When it was announced earlier this year that Harper’s Magazine had earned a 2012 National Magazine Award and two finalist recognitions, it was familiar territory for the country’s oldest monthly. Harper’s has won 19 of the awards—along with a cabinet-full of other recognitions—and is regularly nominated. Yet for anyone save the magazine’s subscribers and the lengthy list of prominent and...
February 28, 2018
Many photo editors we interviewed in PDN this month said they rely more on photographers’ Instagram feeds than websites to find and evaluate new work. Shawn Theodore, the Philadelphia photographer that Bloomberg Pursuits editor Leonor Mamanna found on Instagram, says the social media platform has helped him land his first museum exhibition, two commercial assignments for Apple, and the cover... More »
February 7, 2018
As advertisers shift more of their marketing dollars from traditional media to social media, reps and photographers are changing the way they calculate creative fees when producing images for social media ads. They are now considering the reach of an ad—how many people will see it—when determining photographers’ creative fees. They’re also pushing back on the perception that fees for... More »
February 1, 2018
A recent class action lawsuit against a California advertising photographer comes as a warning that standard practices for hiring and paying crew have not kept up with state laws. Producers, photographers and clients may all be at risk of legal action. The advertising photographer is being sued by a freelance director he hired for two productions in early 2017. The... More »