Region 11

Larry Hatteberg Leaving KAKE-TV After 51 Years

November 10th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Legendary television storyteller, photojournalist, and NPPA member Larry Hatteberg has announced that he’s leaving KAKE-TV after 51 years there as a visual storyteller and news anchor.

NPPA Member Justin Cook Reaches Agreement With UNC

November 5th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Photographer Justin Cook released a statement today saying that he has reached an agreement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill regarding their unauthorized use of one of his images on a UNC Facebook page.

NPPA Elections: Vote Now For Two Board Seats, Five Regional Chairs

November 3rd, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The election for two seats on the National Press Photographers Association’s Board of Directors, as well as Chair seats in even-numbered Regions, is now open and voting runs through November 30, 2014.

Tom Kennedy Named ASMP Executive Director

October 21st, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Thomas Russell Kennedy has been named as the new executive director of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).

INSIDE TRACKS: The National Geographic Assignment Of A Lifetime

October 16th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
It is a truism of war that it is always better to be a lucky general than a smart one. The same holds true for photojournalists. Being at the right place at the right time, with the right equipment, is what often leads to memorable storytelling.

Syracuse Disinvites WashPost Pulitzer Photographer Due To Ebola Fears

October 16th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Michel du Cille of The Washington Post, who returned from covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia 21 days ago and who is symptom free, was asked by Syracuse University officials today not to come to campus where he was scheduled to participate in a journalism program.

Services Thursday For Michael Robert Gehrz, 33

October 13th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Michael Robert Gehrz, 33, the son of Minneapolis Star Tribune photojournalist Jim Gehrz, died suddenly Friday, October 10, 2014.

The Right To Photograph And Record In Public

October 9th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
You are cordially invited to attend this free panel discussion, sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association and the SDX Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Atlanta Seminar Launches David “Mullet” Martin Scholarship

October 1st, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar today announced a $1,000 grant to be named after longtime Associated Press photographer David “Mullet” Martin, who passed away suddenly on January 1, 2014, while on assignment in Atlanta.

NPPF Launches The Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship

September 28th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The Board of Directors of the National Press Photographers Foundation today is pleased to announce the creation of a new annual scholarship, The Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship.

Forest Service Tries To Require Expensive Photo Permits, Ditch First Amendment

September 24th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The U.S. Forest Service has once again raised the hackles of journalists and those who abide by the Constitution’s First Amendment by tightening restrictions on journalists and requiring permission and a paid permit in order to shoot photographs or video on federal wilderness lands.

Do Just One Thing for NPPA

September 24th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
To be a more powerful “voice” for the world’s visual journalists, NPPA needs to grow its membership. In order to do so, all NPPA members are being asked to “do just one thing” – sponsor one person for membership.

NPPA Launches ‘How do you Visualize Your Constitutional Right to Freedom of Speech?’ Contest

September 17th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The National Press Photographers Association has launched a freedom of speech photography contest for NPPA members.

“Ignite Your Passion” Workshop Inspires Great Work

September 13th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
John Blunda said he struck while the iron was hot. The Portland photojournalist said when his station recently hired a news director, he quickly lobbied his new boss to “bring Maine to a new level of storytelling.”

Support National Press Photographers Foundation, Scholarships Through Amazon Smile

September 10th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
In the coming year, the National Press Photographers Foundation will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Foundation President Tom Hardin has announced a campaign to raise money to increase scholarship stipends in the coming years, and a goal to create additional scholarships for students enrolled in accredited four-year college programs. 

Google, Photographers Settle Litigation Over Books

September 5th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
A group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books. The parties are pleased to have reached a settlement that benefits everyone and includes funding for the PLUS Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rightsholders and users communicate clearly and efficiently about rights in works.

Jon Lowenstein Wins 2014 Lange-Taylor Prize

September 4th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University has awarded the twenty-second Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize to American photographer, filmmaker, and writer Jon Lowenstein for “South Side,” his testimony to the Chicago neighborhood where he has lived and worked for over a decade.

Apply Now For A Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship

September 4th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship was launched in 2013 as a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society.

Mary F. Calvert Wins $25K Alexia Foundation Grant

September 3rd, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
American freelance photojournalist Mary F. Calvert has been named the recipient of the Alexia Foundation’s 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant. Calvert is a member of the National Press Photographers Association.

“A Photo A Day” Becomes Non-Profit Charity Group

September 2nd, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
“A Photo A Day,” the popular photography blog started in 2001 by NPPA board member Melissa Lyttle, has become a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, she announced today.

Steven Sotloff, Second American Journalist Executed By ISIS

September 2nd, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
In the second instance of The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) beheading an American journalist on camera, today a video tape was released purporting to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, 31.

Nominate A Peer For NPPA’s Awards, Recognition

August 29th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Since the inaugural Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award was given by the National Press Photographers Association in 1949, the organization has annually recognized individuals for their special contributions to both the NPPA and the wider field of visual journalism. 

Nominations Open For Two NPPA Board Seats, Officers In Five Regions

August 23rd, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The National Press Photographers Association is accepting nominations for candidates for its board of directors and regional officers until September 30, NPPA national secretary Michael P. King announced today.

NPPA’s Lawyer Requests Investigation Into Ferguson Police Gun-Pointing Incident

August 20th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The lawyer for the National Press Photographers Association who is on the ground in Ferguson alongside photojournalists has just filed a formal letter of complaint, as well as a request for an official investigation, into the “unlawful and unprofessional activities” of a uniformed and armed police officer who pulled his gun on a photographer.

Photojournalist James Foley Executed By ISIS On Video

August 19th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
A video posted online today by The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shows a militant in the act of beheading American freelance photojournalist James W. Foley.

NPPA Protests Ferguson Police Tactics, Disrespect For Constitutional Rights

August 14th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Today the National Press Photographers Association sent a strong letter of protest to the Ferguson, MO, chief of police regarding the unwarranted arrest and detention of journalists who are coving the town’s unfolding national story, as well as the department’s “complete lack of understanding an respect for the First Amendment.”

Italian AP Video Journalist Simone Camilli Killed In Gaza Blast

August 13th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator assisting him were killed in an ordnance explosion Wednesday while working on an assignment about the aftermath about the recent war in the Gaza Strip.

NPPA’s Words On Pictures: Kim Komenich

August 11th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
In this episode of Words On Pictures, the National Press Photographers Association’s new audio podcast, photojournalist Kim Komenich shares his thoughts on his early photographic influences that helped shape his vision as a young shooter growing up in Manteca, CA.

NPPA Board Meeting Opens In Florida

August 8th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
A one-day meeting of the board of directors of the National Press Photographers Association kicked off this morning, the first event in this weekend’s “Best Of Photojournalism Awards Show & Education Festival.”

NPPA Short Grants Doubled To $6K Each

July 29th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The National Press Photographers Association today announced the opening of the 2014 Short Grants entry period. The announcement included news of two major enhancements to the program. First, the grant awards have been doubled in size from previous years, with six winners now receiving $6,000 grants. Second, the scope of the program has been expanded to include eligibility for a limited number of international projects.