Missouri School of Journalism Names Photography Contest Winners
The Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Missouri, announced
winners of the 59th Annual Pictures of the Year International
Competition. Judges viewed nearly 24,000 photos submitted by 1,500
newspaper and magazine photographers and editors. More than 250
awards were given to 175 people in 48 categories.
The competition's highest award in the newspaper division, Newspaper Photographer of the Year, was awarded to Brian Plonka, of The Spokesman-Review. James Nachtway of VII/TIME magazine was named Magazine Photographer of the Year. Gail Fisher of the Los Angeles Times received the Community Awareness Award.
The public will choose a single Best Picture of the Year Award. Nominees will be posted at www.msnbc.com, where voters can register and cast their ballots.
Brooks Hosts Platypus Workshop
Brooks Institute of Photography, for the first time this April,
hosted the annual Platypus Workshop, dedicated to preparing visual
journalists to work in an increasingly consolidated and
multidimensional mass media space. Like Australia's puzzling
platypus, the new visual journalist has to negotiate several
different settings, utilizing the hybrid skills of the
photojournalist, television cameraman, and correspondent with equal
The Platypus Workshop is a world-renowned workshop that teaches newspaper and magazine photographers the skills necessary to adapt and thrive in today's media landscape. Brooks has integrated much of the workshop's features into its new Visual Journalism Degree Program.
Hot New Books...
- Great Barrier Reef, by David Doubilet (National Geographic
Books, 2002). From blue and green parrotfish and neon orange
clownfish to pink soft corals and giant red sea fans,
world-renowned underwater photographer Doubilet takes readers on a
rainbow tour of the Great Barrier Reef.
National Park Photography, by Tim Fitzharris (AAA, 2002), provides detailed technical information on composition, lighting, lenses, shutter speeds, and camera angles, while offering a treasure trove of information on where to go and what to see in North America's national parks.
Express Digital Launches Improved Website
Launched last month, the new and improved Express Digital web
site (www.expressdigital.com) contains product and pricing
information, digital workflow examples, technical support
documentation, authorized dealer network contacts, and links to
helpful industry newsletters and digital photography
"This new site was designed to clearly demonstrate the power of our digital workflow solutions and to show how software, e-commerce, and connectivity all work together to create a successful photography business," said Graham McFarland, CEO and founder of Express Digital.
Photo Agencies Merge
Icon International has acquired and is restructuring the Hong Kong photo agency operated by LATSI, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate International. The agency will be known as LATSI/ICON (Asia). LATSI/ICON's focus will be to supply consumer and trade publications throughout Asia with most current celebrity, fashion, the news, and lifestyle photography. Emphasizing specialized communication with its clientele, LATSI/ICON will be active in the Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore markets.