Journalists Protest Security Restrictions on Press Coverage of Trump Impeachment Trial
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by David Walker
4y ago
Journalists have sent a formal protest to U.S. Senate leaders over proposed security restrictions that the journalists say will hinder their ability to cover the impeachment trial of President Trump, according to reports in Roll Call and The Washington Post. “Capitol Hill is one of the most accessible places in Washington, but the proposed restrictions exceed those put in place during the State of the Union, Inauguration Day or even during the Clinton impeachment trial 20 years ago,” LA Times reporter Sarah D. Wire wrote in a letter to Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Charles Schumer. Wir ..read more
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Ami Vitale Photo Voted Best of Decade by National Geographic Readers
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by Conor Risch
4y ago
National Geographic readers voted a heartbreaking photograph by Ami Vitale as the top photograph of the decade. Vitale’s image shows the moment just before Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros on earth, died. In the photo, Sudan is comforted by Joseph Wachira, a caretaker at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in Kenya. National Geographic readers voted for the image in an online poll in December 2019. View this post on Instagram Thanks to all of you for voting in our Instagram Story on your favorite Nat Geo photo from the past decade. While it was close, this ..read more
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Reuters Photographer Bows to Twitter Critics. What’s the Fallout for Other Capitol Hill Photographers?
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by David Walker
4y ago
After Republican Congressmen called out Reuters photographer Joshua Roberts last week for photographing items on the desk of a House Judiciary Committee member, Twitter trolls erupted in anger and Roberts ended up leaving the hearing “voluntarily.” As it turned out, Roberts had broken no rules, and was just doing his job within ethical bounds, according to several of his colleagues. So why did Roberts agree to leave? What message did his departure send to those who succeeded in driving him away? And will his departure end up motivating his colleagues to work harder, as some say it will? Or ..read more
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5 Photojournalists Sue Homeland Security for First Amendment Violations
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by David Walker
5y ago
Five freelance photojournalists have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for violation of their First Amendment rights, the ACLU announced yesterday. The journalists are alleging that Customs and Border Patrol agents tracked, detained and interrogated them because of their coverage of immigration issues along the U.S-Mexico border in 2018 and 2019. “U.S. border officers targeted the journalists for secondary screening at the border, compelled them to disclose information about their sources and observations as journalists, and even searched through their photos and ..read more
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Why Photographer David Burnett Shot 4×5 Film at Impeachment Hearing
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by Holly Hughes
5y ago
Photojournalist David Burnett and his old wooden camera drew a lot of attention and curiosity when he began photographing at the start of Wednesday’s first public impeachment hearing. The feed of every TV network showed Burnett loading and unloading sheet film, and peering into his viewfinder to photograph the two witnesses, George Kent and William Tayor. “Shooting large-format today was a reminder that even though I have many frames per second with my Sony a6500, I’m still shooting film one solitary, isolated frame at a time. In a world of 10 or 20 fps, two frames in 30 seconds is a big deal ..read more
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Quick Tip: Daido Moriyama on Street Photography and Desire
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by David Walker
5y ago
In our recent excerpt from his latest book, Daido Moriyama: How I Take Photographs, the legendary Japanese photographer shares his tips for aspiring street photographers. Moriyama builds to his most important advice, and makes it sound sexy: How to see, and when to push the shutter button. Here is what he said: “The first thing I always tell anyone who asks me for advice is: Get outside. It’s all about getting out and walking. That’s the first thing. The second thing is, forget everything you’ve learned on the subject of photography for the moment, and just shoot. Take photographs—of anyt ..read more
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Quick Tip: Using Photography to Stir Interest in Science
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by David Walker
5y ago
In our recent interview called “Using Photography to Teach Science,” underwater photographer Jennifer Adler explains how she uses her background in science to raise environmental awareness. “I don’t think you can just put an image out there and expect it to be powerful,” she said during the interview. In this excerpt of our interview, Adler share some of her strategies: PDN: You’ve talked about the importance of balancing images of beauty and breakdown in conservation photography. Can you explain that? Jennifer Adler: For people less inclined to be environmentalists, you wouldn’t want to th ..read more
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Quick Tip: 3 Street Photographers on Managing Fear—and Confrontations
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by David Walker
5y ago
Confrontations with strangers are an occupational hazard for street photographers. In our story called “Street Photographers on Success, Methods, Motivation and Overcoming Fear,” several street shooters shared their strategies for defusing tensions and managing their self-consciousness and fear while shooting. For instance, Los Angeles photographer Ibarionex Perello says he prefers to hide in plain sight. When he finds an interesting scene, he’ll position himself and wait “for someone to come into it. People have already seen me from a distance away…. They have no idea that I’m waiting for ..read more
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Photojournalist Lu Guang Granted ‘Bail-Like’ Release in China
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by David Walker
5y ago
Photojournalist Lu Guang has been released after nearly a year of detention in China, Voice of America has reported. The news service says the photographer’s wife, Xu Xiaoli, reported via Twitter on Monday (September 9) that her husband “has been home for several months.” Xu was referring to the Guang’s home near Shanghai. “He is believed to be under surveillance on a residential bail-like release, according to Wen Yunchao, a New York-based former political commentator and family friend,” Voice of America said in its report. Details about the circumstances and terms of Lu’s release are ..read more
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10 Principles for Telling Climate Change Stories with Photos and Video
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by Conor Risch
5y ago
This short instructional video offers ten basic “principles” for telling climate change stories through photography and video in a way that engages contemporary audiences. The tutorial features visuals researcher Adam Corner, who heads up ClimateVisuals, a climate change communications research organization and image library; and Liz Banse, a visual storyteller and vice president of Resource Media, a non-profit communications firm. Corner and Banse have researched people’s reactions to different types of imagery and video, and they give examples from work they’ve produced to support their find ..read more
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