December 2013

The Next Generation of Visual Storytelling

© GLENFORD NUNEZ

© GLENFORD NUNEZ Glenford Nunez was commissioned by Pitchfork to photograph musician Janelle Monáe for one of the music site’s dynamic cover stories, which mix large photos, videos, text and moving graphics. We talk to Pitchfork’s creative director and photo editor to learn how the stories are planned, designed and programmed.

PDNews
Picture Story: Jon Lowenstein’s impressionistic video for The New Yorker on how residents of Chicago’s South Side cope with violence. Career Makeover: How Diana Zalucky’s resourcefulness helped her transition from a staff job at Disney to launching a freelance career. What’s Your Niche: Nathan Pallace, staff photographer at the Mayo Clinic, on biomedical photography.
BY DAVID WALKER

THE NEXT GENERATION OF ONLINE STORYTELLING

Sea Change: The Seattle Times’s Ambitious Digital Presentation of a Major Environmental Story 
BY CONOR RISCH

Jurying the World Press Photo multimedia Contest
This year’s jury chair explains the criteria used to select the best in online documentaries and multimedia as the medium evolves.
BY EDGAR ALLEN BEEM

Bear 71: an Interactive Documentary about the Impact Humans Have on the Natural World 
BY MEGHAN AHEARN

The Jockey: How The New York Times Took Readers to the Races
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Pitchfork’s Dynamic Cover Stories
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Are Video Games the Future of Storytelling? 
Following a trend in gaming, which celebrates the story as much as the gameplay, pioneering photojournalists are embracing video games as a way to reach a younger generation on tablets and smartphones to educate as well as entertain them.
BY MEGHAN AHEARN

FEATURES

50 Notable Photo Books of 2013
From sleep studies to modern food photography; bodysurfers to a critical update to the Bible; Martin Parr’s early work to a new edition of Helmut Newton’s World Without Men: photography book publishing is as rich and varied as ever. Here PDN presents a collection of some of the most intriguing books we’ve seen this year.

CREATE

Professionalizing the Instagram Market
How a recent Instagram campaign for Mercedes-Benz, created by digital agency Razorfish and shot by Tinker Mobile photographers, has set a new standard for pricing in the growing social content market.
BY CONOR RISCH

Client Meeting: An Infectious Approach
The Minneapolis-based advertising and branding agency mono wants photographers involved in the creative decision-making.
BY MINDY CHARSKI

The winners’ gallery for the The Scene: event and Nightlife Photo contest

GEAR

How I Got that Shot: Getting the Scoop
Lisa Shin employed the lighting she uses when shooting beauty and cosmetics to give scoops of ice cream the same glamorous look.

Objects of Desire
Nikon 1 AW1, Ricoh Theta and Fuji lm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic cameras, plus the Phottix Mitros+ TTL Transceiver Flash.
BY JESSE WILL

Product Reviews
Hands-on tests of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera and Lexar Professional Work ow Reader Solution.
BY THEANO NIKITAS

Frames Per Second: The Contender
Hired to tell the story of a boxer’s comeback, Tom Cwenar creates a contemplative video, its emotion enhanced through lighting and a powerful soundtrack.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

8 Camera Bags For Every Shoot
From the city streets to the highest mountains, camera bags are as diverse as the photographers who use them.
BY THEANO NIKITAS

Exposures
In his new book, Kai Wiedenhöfer re ects on political barriers around the world, built when communication and understanding between peoples have broken down. In a new exhibition that mixes fact and fiction, Jenny Riffle delves into the life of a treasure hunter, whose searching is rooted in a childhood sense of adventure.
BY DZANA TSOMONDO AND CONOR RISCH