Honor Roll, 1: Eight Photographers Win Reuters Grants
Eight photographers have won the first Reuters photojournalism grants, notes PDN: The grants, worth $5,000 each, were created to support “a diverse new generation of photojournalists,” says the news service. The recipients are Daro Sulakauri (Tbilisi, Georgia); Ekaterina Anchevskaya (Russia); Gabriel Scarlet (Western Kentucky University); Heba Khamis (Egypt); Loren Elliott (Houston); Manuel Seoane (Bolivia); Nicky Woo (New York and Africa); and Thomas Nicolon, (Central Africa).
Spotlight: The Best of April
Sean Kernan found something unexpected Uganda. That was his plan. "I was looking for lives unlike my own," says the Connecticut-based photographer. Wandering the streets of the country's capital, he came across the Kampala Boxing Club and ended up capturing the scene there in a short film that, in its own way, is a meditation on both violence and beauty. It's one of our highlights from March, along with a time lapse of Mount Everest, some far-flung travelogs, and a profile of a photographer who's disabled "but not defective."
The Q&A: Fabio Consoli
Q: Originally from [where?] what are some of your favorite things about living and working in [your current locale]? A: I live in a fishing village in Sicily, Italy. I recently left my studio in the city center to work from an old camper van. I have a few favorite spots near my home where I can park my camper van studio. (Think of it as a short commute to a natural office.) The difference from my studio setting is that every morning I have a different, beautiful view of the sea from my win...
Call For Entries: Latin American Fotografia 7
Your atencion, please: Entries are now being accepted for Latin American Fotografia 7, the world's premiere competition highlighting photography from Latin American. Just by entering you'll have your work seen by an international jury of top creative professionals; winning work is spotlighted in an international traveling exhibition, as well as here at Pro Photo Daily. All Latin American citizens living anywhere are invited to submit work; all images with Latin American subject matter created by anyone, regardless of nationality, are also eligible. The deadline for submissions is June 22. Hit the jump for more information.
Profile: Hope Wurmfeld's Memory of Rome, 1964
Hope Wurmfeld's love of Rome began 53 years ago. That's also when she discovered her love of photography. As she came to discover, the two passions -- Rome and photography -- are abidingly linked. In 1964, Wurmfeld moved to Rome after marrying her college boyfriend, who was there for year on a Fulbright scholarship. In the city's black market she bought two Leica cameras, several lenses, and a light meter, and then photographed everything she saw. Wurmfeld went on to become a noted fine-art photographer, but recently went through her archive and rediscovered her old images of Rome -- a Rome that is no more. Now they are collected in a new book.
- Illustrator Profile - Chris Sickels / Red Nose Studio: "Put the work out there that you want to make"
The SONY a9: What the Pros Have to Say
"Eventually you knew it had to happen. Sooner or later cameras would get so good at what they did that basically your job as a photographer would be to look for interesting things to shoot and then try not to get in the camera's way as it did it's thing capturing them. I mean, imagine if a camera had pretty much flawless exposure capability, flawless focusing and could fire and focus so fast it never missed a frame?" So writes Jeff Wignall in todays Street Test of the Sony a9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony Artisans of Imagery Katrin Eisman, Andy Katz, and Pat Murphy-Racey join in with their takes on the 24.2-megapixel camera that has caused an uproar in the photo industry.