September 2011

The Photo Education Issue

© Aline Smithson

© Aline Smithson “Fur 2005,” a handpainted silver gelatin print by Aline Smithson, named one of the best workshop instructors by PDN readers (Smithson’s daughter Charlotte is the subject of the image).

PDNews
Q&A with Sebastian Meyer, co-founder of the photo agency Metrography which represents 65 Iraqi photojournalists; photographer Paul Colangelo’s two-year project on the Sacred Headwaters basin of northern British Columbia; and the campaign photography of Jim Harrison.
BY DAVID WALKER 

PDN READER SURVEY:
The Best Workshop Instructors 
We turned to our readers to find out both the names of the best workshop instructors they’ve had in the past five years and which instructors had been highly recommended to them by colleagues and friends.

School of Hard Knocks
Three photographers tell us their stories about recovering from hardship, and the lessons it taught them.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES AND DAVID WALKER

Survival Training for Conflict Zones
Some experienced photojournalists say the lessons they learned from courses on hostile area survival helped them make faster, and smarter, decisions.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

FEATURE

The Times in Pictures
Director of photography Kathy Ryan talks with PDN about the major retrospective book on more than 30 years of photography from The New York Times Magazine.
BY CONOR RISCH

PDN City guide: Chicago
Photographers see a lot to love in Chicago, including a supportive photo community and many advertising and corporate clients.
BY KAYLA EPSTEIN 

From the Ashes: Photo Projects of the Post-9/11 Milieu
To mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks we look at a selection of notable projects that reference, in one way or another, that crisp, clear morning of ten years ago.
BY CONOR RISCH

Spotlight: A Mother of An Agency
PDN talked to creative director Rob Baird about the changing mission of Mother New York and how the role of ad agencies is evolving.
INTERVIEW BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Film School: 8 things Photogs Need From video Clients
Photographers are eager to shoot video for their clients, but accepting video jobs means photographers often have to educate their clients on what it takes to deliver a successful project at a reasonable price.
BY CONOR RISCH

PDN’s Great Outdoors Contest Winners

How I Got That Shot
Adrian Mueller on how he shot reflective surfaces for Costa eyewear.

Objects of Desire
The Diana Mini Flash Package; Lens Loop; Pentax’s rough-and-tumble Optio WG-1 GPS in orange; and microGAFFER inch-wide tape.

Exposures
Photographer Aaron Huey lays the groundwork for a unique public awareness campaign about the history of the U.S. government’s treatment of native populations; Elin Høyland’s personal project, and monograph, on a pair of elderly, reclusive brothers.

E-Project: Stephen Wilkes Blends Day into Night
The photographer discusses his new project in which he explores the concept of “changing time” in a single photograph.
BY JACQUELINE TOBIN

Product Reviews
500px photo sharing service; Nik Snapseed software for the iPad; Tenba Discovery Photo/Hydration Daypack and Think Tank Photo Speed Freak V2.0.