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“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.

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.