October 2012

The New Media, New Platforms Issue

© Michael Nichols/National Geographic Society

© Michael Nichols/National Geographic Society A detail of an image by Michael “Nick” Nichols, showing young elephants enjoying a midday mudbath in Tsavo National Park, Kenya, which appears in the “Elephants” gallery of Nichols’s iPad app. Nichols and two other photographers explain why and how they created apps to showcase their photo projects in “Anatomies of 3 iPad Apps.”

PDNews
Multimedia producer Brad Horn on pricing work for NGOs; Picture Story: At The Berkshire Eagle, Ben Garver challenges himself to make fresh images on local subjects with a smartphone’s rudimentary camera;the Bureau of Labor Statistics offers its employment projections for staff photo jobs in 2020.
BY DAVID WALKER

FEATURE

Truth, Lies and Advertising
Hank Willis Thomas is renowned for his ne-art work dissecting racial stereotypes in mass media. But it required a long journey of exploration and self-re ection to gure out what he wanted to say, and how he could use photography to say it.
BY DAVID WALKER

NEW MEDIA, NEW PLATFORMS ISSUE

Anatomies of three iPad Apps
How three photographers created three very different iPad apps to achieve different goals.

Causes & Effects: Supporting Advocacy Campaigns with Photojournalism
How several photographers are working to shape public policy debates by partnering with a variety of organizations to disseminate images, target new audiences and challenge assumptions.
BY DAVID WALKER, DZANA TSOMONDO AND EDGAR ALLEN BEEM

CREATE

Spotlight: Frank Kalero on Reaching Beyond the Photo Ghetto
The art director, photo festival director, and founder of Punctum and other magazines talks about the state of photo festivals today, what the cultural industry gets wrong about photography and what it takes to engage the public in serious photography.
INTERVIEW BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Client Meeting: Context is Everything
Harper’s Magazine, which is known traditionally for publishing great writers, has quietly carved out a reputation as a home for great photographers.
BY CONOR RISCH

The winners’ gallery for the look, PDN’s fashion Photography contest

TECH

Objects of Desire
PimpYourCam.com, RucPac Hardcase Backpack Conversion Strap System, Steadicam Smoothee, Rhino Camera Slider.

Product Reviews
We put the Red Scarlet-X to the test; a review of Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Exposures
In his cinematic images of dogs, soon to be published in a new book, Martin Usborne explores emotions that are all too human; Lauren Marsolier uses photographs of the physical world to create images that represent a psychological landscape affected by radical transition and a world of constant change.
BY CONOR RISCH

Frames Per Second: Running with the World’s Fastest Man
Josh Rothstein explains how he shot a video of sprinter Usain Bolt enjoying time with some of his young fans for Puma.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Stunning Apps
Our roundup of useful photo apps optimized for the new iPad’s Retina display.
BY HENRY ANDERSON