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Jon Lowenstein Wins 2014 Lange-Taylor Prize
09/04/2014 // DURHAM, NC (September 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...
Apply Now For A Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship
09/04/2014 // NEW YORK, NY (September 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...
Mary F. Calvert Wins $25K Alexia Foundation Grant
09/03/2014 // DURHAM, NC (September 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.The Alexia...
"A Photo A Day" Becomes Non-Profit Charity Group
09/02/2014 // DURHAM, NC (September 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."All of the money from this year’s print auction will go...
Steven Sotloff, Second American Journalist Executed By ISIS
09/02/2014 // DURHAM, NC (September 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.Sotloff was a...
Nominate A Peer For NPPA's Awards, Recognition
08/29/2014 // DURHAM, NC (August 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...
Nominations Open For Two NPPA Board Seats, Officers In Five Regions
08/23/2014 // DURHAM, NC (August 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.Two...
NPPA's Lawyer Requests Investigation Into Ferguson Police Gun-Pointing Incident
08/20/2014 // FERGUSON, MO (August 20, 2014) – 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...
Photojournalist James Foley Executed By ISIS On Video
08/19/2014 // By Donald R. WinslowDURHAM, NC (August 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.Foley, 40, was...
NPPA Protests Ferguson Police Tactics, Disrespect For Constitutional Rights
08/14/2014 // DURHAM, NC (August 14, 2014) – 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 covering the town's...

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