News Recap: April 29, 2016

A weekly recap of art world news.

Forever stamp featuring a photograph by Art Wolfe

Photographer Fulvio Roiter Dies at 90
Italian photographer Fulvio Roiter has died at his home in Venice. He was 90 years old. Known for his black-and-white unconventional photographs of iconic Venetian sites, Roiter’s images  perpetuated Venice’s mythological status in the public’s eye. Before turning his attention to photography, Roiter trained as a chemist. He won the Prix Nadar in 1955 and in 1981, founded the publishing house Dagor Books.
Read the full story (Artforum)

Pulitzer Prize Winner Announced
The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner have been announced. This year marks the 100th year of the prize and a ceremony will be held in October. Among this year’s winners, the recipients in the journalism category include Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe for Feature Photography, the photography staff of Reuters, and Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks, and Daniel Etter of The New York Times. Winners will receive $10,000 cash award.
Read the full story (Pulitzer)

Nature Photography Finds Its Way to US Postal Service Stamps
To celebrate the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, the US Post Office is introducing 16 new stamps. The final stamp was announced this week and features a photograph of two bison at Yellowstone by Art Wolfe. Other notable nature photographers also have their national park photographs represented on the postage.
Read the full story (Popular Photography)