News Archive

Pelligrin, Kuwayama, Win Smith Awards
10/27/2006 // NEW YORK, NY – Italian photojournalist Paolo Pellegrin has won this year’s W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic photography for his project, “Makta – It Is Written: A Journey Through the Lands of Islam.” The grant is...
Italy Says Negotiations For Torsello's Release Continue
10/25/2006 // ROME, ITALY – The Italian Foreign Ministry says negotiations to free Italian photojournalist Gabriele Torsello in Afghanistan continue, despite the passage of a Monday deadline set by his abductors. And in Kabul,...
Kidnapped AP Photographer Freed In Gaza
10/24/2006 // GAZA CITY– Kidnapped Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti, 37, has been released unharmed in Gaza tonight after he was abducted at gunpoint this morning in the Gaza Strip. He was reportedly snatched when...
Flying Short Course: Evolving Newspapers, Push For Video
10/23/2006 // NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – At the second stop of NPPA's 49th annual Flying Short Course, today's speakers echoed the resounding theme that photojournalism is rapidly changing, and addressed the fact that many newspapers are now pushing still...
Negotiations For Torsello's Release Continue
10/23/2006 // ROME, ITALY – The Italian Foreign Ministry says negotiations to free Italian photojournalist Gabriele Torsello in Afghanistan continue, despite the passage of a Monday deadline set by his abductors. And in Kabul,...
Iraq Dispatch: Birthday, Groundhog Day, It's All The Same
10/23/2006 // NPPA president Tony Overman, a staff photojournalist with The Olympian in Olympia, WA, is embedded with soldiers from Fort Lewis and the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, on duty in Iraq. He’s on assignment with reporter Sean Cockerham of the News...
Gunmen Say They Will Kill Photojournalist Monday Unless Demands Met
10/20/2006 // DANA POINT, CA – Kidnapped Italian ZUMA photojournalist Gabriele Torsello, abducted at gunpoint on October 12 by five gunmen in Afghanistan, has appealed to fellow journalists and the media to help him gain his...
Flying Short Course Kicks Off In Philly
10/19/2006 //  DURHAM, NC – NPPA's 49th annual Flying Short Course is underway this morning and it's one not to be missed. This year the Flying Short Course makes stops on October 20, 21, and 22 starting in Philadelphia, PA, followed by North Little Rock, AR, and...
Kidnapped ZUMA Photojournalist Says He's Okay
10/18/2006 //  DANA POINT, CA – ZUMA Press said today that ZUMA photojournalist Kash Gabriele Torsello, who was kidnapped in Afghanistan on October 12 by five gunmen, appears to have made several cell phone calls...
Oestervang Wins 2006 Gordon Parks Photography Competition
10/18/2006 // FORT SCOTT, KS – Danish photographer Charlotte Oestervang has won first place in the 2006 Gordon Parks Photography Competition for her photograph “Kashmir Three Months After the Earthquake.”"Photojournalism is a new...

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