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National Geographic's First $50K Grant Awarded To Eugene Richards
05/09/2007 //   WASHINGTON, DC – National Geographic magazine launched its new Grant for Photography by awarding the first one to photojournalist Eugene Richards for his project on veterans of the war in Iraq. The $50,000 grant...
Buffett's Big Gift Funds Aspiring Photojournalists
05/07/2007 // Photographer Howard G. Buffett told a gathering at the University of Southern Calfornia’s Annenberg School for Communication in 2004 that “A well-presented image needs no explanation.”Back then the occasion was a talk about his book...
WpN Confirms Dmitry Chebotayev's Death In Iraq
05/07/2007 // NEW YORK, NY – WpN photojournalist Dmitry Chebotayev died Sunday in Iraq, killed along with the six American Task Force Lightning soldiers he was riding with when they were struck by a roadside bomb while on patrol...
Charlotte Sun Editor Says Altered Photo On AP Network Was An Honest Mistake
05/06/2007 //     A photograph that was the subject of a mandatory photo elimination bulletin by the Associated Press on Friday because it had been digitally altered was the result of an honest mistake, and not an attempt to publish a doctored photograph, the...
John Roger Simms, 58, Daytona Beach News-Journal
05/05/2007 //  DAYTONA BEACH , FL - John Roger Simms, 58, a staff photographer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, died Thursday at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center after a short battle with cancer. He joined the paper in 1980 and worked for more...
Jim Straight Named NPPA's New Executive Director
05/03/2007 // DURHAM, NC – Jim Straight has been named the new executive director of the National Press Photographers Association, NPPA president Tony Overman announced today."With all of the...
Election Winners Announced In Regions 2 & 6
05/01/2007 //  DURHAM, NC – NPPA national secretary Sean D. Elliot has announced the results of April’s online elections for Regional officers in Regions 2 and 6.In Region 2, Todd Maisel was elected director over...
Photojournalists Reflect on Virginia Tech Shootings
04/28/2007 //  TODD MAISEL: A veteran of 9/11 and of the "East Coast media frenzy", the New York Daily News staff photographer found sorrow amidst the media circus on the Virginia Tech campus after the shootings. RICK WILKING: A freelance photographer for Reuters...
Digital Alteration Of News Photographs Continues
04/25/2007 // By Donald R. Winslow© 2007 News Photographer magazineAUSTIN, TX – Fresh on the heels of the digital alteration of photographs at The Toledo Blade and The New York Times comes news today that several newspapers and magazines have...
Apple One-Day Photo Contest For Students Is This Friday
04/24/2007 // Apple Inc. will hold its first-ever one day "Insomnia Photo Festival" photography contest for students this coming Friday, with a photography assignment that will be posted on Friday afternoon which must be completed and submitted within 24 hours....

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