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Susan Sontag, 71, Author Of On Photography, Dies In New York
12/28/2004 // Susan Sontag, the social critic, human rights activist, and author whose theories and writing influenced the way many perceive the role of photography and modern photojournalism, died of leukemia today in her hometown, New York City. She was 71....
New Captioning Plug-In For Best Of Photojournalism Contest Entries Now Available To Download
12/23/2004 // DURHAM, NC -- The new software plug-in to use for captioning and preparing still photographic entries for the Best Of Photojournalism 2005 contest is now available for downloading from the NPPA Web site. Please click here to read the plug-in...
Virginia Photojournalist Survives Suicide Bomb Attack In Mosul
12/22/2004 //  Photojournalist Dean A. Hoffmeyer of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and reporter Jeremy Redmon survived an explosion in a military chow-hall tent at Forward Operating Base Marez, in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, on Tuesday, December 21st. The...
Dan J. Fager, 86, NPPA Life Member
12/22/2004 // Dan J. Fager, 86, a longtime Tampa Bay, FL, area news photographer and NPPA life member, died December 22, 2004 in Tampa, FL. He joined the NPPA in 1955 when he was the assistant chief photographer for The Tampa Daily Times, and over the years he...
Chinese Photojournalism Contest Invites American Participation
12/21/2004 // China's Photojournalists Society (CPS) is sponsoring the first annual China International Press Photo Contest on the theme "Peace and Development." CPS says the competition is the first and largest of its kind to be held in China and invites...
Haraz Ghanbari Is NPPA's National Student Photographer Of The Year
12/16/2004 // By Elaine LapsKENT, OHIO – At the age of 15, an old Minolta Maximum 7000 was his camera of choice, but only because it was all he could afford and Grandpa would accept installments.The first pictures came back blurry, too dark or too bright.But the...
Photographic Auction Benefits Amnesty International
12/01/2004 // By Huub G.M. KohnenWAARDER, THE NETHERLANDS — A photography benefit auction for Amnesty International, conducted in late November at Sotheby's in Amsterdam, generated profits of $301,627 from the prints of famous and well-known photographers....
Missouri Grad Students Learn From CPOY Mock Judging
10/01/2004 // By Ryan Fagan, Shana Lynch and Ali RyanCOLUMBIA, MO. — Pictures are pretty. They're emotional, intense and sometimes a bit amusing. But mostly, they're pretty. At least, that's what we thought.We are graduate students in the University of Missouri's...
Richard Avedon, 81, Dies Following A Cerebral Hemorrhage In Texas
10/01/2004 // SAN ANTONIO, TX - Richard Avedon, 81, the famous American fashion and portrait photographer, died today at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio six days after he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while shooting an assignment for The New Yorker magazine in...
MTA Still Wants To Ban NYC Subway Photos
09/22/2004 // By Mickey H. Osterreicher, Esq.On May 20, 2004, New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) proposed a ban on photography and videotaping on buses and subways as a terrorism-prevention measure. The new policy, if approved, would make...

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