NPPA Ethics Committee Releases Statement On Disqualified World Press Photos

Reuters Denies Ethical Allegations, While Some Syria Photographs Still Questioned

On the Reuters Web site, the caption for photograph number 8 of 15 images reads, "Issa, 10 years old, fixes a mortar launcher in a weapons factory of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo, September 7, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib" The photographs are online at http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTX13ER0#a=1
On the Reuters Web site, the caption for photograph number 8 of 15 images reads, "Issa, 10 years old, fixes a mortar launcher in a weapons factory of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo, September 7, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib" The photographs are online at http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTX13ER0#a=1

After Teen Freelancer's Death, Ethical Questions About Reuters Photos In Syria

Molhem Barakat's November 20, 2013, self portrait from his Facebook page
Molhem Barakat's November 20, 2013, self portrait from his Facebook page

Sean D. Elliot Appointed NPPA Ethics Chair

Read John Long's entire Ethics Committee farewell message, "So Long, John," and his thoughts on photojournalism's ethical past, present, and future in the March issue of News Photographer magazine. For those who are not NPPA members or magazine subscribers, the magazine is available for purchase by writing to info@nppa.org. Photograph by Sean D. Elliot
Read John Long's entire Ethics Committee farewell message, "So Long, John," and his thoughts on photojournalism's ethical past, present, and future in the March issue of News Photographer magazine. For those who are not NPPA members or magazine subscribers, the magazine is available for purchase by writing to [email protected] Photograph by Sean D. Elliot

Digitally Altered Images Disqualified From World Press Finalists

John Stanmeyer's winning image from today's announcement of World Press Photo winners, where up to eight or nine percent of the iamges judges picked for the final round were disqualified after being examined by a digital expert.
John Stanmeyer's winning image from today's announcement of World Press Photo winners, where up to eight or nine percent of the iamges judges picked for the final round were disqualified after being examined by a digital expert.

Some Thoughts On Photojournalism Ethics Today


The Associated Press ended its relationship with Pulitzer Prize-winning freelance photographer Narcisco Contreras after he admittted to digitally removing a colleague's video camera from a photograph of a Syrian rebel. Contreras says he "cloned" the background of the image to cover up the lower left corner where the video camera could be seen. Photographs provided by the Associated Press
The Associated Press ended its relationship with Pulitzer Prize-winning freelance photographer Narcisco Contreras after he admittted to digitally removing a colleague's video camera from a photograph of a Syrian rebel. Contreras says he "cloned" the background of the image to cover up the lower left corner where the video camera could be seen. Photographs provided by the Associated Press

Ethics Committee Debates June National Geographic Cover

Ethics Matters: Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Entire Photo Staff

POYi Issues Statement On Paolo Pellegrin's Pictures, Affirm Award

Today a statement from POYi says, "The spirit of Pictures of the Year International is to honor photojournalists and celebrate their outstanding documentary photography. We do not probe for reasons to disqualify work."
Today a statement from POYi says, "The spirit of Pictures of the Year International is to honor photojournalists and celebrate their outstanding documentary photography. We do not probe for reasons to disqualify work."

WHNPA Disqualifies Altered Tracy Woodward Contest Photo, Award Rescinded

Washington Post photographer Tracy Woodward's photograph as it appeared on the Post web site (above) and as it was entered in the WHNPA contest (below).
Washington Post photographer Tracy Woodward's photograph as it appeared on the Post web site (above) and as it was entered in the WHNPA contest (below).