August 2016

The Fine-Art Photography Issue

© KLEA MCKENNA/courtesy of the artist and von lintel gallery

© KLEA MCKENNA/courtesy of the artist and von lintel gallery Klea McKenna’s banana-leaf photogram, “How Forests Think #1,” 2014. Making one-of-a-kind works with analogue processes, McKenna and other artists are redefining fine-art photography by pushing into new dimensions.

PDNEWS

Picture Story: Appalachian Odyssey
Photographer Stacy Kranitz tiptoes around stereotypes to produce a five-part series about how Appalachians are confronting chronic social, economic and environmental problems.
BY DAVID WALKER

Grant Opportunity: The Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize
Alexa Dilworth, the publishing and awards director at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, offers tips and advice about how to apply for the Lange-Taylor Prize.
BY DAVID WALKER

Personal Work to Paying Assignments: Kate Parker Finds Empowerment in “Girl Power”
The Atlanta photographer has been busy photographing strong, confident girls and women for commercial clients ever since photographs of her athletic daughters and their friends went viral.
BY DAVID WALKER

THEME

How Art Advisors Work with Artists
Art advisors work with private collectors and corporations to build collections that are both financially and esthetically valuable, helping to provide opportunities to artists at all stages of their careers.
BY CONOR RISCH

Sell Yourself
Photographers working in every genre are selling fine-art prints directly to fans and collectors. We talked to photographers about how they handle promotion, customer service, shipping and filling orders from customers.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Photography’s New Dimensions
By experimenting with photographic materials and pushing beyond the expected framed, editioned, two-dimensional print, photographers are finding new opportunities to present their work. PDN spoke with five artists about how they make, present and sell their photo-based work.

What Photographers Need to Know About UV Printing
UV curable inkjet printers can make a print on just about anything and at incredibly large sizes.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

FROM THE ARCHIVE

How Brands Are Working With Photographers to Attract Consumers
Clients and ad agencies are looking to photographers to help them communicate what their brands stand for. PDN has interviewed creatives who have collaborated with photographers on native ads, branded content and other efforts.

CREATE

Tough as NAIL
The advertising agency NAIL in Providence, Rhode Island, founded in 1998, has been recognized for innovative branding work for both regional and national clients. Lizzi Weinberg, head of production, talked to PDN about what the branding firm needs from the photographers it hires.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

GEAR & TECHNIQUES

How I Got That Sot: Strange Fascination
Clients often hire Sarah Wilmer based on her fantastical fine-art work. For Lea DeLaria’s latest album, she created an uncanny homage to an iconic portrait of David Bowie.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Product Reviews
Freezing time with Sony’s a6300, fiddling with Fujifilm’s X-Pro2 and putting Corel AfterShot Pro 3’s processing prowess to the test.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

Frames Per Second: Katy Grannan On Making Her First Feature Film, The Nine
A close friend’s downward spiral helped Katy Grannan find a new way to approach a story about a community of people struggling with addiction, prostitution and violence in California’s Central Valley.
BY CONOR RISCH

Tripods, Gimbals & Stabilizers
The latest crop of camera tripods and stabilizers ensure smooth sailing for your stills and video.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

EXPOSURES

Twilight Records
To create her “Teviot” series of cyanotype photograms, Jennah Ward toned her images with bleach and tannic acid, coaxing surprising compositions from an historic process.
BY LARISSA ARCHER

Country Living
Miriam Romais’s long-term project explores the life of woman who gave up a career in the city for life as a homesteader.
BY DZANA TSOMONDO

End Frame: Ryan Pfluger on Giving a Gift of Print

THE FINE-ART MARKET: A PRIMER
Understanding pricing, editioning, record-keeping and what galleries want.