Let’s start with the unexpected news coming from Getty Images: Eugene Richards, the celebrated documentary photographer, has left the Reportage agency. Richards used to be with Magnum Photos but left twice. He was also with VII Photo for a couple of years, and had joined Reportage in 2010.
Reportage by Getty Images: Eugene Richards
On the subject of Getty Images, they announced a few things these past few weeks.
PDN Pulse: Getty Images Preps for IPO?
An interesting development in the photographic and multimedia markets, Brian Storm has started charging for some of MediaStorm’s presentation. Rite of Passage by Maggie Steber and A Shadow Remains by Phillip Toledano are the first two pieces to test MediaStorm’s Pay Per Story scheme. Each story can be bought for $1.99.
MediaStorm: Why We Switched to a Pay Per Story Model
PDN Pulse: MediaStorm Now Charging to View its Stories
VII Photo: Statement
Ron Haviv: Response
Conscientious: Quality journalism, photography and integrity
David Campbell: Photo agencies and ethics: the individual and the collective
And when we’re on the subject of VII Photo, they have also added four young photographers to their mentor programme.
Now, let’s share some business and practical tips:
Justin Mott: Advice to Veteran Photographers
A Photo Editor: How does a photographer land an agent?
A Photo Editor: Pricing & Negotiation: Spokesperson Advertising Shoot
PhotoShelter: A Photographer’s Guide to a Successful Gallery Opening
PhotoShelter: What Buyers and Photo Editors Want
Salon: How to stop the bleeding
Some thoughts about the industry, reviews and round-ups…
The New York Times: Just When You Got Digital Technology, Film is Back
TIME Lightbox: Three War Photographers: Feel Fear, Keep Going
NY Daily News: Iconic ‘napalm girl’ photo from Vietnam War turns 40
Peter Dench: The Dench Diary (December – February 2012)
PhotoShelter: The Look3 Festival Round-Up
TIME Lightbox: Curators Look Ahead to Look3
Reuters Blog: The Secret Handshake
The Guardian: Burtynsky: Oil review
The Guardian: The Photographers’ Gallery Reopens
NYT Lens Blog: Caught Between the Protests and the Police
NYT Lens Blog: Half Photos, Striving to be More
NYT Lens Blog: A Gift to New York from Gordon Parks
The New Yorker Photo Booth: Great Mistakes: Olivia Arthur
The Guardian: Featured Photojournalist – Joe Raedle
Conscientious Extended: Photography and Place: Appalachia
One Image at a Time: Image #4, Comfort Women 1996
Press Association: Jacobs in administration
Verve Photo: Antonio Bolfo
The Guardian: Lawrence Schiller’s best photograph: Marilyn Monroe
TIME Lightbox: Photographs of the ‘Great British Public’ in London
Foam Blog: Ahmet Polat on Instagram
Reuters Blog: Tribute to Danilo Krstanovic
And to finish…