June 2016

PDN Photo Annual 2016

© Marco Gualazzini

© Marco Gualazzini Marco Gualazzini photographed students at Haji Mire Primary School in Bosaso, Somalia. His portrait of the country highlights resilience in the face of attacks by Al-Shabaab.

View the Winners of PDN’s Photo Annual 2016

PDNEWS

Picture Story: Tech Boomers
Photographer Laura Morton goes behind the scenes to capture the zeitgeist of the tech boom.
BY DAVID WALKER

Grant Opportunity: How to Land Support from TheDocumentaryProjectFund
The Salt Lake City-based fund provides $17,000 in grants each year to support photographers working on documentary projects in their own communities.
BY DAVID WALKER

Career Advice:  Aline Smithson on Finding Artistic Voice through Personal Work
The workshop instructor and founder of Lenscratch blog explains how she helps photographers find their voice, and present their work to reviewers and gallerists.
BY DAVID WALKER

THEME

Photographers of Color on Photography’s Lack of Diversity
Black photographers who work in editorial, commercial and fine-art photography share their experiences of being the only person of color in the room, and discuss how the photography industry can welcome more diverse voices and points of view.
INTERVIEWS BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts
To help photographers understand the terms and conditions in magazine contracts, we asked three attorneys who represent photographers to review and comment on five editorial agreements.

Copyright Small Claims Court Might Not Be Just a Dream
It could be the game-changer for photographers who want to pursue small-scale infringers.
BY DAVID TRUST

Five Technologies Shaping Photography and Filmmaking Today
From immersive photography to smarter drones, artificial intelligence and image stabilization, these are the tech trends shaping photography and filmmaking.
BY GREG SCOBLETE 

The Surprising Fate of Film
The state of film in 2016 defies easy generalizations, but the good news is it’s far from dead.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

CREATE

Instagram Takeovers, and How They Work
Media outlets are using them as a way to connect with new audiences. For photographers, they represent a new kind of assignment.
BY SARAH STACKE

GEAR & TECHNIQUES

How I Got That Shot: Food that Pops
Aaron Graubart explains how he uses simple lighting to create bold and graphic still lifes—on assignments big and small.
INTERVIEW BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Product Reviews
Taking flight with DJI’s Phantom 4; movie-making with the Panasonic AG-DV200; filling the frame with the Zeiss Milvus 2/50.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

How Photographer-Directors Develop Relationships with Commercial Production Companies
Working with film production companies can boost the careers of photographers who are moving into directing. Production company executives explain what photographers-turned-directors should know about building those relationships.
BY CONOR RISCH

15 Potent  Prime Lenses
From wide-angle to telephoto, cinema to stills, these prime lenses can tackle anything you throw at them.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

EXPOSURES

User Experience
With a series of exhibitions this year, Penelope Umbrico continues her investigation of technology and its influence on photography.
BY CONOR RISCH

Brave New World
Murray Ballard’s large-format images investigate the world of cryonics, in which people choose to be frozen after death with the hope that they can be revived in the future.
BY DZANA TSOMONDO

End Frames: In Memoriam

This Month on PDNONLINE.COM

HAS COPYRIGHT ENFORCEMENT GONE TOO FAR?
Advocates for remix culture argue that over-zealous enforcement of copyright is stifling creative innovation.

PHOTOGRAPHERS ON WHAT FAIR MAGAZINE CONTRACTS WOULD LOOK LIKE
Editorial photographers speak out on terms and conditions.

 

MARY ELLEN MARK: ON PORTRAITURE AND THE MOMENT
One of the greats we lost this year shared her advice in this excerpt from a book published by Aperture shortly after her death.