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Charles Dharapak, a veteran photographer who has spent the past decade chronicling the activities and travels of U.S. presidents and American political campaigns, has been named Asia-Pacific regional photo editor for The Associated Press.
Dharapak, 43, has been based in Washington for the AP since 2003 and frequently travels with the president on Air Force One. Since 2003 he has covered the White House under Bush and Obama, national politics, and the 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. Recently he has taken a visible role in advocating greater press access under the Obama administration.
“Charlie’s progression from photographer to regional photo editor is testament to his ability and desire to share his considerable knowledge with the Asia photo staff,” said Santiago Lyon, AP vice president and director of photography. “I am confident he will prove to be as fine a leader as he has been a photographer, and that our staff and customers in Asia will benefit from the appointment.”
• View Dharapak’s photography at AP
• In 2012, Charles was named photographer of the year by the White House News Photographers Association. He is also a frequent smartphone photographer whose images have earned him a dedicated following on Instagram.
• Dharapak will be based in Bangkok, joining Ted Anthony, Asia-Pacific Regional Video Editor Celine Rosario and Assistant Asia Editor Vijay Joshi at the AP’s Asia-Pacific regional headquarters. His appointment marks the first time that the Asia-Pacific leaders of all of AP’s primary journalism formats — photos, video and text — will be located in the same place.
‘Photography has the power to fascinate, inspire, and even change the way we see and understand the world around us. Today, we’re excited to introduce the first annual Flickr 20under20 – an initiative that celebrates 20 of the world’s most extraordinary young photographers on Flickr.’
View the photography here
Leftris just sent this photo in…
Photo: Associated Press photographer Lefteris Pitarakis covering clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators near the West Bank city of Hebron. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
The Photography Oxford festival runs for the next three weeks and features a number of Press photo events.
Truth & Lies in Press Photography: A lecture by renowned photojournalist, Lefteris Pitarakis. As a strong advocate of ethics in photojournalistic work, Lefteris is involved in a major long-term research project on photojournalism and manipulation. This lecture accompanies the exhibition ‘Designed to Deceive’ at Wadham College, co-curated by Lefteris Pitarakis and Colin Jacobson.
Turl Street Kitchen | 16 Turl Street | Oxford | OX1 3DH | Sat 20th Sept, 3pm.
All events here
‘Lefteris Pitarakis is a photojournalist with the Associated Press. He has covered many of the conflicts that have blighted the greater Middle East in recent years. His work, together with that of other AP photographers, during the 2006 war between Israell and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon was shortlisted for a Pullitzer Prize. He is a strong advocate for ethics in photojournalism lecturing widely in the UK, Europe and the US.’
They say: ‘Photogrammar is a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).
NB: most images are public domain – but check here for the repro licence.
• Heritage Open Days: W.W. Winter Photographers Winter House, 45 Midland Road, Derby, Derbyshire.
• Thursday 11 September – Saturday 13 September
‘There has been a photography studio in Midland Road, Derby since at least 1857. This was owned by Monsieur Emmanuel Nicholas Charles who employed our founder, Walter William Winter. Winter eventually took over the business and in 1867, he opened his new purpose built studio directly across the road. The business has been here ever since. In 1896, William Henry King joined the business as a photographic assistant and by 1910, he and Henry Bernard Sheppard formed a partnership buying the business. The company is still in the King family to this day. What this means is that W W Winter is a photo studio with a rather exciting past. Join us to peak behind the scenes at a history of photography and photographic ephemera. A must for the photo enthusiast and fans of local history.’
Details here: heritageopendays.org.uk
Winter also bagged a Lottery Fund to digitise the collection
‘We did it! It has been a long and winding process but phase 1 of our HLF bid has been approved and we are keen to get started.
This will involved preparing a work and storage room, and then on to the interesting bit – working towards archiving the thousands of plate glass negatives. Many of you have kindly already shown interest in volunteering; if it’s something you are interested in do get in touch for a volunteer form and we’ll take it from there.’ Here
↑ A great interview format here from fashion master publisher Vogue – a 73 question video interview with Anna Wintour. …one more from PAN Anna, Which is your favourite photo agency? !
‘From her least favorite word in fashion to why she always has on her Chanel shades, Vogue’s Editor in Chief shares the 73 things that make her Anna Wintour.’
Watch more Vogue Videos here
Updated Fri 19 Sept: the video of the event just dropped in …watch ↓
Tues 9 Sept Watch how the New York event went ↓
PhotoArchiveNews.com reader and Shutterstock UK Biz Dev chap Steve West dropped us an email yesterday to say there are a few tickets left for the Shutterstock Pixels event tomorrow (Wednesday 10)
Details are above – Anyone interested should email Steve on email@example.com
Tues 9 Sept
Watch how the New York event went ↓
Getty Images sent Microsoft a legal note last week about the launch of ‘Image Widget’ on Microsoft’s search platform Bing. The Beta widget allowed users to download and embed any image on the search engine. They appear to have taken the note seriously as the widget has been temporarily removed.