY: Use Of Remotely Controlled Aircraft & Drones In Newsgathering

Feb 3, 2014 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association and the law firm of Holland & Knight are launching a new study on the use of remotely controlled aircraft or drones in newsgathering. Everyone with an interest in the application of this evolving technology is invited to participate in the survey.

NPPA Board Meeting Set For March 5, 2014

Feb 3, 2014
The National Press Photographers Association’s Board of Directors will meet by conference call on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. EST to further discuss and ratify initiatives made during the previous board meeting held in Athens, GA, on January 18-19, 2014.

Photo Journal: Karen Kuehn's Burn Notice

Feb 3, 2014
Karen Kuehn left behind a thriving editorial career in New York City in 2001 to raise her son in rural New Mexico. In the next installment of NPPA's Photo Journal, veteran photography editor Jim Colton speaks with Kuehn about the journey.

NPPA 2014 Tuition Grants For Pro Still Photographers

Jan 31, 2014
NPPA is offering tuition grants to professional still photographers for its 2014 line-up of educational programming, the organization's executive director Chip Deale announced today.

Some Thoughts On Photojournalism Ethics Today

Jan 27, 2014 Ethics
There was an interesting confluence of ethics oriented events this week: the Associated Press dismissed a freelancer for digitally altering a photograph; VOGUE magazine retouched a series of photographs of Lena Dunham and was criticized for doing so by another magazine; and an online publication over-processed a photograph of Edward Snowden raising the specter of the famous O.J. Simpson TIME magazine cover.

Mark Dolan Elected NPPA President, Board Passes $1.47M Budget

Jan 20, 2014
Mark Dolan was elected president of the National Press Photographers Association this weekend during the organization's board of directors meeting at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Ken Hackman, Mickey H. Osterreicher Honored With NPPA’s Sprague Award

Jan 17, 2014
The National Press Photographers Association’s most prestigious honor, the Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award, will be presented this year to two individuals who have been fervent advocates of photojournalism and photojournalists, as well as being mentors and teachers who have exhibited decades of exceptional leadership capabilities.

Photo Journal: Marco Grob, From Rejection To Redemption

Jan 13, 2014
In the next installment of NPPA's Photo Journal, veteran photography editor Jim Colton interviews Marco Grob.

Charles W.L. "Chip" Deale Named New NPPA Executive Director

Jan 13, 2014
Charles W.L. "Chip" Deale has been named the new executive director of the National Press Photographers Association, NPPA president Mike Borland announced today.

Photo Collectives & Cooperatives: An Old Model Presents A New Face

Jan 9, 2014 Business Practices
The lone-photojournalist business model is growing harder and harder to sustain. While not new, the photography collective or cooperative business model is enjoying a revival of sorts.

Apply For Yoder Scholarship To Attend NPPA News Video Workshop

Jan 7, 2014 News Video Workshop
Applications are now open for the Gordon Yoder National Press Photographers Foundation News Video Workshop Award. The $1,000 award is open to a working professional video journalist who wishes to attend the NPPA News Video Workshop.

Apply Now For National Press Photographers Foundation Student Scholarships

Jan 7, 2014
Applications are now open for the 2014 National Press Photographers Foundation student scholarships. Students’ portfolios compete for $14,000 in scholarships. Applications are open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

Dr. Bob Carey Appointed To Head NPPA Education Committee

Jan 6, 2014
Dr. Bob Carey, a former president of the National Press Photographers Association, has been appointed as the chair of NPPA's Education Committee. NPPA president Mike Borland made the announcement today.

Are Photographers More Connected To U.S. Presidents Than Writers?

Jan 6, 2014
In five decades as a professional photographer covering the White House and other major news subjects, Dennis Brack became a master at capturing the essential story-telling moment on film. So the exquisite timing of his book, ``Presidential Picture Stories: Behind the Cameras at the White House,'' should come as no surprise.

Katie Schoolov Appointed To NPPA's Board Of Directors

Jan 3, 2014
Katie Schoolov of KPBS-TV in San Diego has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Press Photographers Association. NPPA president Mike Borland made the announcement today.

NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism Competitions Now Open For Entry

The National Press Photographers Association's 2014 Best Of Photojournalism competitions are now open for entry. Entry is once again free to all participants. And you'll be able to enter and view your contest submissions online.

Are You Ready? Best Of Photojournalism Starts Tomorrow!

Are you ready to enter? NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism competitions open for online entry tomorrow, Friday, January 3, 2014.

AP's Dave Martin Collapses, Dies, At Bowl Game

Jan 1, 2014
Veteran Associated Press photojournalist Dave Martin collapsed on the field at the conclusion of the Chick-fil-A Bowl Game at the Georgia Dome on New Year's Eve. First responders and team medical staff began immediate and vigorous cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but Martin, 59, was pronounced dead soon-after at the Emory University Hospital Midtown. He apparently suffered a massive heart attack.

NY Judge Throws Out Photographers' Border Search Constitutional Challenge

Dec 31, 2013 Advocacy
In September 2010 the National Press Photographers Association joined an important federal lawsuit in a Constitutional challenge of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's laptop search policy at the border. On Friday a U.S. District Judge dismissed the suit after it sat in his court for nearly two years.

Photo Journal: Yunghi Kim, Core Values

Dec 23, 2013
In the next installment of NPPA's Photo Journal by veteran photography editor Jim Colton, photojournalist Yunghi Kim talks about the struggled she faced getting "Korean Comfort Women" published.

Part Five: Social Media Marketing

Dec 19, 2013
In the final installment of her five-part series on Branding and Marketing, Deb Pang Davis offers tips on building and maintain a vital social media presence. She covers strategies for Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Vimeo, LinkedIn, and Instagram. She even explains why promoting others, even your competitors, is good for you. 

NPPA Weighs In On Pivotal Copyright Case

Dec 19, 2013 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has joined several other photographer and writer advocacy groups in filing legal documents urging a New York judge to find that an artist who used a photographer’s images in art exhibits without permission did so in violation of copyright law.

Media Coalition Meets With White House Press Office Over Obama Access

Dec 17, 2013 Advocacy
NPPA's general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher, along with additional representatives from a media coalition who are protesting the lack of photographers' access to President Barack Obama, today met with the Administration's press secretary Jay Carney and Josh Earnest at the White House to discuss the problem.

White House Press Grills Carney On Photo Access

Dec 12, 2013 Advocacy
In the wake of this morning's Opinion piece by AP's photography director Santiago Lyon, published in The New York Times, which questioned the Obama Administration's unprecedented restrictions on photographic access to the President, today at the daily briefing members of the White House press corps grilled Obama's press secretary Jay Carney on the topic.

Call For Entries: NPPA's 2014 Best Of Photojournalism Competitions

Renowned as “the contests designed for photojournalists by photojournalists,” and incorporating the many facets of the visual journalism industry, NPPA's Best of Photojournalism competitions attract the most talented professionals in Still, Video, Multimedia, and Editing, year after year. 

NPPA Urges China: Back Down On Threat To Journalists

Dec 11, 2013 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has issued a statement urging China to back down from its threat to expel dozens of journalists.

Photographer Confronted By Smithsonian Security Wants Answers

Dec 10, 2013 Advocacy
A veteran photographer says he is looking for answers after being accosted by Smithsonian security guards while recording a protest of fast food workers at the museum last week.

Bruce Moyer's Cancer Journey Ends

Dec 10, 2013
Bruce Moyer, 52, the deputy director of photography for the Tampa Bay Times and an award-winning photography editor and mentor, died last night following a spirited battle with brain cancer.

Photo Journal: Ben Lowy, Embracing Change

Dec 9, 2013
In the next installment of NPPA's Photo Journal, by Jim Colton, photographer Ben Lowy talks about everything from drawing cadavers in a St. Louis morgue to stepping over bodies in Libya, all while innovating with every tool available to him (including the iPhone).

Bethany Swain, John Harrington Elected To NPPA Board

Dec 3, 2013
The National Press Photographers Association today announced the winners in November's month-long election for two seats on the board of directors and half of its Regional leaders. John Harrington was elected to NPPA's board of directors, and Bethany Swain was re-elected. They will begin their three-year terms on January 1, 2014.

Photo Journal: Brad Smith's Return Engagement At Sports Illustrated

Nov 25, 2013
In the latest installment of veteran picture editor Jim Colton's NPPA Photo Journal he talks with the new director of photography at Sports Illustrated, Brad Smith.

Sun-Times May Re-Hire Four Photographers; Others Get $2K Payment

Nov 25, 2013
A tentative contract settlement between Sun-Times Media and the union representing newsroom employees could lead to the rehiring of four of the 28 photographers who were laid off in May, and a one-time $2,000 lump sum payment to the photographers who are not re-hired.

Daniel Morel Awarded $1.22M In AFP, Getty Copyright Case

Nov 22, 2013 Advocacy
Haitian photographer Daniel Morel has been awarded $1.22 million in damages after a seven-member jury in a New York Federal Court reached a unanimous verdict against Agence France-Press and Getty Images today for "willfully" infringing upon Morel's copyright in 2010.

NPPA, National Media Coalition Protest Restricted White House Access

Nov 21, 2013 Advocacy
The apparently ever-increasing lack of access to President Barack Obama by independent journalists and news organizations who cover the White House has been evolving into a wave of deep discontent over the past year. This morning the swelling wave may have crested over on Pennsylvania Avenue following the hand delivery of a media coalition protest letter to White House press secretary Jay Carney.

Open Up The Oval

Nov 21, 2013 Advocacy
If the NSA happens to have been listening to photojournalists’ cell phones recently, which isn’t all that far fetched given the news of late, they could have picked up on a lot of chatter about how we haven’t had any real access to the president during the administration of Barack Obama. Oh, it started out promising; this was going to be the most transparent administration in history, they told us during the first term. But in reality, access got worse and worse as time went by – and during Obama’s second term, it’s been nonexistent.

Boston Police Backlash Against Recorded Phone Call To Face Test

Nov 13, 2013 Advocacy
Last August a Boston police officer aggressively confronted a man who was recording law enforcement on a public street. Tomorrow, a judge will decide whether to continue the case against a journalism student charged with illegal wiretapping for calling the Boston Police Department about the incident and recording his conversation. The judge will also decide whether to drop charges against a blogger who wrote an article supporting the student.

Canadian Photographers Now Own Their Own Copyright

Nov 11, 2013 Advocacy
A major copyright reform bill that passed into a law a year ago and took effect today in Canada assures Canadian photographers that they officially own the copyright to all of their photographs, regardless of whether they were commissioned.

Sara Lewkowicz Wins College Photographer Of The Year

Nov 8, 2013
The 68th College Photographer of the Year is Sara Naomi Lewkowicz of Ohio University. Lewkowicz’s work was awarded Gold in the Portfolio category as well as in the Documentary and Spot News categories.

Photo Journal: Dennis Dimick, An Environmental Portrait

Nov 4, 2013
In the next installment of Jim Colton's NPPA Photo Journal he talks with National Geographic's Dennis Dimick, NPPA's 2013 Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award winner, about Dimick's long career with Geographic, the magazine's shift to digital, and the emerging field of environmental photojournalism.

Times Herald-Record Lays Off Four NPPA Photographers

Nov 1, 2013
The trick-or-treat front page photograph this morning by staff photographer Tom Bushey may well be the last staff photo readers will see in the Times Herald-Record. Why? Because this morning the Middletown, NY, newspaper wiped out their entire photography department.

Mid Sweden University Calls For 2014 Photojournalism Masters Students

Nov 1, 2013
The International Masters of Arts in Photojournalism program at Mid Sweden University (Mittuniversitetet) in Sundsvall has issued a Call For Applications for students who would like to begin their studies in the Fall of 2014.

NPPA Elections Open For 2014 Board And Regional Seats

Nov 1, 2013
The election for two seats on the National Press Photographers Association's board of directors and Chair seats in odd numbered Regions is now open, and voting will remain open for NPPA members through November 30, 2013.

News Photographer Magazine, NPPA, Represented By The Townsend Group

Oct 31, 2013
Beginning immediately, News Photographer magazine and the National Press Photographers Association are once again represented by The Townsend Group of Bethesda, MD, for print advertising and Web site advertising sales.

Announcing The 2014 Alexia Foundation Grant Call for Entries

Oct 30, 2013
The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce that it will begin accepting applications for its 2014 Professional and Student Grants starting November 15, 2013.

Five Myths About The Federal Shield Law

Oct 30, 2013 Advocacy
NPPA has been a supporter of the Free Flow of Information Act, sometimes referred to as the Federal Shield Law. It was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last month on a bipartisan, 13-5 vote. If passed by Congress, the Act would be the first statute to protect journalists from being forced to identify their confidential sources in federal court. Kurt Wimmer, a lawyer who specializes in free speech and the Constitutional rights of journalists, has written an article about five myths that persistently linger regarding the Act.

NPPA Lawyer Gives PhotoWeekDC Legal Workshop On November 2

Oct 28, 2013 Advocacy
Photographers are being caught in the middle of a perfect storm of technology, terrorist fears, and a World Wide Web mentality of entitlement to images. At the leading edge of this storm are the rising number of incidents of photographers being interfered with or arrested due to a climate of fear and suspicion of anyone taking pictures or recording events in public. This issue has only been exacerbated by the widespread proliferation of cellphone cameras and the ability of everyone to post photos and recordings on the Internet.

"Misappropriation" Art, Or Transformative Fair Use? It's Complicated

Oct 26, 2013 Advocacy
In the ongoing copyright infringement case by photographer Patrick Cariou against “appropriation artist” Richard Prince, both sides have filed briefs respectively supporting and opposing the August 21, 2013 petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Cariou, appealing the April 2013, ruling in the case by a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. That decision reversed and vacated a 2011 lower district court ruling involving the application of the fair use doctrine to artistic works. Cariou originally published his photographs in 2000 in a book entitled Yes, Rasta, while Prince’s work was exhibited in 2008 as Canal Zone collages.

Photo Journal: Preston Gannaway's Leap Of Faith

Oct 21, 2013
In this latest installment of Jim Colton's NPPA Photo Journal, he talks with photojournalist Preston Gannaway about her Kickstarter funded book "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," her early photographic influences, her Pulitzer Prize-winning work, and the recent leap of faith she made by leaving a job to dive into the freelancing pool.

Staff Cuts At Cox Newspapers, Reuters

Oct 10, 2013
Photographers at three Cox Media Group newspapers tonight confirmed severe cuts in their photography departments, with a deadline of only a few days to decide whether to accept offers of voluntary buy-outs before layoffs. Also Reuters is planning to cut up to five percent of their newsroom staffers, about 150 people.

Photo Journal: Peter Turnley, "French Kiss"

Oct 8, 2013
In the next installment of NPPA's Photo Journal by Jim Colton, it's the first of a two-part interview with photojournalist Peter Turnley and a review of his long and extraordinary front row seat to history. In Part One, Turnley shares how as teens he and his brother David were mentored by some of the greatest photographers of our age.

NPPA At PhotoPlus: Photography & The Law – Access, Copyright & Social Media Issues

Oct 7, 2013 Advocacy
Ever since 9/11 there’s been a heightened awareness of taking pictures or recording events in public. This issue is exacerbated by the widespread proliferation of cellphone cameras and the ability of everyone to post photos and recordings to the Internet, where they may be viewed, shared and, in many cases, go viral with thousands of views.

Copyright Report Recommends $30K Small Claim Damage Cap

Oct 4, 2013 Advocacy
On the eve of closing its offices due to the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Copyright Office released its long awaited Report on Copyright Small Claims. The report adopts many of the positions advocated by the NPPA, including a tribunal, called the Copyright Claims Board, which would hear all types of copyright infringement cases and permit all defenses, including “fair use”. The report recommended a ceiling for claims at $30,000, which is the current upper limit of statutory damages for non-willful infringement.

Life Magazine Legend Bill Eppridge, 75

Oct 3, 2013
Former Life magazine photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Bill Eppridge has died. Eppridge, 75, has been in an intensive care unit at the Danbury Hospital for several weeks suffering from a blood infection that was the result of a fall where he injured his hand.

SDX Foundation Funds National Police, Journalist Training

Oct 1, 2013 Advocacy
The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation (SDX) is providing a $12,500 grant that will enable the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) to collaborate with the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) on a national training program for police and journalists.

Seven College Students Receive NPPF Scholarships

Sep 26, 2013
Seven college students have been selected by the National Press Photographers Foundation to each receive $2,000 scholarships, professor emeritus Dr. James W. Brown of Indiana University announced. Brown is the NPPF scholarship chair.

Photo Journal: Jacquelyn Martin, Feeding The Soul

Sep 25, 2013
In the latest installment of his ongoing NPPA feature "Photo Journal," veteran picture editor Jim Colton interviews a very passionate Associated Press photojournalist, Jacquelyn Martin.

Cambodian Press Groups Condemns Attacks On Journalists

Sep 23, 2013 Advocacy
The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) strongly condemns the attacks on Cambodian and foreign journalists covering the aftermath of Cambodia’s disputed election.

Workshop Re-Ignites Journalists To Inspired Storytelling

Sep 15, 2013
Broadcast journalists from across the country set aside competition, headlines and deadlines to find common ground in mid-September, re-igniting and celebrating passion for their craft in the Twin Cities market.

NPPA Participating In New Survey Of Media Credentialing Practices

Sep 13, 2013 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association is a participating partner in a new survey of media credentialing practices.

Registration Open For NPPA Business Blitz

Sep 11, 2013 Business Blitz
Registration is now open for the NPPA Business Blitz when it makes its next appearance at the University of Georgia on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

Nominations Open For Two NPPA Board Seats, Officers In Six Regions

Sep 11, 2013
The National Press Photographers Association is accepting nominations for candidates for its Board of Directors and regional officers until September 30, NPPA national secretary Michael P. King announced.

Photo Journal: Eric Strachan, And The Naples Daily News

Sep 10, 2013
Eric Strachan began his career as a staff photographer with the Naples Daily News in 1981. Now, as senior managing editor, he supervises all editorial operations. This week in the latest installment of Jim Colton's popular NPPA feature "Photo Journal," he talks with Strachan about building a great staff, staying relevant to readers, and his faith in the power of photography that is produced by professionals.

NPPA Refocuses Emphasis On Facebook Page

Sep 10, 2013
Last Friday the National Press Photographers Association terminated its public Facebook group, opting instead to focus its attention on the association's official Facebook page.

Donna De Cesare Wins The Maria Moors Cabot Prize

Sep 6, 2013
Documentary photojournalist Donna De Cesare, whose new book tells the story of the pain and grief created by El Salvador's murderous gangs and which is the cover story of this month's issue of News Photographer magazine, today was honored with the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the world's oldest international journalism award.

Part Four: Blogging To Keep Them Coming Back

Sep 4, 2013
In the fourth installment of her five-part series, Deb Pang Davis gives advice on how to blog your way to increased brand recognition. She covers the importance of content that satisfies your audience, and gives tips on writing, design and managing the time commitment necessary to make your blog a marketing and branding asset. Also included in this installment are lists of helpful resources, examples of good blogs written by photographerswritten blogs, and online articles on writing blogs. 

Joan Lois Honkala Gordon, 78, Former NPPA Magazine Copy Editor

Sep 3, 2013
Joan Lois Honkala Gordon of Bowling Green, a former executive director of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, who served on the Wood County Committee on Aging and orchestrated projects throughout Wood County, died Monday in Bridge Hospice at Heritage Corners. She was 78. During the 25 years her husband, Jim Gordon, was the editor of NPPA's News Photographer magazine, Mrs. Gordon was the magazine's "eagle eye" copy editor.

A Swing And A Hit (And A Miss)

Aug 30, 2013
When New York Yankee Ichiro Suzuki swung at a pitch and connected with his 4,000th career base hit during the first inning of a home game against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 21st, it was a record-making moment worthy of the cacophony of motor-driven camera shutters that followed. But at least two of the photographers working the game on the third base line that night didn't capture the moment. And in the aftermath, an ethics breech was uncovered that was followed by a firing.

NPPA Seeks Executive Director

Aug 30, 2013
NPPA is seeking candidates for the opening of Executive Director. The ED will report directly to the Board of Directors and needs to be a strategic leader who can develop, manage, market and evaluate the NPPA's programs, providing direction for the association as well as guide and mentor the staff and volunteers who help it function.

Nominate A Peer For NPPA’s Awards, Recognition

Aug 27, 2013
Since the inaugural Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award was given by the National Press Photographers Association in 1949, the organization has annually recognized individuals for their special contributions to both the NPPA and the wider field of visual journalism. These awards represent NPPA’s efforts to honor those whose efforts make our profession stronger, build our communities, and expand the reach of NPPA in its mission to promote visual journalism and journalists.

Photo Journal: Christopher Capozziello, "A Brother's Love"

Aug 26, 2013
This week in his latest installment of NPPA's Photo Journal, veteran editor Jim Colton talks with Chris Capozziello about life as an independent photographer, reaching an audience through online marketing, staying true to himself, and the challenges he faced documenting his twin brother Nick's life with cerebral palsy.  

Reuters Dumping North American Freelance Sports Photographers

Aug 24, 2013
Freelance photographers who have been shooting sports on contract for Reuters in North America started getting phone calls Friday from Peter Jones, the North American Sports Photo Editor at Thomson Reuters, who told them that their sideline services would no longer be needed as of September 15.

NPPA Board Member Rick Green Promoted To Register’s Publisher

Aug 21, 2013
NPPA board member Rick Green was today named publisher and president of the Des Moines Register.

Marketing: Your Web site is your "Mothership"

Aug 21, 2013
In the next installment of her five-part series, Deb Pang Davis describes how your Web site is the “mothership” of your marketing platform. Ideally, it is at the center of your online branding and marketing efforts. Your Web site is where you want your audience to ultimately go to find out more about how you can solve their problems or help achieve their vision. 

California Anti-Paparazzi Law Threatens First Amendment Rights

Aug 19, 2013 Advocacy
Earlier this summer the California legislature proposed a new “anti-paparazzi” bill, which NPPA opposes. More recently, Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner testified before the California State Assembly, voicing their support for the bill that carries with it serious First Amendment implications. The measure would make it illegal to photograph a child because of their parent’s job (i.e, acting) without the parent’s permission, and expands the scope of existing California harassment law while increasing the penalty for a violation.

NPPA Executive Director Mindy Hutchison Announces Resignation

Aug 15, 2013
Mindy Hutchison, the executive director of the National Press Photographers Association since October 2010, has told NPPA's board of directors that she is resigning effective October 1, 2013.

PHOTO JOURNAL: .týždeň’s Impact On Visuals

Aug 12, 2013
In the landlocked Central European country of Slovakia, the news magazine .týždeň is making its photographic voice heard loud and clear. 

Bob Lynn: Journalism Faces A Leadership Deficit

Jul 30, 2013
Curt Chandler's blog addresses the current lack of leadership in journalism in a discussion with Bob Lynn, author of the book "Vision, Courage, & Heart."

IGNITE YOUR PASSION:  Next Generation Video Storytelling Workshop

Jul 30, 2013
Don’t miss this opportunity to share the excitement and drive for excellence with some of the top visual journalists in the country. Whether you’re just starting your career or are a seasoned professional, this weekend workshop will inspire and IGNITE YOUR PASSION to push to the next level of video storytelling.


Jul 29, 2013
Photojournalist April Saul proved that a woman could be a mom and build an award-wining 30-year career shooting stories that are "closer to home."

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply Now For NPPA's 2013 Short Grants

Jul 25, 2013 Short Grants
DEADLINE EXTENDED: The National Press Photographers Association is pleased to announce the 2013 Short Grants program, six grants of $3,000 each that will be awarded to support photojournalists who are creating compelling picture stories in their communities. The grant is designed for funding projects small enough in scale that the bulk of the work can be accomplished in two weeks or less.

Learn Legal Insights Into Photographers' Rights

Jul 23, 2013 Advocacy
Photographers need to know their rights when they are confronted by police or private security while photographing news, or a documentary, or while on a commercial assignment. So to help educate our profession, NPPA's general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher and ASMP NorCal chapter chair Nicolo Sertorio will host a discussion on legal insights into photographers' rights on August 8, 2013, in San Francisco.

Brand And Branding: Marketing Is Not A Dirty Word

Jul 23, 2013
In the next installment of her five-part series, Deb Pang Davis describes how marketing doesn't have to follow the "all about me" formulae used by many. She also offers useful tips on building a low cost visual identity and print promotion pieces that get attention without breaking the bank.  

NPPA Objects To Detroit Photographer's Arrest

Jul 17, 2013 Advocacy
NPPA's general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher has sent a letter to Detroit police chief James Craig expressing the organization's objections and concerns after the arrest of Detroit Free Press photojournalist Mandi Wright.

Gabriela Bulisova Wins 2013 Sonheim Artscape Prize

Jul 17, 2013
The Corcoran College of Art and Design congratulates Gabriela Bulisova, a faculty member in both the Photography and New Media Photojournalism degree programs, who has been named as the recipient of the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. As winner, Bulisova will receive a $25,000 prize.

Shooting Sports: Tips From The Pros

Jul 16, 2013
Veteran sports photography editor Jim Colton busts a myth and offers six tips for shooting better sports photographs. He also taps into his network of leading sports photographers to get the backstory on some of their most memorable images.

NPPA Board Meeting Welcomes New Directors

Jul 15, 2013
The annual summer meeting of the National Press Photographers Association's board of directors took place over the weekend, and NPPA's leadership welcomed to the board five new directors who were not on the panel the last time the group met in January.

Brand And Branding: Communicating You

Jul 8, 2013
Self employment is a growing trend and perhaps the only option for many photojournalists today. Branding and marketing are critical business practices which, when executed well, can mean the difference between making a reasonable living and leaving the profession.  

Photojournalists & War: Special Panel Discussion In Rome

Jul 2, 2013
Award-winning photojournalists Fabio Bucciarelli and Riccardo Venturi will headline a special panel discussion at John Cabot University on July 17, 2013, on the changing role of professional visual journalists in war and conflict. Bucciarelli, the 2013 winner of the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for combat photography and Venturi, who has covered war in many countries including Afghanistan, will discuss Journalism, Social Media, and Storytelling in Conflict Scenarios: New Roles and Challenges for Today's Professional Photojournalists.

Photo Journal: David H. Wells

Jul 2, 2013
In this installment of Photo Journal, David H. Wells talks about being relentless in connecting with new audiences, the importance of long-term personal projects and why the ability to take pictures may be the least important thing in making a living in photography.

Greg Smith Appointed NPPA Business Practices Chair

Jun 28, 2013 Business Practices
Greg Smith has been named as the new NPPA Business Practices Committee chair, NPPA president Mike Borland announced today.

Nonprofits: It's Not About "Free" Anymore

Jun 28, 2013
With so many photojournalists turning to freelance work either by necessity (layoffs, buyouts and downsizing at traditional media outlets) or by choice (more flexibility and greater opportunities thanks to digital media), one area with great potential for contract work is the nonprofit sector.

Photography Legend Robert E. Gilka, 96

Jun 25, 2013
Robert E. Gilka, a newspaper photographer and editor who was a mentor to legions of photographers and who was the director of photography for National Geographic Magazine for more than 27 years, died today.

Senate To Consider Bill Favoring Cameras In Supreme Court

Jun 21, 2013 Advocacy
Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IO) introduced legislation Thursday that would require the Supreme Court to televise proceedings, just days before the high court is expected to hand down a series of major rulings.

Photo Journal: The Life Of Brian

Jun 18, 2013
This week Colton interviews Minneapolis Star Tribune staff photographer Brian Peterson about "giving readers real moments," staying true to one's vision, and what it took for him to sustain a long and vibrant career. 

Steven R. Nickerson: May I Bring Light

Jun 10, 2013
News of Steve's death just reached me here in Rome, and I am so sad. It depresses me greatly to think about never getting another really crazy eMail from him. Or the phone call that makes me question sanity – both mine and his. Or his funny photographs. Or the inspiration that comes from watching him suffer so long, usually quiet in his hardship and with a sense of humor beyond imagination. After all these years of seeing him be so very, very sick, it's hard to believe the day finally arrived when Death got around to finding his door.

NPPA Encourages Members To Support The Free Flow Of Information Act 2013

Jun 10, 2013 Advocacy

DURHAM, NC (June 10, 2013) The National Press Photographers Association encourages you to write to your U.S. legislators asking them to support the Free Flow of Information Act 2013.

Ethics Committee Debates June National Geographic Cover

Jun 9, 2013 Ethics
NPPA Ethics Committee chair John Long says that it was a simple eMail from an NPPA member who questioned the use of a digitally created photograph on the cover of the June 2013 issue of National Geographic that kicked off a Committee discussion that brought to light widely differing points of view.

Sun-Times Photographers, Supporters, Picket Newspaper's Office

Jun 6, 2013
Some of the photographers laid off last week from the Chicago Sun-Times were joined early this morning by supporters and friends and fellow members of the Chicago Newspaper Guild as they picketed outside the Sun-Times building downtown.

Chris Johns Promoted To National Geographic Vice President, Editor In Chief

Jun 5, 2013
National Geographic announced today the promotion of Chris Johns, editor in chief of National Geographic magazine, to executive vice president, group editorial director and editor in chief, National Geographic. In his expanded role, Johns will lead the editorial development, design and execution of core National Geographic print, digital and video content across distribution channels.

Photo Journal: Double Exposure

Jun 4, 2013
Of the many online photography blogs published by newspapers today, “Shooting from the Hip,” by Scott Strazzante and “Assignment Chicago” by Alex Garcia are among the best.

Ethics Matters: Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Entire Photo Staff

Jun 3, 2013 Ethics
This past week, the NPPA Ethics Committee had been deeply involved in discussing whether the June 2013 National Geographic cover photograph of explorer James Cameron was a violation of accepted journalistic ethics and values. However, what has taken precedence in our discussions is the firing of the entire photographic staff of the Chicago Sun-Times, including a Pulitzer Prize-winner, replacing them with reporters carrying iPhones.

Yunghi Kim: Protecting Our Images

Jun 3, 2013 Advocacy
Yunghi Kim has gone public with her copyright experiences in pursuing unauthorized use of her images because, she says, she believes her experiences can be helpful to her fellow photographers. 

Chicago Sun-Times Wipes Out Photo Staff

May 30, 2013
The Chicago Sun-Times and its suburban sister newspapers today laid off its entire photography staff, and the management plans to use freelance photographers instead, the newspaper's editor said.

2012 MNCC Regional Winners Announced

May 29, 2013 Monthly Clip
The Regional winners of the 2012 Monthly News Clip Contest have been announced by the National Press Photographers Association today. The National winners are still being judged and winners tallied, but here are the Regional results.

NPPA Responds To Yahoo! CEO's Comments

May 29, 2013 Advocacy
NPPA's president Mike Borland today in a letter to Yahoo! chief executive officer Marissa Mayer expressed the organization's disapproval of her recent comments that questioned the need for professional photographers.

Mike Davis Named Alexia Foundation Chair

May 22, 2013
Photography editor and educator Mike Davis has been named as the new Alexia Chair for Documentary Photography at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The announcement was made today by Multimedia Photography and Design department chair Bruce Strong.

Michelle McLoughlin Receives IPC Professional Photography Leadership Award

May 22, 2013
The United Nations International Photographic Council today presented NPPA's Michelle McLoughlin with a 2013 Professional Photographer Leadership Award during a luncheon ceremony at U.N. headquarters in New York.

NPPA's John Long To Enter Connecticut Journalism Hall Of Fame

May 16, 2013
HARTFORD, CT (May 17, 2013) – John Long, a National Press Photographers Association past president and the chairman of NPPA's Ethics and Standards Committee, will be inducted into the Connecticut Journalism Hall of Fame on May 23.

Multimedia Immersion, Part Two: A Week Of Collaboration

May 15, 2013
Twelve hours into the first day, and Lori Waselchuk felt it click. “This is so great,” she said. “I’ve been shooting totally backwards. It has been a great first day.”

Multimedia Immersion, Part One: A Week Of Transformation

May 15, 2013
It’s 6:30 a.m. I woke to the sound of a harpsichord on the magic rectangle next to my head: my iPhone. I intentionally chose a pleasant sounding alarm as opposed to my traditional shrill beeping because throughout this week sleep will become more of a luxury, and I’ll need to wake up to something I don’t want to punch, as much. And this is only Day One of an incredibly intense, fulfilling week of learning at NPPA’s Multimedia Immersion Workshop at Syracuse University.  

World Press Photo Verifies Paul Hansen's Winning Picture

May 14, 2013
World Press Photo has just released a statement confirming the integrity of Paul Hansen's winning photograph. Experts were asked to examine the RAW and JPEG files and issue a conclusion.

NPPA, Media Groups, Oppose Beyoncé Tour Guidelines

May 14, 2013 Advocacy
On behalf of 19 media organizations the National Press Photographers Association has objected to Beyoncé's 2013 World Tour Guidelines for photography and television. NPPA voiced its concerns in a letter from NPPA's general counsel to the Schure Media Group.

Des Moines Register Editor Rick Green Appointed To NPPA's Board

May 13, 2013
Rick Green, the editor and vice president of news for The Des Moines Register, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Press Photographers Association, NPPA president Mike Borland announced today.

Memorial Service Planned For Photojournalist David Repp

May 10, 2013
Carl David Repp, 76, died April 29, 2013 in Chico, CA. An award-winning photojournalist, Repp was a mentor to generations of photojournalism students in the Indiana University School of Journalism at Bloomington.

Rich Clarkson's "American West" Book Wins Top Honors

May 8, 2013
A book featuring the National Geographic's photographs of the American west produced by Rich Clarkson and Associates of Denver has won the top award from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  

Photo Journal: The Perfect Portfolio

May 7, 2013
Perhaps the single greatest dilemma most photographers face in common is putting together a portfolio that is marketable and satisfies their "photographic soul." In this three-part NPPA Photo Journal series, Jim Colton explores the many variables that go into creating the well-balanced portfolio. 

"When A Child Dies" Offers Guidance To Journalists

May 7, 2013
When a child dies how should it be reported? Whether it's by abuse or neglect, preventable accidents, gun violence and drugs or alcohol, insensitive coverage starts a drumbeat that can lead to sensationalism or reactionary media coverage that never seems to end. Now there's a new resource to help journalists with their coverage.

"In War's Wake: The Aftermath Of Iraq And Afghanistan," Featured Speaker Ashley Gilbertson

May 3, 2013
"In War's Wake: The Aftermath Of Iraq And Afghanistan," and exhibition presented by The Homecoming Project, opens on Saturday, May 18 from 6 to 10pm at The Dougherty Arts Center in Austin. In conjunction with the opening, The Homecoming Project will host an artist lecture by photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson.

NPPA Opposes Anti-Paparazzi Statutes In California

May 3, 2013 Advocacy
In the wake of opposition from the National Press Photographers Association and other groups, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee has made both AB-1256 and AB-1356 “2-year bills.”

Self Publishing: No Longer A Vanity Affair

Apr 30, 2013
In Part Two of her Three Part series, Heather Graulich explores how photographers are taking advantage of print-on-demand to self-publish books their audiences can hold.

Mark Dolan Elected NPPA Vice President

Apr 29, 2013
Mark Dolan was elected vice president of the National Press Photographers Association tonight during a special conference call meeting of the full board of directors.

Tickets Available For WHNPA Gala Presidential Dinner

Apr 29, 2013
The White House News Photographers Association wants to make sure everyone has a chance to sign up for the 92nd Annual WHNPA Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton on 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC.

The Image, Deconstructed: Why Do You Do What You Do?

Apr 29, 2013
For three days in March at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a group of students and professionals connected with each other and with themselves to get deep into their passion of visual storytelling and relating to the people who may someday become the stories they tell.

Students, Spot News, And The Boston Bombing

Apr 29, 2013
Michelle Jay was on Heartbreak Hill when her phone died. The photo editor of The Daily Free Press at Boston University didn’t think much of it. She was doing double duty, focusing on a few runners and photographing the Boston Marathon for an advanced photojournalism class and for the newspaper. Around 3 p.m., she noticed that runners were slowing down to a walk. A few police cars sped by. Then, a woman told her there had been two explosions near the finish line, about five miles away.

Boston University Photojournalists Reflect On Marathon Mayhem

Apr 26, 2013
“If I don’t go to the action and shoot it, then who will?” This is what photojournalist and Boston University senior Michael Cummo asked himself moments after a news flash notified the world about a bomb set off at the Boston Marathon. While most people ran far from the finish line, journalists – including B.U. students – ran toward it.

Mark Edelson, Jamie Wellford, Win Top BOP Picture Editing Honors

Mark Edelson of The Palm Beach Post was today named the National Press Photographers Association's Best Of Photojournalism 2013 Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year, and Jamie Wellford of Newsweek was selected as the Magazine Picture Editor of the Year.

RJ Sangosti, David Weatherwax Picked As BOP's Photojournalists Of The Year

RJ Sangosti of The Denver Post was today named the National Press Photographers Association's Best Of Photojournalism 2013 Photojournalist of the Year (Larger Markets), and David Weatherwax of The Herald, in Jasper, IN, was selected as the Photojournalist of the Year (Smaller Markets).

Watch NPPA Best Of Photojournalism Judging Live Online

Judging is underway today right now in NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism contest in the competitions final two categories for this year, Still Photojournalism and Photojournalism Editing, and you can watch it live online.

Photo Essay Of Boston Bombing Suspect Was Shot By Former BU Student

Apr 19, 2013
A picture story shot by Boston University student Johannes Hirn of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was done as a final project for BU photojournalism professor Peter Southwick's class, the teacher told News Photographer magazine today.

Unauthorized Boston Bombing Photo Book Violated Copyrights

Apr 17, 2013
The images following the Boston Marathon bombing were difficult to look at, but vitally important in telling the story of death and disability as well as heroes who raced into danger. But disgusting may be the first word that came to mind when a digital book using unauthorized photographs appeared on one day after the bombings.

Photo Journal: The Commercial-Appeal And Alan Spearman

Apr 17, 2013
In the latest installment of NPPA's Photo Journal, Jim Colton takes a two-part look at the Memphis Commercial-Appeal and filmmaker Alan Spearman.

Photographs Of Boston Marathon Bombing

Apr 15, 2013
There were at least two explosions at the finish line for the Boston Marathon, so far killing 3 and injuring more than 130 people, and photographs from the scene were published within minutes in a gallery on The Atlantic magazine's Web site, and then later on TIME's LightBox, as well as around the world.

Javier Manzano, AP Photographers, Win Pulitzer Prizes For Photography

Apr 15, 2013
Javier Manzano from Agence France-Press and five photographers from The Associated Press have been awarded the Pulitzer Prizes for Photography today at Columbia University in Manhattan. Both News and Feature Photography honors went for images of the conflict in Syria.

NPPA Joins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Google

Apr 15, 2013 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has joined with 15 other plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Google, NPPA's general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher said today.

Saturday Memorial Service Set For Oakland's Lionel Fluker, Gunman Arrested

Apr 8, 2013
Lionel "Ray" Fluker, 54, a former freelance photojournalist for the Oakland Tribune, was shot and killed while driving home from an East Oakland gym. A Saturday memorial service has been planned, and the gunman has been arrested.

Dates Set For Final Judging, Best Of Photojournalism

Final judging is set to begin on April 18 in both the Photojournalism Editing and Still Photojournalism categories of NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism competition, contest chair Terry Eiler said today.

Crowd-Sourcing, Part One: Ask And You Shall Receive

Apr 3, 2013
NPPA is publishing a series of articles on the various ways photographers are getting their projects funded and published these days. In this first installment, Heather Graulich explores the "where" and "how" of crowd-sourcing.

LA Times Wins NPPA Best Use Of Photography

The Los Angeles Times has won NPPA’s Best Use of Photography Quarterly Clip Contest, chairperson Mark Edelson announced today.

Doug Burgess Wins Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer Of The Year

Doug Burgess of KING-TV has been picked as this year's Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer Of The Year today during the final round of Television Photojournalism judging in NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism contest.

KING-TV, WAVY-TV, KCCI-TV Win NPPA's Stations Of The Year Titles

NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism contest Video Photojournalism judges have picked KING-TV in Seattle as the Large Market Station of the Year, and KARE-TV in Minneapolis is the runner-up.

Judges Pick Winners In BOP Video Photography, Editing Categories

The judges have finished picking winners in this year's NPPA Best Of Photojournalism Video Photography and Editing categories at Michigan State University's host site, and here are the results along with some of the judges' comments.

Photo Journal: Rich Clarkson, The Clarkson Machine

Mar 28, 2013
This week, in a two-part Photo Journal, Jim Colton interviews Rich Clarkson about the dual threads in his photographic life. In Part One, Clarkson talks about his long association with the NCAA Division 1 Basketball Championships, and his 59th consecutive year of coverage. In Part Two the former NPPA president Clarkson shares his thoughts on his long career as an editor, talent spotter, and the genesis of Rich Clarkson & Associates.

Photographers Testify Against Texas Proposed Limits On Unmanned Aerial Photos

Mar 27, 2013 Advocacy
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, NPPA members testified in front of a Texas House Committee against a bill that would make photography with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) subject to criminal and civil penalties.

WAVY-TV10 Wins NPPA's Medium Market Station Of The Year Title

NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism contest Video Photojournalism judges have picked WAVY-TV10 of Portsmouth, VA, as the Medium Market Station of the Year. This is the fourth year in a row that WAVY-TV10 has taken the title.

KARE-TV’s Boyd Huppert Wins Sixth NPPA Photojournalism Award For Reporting

Judging is underway in the Video Photojournalism categories of NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism contest at Michigan State University. For the sixth time, Boyd Huppert of KARE-TV has been picked for NPPA's Photojournalism Award For Reporting.

Photo Journal: Rich Clarkson, He's Got Game

Mar 26, 2013
This week, in a two-part Photo Journal, Jim Colton interviews Rich Clarkson about the dual threads in his photographic life. In Part One, Clarkson talks about his long association with the NCAA Division 1 Basketball Championships, and his 59th consecutive year of coverage.

Alan Spearman's "Memphis Poverty" Wins NPPA's Best Use Of Multimedia

"Memphis Poverty: What Obama Didn't See" by Alan Spearman and The Commercial Appeal has won Best Use Of Multimedia in NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism contest, judges at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication announced today. The judges also released a complete list of all Multimedia Photojournalism contest winners.

NPPA's Vice President Resigns, Board Seeks Nominations

Mar 23, 2013
NPPA vice president Todd Maisel has announced his resignation due to pressing personal and family matters. Pursuant to NPPA bylaws, his vacancy will be filled by a majority vote of the board of directors. The new vice president will serve out the remainder of Maisel’s term, which runs through January 2014.

Best Of Photojournalism Multimedia Judging Live, Online Now

You can watch and listen live today as the Multimedia categories in NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism contest are being judged at Ohio University's School of Visual Communications in Athens, OH.

Seven Times? Really? Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock Wins MPOY Again

Mar 21, 2013
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock has won the Military Photographer of the Year title for a record seventh time.

VisCom's Terry Eiler: Retiring, But Not Really

Terry Eiler, the director of Ohio University's School of Visual Communication, has announced that he intends to step down from his post on April 15 and take "early retirement." But that doesn't mean he intends to stop teaching.

NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism: Judging Ready To Begin

Renowned as “the contest designed for photojournalists by photojournalists,” the National Press Photographers Association's Best Of Photojournalism competition is ready to start picking finalists in the Still Photojournalism, Video Photojournalism, Photojournalism Editing, and Multimedia Photojournalism contests. 

NPPA Board Member Stacy Pearsall Named White House Champion Of Change

Mar 14, 2013
The White House has selected NPPA board member Stacy Pearsall, a former Air Force combat photographer and disabled veteran, as a Women Veterans Champion of Change. The White House program recognizes Americans who are making positive change in their communities.

NPPA Works With Homeland Security To Amend Photo Policies

Mar 13, 2013 Advocacy
NPPA recently worked with the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security (NMDHS) to revise policies regarding photography in its online Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR).

Ross Taylor Named MPD Fellow At Syracuse

Mar 9, 2013
Ross Taylor, a staff photojournalist at The Virginian-Pilot, has been named as the Multimedia Photography and Design department's inaugural MPD Fellow at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Cleveland Photo Icon Ron Kuntz, 78

Mar 7, 2013
Veteran news and sports photographer Ron Kuntz, the father of photojournalist John Kuntz, passed away last night.

Photo Journal: Eve Edelheit, Tampa Bay Times

Mar 7, 2013
In the latest installment of Jim Colton's feature "Photo Journal," the veteran picture editor interviews Tampa Bay Times intern Eve Edelheit.

Stacy Pearsall, Mark Anderson Appointed To NPPA Board Of Directors

Mar 6, 2013
Two new members were appointed to the National Press Photographers Association's board of directors today by the organization's president. Photojournalists Stacy Pearsall and Mark Anderson are now appointed NPPA board members, replacing Melissa Lyttle and Yunghi Kim.

NPPA, Media Groups Meet With NCAA Officials

Mar 4, 2013
Representatives from six major national media groups, including NPPA's president Mike Borland, met Monday with NCAA communications officials for about two hours to discuss the concerns of the organizations.

Justice Department Statement Supports Mannie Garcia's Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit

Mar 4, 2013 Advocacy
The U.S. Department of Justice has just filed a Statement of Interest in the federal civil rights lawsuit brought by photojournalist Mannie Garcia against Montgomery County, MD, police and prosecutors in the aftermath of his June 2011 unlawful arrest, which included the unlawful seizure of his camera and images. 

New York Times: Oakland Photojournalists Covering Crimes Become Victims

Mar 4, 2013
Carol Pogash writes in today's New York Times that photojournalists in Oakland, CA, have faced an epidemic of camera robberies while covering spot news and crimes.

Paparazzo Daniele Lo Presti Assassinated In Rome

Mar 2, 2013
A leading paparazzo who has photographed many of the world's biggest celebrities has been shot dead in Rome. Daniele Lo Presti was found with a single bullet in his head, prompting fears he had fallen victim to a Mafia-style execution.

Abir Abdullah, Sara Naomi Lewkowicz Win 2013 Alexia Foundation Grants

Mar 1, 2013
The professional and student winners of the Alexia Foundation grants were announced today. Abir Abdullah of the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute in Bangladesh is the professional winner, and Sara Naomi Lewkowicz of Ohio University's School of Visual Communication is the student winner.

New Sports Illustrated Photography Director: Brad Smith

Feb 28, 2013
Brad Smith, who joined The New York Times in 2000 and has been the newspaper's senior Sports photography editor for the last six years, will be the new director of photography at Sports Illustrated magazine beginning March 14.

POYi Issues Statement On Paolo Pellegrin's Pictures, Affirm Award

Feb 27, 2013 Ethics
The Pictures of the Year International director has issued a statement today addressing the Paolo Pellegrin photography and caption controversy, waiting until last night to issue their findings after POYi finished announcing all of their category winners for this year.

WHNPA Disqualifies Altered Tracy Woodward Contest Photo, Award Rescinded

Feb 25, 2013 Ethics
The White House News Photographers Association released a statement late Monday night saying that a Washington Post photograph that recently won an award in the WHNPA annual contest has now been disqualified for digital manipulation.

NPPA Blog, Ethics Matters: Digital Processing

Feb 25, 2013 Ethics
NPPA Ethics Committee chair John Long and committee members Steve Raymer and Peter Southwick join NPPA immediate past president Sean D. Elliot in an exchange of opinions regarding several contest winning photographs that have become the hot topic of discussion because of post-processing and proper journalistic captioning.

Paolo Pellegrin Responds To Claim Of Misrepresented Winning World Press, POYi Photos

Feb 22, 2013
An investigation into one of Paolo Pellegrin's pictures in an photo essay that recently won honors in both World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International claimed that the image apparently did not show what it claimed to show, that it was not taken where it was said that it was taken, and the subject wasn't who the photographer said he was in the contest captions. Pellegrin has now responded to the accusations.

LENS Launches High School Photographers' "My Hometown" Project

Feb 21, 2013
Editors of the photography blog LENS at The New York Times are asking high school students across the States to help create a new, 21st century portrait of America by turning their cameras on their family, friends, neighborhoods and schools.

Photo Journal: The Virginian-Pilot, All Hands on Deck

Feb 21, 2013
This week in the latest installment of NPPA's Photo Journal we interview The Virginian-Pilot director of photography Randall Greenwell, and he talks about how the newspaper addresses the needs and interests of its civilian and military readers.

Greg Smith, Sean Towle Fill NPPA Board Vacancies

Feb 21, 2013
Two photojournalists from Colorado are the newest members of NPPA's board of directors. Greg Smith, an independent photographer based in Westcliffe, and Sean Towle, a photojournalist at KDVR-TV in Denver, have joined NPPA's board.

Denver Post Wins POYi's McDougall Excellence in Editing Award

Feb 20, 2013
The Denver Post won the “Angus McDougall Overall Excellence in Editing Award” during the 70th anniversary judging of Pictures of the Year International.

Photojournalism And Post-Processing: Should Contest Images Be The Actual Published Picture?

Feb 20, 2013
In the days following the announcement of the World Press Photo of the Year there's been quite a discussion going on in cyberspace about post-processing of news images, and how far is too far given the ethics of reportage and today's digital photography.

Don Rutledge, Missions Photographer, Dies

Feb 19, 2013
Renowned photojournalist Don Rutledge, who told the global story of missions through his camera lens for several generations of Southern Baptists, died at his home near Richmond early today.

Imagine A Day Without News

Feb 19, 2013
Imagine A Day Without News: New campaign launches to seek justice for death of journalists in war zones.

Bill Frakes: Nebraska Sandhill Cranes Photo Tour

Feb 19, 2013
Photojournalist Bill Frakes will be offering a Sandhill Cranes Photo Tour in Grand Island, Nebraska, in March.

Stanley Forman's Self-Published "Before Yellow Tape"

Feb 18, 2013
"Before Yellow Tape," harkens back to the days when Stanley Forman's face was a familiar sight at any news scene in Boston where there were flames showing and fire hoses in the streets.

Innovators: Justin Maxon, Self-Defined

Feb 15, 2013
Justin Maxon, the 2011 winner of NPPA's Cliff Edom “New America Award,” is on a personal quest to “expand the boundaries of photojournalistic representation” and unfold the complex wrinkles of private moments.

Paul Hansen Wins World Press Photo

Feb 15, 2013
Last week photographer Paul Hansen from the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter won POYi's Newspaper Photographer of the Year title. Today, Hansen won the World Press Photo of the Year title with a dramatic image of a funeral procession in Gaza where the bodies of two children killed in an Israeli missile strike are carried down an alley in streams of reflective backlight.

NPPA Participating In "Sunshine Week," Seeks Photographs

Feb 14, 2013 Advocacy
The National Press Photographer’s Association will be participating in "Sunshine Week" from March 10-16, 2013, along with a number of other media organizations.

John G. Morris Reviews Don McCullin Film

Feb 13, 2013
The undisputed dean of photojournalism, John G. Morris, has written a review of the new movie about war photographer Don McCullin.

Rudy Villarreal Wins 2013 Gordon Yoder Award

Feb 12, 2013 News Video Workshop
The National Press Photographers Foundation today congratulated Rudy Villarreal as the winner of the 2013 Gordon Yoder Award for video photojournalists.

Paul Hansen Wins POYi Newspaper Photographer Of The Year

Feb 10, 2013
Photographer Paul Hansen from the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter achieved premier honors as the 2012 Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the 70th annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition on Saturday in Columbia.

Photo Journal: Los Angeles Times - An Interview With Robert Gauthier

Feb 8, 2013
Inspired by photographs and immersed in the industry by a “news junkie mom,” Los Angeles Times' staff photographer Robert Gauthier uncovers what it's like to shoot at the Olympics (he's worked four), the switch from stills to video, and the personal and powerful side of visual journalism in his story, “Death and Dignity.”

NPPA Leads Objections To Hawaii's "Steven Tyler Act"

Feb 6, 2013 Advocacy
On behalf of a coalition of organizations, NPPA's lawyer today voiced strong opposition to Hawaiian state Sen. Kalani English's proposed bill, the "Steven Tyler Act," which would pave the way for celebrities to lodge civil suits against paparazzi.

Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund Checks Dispensed

Feb 6, 2013
Checks are going out this week to the recipients of relief funds from the NPPA/NPPF Hurricane Sandy Fund, Frank Folwell announced today.

Photo Journal: Los Angeles Times – A Tale of Two Stories

Feb 6, 2013
Join us as Photo Journal takes a look at the inner workings of the Los Angeles Times' photography department, through the eyes of deputy director of photography Alan Hagman and staff photojournalist Robert Gauthier.

Duke University Relaunches Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Documentary Prize

Feb 5, 2013
The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is proud to re-launch the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize, which supports documentary artists—working alone or in teams—who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation of their work.

George Eastman House Launches International Search For Curator

Feb 5, 2013
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film announced today that Dr. Alison Nordström, Senior Curator of Photographs, will assume the new position of Curator-at-Large, effective July 1, 2013. The museum has begun an international search for her replacement as head of the Department of Photographs.

Leica Now Accepting Applicatons For 2013 Oskar Barnack Award

Feb 5, 2013
Leica Camera announces the commencement of the 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award and invites professional photographers to submit entries to this prestigious international photography competition.

Sunday Times Tells Freelancers: No Photos From Syria

Feb 5, 2013
A British war photographer has been told not to submit his pictures from the Syria war zone to The Sunday Times because they “do not wish to encourage freelancers to take exceptional risks”.

George J. Lockwood, 81; Led Milwaukee Journal To Pulitzer

Feb 5, 2013
George J. Lockwood, a longtime editor at The Milwaukee Journal who oversaw the paper's Pulitzer Prize-winning series on water pollution in Wisconsin, died January 31 at a Phoenix hospital. Lockwood was know to be a great supporter of photography and photographers.

Registration Opens For NPPA 2013 Multimedia Immersion

Feb 4, 2013 Multimedia Immersion
Supercharge your career at the Seventh Annual NPPA Multimedia Immersion Workshop, set for May 14 through 18, 2013, in Syracuse, NY. Registration for NPPA's popular annual workshop has opened today.

Gerald Gaskin Wins "First Book Prize" In Photography

Feb 4, 2013
The winner of the 2012 Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is Gerard H. Gaskin for his black-and-white and color photographs that document, as Gaskin writes, “the performative and aesthetic history of the African American and Latino house and ballroom community.

Mark Ovaska: Muck City, supported by NPPA Short Grant

Feb 4, 2013 Short Grants
Photojournalist Mark Ovaska's essay "Muck City" has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Review "Exposures" section. Ovaska's essay was supported by one of NPPA's Short Grants.

Morris Berman Put High Value On Shared Knowledge

Feb 2, 2013
Morris Berman cherished the value of education and communication. He was one of the National Press Photographers Association’s founders, a long-time member, and served as one of its former presidents.

Michael Williamson: Sharing The Vision

Feb 2, 2013
Washington Post photojournalist Michael Williamson regaled an audience of students and faculty at Ohio University this week with stories about the art of finding pictures while documenting poverty and homelessness. “Take your eyes for a walk. Anytime I get off my keister and go looking around and engage people, something always happens,” he advised.

Lynn Johnson Named Syracuse Newhouse Visiting Professional

Feb 1, 2013
The Multimedia Photography and Design department at The Newhouse School at Syracuse University is pleased to announce that acclaimed photographer Lynn Johnson will be its first MPD Visiting Professional, and she will be teaching a special projects course for Newhouse students this year.

The Photographers' Outlook On 2013

Jan 31, 2013 Business Practices
PhotoShelter has released the results of a recent photographers' survey where they asked questions about their major marketing and business goals for 2013.

Dennis Dimick, Chick Harrity To Receive NPPA’s Sprague Award

Jan 31, 2013
NPPA's most prestigious honor, the Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award, has been presented this year to two of the industry’s most likable and significant trailblazers, longtime photojournalist Charles W. “Chick” Harrity, retired from U.S. News & World Report Magazine, and Dennis Dimick, the executive environment editor and the interim director of photography for National Geographic Magazine.

Deadline Friday To Enter NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism Contest

The deadline to enter NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism contest is midnight Friday, February 1, 2013, for the categories of Still Photojournalism, Photojournalism Editing, and Multimedia Photojournalism.

NPPA Tuition Grants For Pro Still Photographers

Jan 30, 2013
NPPA is offering tuition grants to professional still photographers for its 2013 line-up of educational programming, the organization's executive director Mindy Hutchison announced today.

Santiago Lyon Replaces Gary Knight To Chair 2013 World Press

Jan 30, 2013
Santiago Lyon, vice president and director of photography at the Associated Press, will chair the 2013 World Press Photo Contest jury. He takes over the task from Gary Knight who is unable to join the judging due to bereavement in the family.

Michael Williamson Delivers Inaugural Morris Berman Lecture At OU VisCom

Jan 29, 2013
Washington Post photojournalist Michael Williamson tonight will speak to Ohio University School of Visual Communications students about his career, his new book "Someplace Like America: Tales From The New Great Depression," and 15 years of documenting poverty and homelessness in America during the inaugural Morris Berman Lecture Series.

NPPF Scholarship Application Deadline Is April 15

Jan 28, 2013
The National Press Photographers Foundation has opened its scholarship application period for this year, and you do not have to be an NPPA student member to apply.

NPPA And ASMP Urge Improved, Expanded News Coverage

Jan 28, 2013
NPPA and ASMP have urged corporate news media organizations to re-invest a substantial portion of their profits into the communities they serve by improving and expanding local news coverage so as to achieve the highest standards in journalism and bolster public trust and respect.

Lynsey Addario: Women Shooting On The Front Lines

Jan 28, 2013
Years before the lifting of the ban on women in combat, Lynsey Addario saw the rapidly evolving role of female soldiers first-hand, through her cameras.

NPPA's Lawyer Speaking At RIT Journalism Conference

Jan 28, 2013 Advocacy
NPPA's general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher will be speaking tomorrow at the RIT Journalism Conference in Rochester, NY, on the program "What's Next? Journalism's Leading Qustions."

NPPA Submits Comments On Orphan Works, Copyright

Jan 27, 2013 Advocacy
In response to a Notice of Inquiry by the U.S. Copyright Office, NPPA has submitted comments on the issue of orphan works and mass digitalization. The comments are for use in advising Congress on how to address current issues involving copyright and orphan works.

Lauren Greenfield Wins Key Ruling In Defamation Lawsuit

Jan 25, 2013 Advocacy
After spending two years making the documentary Queen of Versailles, and then another year defending a lawsuit brought by the film's main subject, photojournalist and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield has scored a big legal victory in Florida federal court.

NPPA's Stacy Pearsall: On Combat, On The New York Times Front Page

Jan 25, 2013
Photojournalist and NPPA member Stacy Pearsall is front and center atop The New York Times front page this morning, right under the legendary masthead, in a story about the Secretary of Defense opening the doors for women to be deployed in direct combat.

PhotoShelter's New Free 2013 Photo Business Plan Workbook

Jan 24, 2013 Business Practices
PhotoShelter has just launched their new latest free guide, the 2013 Photo Business Plan Workbook.

Ad Agency Sues Herman Cain Over Book Cover Photo

Jan 24, 2013 Advocacy
A federal judge in the Northern District of Georgia has denied a motion to dismiss in a copyright infringtement lawsuit by an advertising agency against former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and publisher Simon & Schuster Inc.

LENS Announces The New York Photography Portfolio Review

Jan 24, 2013
The first New York Photography Portfolio Review has been launched, sponsored and announced today by The New York Times LENS blog's editor Jim Estrin. It's a free two-day gathering in April featuring private portfolio critiques, discussions, and workshops.

"Restrepo" director Sebastian Junger has sorrowful Sundance return

Jan 22, 2013
"Restrepo" filmmaker Sebastian Junger is back at Sundance with "Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington." Junger says it's a documentary that he wishes never had to be made.

Security Guards Attack Carlos Miller (Again)

Jan 22, 2013 Advocacy
While shooting video on the Miami-Dade Metrorail on Sunday night, security guards attacked and tried to choke the photographer, potentially escalating a pending state lawsuit into a federal suit, the photographer says.

NYPD Cop Handcuffs Photojournalist, Deletes Video

Jan 18, 2013 Advocacy
Photojournalist Shimon Gifter tells Carlos Miller what happened this week when a NYPD police sergeant grabbed him from behind, snatched his camera and handcuffed him, faced him into a wall, and scrolled through his camera deleting his video clips.

ACLU Sues Philadelphia Cops Over Photojournalism Student Arrest

Jan 18, 2013 Advocacy
Photojournalism student Christopher Montgomery was arrested and had video footage deleted from his iPhone in January 2011 after he photographed Philadelphia police making an arrest. He was charged with disorderly and convicted. On appeal the conviction was reversed. Now the ACLU has filed a First Amendment lawsuit for Montgomery.

NPPA Announces Major New Award, Urges Nominations

Jan 16, 2013 Advocacy
The NPPA Alicia Calzada First Amendment Award was created last week by the board of directors during their annual business meeting, and in today's announcement of the award NPPA's Honors and Recognition Committee urged the photojournalism community to submit their nominations before the January 23, 2013, deadline.

Photo Journal: Kira Pollack, TIME Magazine

Jan 16, 2013
TIME Magazine's Director of Photography Kira Pollock discusses delivering "a strong unified photographic approach" for TIME's print and online platforms, covering Hurricane Sandy, and using Instagram and social media outlets to reach 11 million readers.

Photocrati Fund Offers $5,000 Photography Grant

Jan 16, 2013
The Photocrati Fund offers a $5,000 grant to one photographer each year to undertake an environmental or humanitarian photography project.

Court Finds Copyright Infringement In AFP v Morel

Jan 16, 2013 Advocacy
New York District Judge Alison J. Nathan ruled that Agence France-Press and The Washington Post infringed upon photojournalist Daniel Morel's copyright by their unauthorized use of his pictures from the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Judge Rules AFP Violated Daniel Morel's Copyright

Jan 16, 2013 Advocacy
A federal court judge has ruled that Agence France-Presse violated photographer Daniel Morel's copyrights by taking and distributing, without his permission, pictures he shot and posted on Twitter of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Best Use Of Photography 2012 3rd Quarter Results

The 3rd Quarter 2012 Best Use of Photography entries have been judged and the quarterly winners picked, contest coordinator Mark Edelson announced.

Michael Borland Elected NPPA President, Board Passes $1.46M Budget

Jan 13, 2013
Sean D. Elliot, who has served as president of the National Press Photographers Association since 2011, officially passed the gavel Sunday to the new incoming president, Michael Borland. Elected by the board of directors during its annual two-day business meeting at NPPA's national office, Borland took the oath of office to begin his one-year term.

Register For News Video Workshop Before January 15 Increase

Jan 11, 2013 News Video Workshop
Register now for NPPA's News Video Workshop and save some money. Registration fees go up January 15, 2013. This is a workshop that will change your career and change your life.

Photography Innovators: Brad Mangin

Jan 10, 2013
San Francisco Bay Area sports photographer Brad Mangin likes getting to the game early, but by his own admission he was late to the camera phone craze among professionals and amateurs who were using photography sharing Web sites like The Best Camera, Hipstamatic, and Instragram. But it sure didn't take him long to catch up.

2013 Joseph Costa Award For Courtroom Photography Deadline

Jan 10, 2013 Advocacy
The deadline for submitting images to the Joseph Costa Award for Courtroom Photography is January 24, 2013. The Costa Award seeks to honor the photographer whose courtroom coverage is judged to best demonstrate the use of still photography in what is a highly sensitive and increasingly controversial reporting situation.

Video Storytelling With The Pros: Creativity On Deadline

Jan 9, 2013
Join us in-person at The Poynter Institute or online through Poynter's NewsU for Video Storytelling with the Pros: Creativity on a Deadline, on Saturday, Jan. 19. No matter what kinds of stories you produce, we'll help you elevate your video storytelling.

How KKK Rally Image Found New Life 20 Years After It Was Published

Jan 9, 2013
Two decades ago in Georgia, a Gainesville newspaper published a picture and story under the headline "KKK March Calm." The photograph, incredible as it may seem today, showed a white toddler in a full KKK robe playing with the riot shield of a black Georgia State Police trooper. The shot, by Todd Robertson, found new life on the Internet but the true story behind its origins were largely unknown. Until now.

White House Sends Warning Letter To Photographer

Jan 8, 2013
A paparazzi who spotted Malia and Sasha Obama on a public beach in Hawaii says the White House sent him a letter telling him to stop the release of his images to picture agencies.

W. Eugene Smith's "Country Doctor" In LIFE: How Many Are Real Images?

Jan 8, 2013
W. Eugene Smith's iconic photographic essay "Country Doctor" for LIFE magazine has been published on their Web site to include some previously unpublished images. Smith spent a month in Kremmling, CO, photographing Dr. Ernest Ceriani.

NYPD's Controversial 'Stop and Frisk' Policy Ruled Unconstitutional

Jan 8, 2013 Advocacy
A Manhattan Federal Court judge has ordered police stop making trespass stops outside private residential buildings immediately. The tactic was decried by some as infringing on civil liberties.

Work At A Newspaper While You Still Can

Jan 7, 2013
Why would a seasoned, award-winning Magnum photographer decide to work for a local, small-town newspaper in the remote northern reaches of Norway? Because Jonas Bendiksen says he's heard that newspapers are dying, and the Magnum photojournalist wants to work for one before they're all gone.

Police Want Press Credential Lawsuit Dismissed

Jan 7, 2013 Advocacy
A federal judge is considering requests by the San Diego Police and county Sheriff’s departments to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two freelance journalists who claim the agencies unfairly prevented them from gathering news.

Call For Entries: NPPA's 2013 Best Of Photojournalism Contest

Renowned as “the contest designed for photojournalists by photojournalists,” and incorporating the many facets of the visual journalism industry, NPPA's Best of Photojournalism competition attracts the most talented professionals in still, video, multimedia, and editing, year after year.

More Layoffs At Washington Times, Photo Dept "Threadbare"

Jan 5, 2013
Already operating on a skeleton staff, newsroom employees at The Washington Times have been told more people will be laid off. The photography department will be "threadbare," one staffer says.

NPPA, WHNPA Protest Pelosi's Photoshopped, Faked Photo

Jan 5, 2013 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has joined with the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) in a statement protesting the manipulation of an official photograph made available for distribution by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office.

Pelosi’s Office Releases Doctored Photo Of Female Lawmakers

Jan 4, 2013
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office sent a photo of female lawmakers to press Thursday to commemorate a huge moment for the Democratic Party: The first time its House of Representatives caucus didn’t have a majority of white men. Unfortunately, four members were late to the photo shoot.

W. Eugene Smith: "I didn't write the rules, why should I follow them?"

Jan 3, 2013
In a recently-discovered interview, circa 1956, legendary photojournalist W. Eugene Smith talked about a then-controversial practice that today is taboo in photojournalism, and that is the act of staging photographs.

Melissa Farlow Named To Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame

Jan 3, 2013
Photojournalist Melissa Farlow will be inducted into the 2013 Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in April.

Justin Beiber Wants Stronger Anti-Paparazzi Law After Photographer's Death

Jan 2, 2013
Justin Beiber today called for new legislation after the death of a photographer who was hit by a car after crossing a busy highway on foot to photograph the star's Ferrari last night.

American Journalist, AFP Freelancer, Kidnapped In Syria

Jan 2, 2013
A freelance American reporter who contributed videos to Agence France-Presse in recent months was kidnapped in war-torn Syria six weeks ago and has been missing since, his family revealed today. U.S journalist James Foley, 39, an experienced war reporter who has covered other conflicts, was seized by armed men in the northern province of Idlib on November 22, according to witnesses.

Photo Journal: The Herald (Jasper, Indiana)

Jan 2, 2013
Dave Weatherwax, The Herald's chief photographer and picture editor, talks to Jim Colton about what it takes to deliver consistently fresh and engaging high caliber visual journalism and documentary picture stories to their southern Indiana rural readership of 11,300 subscribers.

Brooks Photography Students Turned Election Coverage Into Learning Experience

Jan 2, 2013
The visual journalism program at Brooks Institute in southern California teamed up with the Ventura County Star and PBS NewsHour for a November 2012 Election Day event that got students out of the classroom and out of their comfort zone, Nomi Morris reports.

Man Dies After Photographing Justin Bieber's Ferrari

Jan 2, 2013
A man taking pictures of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari while it was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol was hit by a car and killed Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Application Deadline For 2013 Gordon Yoder News Video Workshop Award

Dec 31, 2012
The National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF) is now accepting applications for the annual Gordon Yoder Award for beginning television photojournalists who wish to attend the NPPA News Video Workshop on March 17 through 22, 2013, in Norman, OK.

Can We Police Ourselves?

Dec 28, 2012
From the public’s reaction to the New York Post photograph of a man about to be struck by a subway train, to the horde of news media that descended on a quiet little Connecticut town in the wake of the tragic school shooting, along with the countless “indignities” so many in the public feel in the face of relentless news coverage, the question has been raised again about how to balance the freedoms protected by the First Amendment with a sense of privacy and personal decency.

New York Times: The Year In Pictures

Dec 28, 2012
From the West Bank and Gaza to Occupy Wall Street, from Hurricane Sandy to the Sandy Hook massacre, a team of visual editors at The New York Times have assembled an interactive look at 2012 in a gallery of some of the most stunning photographs of the year from around the world and in the Empire State.

Tribune Company Papers Dropping Associated Press

Dec 26, 2012
The Chicago Tribune and six other newspapers owned by Tribune Co. are dropping the services of Associated Press, effective in early January, Robert Feder reports in Time Out Chicago. But the Los Angeles Time has cut its own deal with AP, apparently, and will remain a client.

Veteran Miami Herald Photographer Tim Chapman Retiring His Camera

Dec 24, 2012
In his 40 years as a staff photographer for The Miami Herald, Tim Chapman "has captured its soul and its heartache one frame at a time." This Christmas, at 62, he's turned off the police scanners, hung up the cameras, and retired.

Overexposed: A Photographer's War With PTSD

Dec 20, 2012
As Ashley Gilbertson crept up the dark staircase of a minaret in Fallujah, he hovered closely behind advance troops of the United States Marines. Stepping around and over the rubble created by an earlier shelling of the mosque, Gilbertson could hardly see the two soldiers in lead.

AFP's Marco Longari Picked As TIME Wire Photographer of the Year

Dec 20, 2012
AFP photojournalist Marco Longari has been picked by TIME magazine as the best photogrpaher of the wire services for 2012.

NY Daily News Cutting Photographers, Report Says

Dec 20, 2012
The New York Daily News is cutting its pool of "permalancers" from the photo roster, Capital New York reporter Joe Pompeo says.

NPPA's Executive Director Emeritus Charles H. Cooper, 92

Dec 19, 2012
Charles H. Cooper, the executive director emeritus of the National Press Photographers Association, died today in Durham, NC. He was 92.

Pete Souza's Portrait Of A Presidency

Dec 19, 2012
As TIME magazine once again names U.S. President Barack Obama as their Person of the Year, a TIME Lightbox feature today showcases 125 of White House photojournalist Pete Souza's favorite images in a gallery with extended captions and a story.

Cavaretta, Mc Kiernan Elected To NPPA's Board Of Directors

Dec 19, 2012
NPPA today announced the winners in November's election for two seats on the board of directors and the Regional leaders. Joe Cavaretta and Scott Mc Kiernan were elected to NPPA's board of directors.

January 4 Deadline For Submitting Resolutions To NPPA Board

Dec 19, 2012

DURHAM, NC  – Michael P. King, the National Press Photographers Association's Secretary and interim Resolutions Chair, has announced that Friday evening, January 4, 2013, at 11:59 p.m.

Dorothy Edwards Appointed New NPPA Student Rep

Dec 18, 2012
Dorothy Edwards of Western Kentucky University has been appointed as the new student representative to the NPPA's board of directors and Student Committee.

Photographic Museum Of Humanity 2013 Grant

Dec 17, 2012
The Photographic Museum of Humanity is pleased to announce its 2013 Grant, an international photographic contest that aims to finance photographers and discover new talents. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize guarantees respectively USD $2,000, USD $1,000 and USD $500 in cash.

Photo Journal: In Focus With Alan Taylor

Dec 17, 2012
In this installment of Photo Journal, Jim Colton interviews The Atlantic's Alan Taylor about his mission to curate high-impact, high-resolution visual journalism via his In Focus blog, published three days a week at

Support For Journalists Covering The Newtown Tragedy

Dec 17, 2012
The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma has assembled an array of online tip-sheets on covering mass shootings, child trauma, and community tragedy which may be helpful to journalists who are covering the massacre in Newtown.

Sandy Hook: The Story Behind The Photograph

Dec 17, 2012
Bill Chappell tells the story of how a quick snapshot by Shannon Hicks, taken as she arrived on the scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, quickly went viral around the world.

Rick Smolan's "The Human Face Of Big Data"

Dec 17, 2012
Photojournalist and author Rick Smolan's latest effort isn't another "Day In The Life Of ..." project. It tackles a bigger topic. "The Human Face Of Big Data" is both a hardbound book and an iPad App that mixes essays and photographs that delve into Big Data, the revolution in digital information and analytics that is changing the world we live in.

Ethics Discussion: Capturing Death

Dec 14, 2012
NPPA's general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher participated in an online panel discussion about photographing death and difficult subjects, as the controversy and discussion spurred by questions about the ethics of the New York subway death photograph and the play given it by the New York Post continues.

Reuters Says Israeli Soldiers Assaulted Photographers

Dec 14, 2012
Israeli soldiers punched two Reuters cameramen and forced them to strip in the street, before letting off a tear gas canister in front of them, leaving one of them needing hospital treatment, the news service reports today from Hebron, West Bank.

Seattle Times Publishes iBook For iPad

Dec 14, 2012
The Seattle Times has published their first iBook for the iPad. It's the Year In Pictures 2012 and it showcases the photograph staff's best work from each month of the last year in 135 photogrpahs and 12 videos.

Press Photographer's Home, Family Targeted In Pipe Bomb Attack

Dec 14, 2012
Press photographer Mark Pearce and his family were awakened by police shortly before midnight Friday at their home in Carraig Crosain (Northern Ireland) when a viable pipe bomb was discovered outside the front door of their home.

Prepare For The New Cameras-Everywhere World

Dec 13, 2012
Soon the growing number of video cameras installed in public places, and miniature surveillance drones flying around our heads, will mean that we'll see more images like the New York Post subway-death photograph, Dan Gilmore reports.

Media groups weigh in on Ohio University photographer's arrest

Dec 13, 2012
A number of national press organizations have expressed concern about the arrest of an Ohio University graduate student, for allegedly interfering with police and emergency personnel while taking pictures during the Athens uptown Halloween celebration earlier this fall.

Photography Contests: It's That Time Of Year, But Do They Matter?

Dec 13, 2012
Once again we are upon the photography contest season. And every year Jim Colton says that he hears photographers ask, “Do photo contests matter?”

Nominate A Peer For NPPA's Awards, Recognition

Dec 12, 2012
For more than 65 years the National Press Photographers Association has honored those who have supported the organization, assisted visual journalism and visual journalists, or have made significant contributions to our profession.

Briscoe Center Acquires Archives of Photojournalist Matthew Naythons

Dec 12, 2012
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History has acquired the archives of award-winning Time magazine photojournalist Matthew Naythons.

Help Our Colleagues Hit By Hurricane Sandy

Dec 12, 2012
Hurricane Sandy was by far one of the worst natural disasters to hit the American coast in modern times, even surpassing Hurricane Katrina for its shear economic destruction. Some of our fellow visual journalists suffered serious harm to their homes and families, and as a result we ask that you help.

Jim Colton: Goodbye, Newsweek

Dec 12, 2012
Now that Newsweek will cease print publication at the end of December, morphing into a digital publication called Newsweek Global, Jim Colton has written a very personal blog on his Web site looking back at the magazine's photojournalism history as well as his thoughts on where the magazine took a a series of wrong turns that led to its eventual demise.

AP Reviews The Year In Pictures

Dec 12, 2012
Looking back on the news of 2012, Associated Press photography director Santiago Lyon and deputy director Denis Paquin have assembled a gallery of the year's top images from AP's photojournalists around the world.

Sporting News Dumps Print, Goes Digital

Dec 11, 2012
After 126 years of putting ink on paper, Sporting News will stop printing and go digital on January 1, 2013.

Syria's Agony: The Photographs That Moved Them The Most

Dec 11, 2012
Looking back on the suffering and death and chaos that has turned daily life in Syria upside-down for months now, war photojournalists who have covered the conflict look back on the images that have moved them the most and describe what went on behind the scenes in "The Backstory" in Time magazine's "Lightbox."

Blaming the (visual) messenger for tragedies

Dec 10, 2012
Almost immediately after the New York Post published R. Umar Abbasi's photograph of Ki-Suck Han's last few living moments on the cover of their tabloid and their Web site, it seems like everyone — media and citizen alike — blamed the visual messenger for doing his journalistic duty.

Journalism Industry Reels From Week Of Job Cuts

Dec 10, 2012
As the year comes to an end a wave of layoffs and buyouts has hit publication after publication, and in just the past week the cuts have come "at a blistering pace," Jack Mirkinson reports in The Huffington Post.

PhotoShelter Picks 2012's Best Photo Blogs

Dec 8, 2012
PhotoShelter editors have rounded up their picks of the best photography blogs from across the industry for 2012.

Mannie Garcia Reinstates Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit

Dec 7, 2012
Today photojournalist Mannie Garcia reinstitued a federal civil rights lawsuit that is the result of his unlawful arrest in June 2011, an incident that Garcia says left him suffering “serious physical, emotional, and economic injuries” due to the actions of both Montgomery County police and prosecutors.

Happy 96th Birthday, John G. Morris

Dec 7, 2012
The man who was Robert Capa's picture editor on D-Day, who was Magnum Photo's first executive director at the invitation of his friend Henri Cartier-Bresson, who has been the picture editor of The New York Times, the Washington Post, Life magazine, and National Geographic, who wrote the iconic book "Get The Picture: A Personal History Of Photojournalism," today turned 96 years old in "retirement."

Boston Photojournalism Student Killed In Bike Accident

Dec 6, 2012
Christopher Weigl, a Boston University student who was pursuing a masters in photojournalism, was killed this morning when the bicycle he was riding on Commonwealth was struck by a semi-trailer truck that turned into the cyclist.

Ethics: The Subway Photograph

Dec 5, 2012 Ethics
NPPA Ethics Committee chairman John Long, for decades the voice guiding NPPA on matters of ethics and standards, weighs in on the New York subway photograph controversy with a new Blog entry on the NPPA Web site.

New York Post's Subway Death Photo: Was It Ethical Photojournalism?

Dec 5, 2012
In the aftermath of a dramatic photograph of a man about to be struck and killed by an oncoming New York subway train, the finger pointing and second guessing continues over whether a freelance photographer did the right thing by shooting the picture, and the Post running it as a cover, was "ethical" photojournalism.

US Presswire Becomes USA Today Sports Images

Dec 4, 2012
USA Today Sports Media Group announced the re-branding of US PRESSWIRE, its dedicated sports image service providing coverage for nearly 10,000 events each year, to USA Today Sports Images.

News Corp. Shutting Down iPad "The Daily"

Dec 4, 2012
Less than two years into the experiment, News Corp. is pulling the plug on their online-only, iPad-only "newspaper" experiment, The Daily.

Photography Innovators: Eugene Richards

Nov 30, 2012
In the second installment of our series on Photography Innovators, Stephen Wolgast explores the roots of Eugene Richards' unique and compelling literary style.

Sports Illustrated Changes Color Of Baylor Football Jerseys

Nov 29, 2012
Well, there's a lot of second guessing going on in cyberspace about whether or not Sports Illustrated intentionally or unintentionally digitally altered the color of Baylor football players' jerseys in a photograph used in the magazine's "Leading Off" feature.

NPPA Elections Open For 2013 Board, Regional Seats

Nov 28, 2012
The election for two seats on the NPPA's Board of Directors and Chair seats in even numbered regions has opened and will run through December 10, 2012. 

Kalish Workshop 2013 Dates Announced

Nov 28, 2012
The Kalish Workshop will be holding its next workshop June 16-21, 2013, at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

NPPA Lawyer Speaks On Photographers' Rights At Atlanta Seminar

Nov 27, 2012
NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher will be giving two workshops on the right to photograph and record in public this Friday at the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia.

Illinois Police Recording Law Blocked By Supreme Court

Nov 27, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered another blow to a 50-year-old anti-eavesdropping law in Illinois, choosing to let stand a lower court finding that key parts of the hotly debated law run counter to constitutional protections of free speech.

Remembering Seattle Times Photographer Jim Bates

Nov 27, 2012
You can tell a lot about Jim Bates, a Seattle Times photographer who died of cancer Sunday at 63, just by looking at a photo he took of himself outside the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in 2001.

Photographer Ken Regan Loses Cancer Fight

Nov 26, 2012
Friends of photographer Ken Regan reported today that the photojournalist died Sunday night in a New York hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Photo Journal: Heroin In Denver

Nov 26, 2012
In the second installment of NPPA’s new feature Photo Journal, curated by renowned photography editor Jim Colton, he takes a look at a three-part series in The Denver Post that documents the re-emergence of heroin in the Colorado city’s neighborhoods.

Photojournalists Help Preserve Photos After Sandy

Nov 26, 2012
In a project launched by Antonio Amendola's group Shoot4Change and supported by NPPA members who have volunteered, photojournalists are helping families who were hit by Hurricane Sandy recover their photographic memories.

A Responsibility To Photograph, And Remember

Nov 26, 2012
New York Times photojournalist Tyler Hicks has been covering the fighting in Gaza City and the aftermath of bomb and rocket attacks.

Photojournalist And Editor Gary Haynes, 76

Nov 25, 2012
Gary Haynes, a distinguished photojournalist who assembled and directed a team of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers in Philadelphia at The Inquirer in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at 76.

Elections are open for NPPA's 2013 Board of Directors and Regional Chair Seats

Nov 21, 2012

DURHAM, NC – The election for two seats on the NPPA's Board of Directors has opened and it will run through November 30, 2012. 

Members can log in and vote online, or have the option to vote by U.S. Postal mail if desired.

John Baltes, 45, of The Journey Group

Nov 21, 2012
Following a months-long battle with cancer, John Baltes passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his wife, Kristin, and children, Rachel and Jake, his parents and other close family. He was 45 years old.

Government Surveillance Is On The Rise

Nov 20, 2012
Google said "Yes" to more than 90 percent of the government's requests for eMail surveillance in the last six months.

NPPA & NPPF Launch Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

Nov 19, 2012
The National Press Photographers Association, along with the National Press Photographers Foundation, today announced a joint effort to help photojournalists who were displaced or affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Ethical Questions Raised By Photographing For NGOs

Nov 19, 2012
When does photographing for an interest or an NGO create an ethical conflict?

Getty's Reportage Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

Nov 19, 2012
Getty Images today announced they are observing the 5-year anniversary of Reportage by Getty Images with a collection of some of their most compelling photojournalism shot by Getty photographers during that time.

Alf Kumalo, Apartheid Photographer, Dies At 82

Nov 19, 2012
Although he had no formal training with a camera, Alf Kumalo was captivated by the power of still photography. After meeting and photographing a trial lawyer named Nelson Mandela, Kumalo became one of the chroniclers of the cruelties of South Africa's apartheid

Obama, Olympic Gymnast Photo Goes Viral

Nov 17, 2012
A photograph by Pete Souza of President Obama goofing with U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney shot through the roof after it was posted on the White House Flickr feed.

The Other Side Of Obama's Victory Hug

Nov 17, 2012
When David Burnett saw Scout Tufankjian's picture of President Obama hugging First Lady Michelle Obama that went viral in the hours after Election Day, the image rang a bell.

Wisconsin Man Arrested For Impersonating Photojournalist

Nov 17, 2012
A Vietnam war veteran who since 1968 has spent time in jails, prisons, and mental institutions in connection with similar crimes has been arrested and charged with telephone harassment and disorderly conduct in connection with an incident involving two high school girls.

Balancing Act

Nov 16, 2012
As we look back over the past year, photojournalists have faced a balancing act when it comes to our rights. And that balancing act will apparently continue into the coming new year. So here are some basic facts about our rights that we need to be aware of and protect.

Photo Journal: The Presidential Election

Nov 16, 2012
NPPA kicks off a new feature today called "Photo Journal." Curated by renowned photography editor Jim Colton, Photo Journal will be a collection of dynamic images from current events that are appearing in newspapers, magazines, and on Web sites.

Photography Innovators: Susan Meiselas

Nov 16, 2012
True innovators are rare. Especially in visual communications. Author Bruce Young kicks off NPPA's series of profiles of photographic innovators, the people who consistently create novel approaches to seeing our world, with our inaugural innovator profile of Susan Meiselas.

NPPA Welcomes New SAPA Photojournalism Association

Nov 16, 2012
KARACHI, PAKISTAN – Afghani Pulitzer Prize-winner Massoud Hossaini was elected the first president of the new South Asia Photojournalists Association (SAPA) on Sunday, November 11, at the group’s inaugural meeting in Karachi, Pakistan.

Photography Fellowship In Africa

Nov 15, 2012

Three photographers will be awarded a $4,000 fellowship plus travel expenses to spend two weeks in Africa to document the global health projects of Management Sciences for Health. Deadline for entries is December 7, 2012.

Magnus Holm Wins 67th CPOY Contest

Nov 15, 2012

Magnus Holm of the Danish School of Media and Journalism has won the 67th College Photographer of the Year title at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, MO. 

Mary Cooney, Calvin Hom Promoted At Los Angeles Times

Nov 14, 2012
Deputy managing editor Colin Crawford has announced the promotion of Mary Cooney and Calvin Hom to the position of director of photography at the Los Angeles Times.

Join us Friday and Saturday for NPPA's Business Blitz Roadshow in California

Nov 14, 2012
This Friday and Saturday in San Clemente, California will be the final stop for NPPA's 2012 Business Blitz Roadshow. Registration for the November 16-17 event is now open.

Jeff Roberts, Who Photographed Iconic Tornado Picture, Dead At 51

Nov 14, 2012
Former Birmingham News photojournalist Jeff Roberts has died after a brief illness. He was 51. Roberts, who was part of the group laid off last year as the News made the transition to digital, became ill shortly after leaving the newspaper.

Los Angeles Times Wins $266K From Photographer David Strick

Nov 13, 2012 Business Practices
An arbitrator has awarded the Los Angeles Times $266,000 to cover the costs of defending itself against a suit by longtime Hollywood editorial photographer David Strick.

Nikon Photo Day At Washington's Newseum

Nov 13, 2012
Professional speakers, Nikon product demonstrations, an "Eyes Of History" gallery talk, a Photo Safari, and a Pulitzer Prize photography presentation are among the events planned for Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the Nikon Photo Day at the Newseum

Massachusetts Photographers Gathering Donated Relief Supplies

Nov 13, 2012
Two freelance photojournalists from Eastern Massachusetts, Kevin Wiles and Alex Jones, are gathering relief supplies for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

University Of Kansas: An Evening With Rich Clarkson

Nov 12, 2012
The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas will dedicate the Richard C. Clarkson Multimedia Gallery during ceremonies on Friday, December 7, at 5:30 p.m.

Carlos Miller Found Not Guilty Of Resisting Arrest

Nov 12, 2012
Miami photographer Carlos Miller has been acquitted of resisting an officer, after police tried to prevent him from covering an Occupy protest in January.

Photographers Among Those Hit By Providence Journal Layoffs

Nov 12, 2012
Three of the Providence Journal’s best photographers — Connie Grosch, John Freidah, and Ruben W. Perez — were among the 23 people who lost their jobs.

Brand New NPPA

Nov 8, 2012
NPPA is proud to announce the launching of its new brand, new logo, and new Web site in an article by Christy Straight.

FotoWeekDC Offers NPPA Members A Discount

Nov 7, 2012


FotoWeekDC is now offering a discount to all members. Visit their website and enter the code 'nppa' to receive the discount.

Photographers' Rights Panel At FotoWeekDC

Nov 7, 2012 Advocacy
NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher and former ASMP president Richard Kelly will lead a discussion about the right to photograph and record in public, and the best practices for how to avoid being harassed or intimidated, on November 11 during FotoWeekDC.

Register Now For NPPA Business Blitz Roadshow In San Clemente

Nov 7, 2012 Business Blitz
California will be the final stop for NPPA's 2012 Business Blitz Roadshow, and registration for the November 16-17 event is now open. This exciting two-day event features a free Friday evening with socializing and a State of the Industry roundtable. Then on Saturday the Business Blitz Roadshow will teach attendees how to develop the fundamental building blocks for creating a sustainable photography business in a changing marketplace...."

Hurricane Sandy: Covering the Storm

Nov 6, 2012
A chronicle of the deadly storm that battered the mid-Atlantic region on Oct. 29 and 30 causing flooding in coastal communities of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut; knocking down trees and power lines; and leaving more than eight million people in the rain-soaked dark — and with the daunting task of cleaning up.

Kodak Retirees Lose Health, Welfare Benefits

Nov 6, 2012
Eastman Kodak won court approval Monday to quit providing health and welfare benefits to 56,000 U.S. retirees and dependents. The ruling, made Monday by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Allan Gropper, is a major one in Kodak's Chapter 11 bankruptcy and restructuring. Kodak had been seeking court OK to quit offering such benefits by the end of the year.

2nd Quarter Best Use Of Photography Contest Results

Second quarter 2012 entries were judged at The Commercial Appeal by AME Visuals John Sale; photojournalist/picture editor Jim Weber; picture editor Jeff M

New Masters Of Arts In Photojournalism In Sweden

Oct 31, 2012

SUNDSVALL, Sweden – There is a new International Masters of Arts in Photojournalism program at Mid Sweden University (Mittuniversitetet) in Sundsvall, Sweden, beginning this year.

Sandy's Winds Fuel Six-Alarm Fire, Breezy Point, Rockaways

Oct 30, 2012
A tiny beachfront neighborhood told to evacuate before Sandy hit New York burned down as it was inundated by floodwaters, transforming a quaint corner of the Rockaways into a smoke-filled debris field.

Round-Up Of Outstanding Sandy Photographs

Oct 30, 2012
Last night, Hurricane Sandy -- the largest Atlantic tropical system on record -- made landfall just south of Atlantic City, New Jersey, bringing winds up to 90 mph (150 kph), and pushing a massive storm surge onto beaches and shorelines. At least 12 deaths have been reported in the United States.

Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Celebrating 40th Anniversary

Oct 25, 2012
ATLANTA, GA – When the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar rolls into town in late November, it will continue a four-decade tradition of breaking new ground for visual specialists, showcasing some of the world's best photojournalists who are at the top of their game. and providing hands-on skills, business, and video workshops. Plus there’s a popular, world-class photojournalism contest.

A Life Lived Courageously: Horst Faas

Oct 25, 2012
LONDON — As hallowed institutions of British life — the BBC above all, but also the police and prosecutors, and hospitals and schools that should care for young people — were being sullied by the spreading scandal around the always weird Jimmy Savile, it was a moment of clarity, and hope.

Remembering Alf Kumalo: Chronicler Of Life Under Apartheid

Oct 25, 2012
In the dying days of apartheid in South Africa two decades ago, the country was aflame with violence, and photographers constantly raced from one clash to another in search of a dramatic image that would make the front page.

NPPA Joins Lawsuit Against NYPD

Oct 22, 2012 Advocacy
Today the National Press Photographer’s Association (NPPA) announced that it was joining 5 elected officials and almost a dozen members of the press in a lawsuit against the New York Police Department (NYPD) and JP Morgan Chase. The lawsuit alleges that the City of New York, the MTA, the NYPD, Brookfield Properties, and JP Morgan Chase conspired to violate the First Amendment rights of press members who were arrested while covering the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. The amended complaint seeks both redress against police misconduct during these arrests and that a federal independent monitor be appointed to observe future NYPD incidents involving the press.

NPPA Announces Revamped News Video Workshop For March 2013

Oct 16, 2012 News Video Workshop

DURHAM, NC – Registration is now open for NPPA's renovated News Video Workshop, which returns to the line-up in 2013 as one of NPPA's premier educational events.

The Fine Print: A Webinar Series On Legal Issues For Photographers

Sep 12, 2012 Advocacy

NPPA is presenting a series of Webinars on legal issues by NPPA attorney Alicia Wagner Calzada, intended to help photographers in their business and profession.

John C.P Goheen Releases New Film Honoring Veterans

Sep 7, 2012

CHICAGO, IL – John C.P Goheen, a three-time winner of NPPA's Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer of the Year title, has released a powerful new feature-length documentary honoring America's military veterans.

NPPF Offers Five $5,000 Career Expansion Scholarships

Sep 6, 2012

DURHAM, NC – Five $5,000 Career Expansion Scholarships will be awarded to qualified candidates selected by the National Press Photographers Foundation and NPPA in 2012.

Burt Wood offering new photography course this fall

Aug 9, 2012

MIDDLEBORO — The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts, together with local photographer Jon Haglof, is offering a new two-part photography course starting in September. The course, beginning Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6—8 p.m.

Two Takes: One Picture, Two Photographers

Dec 28, 2011
The romantic notion is that photojournalists bear unique witness to the events of the world as they unfold around them. In reality, due to circumstance, comfort and organizational requirements, photographers often find themselves in the company of fellow photojournalists, working side by side, when covering the news.