Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado is one of the most accomplished and celebrated photographers working today. The World Photography Organisation awarded him the Outstanding Contribution to Photography of the Sony World Photography Awards 2024.
A Maui wedding photographer has been rallying efforts to get information out about the devasting fires that razed the historic town of Lahaina to the ground earlier this week. The fire has literally destroyed the entire urban area, and so far, 99 people have been confirmed dead. Many more are missing, and thousands of others have lost everything.
Local photographer Aaron Najera watched in disbelief as clients, colleagues, and friends have been left “in despair” after the fires. Through his videos and updates, Najeera provides a firsthand look at the impact on communities and the extraordinary efforts of individuals coming together to provide aid and support.
A coalition of photo agencies and media organisations has issued an open letter asking to address the impact of AI on intellectual property rights and copyright law.
Signatories of the letter include Getty Images, the Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, the European Pressphoto Agency, and the National Press Photographers Association.
Renowned French artist Marie-Laure de Decker, who transitioned from modelling to becoming a highly respected war photographer, sadly passed away at 75, according to a statement released by her family on Saturday. After a prolonged illness, De Decker left behind a remarkable legacy in photography.
De Decker was born during the era of French colonization in Algeria, and she initially embarked on a career as a model before venturing into the realm of photography. In the late 1960s, De Decker captured captivating images of artists Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp and writer Philippe Soupault, which would help make her name in the art world.
It’s not every day that one of your images helps uncover major government cover-ups. However, the work of photojournalists often does reveal such secrets. It’s this aspect of the job that makes it so vital and helps keep authorities accountable.
Amnesty International recently used AI-generated images to depict police brutality in Colombia to mark the two-year anniversary of the protests. The human rights NGO initially defended the use of the images. However, after much criticism, have since taken them down.
Amnesty’s Norway regional account posted three AI-generated images on their Twitter feed. The tweet was to acknowledge the two-year anniversary of a major protest in Colombia where police brutalized protestors and committed “grave human rights violations.”
A devastating image of an injured pregnant woman being carried to safety after a bomb hit the maternity hospital in Ukraine is named World Press Photo, Photo of the Year 2023. The image taken by Evgeniy Maloletka shows the immediate aftermath of the Russian airstrike in Mariupol, Ukraine.
The winning images from 2023 show the cost of war and peace. This year’s World Press Photo Contest global winners, chosen from thousands of entrants, highlight the climate crisis, community, war’s impact on civilians, and the importance of press photography around the world.
National Geographic photographer and conservation activist Ami Vitale needs little introduction. Her work champions the wildlife and people that find themselves in front of her lens, and she shares their stories with empathy and dignity.
DIYP was lucky enough to talk to Ami and find out about what inspires her to keep seeking out these often soul-searching stories, and to hear about her latest project, Vital Impacts involving more than 100 eminent wildlife and nature photographers. And, of course, naturally, we had to find out what was in her camera bag!
An Iranian photojournalist that was to travel to Qatar to realize his dream of photographing the football World Cup has been arrested and detained in his home country.
Since Arya Jafari’s arrest, his family has apparently heard no news of his whereabouts. Jafari joins more than 40 journalists and photographers that have been jailed recently in Iran.
Only flashes of memory remain of that fateful day. Kim Phuc Phan Thi, aged just nine years old, was outside playing with her siblings and cousins. In an instant, the course of her life was altered. She remembers a plane swooping down, a loud noise, explosions, smoke, and then followed excruciating pain.
After that Kim remembers little. South Korean photojournalist Nick Ut took the iconic photograph for the Associated Press that has become famous worldwide for depicting the horrors of war. From that moment, Kim became known as ‘Napalm Girl’. Fifty years on from when Ut pressed the shutter, Kim has spoken out about the effects of that photograph on her life and how impactful a single image can still be.