Photographer Interviews

Pushing the Boundaries of Objective Reporting

February 20, 2017

© Isadora Kosofsky

Vinny, a teenager who spent time in juvenile prison, and his brother David. Photographing the family, Isadora Kosofsky had to balance her empathy and commitment while “conserving that photographic distance,” she says.

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...

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