Food photographs can do more than show viewers what a finished recipe should look like. They can also convey information about who is making, selling and eating a meal. In our story “Forward-Thinking Food Photographers,” Aya Brackett explains how her upbringing in a family of people who are “really into cooking” has inspired her food photography. Food, she says, is...
May 4, 2017
It wasn’t until fine-art photographer S.B. Walker was studying abroad that he began to appreciate where he grew up. He was in Greece, feeling homesick, when he came across Henry David Thoreau’s Walden in the school library. He’d grown up near the pond in Concord, Massachusetts, made famous in Thoreau’s book, and remembered going to the beach there as a... More »
May 1, 2017
Major media outlets were asking themselves after the 2016 presidential election how they had underestimated the support for Donald Trump. And the simple answer, if there is one, is that they weren’t listening enough to average citizens, especially those outside major U.S. cities. But the election results were less surprising to photographer Nancy Andrews and her colleagues at West Virginia... More »
April 26, 2017
This year’s PDN’s 30 learned their craft from photographers and teachers, from editors and peers, and from looking at work they admire. The lessons they’ve learned are as diverse as the group itself, ranging from how to refine their styles, how to run a business and even how to be a better person. Tasneem Alsultan: Ed Kashi, Maggie Steber Xyza... More »