It takes a lot of trust for a photographer to relinquish control of their camera on set. So whether photographer Zen Sekizawa is occupying the director’s chair on a motion shoot or working on a hybrid video/stills production, when she has a choice, her director of photography is always Ernesto Lomeli. The pair first met on set as co-DPs on...
February 20, 2017
When World Press Photo announced its plans for a new contest designed to honor “imaginative” storytelling, the executive director noted that photographers had long been pushing “new ways of communicating with photography.” PDN has regularly reported on photographers who have blurred the boundaries between fine-art and documentary work in their projects. In some cases, they have found that it was... More »
February 13, 2017
Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici has won the 2017 World Press Photo of the Year prize for a photograph taken moments after the assassination in December of Turkey’s Russian ambassador, Andrei Karlov. The photograph depicts the assassin, off-duty police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas, standing over Karlov’s body just moments after Altintas opened fire. The incident took place during the launch of a new art exhibit in... More »
February 8, 2017
What makes a great food photo? Some of the most respected and sought-after photographers shooting food today are less interested in making something look mouth-watering than they are in creating dramatic, earthy, surprising photos that suggest a story outside the frame. We talked to four photographers whose restless experimentation is helping to push food photography in new directions. MARCUS NILSSON... More »