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  • tech
    Tuesday, 15 April, 2014 - 16:52
    All of you have probably heard a lot about the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" bug in the last week or so and are by now really tired of websites saying you should reset your passwords. Sorry. But we have to ask you to reset your password on Demotix.com. Demotix.com was running (like a lot of the rest of the internet) the version of OpenSSL which had the "Heartbleed" bug, so we were vulnerable. So what did we do about it? * We updated our software quickly, fixing the bug. * Re-issued...
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  • shout
    Friday, 11 April, 2014 - 16:40
    Hi all, I’m really sad to say that today will be my last shift at Demotix. It has been an unforgettable couple of years covering hundreds of stories at lightning pace, sweating amid the overwhelming number of accreditation requests, and most of all, getting to know all of you. I’ve loved every minute of working with you – whether it’s hearing about your plights of bravery in order to give someone a voice, or the hours you’ve stood in unforgiving weather for the best shot, I’m proud to say I’...
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  • shout
    Tuesday, 8 April, 2014 - 16:25
    Dear all, It has come to our attention that some Demotix photographers have been approached by websites claiming to be Demotix affiliates and/or "licensees", and in some cases, have been asked to bypass uploading to Demotix altogether in order to avoid "duplications". In one particular case, we discovered an "agency" had asked some of you to sign with them on the promise you would receive 50% of the revenue made on your photos, only for their agency to sign up with Demotix themselves, and...
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  • shout
    Tuesday, 18 March, 2014 - 18:28
    Blog Post Via Corbis: Corbis contributor Nathan Benn shot for National Geographic Magazine from 1972-1991, documenting people and places far and near. In October 2013, Powerhouse Books published a collection of Benn’s images shot during those years, most of which were not published in the legendary magazine. This nostalgia evoking coffee-table book, selected by American Photo Magazine as one of the Best Photo Books of the Year (2013): Documentary, features images photographed in the Northeast,...
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  • advice
    Monday, 27 January, 2014 - 21:26
    One of the hardest things to do as a photographer is to edit down your images. It’s difficult not to think that all of your images are valuable, because they are so meaningful to you. Unfortunately, that’s not how photo editors feel. In fact they would rather only see a dozen great images from any one event. Your best work is only as good as your worst images; this means that your poor images will drag down their opinion of you. So there are some crucial things one must think about while...
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  • advice
    Saturday, 11 January, 2014 - 04:15
    Blog Special by Matthew Richards and photo by Paul Brocklehurst : As photographers or photojournalists who are covering news events for publication, perhaps one of the most important aspects to keep reminding ourselves of is that which is stated in the title of this posting: Shooting what you see, and not what you believe. Crowds gather to photograph fireworks as they illuminate the night sky over the capital's London Eye on New Year's Eve. Photo by Demotix contributor Paul Brocklehurst...
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  • shout
    Wednesday, 18 December, 2013 - 21:51
    A Free Syrian Army soldier runs while being shot at by Assad's snipers in Aleppo, on Jan. 7, 2013. Olivier Voisin, 1974 - 2013 Demotix lost one its greatest in 2013. French photojournalist and Demotix contributor Olivier Voisin died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2013, from injuries in northern Syria. He was 38 years old. He never regained consciousness following an operation he underwent due to his injuries in the field. We are proud to have published his work, which was excellent and foretold greater...
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  • advice
    Friday, 22 November, 2013 - 13:04
    Santiago student march ends in clashes with police / Boris Andres Burgueño Rivas / Demotix Photography does not necessarily require a degree to be successful, but a good business brain does. Whether you’re looking to make more money, or draw more attention to social issues; knowing how to promote yourself is very important. In May, Mashable said that half a billion images are uploaded every day and in fact, in a recent presentation by Yahoo!, it was claimed that as many as 880 billion photos...
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  • shout
    Thursday, 21 November, 2013 - 11:25
    The Demotix team is extremely happy to welcome the Disqus commenting service to our website! Disqus is featured on many major publications, such as CNN, Daily Telegraph and IGN and about 750,000 blogs and websites across the internet. Disqus is a blog comment hosting service for websites and online communities that uses a networked platform. It has 8 supported languages. We felt that Demotix stories and issues you produce deserve to be discussed by more than our strong community here, which is...
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  • shout
    Thursday, 7 November, 2013 - 23:08
    One of Demotix contributor Mohammad Asad's images was named World Picture of the Day by The Independent. Mohammad has only been with us less than 1 year and has already 160 stories posted and has been published numerous times. Mohammad's profile can be viewed here: http://www.demotix.com/users/mohammad-asad/profile
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  • tech
    Tue, 15/04/2014 - 16:52
    All of you have probably heard a lot about the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" bug in the last week or so and are by now really tired of websites saying you should reset your passwords. Sorry. But we have to ask you to reset your password on Demotix....
    86 Views
  • shout
    Fri, 11/04/2014 - 16:40
    Hi all, I’m really sad to say that today will be my last shift at Demotix. It has been an unforgettable couple of years covering hundreds of stories at lightning pace, sweating amid the overwhelming number of accreditation requests, and most of...
    600 Views
  • shout
    Tue, 08/04/2014 - 16:25
    Dear all, It has come to our attention that some Demotix photographers have been approached by websites claiming to be Demotix affiliates and/or "licensees", and in some cases, have been asked to bypass uploading to Demotix altogether in order to...
    605 Views

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The following tips are based on commonly accepted editorial values adopted by most mainstream media.

Visual journalists operate as trustees of the public. Our primary role is to report visually on the significant events and varied viewpoints in our common world. Our primary goal is the faithful and comprehensive depiction of the subject at hand. As visual journalists, we have the responsibility to document society and to preserve its history through images.

On our Editorial ethics for photojournalists page we have put together a list commonly accepted editorial values adopted by most mainstream media.

Current training topic

The following tips are based on commonly accepted editorial values adopted by most mainstream media.

Visual journalists operate as trustees of the public. Our primary role is to report visually on the significant events and varied viewpoints in our common world. Our primary goal is the faithful and comprehensive depiction of the subject at hand. As visual journalists, we have the responsibility to document society and to preserve its history through images.

On our Editorial ethics for photojournalists page we have put together a list commonly accepted editorial values adopted by most mainstream media.