April 2016

2016 PDN’s 30

© Ina Jang

© Ina Jang Ina Jang’s “a wink,” 2011. Jang is one of the new and emerging photographers selected for the 2016 PDN’s 30.

See the 2016 PDN’s 30 Gallery

PDNEWS

Picture Story: The Final Hours of One War Victim
How Kabul-based photojournalist Andrew Quilty reported the story of one victim killed in the U.S. airstrike that destroyed a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

From Assistant to Photographer: How David Paul Larson Built His Career in Fashion Photography
He explains his methodical, disciplined and people-driven approach to launching his career in fashion and beauty photography.
BY DAVID WALKER

What’s Your Niche?: John and Jeannine Henebry, Golf Course Landscape Photographers
The brother-and-sister team talks about photographing the world’s most exclusive golf courses over the last three decades for architects, developers, golf course owners and editorial clients.
BY DAVID WALKER

Shoot: Abandoned Acadia in the Forest Primeval
Mark Marchesi finds echoes of the past in Nova Scotia landscapes, emptied by economic forces.
BY REBECCA ROBERTSON

THEME

Business Advice from Past PDN’s 30
Talent and skill go a long way, but business decisions can make or break a photographer’s career. Several 2013, 2014 and 2015 PDN’s 30 talk about their best and worst business decisions, and the lessons they’ve learned as a result.

FROM THE ARCHIVE

Great Photographers on Making Work That Matters
At PDN, we’ve been fortunate to interview and learn from some of the most accomplished and thoughtful photographers of our time. In these excerpts from our archive of interviews, master photographers explain how they looked inward to better understand their motivations and their relationships with their subjects.
BY PDN STAFF

CREATE

Working Photography
Darhil Crooks, the creative director of The Atlantic, talks to PDN about photography’s role in a magazine that is, he notes, “about the words first.”
INTERVIEW BY CONOR RISCH

GEAR & TECHNIQUES

A Group Portrait, In Camera
Jesse Dittmar explains how he photographed the cast and producers of Downton Abbey at a challenging location, on a tight schedule and budget.
INTERVIEW BY DAVID WALKER

Product Reviews
Shedding light on Elinchrom’s ELB 400 and Hi-Sync tech; taming your workflow with Alien Skin’s Exposure X; going long with the Nikon 200-500mm.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

Stan Douglas’s Ambitious Look at Terrorism
In “The Secret Agent,” a six-channel video adaptation of the Joseph Conrad novel, the prolific photographer/filmmaker uses opposing screens to present opposing perspectives.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Delightful Dozen: 12 Lights For Stills And Motion
Whether you need strobes for freezing motion, portable power for location work or continuous illumination for filmmaking, these new lights can help get the job done.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

EXPOSURES

Diagram of the Heart
In her new book, Glenna Gordon investigates the unlikely world of northern Nigeria’s Muslim women romance novelists.
BY SARAH COLEMAN

All That Remains
A new book by Alejandro Chaskielberg combines original photographs and found images to explore the past, present and future of a small Japanese fishing community still struggling to rebuild after the 2011 tsunami.
BY CONOR RISCH