November 2012

The Photo Community Issue

© Cig Harvey

© Cig Harvey Cig Harvey’s photo “White Witch Moth, Devin,” taken in Rockport, Maine, in 2011, appears in her new book, You Look At Me Like an Emergency.

PDNews
An interview with Michael Benson, curator of
space photography; Janet Jarman’s 16-year project, following one family from Mexico to Florida to Texas, highlights and humanizes a host of immigration issues; photographer Jason Eskenazi asked dozens of photographers to name their favorite image in Robert Frank’s landmark book, The Americans, and explain why they chose it.
BY DAVID WALKER

THE PHOTO COMMUNITY ISSUE

All Together Now
Photographers are setting aside competitiveness to collaborate with their peers through informal communities. They say that they bene t from the open sharing of ideas, information, critiques and support.
BY DZANA TSOMONDO 

Helping Communities Speak For Themselves
Concerned photographers are setting aside their traditional roles as impassive observers and finding ways to empower individuals in the communities they’ve covered to tell their own stories and make sure their voices are heard.
BY MEGHAN AHEARN AND HOLLY STUART HUGHES 

Rarefied A-i-r
Photographers who have participated in artist-in- residence programs explain how they took advantage of the time away from their daily routines, and how they chose the right program for them.
BY PDN EDITORS

FEATURE

War Correspondence
This month the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens an exhibition that promises to change the way photos of war are seen, understood and written about. Two of the curators, Anne Wilkes Tucker and Will Michels, explain how they organized the exhibition and catalogue. inTerview by Conor risCh

CREATE

Turning Objects Into Ideas
Clients explain why conceptual still lifes are so useful at communicating abstract ideas, and why the genre is so challenging for photographers.
BY KRIS WILTON

TECH

How I Got That Shot: Liz Von Hoene’s Versatile Approach
Frames Per Second: Pivot Point How director and photographer Sam Jones navigates video projects great and small.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

Exposures
In her new book of photographs, Cig Harvey takes us on a highly personal journey that we can all relate to; Martina Hoogland Ivanow’s series “Far Too Close,” being exhibited in the U.S. for the first time, considers the effects of distance on personal understanding and photographic representation.
EDITED BY CONOR RISCH

Objects of Desire
The f/60 Lens Kitchen Timer, Vintage Camera Lamps from Tinker & Tailor, Arri Ready-to-Shoot Kit for Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and TriggerSmart.

Product Reviews
Hands-on reviews of the Canon EOS-1D X, Samsung NX20 and Totally Rad! Pro Retouch 2.

The Best Software for Managing Your Studio & Photography Business
Nine programs to help you handle the laborious aspects of running a photography business, from event booking to lead tracking to invoicing and more.
BY HENRY ANDERSON