July 2012

The Fine-Art Photography Issue

© Birthe Piontek/courtesy of Charles Guice Contemporary

© Birthe Piontek/courtesy of Charles Guice Contemporary An image by Birthe Piontek from her “Sub Rosa” series. Piontek is represented by Charles Guice of Charles Guice Contemporary, one of the private photography dealers interviewed in “Behind the Scene.”

PDNews
How Adam Pretty prepares to shoot his sixth Olympic Games; Jan Grarup’s story on a man trying to transform war-torn Mogadishu gets published as an 18-page article; in Burma, photographers now nd opportunities to document stories that have been off limits for years, but still face practical challenges.
BY DAVID WALKER AND MEGHAN AHEARN 

THE FINE-ART PHOTOGRAPHY ISSUE

What Does “Limited Edition” Really Mean?
A collector’s lawsuit against William Eggleston shines a spotlight on the legal de nition of a limited edition and the ethics of printing new editions of older works.
BY DAVID WALKER

What Galleries Want
PDN talks to four gallery owners to nd out which photographers they signed recently, how they found them and what convinced them to make the leap from liking a photographer’s work to giving it space in their galleries.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Behind the Scene
Private art dealers, who sell work without the bene t of a brick-and-mortar gallery, can be great assets to photographers both financially and in developing their careers.
BY CONOR RISCH

Inkjet Papers that Will Give your Photos Pizzazz
Check out our favorite fine-art and specialty inkjet papers that are sure to make your images stand out.
BY THEANO NIKITAS

CREATE

Spotlight: Inside the Gallery at Hermès
Cory Jacobs, curator for the Gallery at Hermès, explains how the private gallery in the luxury retailer’s space works with photographers.
INTERVIEW BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Client Meeting: Smart Book
Since Richard Avedon shot ads for Neiman Marcus in the Fifties, photographers have been key to the brand’s reputation for innovation and fashion authority.
BY CONOR RISCH

The winners’ gallery of The Curator, the search for outstanding and undiscovered fine-art photography

TECH

How I Got That Shot: A Wing With Drama
How Kevin Twomey lit and photographed a pelican and created a composite shot for the cover of a young adult novel.

Exposures
Charlotte Dumas’s new exhibition depicts the funerary horses that work at Arlington National Cemetery through formal portraits that challenge how we think about animals as subjects in art; Jeff Rich’s documentary project on the French Broad River basin in North Carolina and Tennessee questions the way people think about their relationship to rivers that ow through their communities.
BY CONOR RISCH

Objects of Desire
Lowepro Event Messenger, Enlight Photo ioShutter, Litepanels Croma and Bheestie, a solution for those times when you drop your smartphone in the bath.
BY DAN HAVLIK

Product Reviews
Hands-on tests of the Nikon D800, Canon 5D Mark III and Olympus OM-D E-M5.
BY DAN HAVLIK

Frames Per Second: A Controversial Story, Simply Told
In creating their award-winning multimedia piece, a photographer-writer team found the best way to tell a difficult story was to let the subjects speak for themselves.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES