June 2013

Photo Annual 2013: The Year in Photography

© Nadav kander photograhed for The New York Times Magazine

© Nadav kander photograhed for The New York Times Magazine Nadav Kander photographed British actor Bertie Carvel for The New York Times Magazine’s issue devoted to London. The portrait series is honored in the Magazine/Editorial category of the Photo Annual.

PDNews
Shiho Fukada documents Japan’s “disposable” workers; how Miller Mobley launched his professional career in Alabama and then in New York City; James Hodgins, mining and industrial photographer, discusses his niche.
BY DAVID WALKER

THE YEAR IN PHOTOGRAPHY

The Stories Behind the Year’s Big News Photos
The photographers who made some of the most memorable images of 2012’s major news events explain what it took to get their iconic photos, and the impact the images have had.
BY EDGAR ALLEN BEEM AND DZANA TSOMONDO

21 Reasons to Love Photography Now
We look back and ahead to some trends, news, legal victories and recent events that remind us how inspiring, popular and powerful photography is.

The Photo Annual 2013
The winners of the Marty Forscher Fellowship, the Adobe Breakthrough Photography Award, The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, The Sony Emerging Photographer Award, the PDN Publisher’s Choice Award and the Epson Creativity Award.

CREATE

Spotlight: In Pursuit of Luxury
Brenda Milis, director of photography at Bloomberg Markets and the recently relaunched Bloomberg Pursuits, explains how the magazines mix a variety of photographic styles.
INTERVIEW BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

TECH

How I Got That Shot: Underwater Fashion
Douglas Friedman explains how he lit a 4,000-gallon water tank and directed models underwater for a special fashion shoot.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Objects of Desire
GoPole Reach, Cokin PURE Harmonie Filters, Satechi Bluetooth Smart Trigger, VSCO Film Pack 03.
BY JESSE WILL

Exposures
For his new book and exhibition, Todd Hido combined new work, archival images and found photographs to deliver a narrative about the fall of suburban America; Joshua Lutz drew on his experience with his mother’s mental illness to create a book about the search for understanding.
BY CONOR RISCH 

Product Reviews
Hands-on tests of the Pentax K-5 IIs, Wacom Cintiq 13HD interactive pen display, Leica M Monochrom.
BY ERIK SHERMAN, SCOTT NEUMYER AND MASON RESNICK 

Frames Per Second: An Award-Winning Video Debut
Photojournalist Béatrice de Géa’s rst attempt at motion work earns her a rst prize in POYi’s Feature Multimedia Story category.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

10 Retro-Style Cameras and Accessories
Check out some of our favorite vintage-looking gear that’s built to handle today’s modern photographic tasks.
BY THEANO NIKITAS