End Frame: Mentors of the 2014 PDN’s 30

April 25, 2014

Clockwise from top left: © Kevin Arnold; © Victoria Will; © Grant Cornett; © Arnold Newman/Getty Images

Photos by some of the mentors for the 2014 PDN's 30. Clockwise from top left: A personal image by commercial photographer Kevin Arnold; a tintype portrait of actor Anne Hathaway by Victoria Will; a Grant Cornett image from TIME's 2013 Food Issue; a 1944 portrait of painter Georgia O'Keeffe and photographer Alfred Stieglitz taken by Arnold Newman in New York City.

No photographer is an island, to borrow a phrase. Careers have always been built as much on relationships with mentors (and peers) as they’ve been built on talent. Traditionally, the path to a career as a photographer was through apprenticeship: assisting for several years at one or two studios. Many photographers continue to take that path, but with access to...

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