Friends of The NYPPA

The NYPPA thanks Con Edison for their generous grant and support of the Annual Exhibit.

Our grateful thanks to 20 Pine The Collection and their staff for providing the location for the Annual Exhibit.

Our sincere thanks to Brown-Forman for providing the Liquor for the Annual Party and Exhibit Opening.

 

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Friday
May222015

NYPPA 100th Anniversary DINNER & DANCE

The Centennial Anniversary Gala of The New York Press Photographers Association

is being held June 15th, 2015

Dinner and Dancing 

from 7:00 to 11:00 PM

at 

Battery Gardens

1 Battery Place, New York, NY 

Please RSVP to

rsvp@nyppa.org

Members cost is

$125 for one ticket 

$200 per couple

Please RSVP by June 10th 2015

Checks can be mailed to

New York Press Photographers Association
Church St. Station
P.O. Box 3346
New York, N.Y 10008-3346

or

Pay via PAYPAL with an email to mailto:treasurer@nyppa.org

to

New York Press Photographers Association

 

Monday
Apr272015

The NYPPA welcomes 1 new member at the April Meeting

The NYPPA would like to welcome our newest member:

Mary E. Allen - Photojournalist - Independent

She was voted in as a member at the Board meeting on April 23rd, 2015.

When we see her on the street or at work, lets congratulate her.

Monday
Apr272015

Council Bill will Restore Press Parking at Assignments

New York, NY – April 27, 2015
A City Council bill that would allow members of the media to park press vehicles at their assignments is being introduced by City Council Transportation Committee Chairman Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan). A press conference will be held on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to noon to announce this important legislation.
 
News media, including photographers, reporters and broadcasters, is the only commercial enterprise in New York City that has no legal ability to park its vehicles while doing business. The Bloomberg administration took away, without explanation or hearing, the right of the press to park legally at their assignments six years ago.
 
Currently, a member of the press may only park in designated “NYP” zones, some of which are almost always taken by city vehicles or those with bogus placards and fraudulent out-of-state vanity plates (only New York, Connecticut and New Jersey issue NYP to accredited members of the New York press corps). 
 
While the NYPD and its traffic agents have, to their credit, used discretion in writing summonses for press vehicles on major assignments, this is not always the case. While broadcasters and some media outlets have paid these large parking summonses (a drain on already-stretched budgets), which sometimes include towing fees, freelancers suffer the most as they sometimes live paycheck-to-paycheck.
 
“It’s great that City Councilman Rodriguez has responded to our concerns to restore our ability to park at our assignments, “ said Bruce Cotler, President of the New York Press Photographers Association (NYPPA), an organization currently celebrating its 100th anniversary. “It’s a long time coming and it will make our news gathering jobs much easier.”
 
“’Joe the Plumber’ has more rights to park in this city than does a member of the press, and we are not only doing business in this, the media capital of the world, but we are also the only constitutionally protected business,” said Todd Maisel, Vice President of the NYPPA. “Right now, the only places we can park legally are in NYP zones, and they are frequently taken by those who have no business parking there. It is a rare occurrence when the NYPD takes action against them. Further, it is also rare when we have an assignment at an NYP location and so we need to be able to park our vehicles, which are our mobile offices with sometimes hundreds of pounds of expensive equipment, without the worry that we may get a large summons or even towed,” he continued.
 
For more than 50 years, members of the press were given the privilege to park at news events. A photographer didn’t have to worry that he or she would go to a shooting, fire or a major press conference and come back to find his or her car ticketed or towed. Now, every press person must worry about his or her vehicle, many of them personally owned cars and trucks, which are vital to their operations. Recently, some members of the media with NYP license plates have, puzzlingly, received summonses while legally parked in NYP zones.
 
While the media has enjoyed a good relationship with the NYPD, it occasionally appears that some members of the department have taken their frustrations out on the media by ticketing press vehicles, thereby hindering their First Amendment freedom and ability to have proper access to news events.
 
Under the stewardship of President Cotler, the New York Press Photographers Association is leading this effort to regain parking for the media. Government Relations Committee Chair Robert Roth is heading negotiations for the pending legislation. “The news business should have at least the same privileges as every other business,” declared Roth.
 
The NYPPA is asking members of the media to show their support by attending this press conference in a moment of solidarity. The legislation will provide relief to media organizations saddled with the additional expense of summons payments, and those photographers and reporters who use their own vehicles on assignments and receive no reimbursement for summonses received on the job.
 
Contact:
 
Bruce Cotler, President (212) 889-6633
Robert Roth, Chair, Government Relations (718) 851-1416
Todd Maisel, Vice President (646) 872-5374
WHO: Members of the New York Press Photographers Association and City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez.
WHAT: Rally in advance of proposed legislation to restore parking rights for media vehicles on assignment.
WHERE: Steps of City Hall (enter via East Gate on Park Row.)
WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Monday
Apr132015

NYPPA Member and Retired Daily News Photographer Dan Farrell dies at 84

It is with great sadness that we have to post that NYPPA Member and Retired Daily News Photographer Dan Farrell dies at 84.

A wake for Farrell will be held Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Christopher Jordan Funeral Home on 302 Long Beach Road in Island Park.

Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish at 110 Anchor Ave in Oceanside.

Below is a link to a Daily News Story 

BY GINGER ADAMS OTIS
Dan Farrell, the Daily News photographer who captured the heartrending, iconic image of a young John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his father's coffin, has died. He was 84.

http://nydn.us/1anoNqy 

 

Monday
Mar092015

NYPPA 2014 Pictures of the Year Winners Announced !!!!!!

NYPPA 2014 Pictures of the Year Winners

 SPOT NEWS 2014

First Place: 41839 James Keivom, Daily News – “Fatal Gas Explosion in Harlem”

Second Place: 25905 Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – “Cops Killed”

Third Place: 17408 Todd Maisel, Daily News – “Stop or I’ll Shoot”

Honorable Mention: 29702 James Messerschmidt, Independent – “No More Pain: 2”

Honorable Mention: 47304 Paul Martinka, Freelance – “Not in Time”

Exhibit Award: 54880 Joe Marino, Daily News – “Capers Family Member Breaks Down”

Exhibit Award: 13203 Marc Hermann for Daily News – “Bronx Bloodshed”

Exhibit Award: 12603 David Handschuh, Freelance – “Gas Explosion Kills Six”

 

 GENERAL NEWS 2014

First Place: 24605 Jason DeCrow, Freelance – “Brooklyn Bridge Takeover”

Second Place: 08945 Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media – “Washing Away the Homicide”

Third Place: 55806 Julio Cortez, The Associated Press – “Homeless Thanksgiving”

Honorable Mention: 38606 Bryan Smith, Freelance – “Police Academy Graduation”

Honorable Mention: 37622 Spencer Platt, Getty Images – “Funeral Held for Eric Garner”

Exhibit Award: 17109 Norman Y. Lono, Contract Photographer for Daily News “Unmarked Grave Sorrow”

Exhibit Award: 16608 Mel Levine, Time Inc. – “9/11 Lights”

Exhibit Award: 49822 John Taggart, The Wall Street Journal  – “All Lives Matter”

 

 INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL NEWS 2014

First Place: 53719 Kirsten Luce, Independent – “As Above, So Below”

Second Place: 25125 David Goldman, The Associated Press – “Shot in the Leg”

Third Place: 54807 Joe Marino, Daily News – “A Kiss to Heal Ferguson”

Honorable Mention: 38024 Lucas Jackson, Reuters – “Funeral”

Honorable Mention: 53718 Kirsten Luce, Freelance – “Migrant Summer”

Exhibit Award: 41830 James Keivom, Daily News – “Ferguson Protests”

Exhibit Award: 41833 James Keivom, Daily News – “Ferguson Protests”

Exhibit Award: 41835 James Keivom, Daily News – “Ferguson Protests”

Exhibit Award: 25126 David Goldman, The Associated Press – “Ferguson Reacts”

 

 FEATURE 2014

First Place: 25102 David Goldman, The Associated Press – “Sochi Gay Club”

Second Place: 12611 David Handschuh, Freelance – “Rain Dance”

Third Place: 25919 Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – “Last Smoke”

Honorable Mention: 08932 Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media – “Flip”

Honorable Mention: 38010 Lucas Jackson, Reuters – “Jump”

Exhibit Award: 12609 David Handschuh, Freelance – “Crossing Fifth Avenue”

Exhibit Award: 12613 David Handschuh, Freelance – “Looking for a Taxi”

Exhibit Award: 53704 Kirsten Luce, Freelance – “The Fireworks Family”

Exhibit Award: 46412 Anthony DelMundo, Daily News – “United Over Plainview Park”

Exhibit Award: 55314 Andrew Kelly, Freelance – “Tonight’s Appetizer”

 

 FACE OF NEW YORK 2014

First Place: 46815 Hiroko Masuike, The New York Times – “New York Subway Riders”

Second Place: 06849 Bruce Cotler, Freelance – “Say Cheese”

Third Place: 54828 Joe Marino, Daily News – “De Blasio Remembers”

Honorable Mention: 26111 Chad Rachman, The New York Post – “City in a Bubble”

Honorable Mention: 46428 Anthony DelMundo, Daily News – “Baldwin and Panhandlers”

Exhibit Award: 26114 Chad Rachman, The New York Post – “Love Boat”

Exhibit Award: 08917 Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Media – “Spiderman’s Stroll”

Exhibit Award: 17149 Norman Y. Lono, Contract Photographer “New York Angel”

Exhibit Award: 12632 David Handschuh, Freelance – “Mudmen on the Subway”

 

 PORTRAIT 2014

First Place: 29711 James Messerschmidt, Independent – “AIDS Before the Cocktail: 5”

Second Place: 35721 Alejandra Villa, Newsday – “In the Kitchen Sink”

Third Place: 02608 Jennifer Altman, Freelance – “Jonathan Fleming Exonerated”

Honorable Mention: 41823 James Keivom, Daily News – “Ferguson Protestor”

Honorable Mention: 17101 Norman Y. Lono, Contract Photographer for the Daily News – “Choke to Death Widow Garner”

Exhibit Award: 10313 Thomas Ferrara, Newsday – “Brew Love”

Exhibit Award: 25910 Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – “Heart Broken”

Exhibit Award: 25937 Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – “Feminine”

Exhibit Award: 29715 James Messerschmidt, Independent – “AIDS Before the Cocktail: 9”

Exhibit Award: 41825 James Keivom, Daily News – “Bishme Ayers”

 

 SPORTS ACTION

First Place: 03604 Al Bello, Getty Images – “The Beckham Catch”

Second Place: 46512 Bruce Bennett, Getty Images – “Pain in the Glass”

Third Place: 03606 Al Bello, Getty Images – “Belmont Start”

Honorable Mention: 57110 Rich Schultz, Freelance – “Cotto Martinez”

Honorable Mention: 03613 Al Bello, Getty Images – “In the Mix”

Exhibit Award: 19225 Andrew Mills, NJ Advance Media “Back Points”

Exhibit Award: 55826 Julio Cortez, The Associated Press – “Beckham Catch”

Exhibit Award: 38022 Lucas Jackson, Reuters – “Crash”

Exhibit Award: 51917 John Karsten Moran, Independent – “Irish Dancing”

 

 SPORTS FEATURE

First Place: 40403 Julie Jacobson, The Associated Press – “Winning Hit”

Second Place: 46507 Bruce Bennett, Getty Images – “End of the Road”

Third Place: 03617 Al Bello, Getty Images – “U.S. Open Tennis Champion”

Honorable Mention: 38023 Lucas Jackson, Reuters – “Lost”

Honorable Mention: 46509 Bruce Bennett, Getty Images – “Let’s Take it Outdoors”

Exhibit Award: 46514 Bruce Bennett, Getty Images – “Victory and Defeat”

Exhibit Award: 24619 Jason DeCrow, Freelance – “The Waiting Game”

Exhibit Award: 25120 David Goldman, The Associated Press – “Senior Olympian”

Exhibit Award: 41828 James Keivom, Daily News – “World Cup Celebration”

Exhibit Award: 27828 Robert Sabo, Daily News – “Cilic Wins U.S. Open”

Exhibit Award: 33415 Charles Wenzelberg, The New York Post – “Jeter’s Last At Bat”

Exhibit Award: 33402 Charles Wenzelberg, The New York Post – “Photogenic”

Exhibit Award: 03619 Al Bello, Getty Images

 

PICTORIAL:

First Place: 51908 John Karsten Moran, Independent – “World Trade Center Memorial”

Second Place: 42812 Gary Hershorn, Freelance for Corbis Images – “The Seagulls”

Third Place: 51910 John Karsten Moran, Independent – “The Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake”

Honorable Mention: 49833 John Taggart, The Wall Street Journal – “Untitled”

Honorable Mention: 57101 Rich Schultz – “Presidential Silhouette”

Exhibit Award: 37634 Spencer Platt, Getty Images – “Morning Fog”

Exhibit Award: 38012 Lucas Jackson, Reuters – “Kiss”

Exhibit Award: 42802 Gary Hershorn, Freelance for Corbis Images – “Impending Storm”

Exhibit Award: 25924 Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – “Line of Duty Death”

Exhibit Award: 42801 Gary Hershorn, Freelance for Corbis Images – “Tribute in Lights”

Exhibit Award: 17129 Norman Y. Lono, Contract Photographer – “Made You Look”

Exhibit Award: 28519 Craig Ruttle, Freelance – “The Art of Ballet”

 

ANIMALS:

First Place: 33401 Charles Wenzelberg, New York Post – “A Furry Yankee Fan”

Second Place: 13218 Mark A. Hermann, Freelance – “Bad Luck Chuck”

Third Place: 27809 Robert Sabo, Daily News – “Possum and Chrome”

Honorable Mention: 21501 William Perlman, NJ Advance Media – “Sneak Peek at Hippo Haven”

Honorable Mention: 46502 Bruce Bennett, Getty Images – “Confrontation”

Exhibit Award: 15518 Bill Kostroun, Freelance – “Tossing His Lunch”

Exhibit Award: 46424 Anthony DelMundo, Daily News – “Grumpy Cat”

Exhibit Award: 08013 Robert Deutsch, USA Today – “Killer Bees”

Exhibit Award: 25932 Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – “Breakfast”

 

MOBILE:

First Place: 08903 Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media – “Hurdles”

Second Place: 52540 Pearl E. Gabel, “Memorial for Officers Ramos and

Third Place: 41903 Julia Xanthos, Daily News – “Anna Wintour”

Honorable Mention: 35738 – Alejandra Villa, Newsday – “American Rain”

Honorable Mention: 49862 John Taggart, The Wall Street Journal – “Woman speaks with Police”

Exhibit Award: 26116 Chad Rachman, New York Post – “Ferry Panorama”

Exhibit Award: 52537 Pearl E. Gabel, “Tourists in Thailand”

Exhibit Award: 39473 Andrew Theodorakis, Independent, Daily News – “Three Bridges”

Exhibit Award: 12645 David Handschuh, Freelance – “Taxi in Manhattan”

Exhibit Award: 41924 Julia Xanthos, Daily News – “Hipster Food Shopper”

 

EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION:

First Place: 24802: Uli Seit, Independent Contractor – “Shopping Healthy”

Second Place: 05812 Patrick Carroll, Daily News, Retired – “Love Story”

Third Place: 05814 Patrick Carroll, Daily News, Retired – “Framed Ladies”

Honorable Mention: 05808 Patrick Carroll, Daily News, Retired – “Reversal of Fortune”

Honorable Mention: 05815 Patrick Carroll, Daily News, Retired – “Illusions in Cellblock 9”

Exhibit Award: 05813 Patrick Carroll, Daily News, Retired – “Fifth Avenue and Central Park”

 

SPORTS PICTURE STORY

First Place: 49843 John Taggart, The Wall Street Journal – “One Last Fight”

Second Place:  52501 Pearl E. Gabel, Daily News – “Jasheen Holloway”

Third Place: 03626 Al Bello Getty Images – “Sochi Winter Olympics”

Honorable Mentinon: 08988 Aristide Economopoulous, NJ Advance Media – “Farms of the Far Hills Horse Races”

Honorable Mention 33414 Charles Wenzelberg, The New York Post – “Jeter’s Final Year”

 

FEATURE PICTURE STORY 

First Place 25105 David Goldman, The Associated Press – “When Coal is Over”

Second Place: 10308 Thomas A. Ferrara, Newsday – “Brew Love”

Third Place: 46809 Hiroko Masuike, The New York Times – “Subway Etiquette Offenders”

Honorable Mention: 25926 Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – “Tattoo Breasts (Double Mastectomy)”

Honorable Mention: 10309 Thomas A. Ferrara, Newsday – “The Double Lives of Derby Girls”

Exhibit Award: 46808 Hiroko Masuike, The New York Times – “Tsunami Survivors: Now”

 

NEWS PICTURE STORY

First Place: 41821 James Keivom, Daily News – “Eric Garner Protests”

Second Place: 41820 James Keivom, Daily News, “Ferguson”

Third Place: 47346 Paul Martinka, Freelance – “Walk of Sorrow”

Honorable Mention: 41819 James Keivom, Daily News – “Fatal Harlem Gas Explosion”

Honorable Mention: 25903 Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – “Don’t Shoot”