Syria hostages

Kidnapped journalists back in France as free men

Olivier Laurent - 20 April 2014

Three hundred days of captivity came to an end today when Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Hénin and Pierre Torrès, four French journalists who were kidnapped in Syria, landed in Paris as free men

Untitled (Pin-up), 1972 © Friedl Kubelka. Courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery

Feminist Actionism – Friedl Kubelka and Valie Export

Tom Seymour - 16 April 2014

Friedl Kubelka and Valie Export, the aggressively sexualised avant-garde photographers from 1970s Vienna, on their new display at the Richard Saltoun Gallery in central London.

Anja Niedringhaus with fellow 2005 Awardees Shahla Sherkat (Iran), Sumi Khan (Bangladesh), Molly Ivins (United States) – Los Angeles

Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award launched

Olivier Laurent - 15 April 2014

The International Women’s Media Foundation has launched the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award in memory of the Associated Press photographer who was murdered in Afghanistan less than two weeks ago


Portraits without faces at Camilla Grimaldi

Gemma Padley - 15 April 2014

Italian photographer Martina Bacigalupo shows found photographs at London's Camilla Grimaldi gallery

Maidan Portraits

Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s Maidan: Portraits from the Black Square

Olivier Laurent - 15 April 2014

Maidan: Portraits from the Black Square by Anastasia Taylor-Lind is a new book of portraits of anti-government protestors and mourners made in a makeshift photographic studio in Kiev, Ukraine during the recent unrest

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Photojournalist Kerim Okten killed in lightning accident

Olivier Laurent - 11 April 2014

EPA photographer Kerim Okten, who chaired the sports jury at this year's World Press Photo, died in a motorbike accident in Turkey

Hussain Fatemi

Advertorial: Syngenta Photography Award

Richard Morrall - 10 April 2014

The second Syngenta Photography Award is now open for entries and explores the theme of scarcity and waste. In a world of limited resources, these have become fundamental social, political and economic issues of our times.

Jen Kinney.L-T spread

Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize calls for entries

Olivier Laurent - 10 April 2014

The prestigious Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor documentary prize is now open for entries, with $10,000 awarded to documentary photographers and writers who have already started their projects

Adobe releases Lightroom for iPad, restricted to Creative Cloud users

Olivier Laurent - 8 April 2014

Photographers will have to spend a minimum of £8 per month as part of Adobe's Creative Cloud Photoshop service to gain access to its long-awaited Lightroom for iPad companion app

Farzana Hossen - Ian Parry Scholarship

Ian Parry Scholarship 2014 opens for entries

Olivier Laurent - 7 April 2014

The Ian Parry Scholarship, a competition for photographers under the age of 24 or attending a full-time photographic course, is now calling for entries for its 2014 edition

Happy Birthday, 8th September 2013 © Sipke Visser

Labyrinth Photographic exhibition open

Gemma Padley - 6 April 2014

An exhibition at Labyrinth Photographic celebrates analogue photography by contemporary practitioners

Afghanistan Photographer Killed

Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus killed [update]

Olivier Laurent - 4 April 2014

Veteran Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed when an Afghan policeman opened fire on her vehicle earlier today


W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography calls for entries

Olivier Laurent - 4 April 2014

Documentary photographers and photojournalists are invited to submit entries for a chance to win the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography, worth $30,000

Issa, 10 years old, fixes a mortar launcher in a weapons factory of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo, September 7, 2013. Issa works with his father in the factory for ten hours every day except on Fridays. (REUTERS/Hamid Khatib)

Reuters maintains dogged silence on allegations of ‘staged images’

Olivier Laurent - 2 April 2014

After allegations surfaced that some of Reuters' freelance photographers have fabricated photographs of the Syrian conflict, the news wire organisation remains tight-lipped, refusing to answer any questions

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Alexia Foundation launches 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant

Olivier Laurent - 2 April 2014

Photojournalists have until 30 June to enter this year's Alexia Foundation Women's Initiative Grant, worth $25,000


Getty Images calls for entries to its Grants scheme offering $130,000 worth of awards

Olivier Laurent - 1 April 2014

Getty Images is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its grants programme by offering $130,000 to editorial and portrait photographers

May 1988: An Afghan soldier hands a flag in solidarity to a departing Soviet soldier in Kabul on the first day of the army’s withdrawal from Afghanistan © Robert Nickelsberg

Robert Nickelsberg’s Afghanistan: A Distant War

Olivier Laurent - 1 April 2014

Photographer Robert Nickelsberg puts 25 years of Afghan history into context in his photobook Afghanistan: A Distant War

Ignacio Cuevas, execution #39, age 59, 2014 © Amy Elkins

Amy Elkins wins Aperture Portfolio Prize

Gemma Padley - 31 March 2014

American photographer Amy Elkins wins 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize

El Mundo

Journalists freed after six-month Syrian ordeal

Olivier Laurent - 30 March 2014

Spanish photographer Ricardo García Vilanova and journalist Javier Espinosa, who were kidnapped in Syria last September, have been released

A Landscape of Wales © James Morris

A Fine Beginning exhibition in Wales

Gemma Padley - 26 March 2014

Photography collective A Fine Beginning holds exhibition in Cardiff