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Michelle Dunn Marsh on Kimiko Yoshida's "Brides"

July 29, 2015 · Features

The founder of Minor Matters Books discusses Yoshida's self-portraits, which feature bridal dress adapted from different cultures and traditions. More »

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A Skateboarding Wet-Plate Photographer's Year-Long Cadillac Project

July 28, 2015 · Features

Matt Albert turned an interest in board sports and antique photography into a social media campaign and gallery exhibitions, funded by Cadillac. More »

How to Sell Your Fine-Art Prints: A Primer

July 24, 2015 · Features

Advice from gallery owners, curators, photographers and collectors about the market for fine-art prints. More »

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How I Got That Shot: Carlos Serrao's Blend of Sports and Fashion for Nike

July 23, 2015 · Features

The photographer was tasked with shooting Nike's Tech Pack apparel autumn/winter campaign, and referenced thermal imaging for his red-hued multiple exposure images. More »

Lens Roundup: 18 Lenses for Any Need

July 21, 2015 · Features

PDN canvasses the market for the latest great glass for video, mirrorless, DSLR, rangefinder and medium format camera systems. More »

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Q&A: Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator of the Center for Creative Photography

July 21, 2015 · Features

As the collecting institution founded by Ansel Adams prepares to celebrate its 40th year, its chief curator reimagines the museum’s role, creating dialogues between masters, contemporary image makers and artists working in other disciplines.  More »

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How to Land Photo Assignments from Audubon Magazine

July 17, 2015 · Features

The photography director of the national environmental magazine, explains how she assigns photo essays and portraits for its coverage of nature, the environment, and conservation. More »

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Is The Art World Biased Against Commercial Photographers?

July 16, 2015 · Features

Though some gallerists, curators and collectors may look down on photographers with commercial careers, others say those photographers develop skills that can help them succeed in fine-art careers. More »

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How to Negotiate Prices for Commissioned Prints

July 15, 2015 · Features

PDN talks to artists, gallery owners and curators about the criteria to consider in order to get the most out of your print sales. More »

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Two-Minute Interview: Katie Orlinsky on Subtle Emotion vs. Shocking Violence

July 14, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

Katie Orlinsky, a 2013 PDN's 30, talks about an image from her "Innocence Assassinated" project, and why quiet images of the living victims of Mexico's drug war tell a more powerful story than images of the actual violence. More »

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Letha Wilson's Landscape Installation Art

July 13, 2015 · Features

By incorporating her photos of the American West into her sculptural works, Wilson encourages a thoughtful reexamination of landscape photography.  More »

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W.A.G.E. Advocates for Artists Working for Fair Pay

July 09, 2015 · Features

Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) is an artist-led advocacy organization fighting for the rights of artists to be fairly compensated for their work. More »

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From Lads to Men: The New Maxim Magazine

July 07, 2015 · Features

Facing financial ruin in 2014, Maxim recently acquired a new owner, editor and redesign. PDN asks Andrea Volbrecht, the magazine's director of photography, about the magazine's new look and the photographers who helped define it. More »

© GREG KAHN

A Photographer Explores Climate Change on North Carolina's Outer Banks

July 06, 2015 · Features

Greg Kahn explores the social and environmental landscapes of North Carolina's Outer Banks, on the front lines of the climate change debate. More »

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© Sean Baker & Radium Cheung

Sundance Favorite "Tangerine" is a Feature Film Shot on iPhones

July 02, 2015 · Video

Filmmaker Sean Baker uses the iPhone's strengths and weaknesses to make a surprising statement about smartphone videography. More »

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PDN July 2015: The Fine-Art Photography Issue

July 01, 2015 · Features

The table of contents for PDN's July 2015 issue, which focuses on Fine-Art Photography. More »

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Zalmaï's "Dread and Dreams" Captures the Toll of Conflict on Afghans

June 29, 2015 · Features

In his new photobook, the Afghanistan-born photographer mixes black-and-white images with flashes of color to portray the hardship and hope of Afghan citizens. More »

© CHARLES OMMANNEY

Frames Per Second: Characterizing the Fence at the Center of the Immigration Debate

June 26, 2015 · Features

For Charles Ommanney's first video, the experienced photojournalist and Newsweek contributor tells the tale of the U.S.-Mexico border fence with video, stills and recorded interviews. More »

© ALICE GAO

Alice Gao's Advice for Building an Instagram Following

June 25, 2015 · Features

The lifestyle, travel and food photographer leveraged her placement on Instagram's Suggested Users List to the tune of 900,000 followers. More »

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What Should Photographers Charge for Social Media Usage?

June 24, 2015 · Features

The growing market for social media imagery has given many photographers a new revenue stream, but inconsistent pricing standards threaten to cause a race to the bottom. PDN spoke with reps to find out how they're determining what they charge. More »

Two-Minute Interview: Cig Harvey on “The Goldfinch,” and on Finding vs. Constructing Images

June 23, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

In this two-minute interview, Cig Harvey describes how she made “The Goldfinch,” and discusses how her found images influence her constructed work.  More »

© DANIEL DORSA

How Cornerstone Uses Photography to Tell Brands' Stories

June 23, 2015 · Features

Jeff Tammes, the agency's head of creative and strategy, tells PDN what Cornerstone does for its clients, how they use photography and what they look for in photographers. More »

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Will Global Safety Standards Cause Publications to Take More Responsibility for Freelance Photographers?

June 22, 2015 · Features

Unprecedented threats to the lives and livelihoods of freelance conflict journalists have lead journalism organizations and news companies to collaborate on safety standards. Will they help? More »

Keep It Safe: 16 Storage Solutions for Preserving Your Photos

June 19, 2015 · Features

These physical and cloud-based storage solutions will help keep your digital negatives safe for years to come. More »

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How I Got That Shot: Gary Land's Dramatic Action

June 18, 2015 · Features

The commercial photographer and director uses moody backlighting and hard light sources to capture athletes in action. More »

© KEITH LADZINSKI

Keith Ladzinski's Advice for Building an Instagram Following

June 18, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

The outdoor and adventure photographer has been on Instagram since 2011 and has amassed more than 270,000 followers. More »

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Two-Minute Interview: Ben Rasmussen on a Timeless Childhood Moment

June 18, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

Rasmussen, a 2014 PDN's 30, talks about how his image "Noah Swimming, Molise, Italy" reflects his approach to photography and informs his subsequent work. More »

© WYNN MYERS

Photographer Wynn Myers's Unconventional Path to Success

June 17, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

The Austin, Texas-based lifestyle photographer took a long and winding road to her career shooting editorial and advertising assignments for national brands. More »

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Are Visual Storytelling Platforms a Good Thing for Photographers?

June 16, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

With a slew of new self-publishing options for multimedia projects available to photographers, PDN takes a look at some of the platforms and ask photographers about their pros and cons. More »

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Ysabel LeMay's "Hypercollage" Composites Depict Worlds of Wonder

June 15, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

The artist composites hundreds of images of flora and fauna to create works that burst with the color and complexity of the natural world. More »

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Q. Sakamaki's Advice for Building an Instagram Following

June 11, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

The photojournalist posts at least one photo each day, and has taken over the Instagram accounts for The New Yorker, Paris Match and LensCulture. More »

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Two-Minute Interview with Malin Fezehai: A Found Moment of Beauty in War-Torn Sri Lanka

June 09, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

The 2015 PDN's 30 and winner of the Wallis Annenberg Prize tells the story behind one of her signature images, of Sri Lankan school girls looking out to sea. More »

Print is Not Dead: A Look at New and Redesigned Magazines

June 08, 2015 · Features

In which we take a look at magazines and websites that got a fresh coat of paint in the past year, as well as some new kids on the block. More »

© Katie Orlinsky
© Katie Orlinsky

Katie Orlinsky's Advice for Building an Instagram Following

June 04, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

The photojournalist noticed a spike in followers when she began sharing her professional work on Instagram. More »

Daniel Morel and the High Cost of Copyright Infringement Claims

June 03, 2015 · Features

The lawyers who took Daniel Morel's case are out $2.5M in fees. One explains why the law disincentives lawyers from taking copyright cases. More »

© Charles Mostoller
© Charles Mostoller

Documenting Philadelphia's Teenage Urban Cowboys

June 03, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

Freelance photojournalist Charles Mostoller encountered a group a teenage horseback riders in the streets of Philadelphia, packaging into an inspiring story for the Wall Street Journal. More »

PDN June 2015: The Year In Photography

June 01, 2015 · Features

The 2015 PDN Photo Annual issue. More »

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Shadowing Photographer David Burnett on the Trail of Chile's History

May 29, 2015 · Features

Behind the scenes of a Roads & Kingdoms assignment to follow photojournalist David Burnett as he searched for sites and people he had photographed during Chile's 1973 coup. More »

© JOHN KEATLEY

How I Got That Shot: John Keatley's Postproduction Wizardry for GreenRubino

May 28, 2015 · Techniques

The photographer plans carefully for postproduction to create technically proficient yet whimsical images. More »

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How I Got That Grant: The Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship

May 27, 2015 · Competitions

PDN talks to past winners and jurors for the foundation's competition about what it takes to win the grants, which can be worth up to $10,000 each. More »

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How to Win Grants That Support Your Photo Projects

May 26, 2015 · Features

Photographer Sara Terry, founder of the Aftermath Project and a professional grant writer, estimates she has won grants over the last 15 years totaling nearly $1 million. She recently shared some tips and advice for successful grant writing.  More »

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How The New York Times Made a Video About Sound

May 25, 2015 · Video

"The Sounds of the Downhill" is a multimedia feature centered on a first-person view of a run down the slope, and the sounds a skier hears as they tear down the mountain. More »

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Scott Conarroe Explores North America By Rail and By Sea

May 21, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

The photographer's photos of railways and coastlines explore the past, present and future of North America. More »

© ANDREW HETHERINGTON

Pro Photographers' Favorite Travel Hacks

May 20, 2015 · Techniques

We asked photographers for their road-tested pro travel tips. More »

© SAMUEL JAMES

Photographer Samuel James Finds a Sanctuary for Wolf-Dogs and Veterans Alike

May 19, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

Samuel James ventures to New Hampshire to document a wolf hybrid sanctuary run by veterans for Harper's Magazine. More »

© Scout Tufankjian

Visibility, Personal Appeals and Other Keys to a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

May 19, 2015 · Marketing

Scout Tufankjian explains how she created a Kickstarter campaign for her book on the Armenian Diaspora that earned $60k and expanded the scope of her work. More »

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David Burnett on His Decisive Moment with Abe Lincoln

May 19, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

David Burnett on how he leaped over tables and chairs to capture a time travel moment for Al Jazeera America.  More »

© ANDREW STANBRIDGE

Nathan Thornburgh on What Makes His Online Magazine Roads & Kingdoms Unique

May 13, 2015 · Features

Roads & Kingdoms—an independent online publication of travel culture, politics, food and music—publishes feature stories from around the world and regularly highlights photographers working on international projects.  More »

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How Airbnb Hires Travel and Lifestyle Photographers

May 11, 2015 · Marketing

With 2,500 contributing photographers around the world, Airbnb's photo department commissions travel, interiors and portraits for social media, events, listings, the Airbnb blog and the home-sharing site's print magazine. More »

© Alex Strohl

Working With Tourism Boards to Make Visual Travel Content

May 07, 2015 · Marketing

For travel and adventure shooters, working with tourism marketing agencies is an opportunity to make commercial images that look like their personal work. More »

© KITRA CAHANA

Career Advice: Photographer Kitra Cahana On Elevating Your Work

May 06, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

In an excerpt from the book Lessons in Great Photography, Cahana explains her intensive approach to storytelling. The book features interviews with ten photographers who have contributed stories to National Geographic. More »

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How Photographers Meet The Demands of the Travel Editorial Market

May 05, 2015 · Features

PDN talks with editors about the nuances of today's travel editorial market, in which "experiential" imagery—featuring more personal, authentic travel stories—is en vogue. More »

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Scout Tufankjian Finds Her Armenian Roots Across the Globe

May 04, 2015 · Photographer Interviews

The photographer sought to understand her Armenian identity, finding diverse communities in 23 countries that welcomed and supported her effort to publish a book on the experience. More »

© JUSTIN MOTT

PDN May 2015: The Travel Photography Issue

May 01, 2015 · Features

The May 2015 issue of PDN focusses on travel photography. More »

© Melanie Dunea
© Melanie Dunea

Eater.com Finds Unique Ways To Tell Food Stories With Photography

May 01, 2015 · Features

Since Eater's site was re-launched in September 2014, features editor Helen Rosner has been commissioning features and original photography, producing image-heavy longform stories. More »

© GREG MILLER

The 2015 PDN's 30 Share Advice From Their Mentors

April 30, 2015 · Features

This year's PDN's 30 photographers share the valuable feedback and advice that helped them the most when they were starting out. More »

© Malin Fezehai

PDN’s 30 Photographers On Building Support for Their Work

April 27, 2015 · Features

Photographers featured in PDN’s 30 discuss the biggest challenge facing a photographer at any stage: sharing work and building support for projects.   More »

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How I Got That Shot: Still Lifes (And GIFs) For Refinery29 and Nasty Gal

April 23, 2015 · Features

Photographer Stephanie Gonot typically does her own propping, styling and art direction on shoots; she tells PDN how she put together photo illustrations for Nasty Gal and Refinery29. More »

11 Camera Bags For Every Assignment

April 22, 2015 · Features

Whether you're at home in the urban jungle or out in the real thing, these camera bags will keep your gear safe and sound. More »

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How Christopher Grimes and Olson Make Custom Content for Target, General Mills and More

April 21, 2015 · Features

Christopher Grimes, a producer at the Minneapolis-based advertising agency Olson, tells PDN how he works with photographers to create integrated campaigns for a variety of platforms. More »

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Why a Confrontation Between Photographers and Locals Turned Ugly in Appalachia

April 21, 2015 · Features

When citizens in Appalachia confronted out-of-town photographers taking photos without permission, the encounter threatened to turn violent. Photographer and West Virginia native Roger May talks to people involved, and looks at the difficult relationship between photographers and an often stereotyped community.  More »

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Wiki Commons

Photo Archiving: In the Digital Age, Longevity Is No Sure Thing

April 20, 2015 · Features

How to make sure your photos are safely preserved for years to come. More »

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How To Preserve Your Photo Archive For The Future

April 14, 2015 · Features

Photographers, appraisers and other experts explain the steps you can take now to make sure your heirs get the most benefit—and least trouble—from the photographic legacy you leave behind. More »

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Frames Per Second: The Interactive Projects of the National Film Board of Canada

April 09, 2015 · Features

A pair of recent projects funded by the National Film Board of Canada borrow from video games to push the limits of visual storytelling. More »

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What's Your Niche: Stephanie Berger, Performing Arts and Culture Photographer

April 08, 2015 · Features

Photographer Stephanie Berger captures the decisive moments of performances at NYC's cultural and performance institutions. More »

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How To Get Repped By Getty Images

April 07, 2015 · Features

Getty Images VP Aidan Sullivan explains how he scouts and selects new photographers for Reportage, Getty's photojournalism division. More »

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Donna J. Wan Addresses Suicide in Her Challenging Series "Death Wooed Us"

April 02, 2015 · Features

Wan's photographs of landscapes where people have committed suicide contemplate how people choose the places they end their lives. More »

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Iraqi-Palestinian Artist Sama Alshaibi's First Book Explores Imperiled Water Resources

April 02, 2015 · Features

In her series "Silsila," Sama Alshaibi utilizes the deserts and bodies of water in the Middle East and North Africa to explore humanity's common struggle for land and resources. More »

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PDN April 2015: The PDN'S 30 Issue

April 01, 2015 · Features

PDN's 30 2015 showcases our choice of new and emerging photographers to watch. More »

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Monique Jaques Goes Behind the Scenes at the Miss World Muslimah Pageant

April 01, 2015 · Features

Following her interest in "Islamic Fashion" to Indonesia, the photographer shot a Muslim beauty pageant for Al-Jazeera America. More »

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How I Got That Shot: Jake Chessum Captures the Essence of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

March 31, 2015 · Features

Chessum explains his secrets for getting a great group portrait, and how he juggled shooting individual portraits while the band members were also shooting a video. More »

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What Joel Sternfeld's Large-Format Photos Taught Stuart Pilkington About Mindfulness

March 30, 2015 · Features

When Pilkington sees Sternfeld's classic, "Exhausted Renegade Elephant, Woodland, Washington, June 1979," he says "I think he must have come across this, and then spent half an hour getting the camera in the right spot." More »

12 Action Cameras For Your Next Extreme Adventure

March 27, 2015 · Features

From 4K to full HD, the newest crop of action cameras blend rugged durability with high-quality video and still recording. More »

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Big Donuts: Jim Mangan and Rally Car Driver Ken Block Put the Landscape in Motion

March 26, 2015 · Features

For his new series "BLAST," Jim Mangan shot aerial landscapes of rally-car driver Ken Block kicking up dust in the Utah desert. More »

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Cooperative Effort: Photographers Ed Panar and Melissa Catanese Crowdsource A People's History of Pittsburgh

March 25, 2015 · Features

With support from the Carnegie Museum of Art, Panar and Catanese gather citizen photos to create a visual history of Pittsburgh, including a searchable Web-based archive and a forthcoming book. More »

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Victory Journal: An Ad Agency as Magazine Publisher

March 24, 2015 · Features

In 2010, the creative studio Doubleday & Cartwright launched a biannual, 11 x 17-inch newsprint publication on sports and culture called Victory Journal, publishing images large. More »

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Cooperative Effort: Stuart Pilkington Graduates from Fan Sites to Collaborative Photo Projects

March 23, 2015 · Features

Inspired by the popularity of his photographer fan sites, Pilkington has started a number of collaborative projects, including "The 50 States Project" and "The Swap," in which two photographers meet and take photos of each other. More »

B-Roll in Action: A Look at the Videos

March 19, 2015 · Features

 Several directors shared their B-roll tips with PDN. Here's the video behind the talk. More »

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Cooperative Effort: Photographers Come Together to Create "The Photographic Dictionary"

March 19, 2015 · Features

Lindley Warren's collaborative project, The Photographic Dictionary, asks photographers to interpret a word of their choice with a photo, or apply a word to an existing photograph. More »

© Peter Funch

Cooperative Effort: Project Pressure's Artful Approach to Environmental Activism

March 17, 2015 · Features

Klaus Thymann, a commercial and fine art photographer, created Project Pressure to bring together photographers with varied skills and find new ways to bring disappearing glaciers to the public's attention. More »

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From Personal Work to Paid Assignments: How Tobias Hutzler's Light Drawing Experiments Led to Commercial Jobs

March 16, 2015 · Features

Hutzler's abstract light-drawing personal work in the deserts of the American West led to assignments for Sony Music and GEO magazine. More »

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Tips From Filmmakers On How to Shoot Better B-roll

March 13, 2015 · Features

Filmmaker Grant Slater says B-roll is what "keeps people from being bored." PDN talks to several filmmakers to learn their tips on how to shoot better B-roll. More »

Online Platforms That Bring Video Collaborators Together

March 12, 2015 · Features

A new generation of companies is currently developing Web-based tools to address the needs of creative professionals, such as finding and connecting with talent, client feedback and cloud-based editing. More »

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Filmmaking Partners Ashley Gilbertson and Tim Grucza Pool Their Talents

March 10, 2015 · Features

Gilbertson and Grucza grew up together in Melbourne, Australia, but didn't work together until 2012, when they realized they could bring complementary skills to their partnership. More »

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Chasing Sled Dogs and Mushers at the Iditarod

March 09, 2015 · Features

As official photographer of the Iditarod since 1980, Jeff Schultz is following the race once again this week by air and snowmachine. The following is an excerpt from his self-published book Chasing Dogs, which documents the race and Schultz's adventures covering it for more than 30 years.  
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From Assistant to Photographer: How Jesse Dittmar Launched His Portrait Photography Career

March 09, 2015 · Features

Commercial and editorial portrait photographer Jesse Dittmar explains how he made personal connections with clients to launch his career. More »

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Dennis DeHart Brings Columbia River Basin Community and Conservation Issues to Fine-Art Audiences

March 06, 2015 · Features

Inspired by bioregionalism, photographer Dennis DeHart examines the Columbia River Basin for cultural and ecological connections between communities. More »

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Collaborative Duos: Mitchell Feinberg and Megan Caponetto Put the Life in Still Lifes

March 05, 2015 · Features

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 »

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Collaborative Duos: Alec Soth and Brad Zellar Explore What Community Means Today

March 03, 2015 · Features

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 »

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© Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times

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

March 02, 2015 · Features

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

Q&A: How to Get Funding From The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

March 01, 2015 · Features

Nathalie Applewhite, managing director of The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, explains the projects the non-profit supports, and how its grantees to help reach an audience beyond readers of a single media outlet.

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PDN March 2014: The Collaboration Issue

March 01, 2015 · Features

The table of contents for the March 2015 Collaboration issue of PDN. More »

Chiara Goia
© Chiara Goia

Q&A: Instagram Editorial Director Pamela Chen

February 27, 2015 · Features

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

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© ERIC GOTTESMAN/SUDDEN FLOWERS

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

February 26, 2015 · Features

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 · Features

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 · Features

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 · Features

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 »

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Still on the Story

February 18, 2015 · Features

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

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

February 18, 2015 · Features

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

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© TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH

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

February 17, 2015 · Features

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 »

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