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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.

NPPA BOP Awards Show & Education Festival Line-Up Announced

July 21st, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The National Press Photographers Association’s “Best Of Photojournalism Awards Show & Education Festival” is growing near and final plans are being made for the August 8-9, 2014, event in West Palm Beach, FL.

Cortona, Where Photography Brought A Town Back To Life

July 20th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Under the bask of the Tuscan sun it only took four years for the Cortona On The Move photography festival to become one of the world’s most important, if not the most fun, annual events on the international photography scene.

NPPA Joins FAA Filings Supporting Drone Exemptions

July 17th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The National Press Photographers Association has filed comments to the Federal Aviation Administration in support of petitions from a number of aerial photography and video production companies seeking exemptions from FAA rules to commercially operate small unmanned photography drones.

Journalism Groups Urge Obama To Stop Excessive Controls On Public Information

July 8th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Thirty-eight journalism and open government groups (including the National Press Photographers Association) today called on President Barack Obama to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public.

NPPA Launches Three-Part Series On Stock Photography

July 7th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Today the National Press Photographers Association published the first of a three-part series by Janet Smith on Stock Photography.

Best Of Photojournalism Awards Event Returns, August 8

June 27th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
NPPA executive director Chip Deale has announced that after a lapse of several years, an event showcasing the top winners in NPPA’s annual Best of Photojournalism competition will be held again this year.

Guttenfelder, Johnson, Richards, Skerry Named Geographic Fellows

June 26th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Four photographers have been named as National Geographic Photography Fellows during a surprise announcement at the National Geographic Explorers Symposium.

NPPA And NPPF Boards To Meet August 8

June 25th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The Boards of Directors for the National Press Photographers Association and the National Press Photographers Foundation are scheduled to meet on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach, FL.

NPPA And NPPF Boards To Meet August 8

June 25th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The Boards of Directors for the National Press Photographers Association and the National Press Photographers Foundation are scheduled to meet on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach, FL.

Eugene Richards Receives 2014 Missouri Honor Medal

June 23rd, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Documentary photojournalist and filmmaker Eugene Richards has been named as one of seven recipients of the 2014 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

Watch Live: John G. Morris Lecture From ICP

June 23rd, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Tuesday night’s International Center of Photography Lecture Series featuring legendary photography editor John G. Morris of Paris is sold out, but the rest of the world will be able to watch it live as ICP has announced that video from the event will be streamed online.

NPPA Member Wins Major Victory Against Suffolk County Police Department

June 18th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
National Press Photographers Association member Philip Datz yesterday won a major settlement from the Suffolk County Police Department in a civil rights suit stemming from Datz’s arrest while filming law enforcement activity on a public street.

NPPA Member Wins Major Victory Against Suffolk County Police Department

June 18th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
National Press Photographers Association member Philip Datz yesterday won a major settlement from the Suffolk County Police Department in a civil rights suit stemming from Datz’s arrest while filming law enforcement activity on a public street.

NPPA Photo Journal: The New York Times & LENS

June 16th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
For his final installment of NPPA’s Photo Journal, veteran photography editor Jim Colton interviewed The New York Times photographers and bloggers James Estrin and David Gonzalez, the “co-captains” of LENS, the Times’s wide-reaching online photography blog.

News Photographer Magazine Launches Digital, Online Version

June 13th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
ews Photographer magazine, the monthly print publication of the National Press Photographers Association, is now available online in a new digital Web version beginning today.

Application Deadline Extended For NPPF Career Expansion Scholarships

June 6th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The National Press Photographers Foundation has extended the deadline until June 24, 2014, to apply for five NPPF–NPPA Career Expansion Scholarships, Foundation president Tom Hardin said today.

NPPA Photo Journal: Alison Wright, Spanning The Globe

June 5th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Alison Wright’s “pursuit of the human connection” has taken her to nearly every country in the world, including several meetings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and through the gates of “the other side” and back during a near-death experience in Laos.

Rome Photojournalism Workshop With Riccardo Venturi

May 30th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Shoot 4 Change and NPPA are glad to announce a Workshop on Photojournalism with photojournalist Riccardo Venturi at The House of the Storytellers in Rome.

Friday Funeral In Pavia For Slain Photojournalist Andy Rochelli

May 29th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
A memorial service for the slain journalist Andrei Mironov was held Thursday night in Rome, and the funeral for Italian photojournalist Andy Rochelli will be Friday morning in his birthplace of Pavia.

Italian Photojournalist Andy Rocchelli, Translator, Killed In Ukraine

May 25th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
The Italian Foreign Ministry today confirmed that photojournalist Andy Rocchelli, 30, and his interpreter, journalist Andrei Mironov, a Russian citizen from RU Memorial, died from wounds suffered yesterday in Slaviansk.

Electronic Photojournalism Workshop 25th Anniversary Reunion Planned

May 20th, 2014 | National News, nppa | No comments
Twenty-five years ago John Long, Bill Hodge, and John H. Cornell Jr., who now are all former NPPA presidents, launched an important and land-breaking NPPA event at Martha’s Vineyard. They called it the Electronic Photojournalism Workshop. And now they are planning a 25th anniversary reunion this fall in Florida called “The Vision,” held in conjunction with a virtual reunion which is set for October 4, 2014.