Paid Freelance Blogger Position Available

UPDATE: I am happy to announce I have assembled an awesome team of contributors. They are working now on interviewing photographers, stylists, producers and more. Stay tuned for our launch, April 2. I am in the process of launching a new blog dedicated to Texas photography: the commercial and editorial photographers who are based here, the stylists, producers and digital techs they rely on to produce amazing shoots, and the high quality work they are producing.

I am looking for a contributing blogger to join my team. Up to 10 hours of work a week in the first two months, then probably leveling out at about 5-8 hours a week.

If you are interested, please email me at jasmine at jasminedefoore dot com with a resume and cover letter. I am specifically looking for people with a passion for commercial and editorial photography who are familiar with the major photography, publishing and advertising blogs.

Also very helpful if you have your finger on the pulse of what is happening in the Texas photo world: the gallery openings, traveling exhibitions coming through town, etc.

I am based in Austin and it would be great if you were too, but not necessary. That's why we have Skype. will be launching in April. Stay tuned!

Free Portfolio (or book, personal project or website) Reviews for Recent Photo Grads

This August I'll be doing 5 free portfolio, website, personal project or book dummy reviews for recent photography program graduates. Why? Because August is slow and recent grads are broke. Interested? Email me (info at jasminedefoore dot com) the following info: - Your name

- Your website if you have one

- Where you went to school and your date of graduation

- What you want me to review (a print portfolio, website portfolio, personal project or book dummy)

- A personal statement about you, your work, why I should look at it, etc

I'll be in touch with the 'winners' the first week of July to share details of what I need from you.

Happy Summer, Jasmine

Stunning images of wildlife caught in oil

As hard as it is to look at these images, it's important that they are made and widely circulated.  BP would like to keep images like these from getting out, but the public needs to see the horrid effects this massive oil spill is having on wildlife, the environment, the beaches, people's livelihoods and the entire Gulf ecosystem.

See more images by AP Photographer Charlie Riedel at

Moving Walls deadline one week away

from: The Open Society Institute invites photographers to submit a body of work for consideration in the Moving Walls 18 group exhibition.

Moving Walls is an exhibition series that features in-depth and nuanced explorations of human rights and social issues.  Thematically linked to OSI's mission, Moving Walls is exhibited at OSI’s offices in New York and Washington, DC and includes seven discrete bodies of work.

Moving Walls recognizes the brave and difficult work that photographers undertake globally in their documentation of complex social and political issues.  Their images provide the world with human rights evidence, put faces onto a conflict, document the struggles and defiance of marginalized people, reframe how issues are discussed publicly, and provide opportunities for reflection and discussion.  Through Moving Walls, OSI honors this work while visually highlighting the mission of our foundation to staff and visitors.

For participating photographers, a key benefit of the program is to gain exposure for both the social justice or human rights issues they photograph, and for themselves as photographers.  When the tour ends, photographers may keep their professionally-produced exhibition to use however they wish.

Ian Parry Scholarship Deadline is July 2

For those of you under 24, from

The Ian Parry Scholarship 2010 deadline is Friday 2nd July. Applications are digital. FTP instructions and application forms are available from

The Ian Parry Scholarship is designed to award young photojournalists with a bursary that will enable them to undertake a chosen project and raise their profile in the international photographic community. The Scholarship is aimed at traditional or contemporary photojournalism and photographers with strong story telling capabilities.

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died whilst on assignment for the Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years old. The Scholarship was set up by Aidan Sullivan and Ian’s friends and family in order to build something positive from such a tragic death.

The competition is for photographers on full-time photographic courses or who are 24 years or under. The prize is £3,000 towards an assignment, a commission for Save The Children plus £500 for runners up. Entrants must submit: A digital portfolio of 12 images to our FTP following our guidelines An application form A brief synopsis of a project they would undertake if they won the award

We are delighted to announce the continued support of the Sunday Times Magazine, which publishes an extended feature of all the finalist’s work and World Press Photo who will automatically accept the winner onto their final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.

Once again, our extremely popular and well-attended print exhibition will take place in London at the Getty Images Gallery. The exhibition will run for one week from the 18th August 2010.

Thank you for your interest and continued support, Best wishes Rebecca

Contact: Rebecca McClelland, Deputy Director

Magnum Foundation Announces Recipients of Emergency Fund

The Magnum Foundation has committed more than $100,000 to supportexperienced photographers working to document critical issues that have been overlooked or underrepresented by mainstream media.

The 2010 Emergency Fund Photographers are: Christopher Anderson; Jonas Bendiksen; Cedric Gerbehaye; Bruce Gilden; Saiful Huq Omi; Sohrab Hura; Krisanne Johnson; Alex Majoli; Karen Mirzoyan; Dominic Nahr; Simon Norfolk; Louie Palu; Paolo Pellegrin; Gilles Peress; Eugene Richards; Larry Towell; Shehab Uddin; Geert van Kesteren; Kadir van Lohuizen; and Wang Yishu.

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Fabrica F Award Deadline Extended

from Fabrica, the Benetton Group’s communication research center and Forma, Centro Internazionale di Fotografia (international photography center) launch the third edition of the F Award - international award for concerned photography.

The F Award aims to involve photographers from all over the world.

The F Award aims to award photography that documents and criticizes, that tells a story: dramas, struggles, abused rights, but also dignity; pain and consolation, desperation and hope; the loss of everything and the triumph of life’s new possibilities and lastly the things that people do to face all of this. In a word, life.

The F Award aims to promote photography as a means of transmitting information and creating awareness. Without photography what would we know of hunger in the world, of the likely outcome of every war, of the living conditions of “the other half” to quote the work of one of concerned photography’s pioneers?

The F Award is inspired by the following words, published in 1972 by Cornell Capa: “They are concerned photographers. They take sides. They are people who wanted to show things that had to be corrected…wanted to show things that had to be appreciated”. The Concerned Photographer, Editor Cornell Capa, Grossman 1972

What to do: photographers who would like to participate should propose a series of photographs by June 7th, 2010 that would be part of a wider project that the prize will help finance.

The jury is formed by international personalities and is chaired by Peter Galassi, Director of Photography at MOMA, New York.

The other jury members are:

Monica Allende, Director of Photography, The Sunday Times Magazine Enrico Bossan, Director of Photography, Fabrica Melissa Harris, Editor, Aperture Roberto Koch, President, Forma Paolo Pellegrin, Photographer Magnum Photos Urs Stahel, Director of the Museum of Winterthur (Zurich)

The jury will award the most interesting project with a contribution of euro 20.000 and the possibility of publishing a book.

A special section, F25, for photographers under 25 will see the winner awarded with a one year scholarship in Fabrica’s photography area.

For further information:

Fabrica Press Office Angela Quintavalle ph: +39-0422-516209

Forma Press Office Laura Bianconi ph: +39-02-58118067

Eddie Adams workshop deadline extended


2010 Barnstorm Workshop

2010 Eddie Adams Workshop: Barnstorm XXIII

The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of the top photography professionals, along with 100 carefully selected students. The photography workshop is tuition-free, and the 100 students are chosen based on the merit of their portfolios.

Workshop sponsored by Nikon, Inc.

2010 Key Dates

  • EXTENDED until June 4, 2010: All applications due
  • June 26: Final Portfolio Judging
  • July: Barnstorm XXIII acceptance announcements
  • October 8-11: Barnstorm XXIII in Jeffersonville, NY

"Starved for Attention" exhibit

This event Wednesday night looks interesting:


VII photojournalists traveled to malnutrition "hotspots" around the world to produce a series of multimedia documentaries to shed light on the underlying causes of the global malnutrition crisis and innovative approaches to combat this disease.

  • Marcus Bleasdale in Djibouti
  • Jessica Dimmock in Burkina Faso & the US
  • Ron Haviv in Bangladesh
  • Antonin Kratochvil in the US
  • Franco Pagetti in DRC
  • Stephanie Sinclair in India
  • John Stanmeyer in Mexico

Seamlessly blending photography and video from some of the most prolific and award-winning photojournalists, "Starved for Attention" captures a new visual identity for malnutrition through frontline stories.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Exhibit Opening & Reception 6 pm – 9 pm Panel Discussion 7 pm

The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street, New York

Photographers being denied access to Gulf Coast

File under "sad but not surprising".  Photojournalists are being denied access by BP to huge chunks of the coastline affected by the oil spill. Even flyovers are being controlled by BP.  Imagery of the devastating effects of the oil spill will surely bring more public outrage, and BP is hoping to control this.


Last week, a CBS TV crew was threatened with arrest when attempting to film an oil-covered beach. On Monday, Mother Jones published this firsthand account of one reporter’s repeated attempts to gain access to clean-up operations on oil-soaked beaches, and the telling response of local law enforcement. The latest instance of denied press access comes from Belle Chasse, La.-based Southern Seaplane Inc., which was scheduled to take a New Orleans Times-Picayune photographer for a flyover on Tuesday afternoon, and says it was denied permission once BP officials learned that a member of the press would be on board.

Summer is no time for a vacation

If you're an editorial photographer, now is definitely the time to be getting your website, portfolios and promo pieces in shape for fall. NYC will soon be a sleepy village as all of the photo editors switch from turning out big spreads to daydreaming about what time they can hop on the LIRR to their summer share. Same goes for you corporate photographers hoping to shoot still, video or multimedia for annual reports this fall.

Contact me during June so there is time to get everything in order for September!