New This Week
Before we begin this week’s PDNewswire: On Tuesday, an e-mail announcing PIX, a free photography lifestyle digital magazine for women, was sent to The Nielsen Photo Group’s entire audience including hobbyists, students, emerging and professional photographers. The e-mail mistakenly had the name “Photo District News” in the sender line. The parent company of PDN, The Nielsen Photo Group, has issued a statement about PIX, with an email where you can send your comments and suggestions; you can find the statement here: http://tinyurl.com/pixmagazine
On PDNOnline, we posted our interview with Afghan-born Pullitzer Prize winner Massoud Hossaini about photographing war in his home country. PDN Pulse has an update about the pirating of a same-sex engagement photo for use in an anti-gay attack ad. Magdalena Wosinska explains how she transitioned from assisting to launching a professional career. In an excerpt from the new book, Photojournalisms, Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur write candidly about the demands of a career in photojournalism for both the photographer and the partner at home. On Gear: Wacom and Nikon news, and a camera-bag round-up. On Pulse: Update on the Getty Images sale; the behind the scenes story of how Sean Hemmerle created “strangely beautiful” photos of unmanned drones; a news photographer gets $162,500 after wrongful arrest; new details about Ernest Withers's work for the FBI.