June 2012

Photo Annual 2012: The Year in Photography

© Zachary Zavislak

© Zachary Zavislak Zachary Zavislak photographed this meal, created by chef April Bloomfield of The Breslin Bar & Dining Room in New York City, on assignment for New York magazine. It is honored in the Magazine/Editorial category of the PDN Photo Annual.

PDNews
How Pinterest ensures the liability for misuse of intellectual property rests with its users. Plus: How garden photographer Stacy Bass found her niche; Jon Lowenstein on his successful application for a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship; photojournalist Sim Chi Yin photographed the service workers dwelling
in makeshift, underground quarters in Beijing, and found herself inspired by them.
BY DAVID WALKER

THE YEAR IN PHOTOGRAPHY

The “Like” List: Favorite Sources For New Photography
Photography clients and mavens name their favorite places to nd new photographers and get photographic inspiration.

Top News Stories, Told From Unique Perspectives
We talk to photographers who managed to nd fresh and thoughtful perspectives on some of the year’s biggest—and most covered—news stories.

Crowd-funding Success Stories 
How four photographers managed to surpass their fund-raising goals and underwrite their photo projects.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Film Frenzy
Manufacturers and retailers say the lm business remains pro table, and may be showing signs of growth among pros and analogue enthusiasts. But is it enough to keep Kodak selling lm?
BY CONOR RISCH

Casualties of War, Protest and Other Dangerous Stories 
In a year in which embattled regimes dealt ruthlessly with the press, photographers and media workers were often caught in the cross fire.

Awards
Who won the year’s top prizes, grants and awards.

The Photo annual 2012
The juried selection of the best images of the year.

 

CREATE

Hungry for More
Looking for a way to introduce a new style of work to her repertoire without confusing her existing clients, Anna Williams developed an online project that allowed her to show off her range, expand her brand, and land commissions from new and existing clients alike.
BY CONOR RISCH

TECH

Objects of Desire
Canon EOS 60Da, Think Tank Photo Strobe Gel Wallet and SD Pixel Pocket Rocket, Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System, TrekPak.

Exposures
By re-photographing her grandparents’ personal slide photographs, Lorena Guillén Vaschetti created a book that considers how the photographs we leave behind communicate about us to future generations; South African photographer Garth Meyer’s large- format photographs of primary forests in Africa and Southeast Asia are a stunning document of disappearing natural beauty.
BY CONOR RISCH