Greg Marinovich - BLOG

For our May “website of the month” we have chosen the famous South African photographer Greg Marinovich. His blog is full of feature stories and great photography. Take a look, you won’t be disappointed.

Biography

Greg Marinovich, born in South Africa in 1962, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and is co-author of The Bang Bang Club, a non-fiction book on South Africa’s transition to democracy.

He has spent 18 years doing conflict, documentary and news photography around the globe.  His photographs have appeared in top international publications such as Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian of London, among others. He is chair of the World Press master Class nominating committee for Africa, and was a World Press Photo judge in 1994, as well as convenor of the FujiFilm awards in 2000.

Currently:

After a stint as the picture editor of Sunday Times in South Africa, he is again working freelance as a photographer and writer.

Photojournalists Patrick Farrell, Damon Winter, Win 2009 Pulitzer Prizes

NEW YORK, NY (April 20, 2009) – Photojournalists Patrick Farrell of The Miami Herald and Damon Winter of The New York Times have won this year's Pulitzer Prizes for Photography.

Farrell won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, and Winter won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.

Farrell won for his coverage of Hurricane Ike's devastation in Haiti and the humanitarian disaster that followed the storm, and Winter won for his coverage of President Barack Obama's campaign on the road to winning the White House.

Pulitzer judges said that Winter's coverage of the Obama campaign "deftly captured multiple facets" of the endeavor. Judges said Farrell's photographs of the natural disaster in Haiti were "provocative, impeccably composed images of despair."

Aperture Foundation Lays Off Seven, Will Publish Fewer Books

New York, NY—April 21, 2009—Aperture Foundation, a world-renowned nonprofit publisher and exhibition space dedicated to promoting photography in all its forms, is undergoing a restructuring in response to the current economy, it was announced today by Juan García de Oteyza, Executive Director of the Foundation. As of May 1, Aperture will eliminate seven of the organization’s forty-one staff positions, reducing personnel costs by 20%. Additional measures to counteract the impact of the financial downturn include temporary salary reductions of select staff.

Light Tripods Can Actually Make Images Blurrier

According to a team of Japanese scientists, tripods under 1.49kg can actually worsen camera shake.

Nishi Lab and Tani Electronics co-developed a new tool/method to measure the effects of camera shake. What they found is that SLR cameras lose 1/4 of their resolution to mirror shock—the vibration from the camera's internal mirror bouncing up.

To make matters worse, the team discovered that this mirror vibration can be exacerbated by mounting the camera to a tripod under 1.49kg.

Read full articles at gizmodo and cnet

New Ruling Makes Slides And Film Worth $7

"Chris Usher has lost his appeal after a seven year battle against Corbis and each of his 12,640 images lost will be compensated for a lousy $7.00 a piece.

This ruling means that from now on, any agency, any magazine, any publisher will never have to worry about losing your photographs, since it will cost them peanuts to pay you back. It will be cheaper for them to trash them then returning them to you."

Source: A Photo Editor via Bohemian

Sony Profoto Award Winners Announced

Capetonian Dale Yudelman was among the top professional photographers who were honored at the Sony Profoto Awards held recently in Sandton, Johannesburg. Yudelman, who lives and works in Cape Town, won six awards - including Gold’s in the Advertising and Fine Art categories. His series of images , “ i am…” was awarded ‘Professional Portfolio of the Year’

© 2009 dale yudelman (Edward)