Tom Burton

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Alan Diaz, AP photographer behind Elian image, dies at 71

MIAMI (AP) — Retired Associated Press photojournalist Alan Diaz , whose photo of a terrified 6-year-old Cuban boy named Elian Gonzalez earned him the Pulitzer Prize, has died. He was 71.<p>Diaz's daughter, Aillette Rodriguez-Diaz, confirmed that he died Tuesday. The cause of death wasn't immediately …

5 lessons from the NPPA's Best of Photojournalism 2017 winners

In the <b>five years</b> that I have captained this blog, I have <b>written</b> <b>this</b> <b>post</b> <b>four times</b>. It remains one of my favorite annual pieces to pen, because it …

Photojournalism

Sinclair Rescinds Donation Pledge to NPPA for Legal Advocacy

ATHENS, GA - Yesterday, NPPA made a statement regarding recent comments and coordinated messaging about the media made by Sinclair Broadcast Group. …

Photojournalist Wally McNamee Dies at 84

For more than 40 years, Wally McNamee was a photographer who had an instinct for being in the right place to capture photos that defined the events …

"Raising Zay" Telling the Story of Transgender Children

By Tom BurtonMeg Vogel was near the back of the crowd when she heard her. A crowd of about 600 had been standing in the rain in late December at …

Chad Nelson Wins Photographer and Editor of the Year

Chad Nelson of KARE 11 in Minneapolis has won two top honors in the 2017 NPPA Video Best of Photojournalism awards by being named both the Ernie …

Favorites for 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Feature photography is also a category where the Pulitzer Board could go for the “big story” of the year and award coverage of the U.S. presidential …

Pulitzer Prize

Director of Photography Santiago Lyon Leaving Associated Press

By Tom Burton<p>Santiago Lyon, Vice President and Director of Photography for the Associated Press, is leaving after 25 years with the wire service.<p>In …

Donald Winslow Retires as News Photographer Editor

ATHENS, GA (December 30, 2016) – Donald R. Winslow, the executive editor of News Photographer magazine for the National Press Photographers …

Journalism

Syrian Children Portraits Vandalized

<i>Portraits of Syrian children made by photojournalist Maranie Staab were on display in Pittsburgh when they were vandalized, with the subjects’ faces</i> …

Photographers' Access Easier in the 1960s

By Katelyn Umholtz<p>The 1960s was a decade of protests, civil unrest and British rock bands. It was simpler times for people living day-to-day and for …

The Quest to Find the ‘Real Florida’

Picture Stories<p>Some people say that Florida is a state full of hopefuls—people who flock there in hopes of realizing a dream, an idea, or a lifestyle. Photojournalist Melissa Lyttle is not one of these hopefuls but a native Floridian. After years of living in Florida, the state and all of its …

What is data journalism?

In the summer of 1967 rioting hit Detroit. It was a major news story: 43 people died and well over 1,000 were injured, with thousands more arrested. Journalist Philip Meyer decided to try reporting that story in a different way. Using data and social science methods, he would tell the true story of …

To Paint Is to Love Again: Henry Miller on Art, How Hobbies Enrich Us, and Why Good Friends Are Essential for Creative Work

“What sustains the artist is the look of love in the eyes of the beholder. Not money, not the right connections, not exhibitions, not flattering reviews.”<p>One particularly icy winter day not too long ago, I reluctantly retired my bike, took the subway into Manhattan, and gave up my seat to a kindly …