The Value of Internships

Prof. Bradley Wilson took some time to interview Al Drago who was just honored by the White House News Photographers Association’s Eyes of History student contest – some good things in here to remember as we head back to classes … Never accept complacency … don’t forget the basics … you can never network enough.

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Just Because It’s On Instagram …

Storyful’s Eliza Mackintosh has the story behind an Instagram account that shows an immigrant escaping from Dakar, Senegal, to Spain. It’s a story that was picked up by some major web sites and built a massive following … but it’s all a lie, a fictional project designed for an exhibition. “It was a way of […]

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NPPA Best of Photojournalism Winners Announced

Congrats to Jahi Chikwendiu, of The Washington Post, and Jerry Wolford, of the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C., for their wins in the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism competition. Chikwendiu is the Photojournalist of the Year for large markets, Wolford for small markets.

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Getty Images Editorial Grants

Applications open on April 1 and will be accepted through May 13 for five, $10,000 grants from Getty Images for photojournalists, “pursuing projects of personal and journalistic significance.” Got a great idea? Go ahead and pitch it, but read the terms and conditions closely.

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World Press Photo Controversy Continues

As if there hadn’t been enough of an issue with this year’s World Press Photo competition with the disqualification of 20% of the finalists, then the questions of staging of an image and the bungled defense of upholding the award, now there are questions about whether one of Giovanni Troilo’s images was shot in the […]

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World Press Photo Statement Clarification

It has been an interesting 24 hours online, hasn’t it? After Sunday’s announcement that World Press Photo was upholding an award for a photo essay that many felt crossed ethical lines, they were taken to task by myself and many others for this line: The contest requires photojournalists do not stage pictures to show something […]

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