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She Was Killed by a Falling Log. Now, Murder Charges for 2 Teens

Jaden Churchheus and Jordan Buckley, both 16, will be tried as adults in death of Victoria Schafer

(Newser) - Two Ohio teens have been charged with murder after a photographer was killed in September by a log pushed off a cliff. CBS News reports Jaden Churchheus and Jordan Buckley, both 16, are accused in the death of 44-year-old mom of four Victoria Schafer, who was taking senior pictures on... More »

Teens Charged With Murder in Photog's Death

Jaden Churchheus and Jordan Buckley, 16, apparently showed a 'lack of remorse'

(Newser) - Two Ohio teens accused of killing a photographer with a 74-pound log will be tried as adults, Cleveland.com reports. Jaden Churchheus and Jordan Buckley, 16, apparently shoved the log off a cliff last month, killing 44-year-old Victoria Schafer as she took photos of high school students near Old Man’... More »

2 Teenagers Arrested in Woman's Odd Death

Ohio state photographer Victoria Schafer was killed by a falling log

(Newser) - Last month, an Ohio state photographer was killed by a falling log . Now two teens have been arrested for allegedly forcing that log over a cliff, the Dayton Daily News reports. Victoria Schafer died Sept. 2 when the 80-pound log hit her near Old Man's Cave in Hocking Hills... More »

He Took an Iconic Pic, Then Hid the Film in the Toilet

Charlie Cole snapped one of the historic shots in China's Tiananmen Square in June 1989

(Newser) - As Charlie Cole stood on a hotel balcony overlooking Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989, a a stunning sight unfolded before his eyes. A man on the street below defiantly placed himself directly in front of a line of Chinese military tanks sent to disrupt the pro-democracy protests there, and... More »

A 'Giant of Photography' Is Dead

Robert Frank is considered one of the 20th century's greatest photographers

(Newser) - Robert Frank, a giant of 20th century photography whose seminal book The Americans captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting and linear composition, has died. He was 94, the AP reports. Frank died Monday on Cape Breton Island in Nova... More »

Photographer Says He 'Felt Journalistic Duty'

Gunman had just opened fire at courthouse

(Newser) - The Dallas Morning News sent photographer Tom Fox downtown to take a photo of a fraud defendant when she arrived at the federal courthouse Monday morning. He got something better, the New York Times reports: A man in the middle of a shooting rampage, in tactical gear, carrying a military-style,... More »

Hostage Last Seen in Video 2 Years Ago May Be Alive

John Cantlie was kidnapped in 2012

(Newser) - In November 2012, British war photographer John Cantlie and American journalist James Foley were kidnapped in Syria and held by ISIS. In August 2014, Foley was beheaded. Now comes word that the British government believes Cantlie is still alive more than six years later, and still being held by ISIS.... More »

Photojournalist Aired Abuses in China. Now He's Missing

Wife says Lu Guang was last heard from on Nov. 3

(Newser) - A renowned photojournalist whose images have shed light on the challenges of China's economic rise hasn't been heard from in almost a month and is believed to be in state custody. Lu Guang, a first-place winner at the 2004 World Press Photo awards, had been meeting with photographers... More »

This Image of Trump Volunteer Angers Journalists

Man is seen blocking camera of photographer trying to capture image of protester

(Newser) - A volunteer member of the advance team for President Trump blocked a photojournalist's camera as he tried to take a photo of a protester during a campaign rally in Indiana, per the AP . A photo taken by Associated Press photographer Evan Vucci on Thursday in Evansville shows the volunteer... More »

Starving-Bear Photographer: Maybe We Made 'a Mistake'

Cristina Mittermeier mulls her incredibly famous footage

(Newser) - An estimated 2.5 billion people saw the image: a starving polar bear struggling across an Arctic landscape. "The mission was a success, but there was a problem: We had lost control of the narrative," writes Cristina Mittermeier in National Geographic . Accompanied by a photographic team, she snapped... More »

'She Died Doing What She Loved With the One She Loved'

Urban explorer mourned following Philadelphia drowning

(Newser) - An urban explorer and photographer known for her images of abandoned spaces is being mourned as a "queen" of her Philadelphia community days after she died doing what she loved. Rebecca Bunting, 30, was taking photos inside a storm drain with her boyfriend Saturday when she was swept away... More »

Man Who Won a Pulitzer With This Photo Dies at 104

Max Desfor joined the AP as a messenger in 1933

(Newser) - Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. He was 104. Desfor died at his apartment in Silver Spring, Md., where he'd been living in his retirement, said... More »

Queens of Stone Age Rocker Kicks Female Photog in Face

Chelsea Lauren describes 'intentional' incident

(Newser) - It's an incident so nasty a rock star's apology over it includes him saying sorry to his parents. While Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme was performing Saturday at radio station KROQ's Acoustic Christmas concert, he kicked Shutterstock photographer Chelsea Lauren in the face, "... More »

Photojournalist Exposed as Fraud With Stolen Face

Photos attributed to Eduardo Martins appeared in 'WSJ,' other outlets

(Newser) - Once asked why he risked his life to photograph war-torn countries, Eduardo Martins expressed his desire to "show the public the reality of these places." The problem is the supposed Brazilian photojournalist didn't actually know the reality of places like Syria and Iraq because … he hadn'... More »

News Photographer Shot by Deputy at Traffic Stop

Andy Grimm's camera equipment may have been mistaken for a weapon

(Newser) - State investigators in Ohio are looking into a police shooting that occurred under odd circumstances Monday night. A small-town news photographer in Ohio was shot when a deputy apparently mistook his camera equipment for a weapon, reports Fox 8 . The photographer, Andy Grimm, got hit in his side but is... More »

Couple Ordered to Pay Wedding Photographer $1M

Texas wedding photographer wins defamation lawsuit

(Newser) - A Texas wedding photographer says her business dropped from 75 to 100 bookings a year to just two after a newlywed couple trashed her online and on TV, the Dallas Morning News reports. On Friday, a jury ordered the couple to pay Andrea Polito $1.08 million. Andrew and Neely... More »

Bieber Accidentally Runs Down Photographer

He stayed at scene until cops arrived

(Newser) - Justin Bieber accidentally drove into a photographer Wednesday night in an incident captured by many of the man's fellow paparazzi. The singer ran over the man, one of many photographers surrounding his vehicle, as he was leaving a City Church event at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, TMZ... More »

Photographer Explains His Beach Scoop on Christie

'I wondered, what are the chances?'

(Newser) - Chris Christie has an enterprising news photographer to blame for his latest PR mess . At NJ.com , Andrew Mills explains how he got images of the governor lounging on a beach he had closed to state residents because of a budget impasse. Mills didn't know for sure that Christie... More »

This White House Photo Is Causing a Controversy

Photographer from Russia's state news agency took it, but US media was shut out

(Newser) - It's an otherwise unremarkable image of the photo-op variety, showing President Trump shaking hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office on Wednesday. But it's causing a fuss because of how it came to be. The meeting was closed to the media, but Russia's... More »

Moments Before Death, Army Photographer Took This Image

Spc. Hilda I. Clayton was killed in a training exercise in Afghanistan

(Newser) - It's a jarring image, and that's before learning that the Army photographer who captured it was killed moments later. The photo shows the first instant of a mortar tube explosion during a training exercise in Afghanistan in 2013, a blast that killed 22-year-old Army Spc. Hilda Clayton, reports... More »

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