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Mitchell Feinberg and Megan Caponetto Put the Life in Still Lifes

March 05, 2015 - Photographer Mitch Feinberg and prop stylist Megan Caponetto have only been working together for a few years, but their partnership has already produced some of their most iconic work, like the Boston Magazine cover commemorating the tragic bombing. More »

© ALEC SOTH

Alec Soth and Brad Zellar Explore What Community Means Today

March 03, 2015 - Photographer Alec Soth paired with writer Brad Zellar to make the Little Brown Mushroom Dispatches, a series of newspapers that delve into the culture of exurban communities in the U.S. More »

© Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times

© Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times

Don Bartletti's Year-long Exposé of the Hidden Cost of the Food You Eat

March 02, 2015 - What it took for the Los Angeles Times photographer to get inside Mexican farms to expose child labor and human rights abuses.  More »

Chiara Goia Instagram Photo

© Chiara Goia

Q&A: Instagram Editorial Director Pamela Chen

February 27, 2015 - The leader of Instagram’s community team on how they choose photographers to highlight on the influential @Instagram account and blog. More »

© ERIC GOTTESMAN/SUDDEN FLOWERS

© ERIC GOTTESMAN/SUDDEN FLOWERS

Eric Gottesman Helps AIDS Orphans Tell Their Stories in "Sudden Flowers"

February 26, 2015 - The artist helped empower a collective of children in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, to make photographs that tell their own stories, free of stereotypes. More »

© GARRETT GROVE

© GARRETT GROVE

How Photographers Land Assignments Shooting Sponsored Expeditions

February 24, 2015 - We spoke to art directors at outdoor sports brands to find out what they're looking for in photographers, and how to balance a branding message with the need for thrilling images. More »

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Hawre Khalid's Document of Daily Life in His War-Torn Hometown of Kirkuk

February 23, 2015 - Kirkuk is an oil-rich hot spot in the war between Kurdish forces and ISIS, but to photojournalist Hawre Khalid, it's home, where most just try to go about their daily lives. More »

© JENNILEE MARIGOMEN

© JENNILEE MARIGOMEN

The Beauty and Wonder of Jennilee Marigomen's Book "Window Seat"

February 20, 2015 - The Vancouver-based photographer's second book, Window Seat, uses light, shadow and color to show viewers a world flush with beauty and wonder. More »

© JUSTIN FANTL

How I Got That Shot: Justin Fantl's Still Life With Fleeing Cat

February 18, 2015 - Photographer Justin Fantl turns a large-scale product shot into a colorful, graphic composition—with a furry surprise. More »

©Peter Menzel

Still on the Story

February 18, 2015 -  Photographers talk about their motivations, challenges, and rewards of covering a story for many years. More »

© TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH

© TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH

How Cinematographers Make Wide-Angle Action Cam Video Play Well With Cinema Footage

February 17, 2015 - Action cams are prized for the ease with which they can be mounted to goggles, helmets and high-flying athletes, but it's still a challenge to integrate them into productions that use other cameras. More »

© FATALI, THE LIGHT HUNTER

© FATALI, THE LIGHT HUNTER

Chris Burkard on Photographer Michael Fatali's Sense of Pace and Place

February 16, 2015 - Burkard learned from Fatali to have patience and get to know a place before photographing it. More »

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Josef Koudelka on Motivation, Humanity and What Makes a Good Photograph

February 12, 2015 - The Magnum photographer spoke with the Getty Museum's Laura Hubber and Annelisa Stephan as they finished preparations for the exhibit "Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful," which runs at the museum through March 22, 2015. More »

© BRAKETHROUGH MEDIA

Jim Fryer and Iri Greco "Brake" into World Tour Cycling

February 11, 2015 - Jim Fryer and Iri Greco make photos and videos of World Tour Cycling's premier athletes. But while they met at a bike race, their paths to meeting couldn't have been more different. More »

© MATT SLOCUM

Matt Slocum's Rise to the Top of Sports Photography, Via the News Wires

February 10, 2015 - Through passion, hard work and taking advantage of opportunities, Matt Slocum hopped up the food chain of sports photography, starting at his high school newspaper. More »

© SHAHIR DAUD/TIMUR CIVAN

Frames Per Second: Nigel Stanford and Shahir Daud's "Cymatics"

February 10, 2015 - A musician and a director join forces to make an experiment-filled music video featuring Cymatics, the science of seeing sounds. More »

© RANDI BEREZ

5 Tips for Getting a Winning Portrait of a Sports Star

February 09, 2015 - We asked three photographers—Randi Berez, JJ Miller and John Huet—for tips on how you can get the nuanced and interesting shots you want from a professional athlete. More »

© MARK PECKMEZIAN

© MARK PECKMEZIAN

What's In Your Bag?: Mark Peckmezian, Film Shooter, Camera Lover

February 06, 2015 - Editorial and fine-art photographer Mark Peckmezian, who shoots for The New Yorker, The FADER, Dazed and Confused and other clients, tells PDN what gear he carries and how it informs his work. More »

© MIKE ARTZ

© MIKE ARTZ

Mike Arzt: From Snowboard Photographer to Brand Storyteller

February 05, 2015 - Mike Arzt started The Public Works, a "brand storytelling company," with Frank Philips while the pair was at Burton Snowboards. Now they offer a full range of creative services to clients like Red Bull, Helly Hansen and Aspen Ski Company. More »

© CHRIS BURKARD

© CHRIS BURKARD

Chris Burkard: From Transworld Surf to Apple and Microsoft

February 04, 2015 - Photographer Chris Burkard turned a love of outdoor sports and their setting into assignments from both editorial and commercial clients in the action sports industry—and beyond. More »

© Lynn Johnson/National Geographic

The Unsentimental Education of Photojournalist Lynn Johnson

February 03, 2015 -  The National Geographic Photography Fellow on loyalty, photojournalism as "service," and the most important lessons she's learned during her 40-year career. More »

© DYLAN COULTER

© DYLAN COULTER

Dylan Coulter Puts Sports Portraits in Motion

February 03, 2015 - Photographer Dylan Coulter's reputation for making polished, stylized portraits and videos of athletes has translated into assignments for clients like The New York Times Magazine, Adidas and Nike. More »

© THE CALIFORNIA SUNDAY MAGAZINE/PHOTO BY HOLLY ANDRES

© THE CALIFORNIA SUNDAY MAGAZINE/PHOTO BY HOLLY ANDRES

The Cinematic Photography of The California Sunday Magazine

February 02, 2015 - Beautiful photography with a strong sense of place helps form the visual style of The California Sunday Magazine, a new publication with a West Coast feel. More »

© MIKE ARTZ

PDN February 2015: The Adventure & Sports Photography Issue

February 02, 2015 - PDN February 2015: The Adventure & Sports Photography Issue More »

© CYNTHIA HENEBRY

© CYNTHIA HENEBRY

Cynthia Henebry's Series "The Marriage Oaks" Probes the Psychology of Youth and Adulthood

January 29, 2015 - Photographer Cynthia Henebry's "The Marriage Oaks" taps into the "relationship between the chaos and conflict that exists in the adult world and the internal life of the child." More »

Are Art School Hiring Practices Hurting Prospects For MFA Photo Students?

January 28, 2015 - Photographer Eliza Lamb looks at how the trend to replace tenure-track teaching positions with adjunct professorships affects both students and working artists. More »

Making a Portfolio That Wins Grants

January 27, 2015 -  Joseph Sywenkyj, winner of the 2014 W. Eugene Smith Grant, explains how he got the attention of jurors with a competition portfolio that was both exquisite--and affordable. More »

© JOSEPH SYWENKYJ

© JOSEPH SYWENKYJ

How I Got That Grant: Joseph Sywenkyj On Winning The 2014 W. Eugene Smith Grant

January 23, 2015 - Joseph Sywenkyj tells PDN how he won the prestigious photojournalism grant for his multi-faceted project on the Ukraine. More »

© MAE RYAN

© MAE RYAN

"South of Stars" Tells a Tale of Young Musicians in the Ghetto

January 22, 2015 - In their video "South of Stars," Mae Ryan and Grant Slater tell the story of two young musicians, treating their Watts, Los Angeles, neighborhood as a main character. More »

© BRANDON RALPH

© BRANDON RALPH

Code and Theory, an Agency for the Digital Age

January 15, 2015 - Code and Theory boasts a culture in which creatives and digital engineers work together to produce everything from websites for Vogue and ads for Burger King. More »

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