ETHICS MATTERS: A commentary from NPPA’s Ethics Committee regarding the photographs of Steve McCurry

It has been a difficult spring for Steve McCurry, one of the most gifted and widely published photojournalists of the past 40 years. Revelations that a fine art print by the celebrated Magnum photographer and National Geographic contributor was digitally manipulated for an Italian photography exhibition have triggered a troubling reexamination of McCurry’s storied 40-year career.

Standing with Chris Morris: five articles to explain attack of TIME photographer at Trump rally

By Adrienne Andrews

 

ATHENS, GA (February 5, 2015) – Since legendary TIME photographer Christopher Morris was assaulted by a Secret Service officer on Feb. 29 during a Trump rally, there has been a lot of speculation on this event’s implications about the understanding of First Amendment rights and the standing of journalists in this country.

NPPA Statement On Events At The University Of Missouri

The president, along with the general counsel, of the National Press Photographers Association today issued a statement regarding the highly-visible events that took place yesterday on the campus of the University of Missouri.

Symposium Addresses World Press Controversies, Other Ethical Issues

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism hosted a photojournalism ethics symposium titled “Image Truth/Story Truth” on Friday, October 16. The daylong conference largely arose as a result of the well-publicized controversies surrounding the World Press Photo competition earlier this year. Columbia professor Nina Berman and Gary Knight of Tufts University organized the event, which was designed to delve deeper into issues raised in light of the WPP situation, and also address context, story truth, framing, and other issues.

Troilo's "Dark Heart Of Europe" Was Awarded, Then Disqualified In POYi

Four of the photographs from Giovanni Troilo's "The Dark Heart Of Europe" which was at first awarded a First Place honor in World Press Photo, and then later revoked.
Four of the photographs from Giovanni Troilo's "The Dark Heart Of Europe" which was at first awarded a First Place honor in World Press Photo, and then later revoked.
Pictures of the Year International director Rick Shaw today confirmed that Italian photographer Giovanni Troilo's "The Dark Heart Of Europe" essay, entered in the 72nd Pictures of the Year International Visual Editing Division in the Motion Issue Reporting Story category [multimedia], was initially awarded 3rd Place but then was later thrown out by the judges.

Special Ethics Session Added To NPPA Northern Short Course

In light of recent events concerning the practice of Ethics in photojournalism, NPPA's leaders have decided to add a special session on the issue at next week's NPPA Northern Short Course.

With New Evidence, World Press Photo Revokes Controversial Award

Photographer Giovanni Troilo told World Press about this photograph, "My cousin accepted to be portrayed while fornicating with a girl in his friend’s car. For them it was not strange. There are parkings popular for the couples exchanging sex with others, also single men and women can watch anonymously the acts through the foggy windows of the cars."
Photographer Giovanni Troilo told World Press about this photograph, "My cousin accepted to be portrayed while fornicating with a girl in his friend’s car. For them it was not strange. There are parkings popular for the couples exchanging sex with others, also single men and women can watch anonymously the acts through the foggy windows of the cars."
The leaders of World Press Photo just announced that based on new evidence, they have revoked the controversial First Place award given to Italian photographer Giovanni Troilo for his series of photographs entered in this year's WPP Contemporary Issues Story category.

World Press Photo Issues Clarification Statement On Controversial Award

The photographer told World Press about this photograph, "My cousin accepted to be portrayed while fornicating with a girl in his friend’s car. For them it was not strange. There are parkings popular for the couples exchanging sex with others, also single men and women can watch anonymously the acts through the foggy windows of the cars.
The photographer told World Press about this photograph, "My cousin accepted to be portrayed while fornicating with a girl in his friend’s car. For them it was not strange. There are parkings popular for the couples exchanging sex with others, also single men and women can watch anonymously the acts through the foggy windows of the cars.
After World Press Photo released a statement yesterday in which it stood by the First Place Contemporary Issue Story award given to photographer Giovanni Troilo for a controversial set of photographs called "The Dark Heart Of Europe," there was much discussion in the world's photojournalism community about whether or not WPP was condoning the staging, or setting-up, of photographs.

World Press Photo Stands By Controversial Award

The photographer told World Press about this photograph, "My cousin accepted to be portrayed while fornicating with a girl in his friend’s car. For them it was not strange. There are parkings popular for the couples exchanging sex with others, also single men and women can watch anonymously the acts through the foggy windows of the cars. 'Shame has died,'" one says in Charleroi.
The photographer told World Press about this photograph, "My cousin accepted to be portrayed while fornicating with a girl in his friend’s car. For them it was not strange. There are parkings popular for the couples exchanging sex with others, also single men and women can watch anonymously the acts through the foggy windows of the cars. 'Shame has died,'" one says in Charleroi.
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.

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

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.