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This morning, Getty Images’ senior staff photographer John Moore gave a chilling first-hand account to NPR of locals in Liberia attacking an Ebola virus isolation ward over the weekend. The epidemic, which the attackers believed to be a government-orchestrated hoax, Moore says, has claimed over 1000 lives across four countries in West Africa this year, […]

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Anadolu, a nearly 100-year-old news agency operated by the Turkish government, has a team of photographers and regional stringers in Gaza documenting the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes. The airstrikes are now in their seventh day, with Palestinian casualties numbering over 174 killed and 1,100 wounded as of this morning. This most recent outbreak of violence follows […]

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Mario Tama, a staff photographer for Getty Images, first caught my eye a few months ago with this disturbing photo above taken in what the caption calls Rio de Janeiro’s “Cracolandia” (Read: “Crackland” or “Dope City”). In addition to the complexity of his layered compositions, the ‘daily life’ photos he’s been filing from Brazil ever […]

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Over the last five weeks, Bejing-based Canadian photojournalist Kevin Frayer has been covering India’s parliamentary election for Getty Images, which ended today with epic turnouts in its ninth and final phase. It is considered “the world’s largest democratic exercise,” and the numbers are staggering. Every five years, upwards of 814 million eligible voters, majority rural […]

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“Luckily, we got out of the city while the getting was good,” photographer Brendan Hoffman posted on his Instagram this morning from Downtown Slovyansk, “before things heated up.” The Moscow-based American photojournalist and co-founder of the Prime collective had been filing work last week from Ukraine’s eastern cities as pro-Russian militants continued seizing government buildings […]

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Earlier this week the Ukrainian government released photographic evidence linking the organized, suspiciously well-armed “pro-Russian” _________ leading insurgencies in the country’s eastern industrial cities to Russian military forces and “sabotage-reconnaissance” groups. The photos have been heavily scrutinized, and not for nothing — one of the misattributed images appears to be lifted right off of Maxim […]

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Alternatively euphemized in the press as “separatists,” “activists,” “armed men,” “militants,” and “commandos,” Russian paramilitary forces with heavy assault rifles and armor bearing no insignia stormed municipal buildings in Eastern Ukraine this weekend. At least one Ukrainian officer was killed on Sunday and several were injured, according to the Times. This morning, paramilitaries defied the […]

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Getty Images, the world’s largest photography service, is now making its photos free to use. Previously, Getty required customers pay a fee to license their works, but now, you’ll be able to embed them wherever you want. Considering the company’s library — 35 million photos, dating back at least a century — this is a […]

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Flickr has just created a new feature for photo licensing: Requests for photo use will go through a third party – Getty Images – who will handle “the details like permissions, releases and pricing.” Though it would have been neater to have a a simple message template for requests to the photographers directly, it’s nice […]

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Getty-Hulton deals in vintage, in case you need a hussy lassie humping a Moskvich car to advertise your brand of whatever. Over the years, Getty-Hulton archivist Mathew Buston has gotten his share of ludicrous image requests. Yes, more ludicrous than Russian cars. […]

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