The Empire Strikes Back

There was much satisfaction in the pro photographer community in November last year when freelance photojournalist Daniel Morel won a precedent-setting case against AFP and Getty Images for unauthorised distribution of his images of the 2010 Haitian earthquake victims.

Wild World

With over 20,000 entries from 60 countries it’s no surprise that the international 2003 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition uncovered some stunning images of the world of nature.

The Print in Changing Times

The quiet, unobtrusive nature of change struck me recently when, on returning from an extended overseas trip, I realised that for the first time ever I had not packed an analogue camera of any description. On further reflection, it occurred to me that more than a year had passed since last I dropped a roll of film into my trusty vintage Nikon FM.

Travelling With Cameras in the New Security Environment

The British government’s recent foiling of a terrorist plot to carry liquid and gel explosives onto passenger aircraft travelling to the United States looks set to change the regulations affecting the types of goods that can be included in carry-on luggage. In the past, travellers were permitted to include electronic devices like cameras, mobile phones, laptop computers, portable MP3 players and handheld electronic games in their carry-on baggage. But, since 10 August, the UK Department for Transport has allowed passengers travelling on flights in the UK and from the UK to the USA have had their carry-on baggage allowances severely constrained.

The Family Snaps

The online photographic collection Museum Victoria calls ‘The Biggest Family Album in Australia’ is about to get even bigger with a major drive to boost its Melbourne content. The museum is asking people to come forward with photos depicting life in Melbourne from the earliest days of the medium up until 1980.

Tassie Treasures

“We were already digitising photographs, paintings, sketches, prints and posters before Picture Australia began, and it has revitalised life for us,” says Tony Marshall, the senior librarian of heritage collections. “It has taken our images to the world and we get a lot of requests through it.”

Staying in touch: Henry Reichhold

In May 2007 mobile phone photographer Henry Reichhold visited Sydney as part of his ‘Connected Worlds’ project. As Reichhold describes it, ‘The “Connected Worlds” project aims to create two exhibitions; one “realworld”, and one virtual. The dual nature of this approach will reflect the way in which images are being shared across the world. The two exhibitions will open simultaneously at the Royal Albert Hall and on Nokia’s Secondlife Island on October 24, 2007.’

A New Beauty: the photography of Harold Cazneaux

Writing to the Australian photographic historian and writer Jack Cato in 1952, just a year before he died, Harold Cazneaux, recalled how the 1898 international exhibition of pictorialist photography forever changed him. ‘I stood spellbound and inspired,’ he told Cato, ‘here was a new beauty beyond anything I had dreamed of in terms of the camera.’

Photo Review Visits Sony’s Kohda TEC Factory

Photo Review was represented in a group of approximately 40 journalists from the Asia-Pacific region who visited Sony’s Kohda TEC factory, where Cyber-shot digicams, camcorders, camera modules, printers and Memory Sticks are assembled. The factory is located in the Aichi prefecture, a little over an hour by bus from Nagoya city, which has the fourth largest urban population in Japan. The area, which is one of the three largest industrial centres in Honshu (Japan’s largest island), is home to well-known brand names like Toyota, Toshiba, Hitachi, Suzuki and Brother (see map).