The Orsini family on vacation at Smugglers' Notch in Vermont. Craig Orsini is one of four photographers we interviewed to find out how he balances work and family. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see family photos as well as assignment work for each of the photographers we spoke with.
Is there such a thing as a balance between a photographer’s home life and his or her work—especially if the work demands traveling to shoots around the world? We asked four photographers to describe how they handle the inevitable tensions between the demands of their professions and the people they love the most. Joel Sartore’s current passion is the “Photo...
July 21, 2017
Nina Berman is one of five photojournalists PDN interviewed for the Ethics and Photography issue (July). In this interview, Berman, a documentary photographer and an associate professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, discusses the changes in the editorial market and how it influences the choices photographers make while covering stories, the responsibility of editors, and the principles she teaches... More »
July 19, 2017
What is a photograph? What are its physical properties? What is its relationship to time? Does photography require a camera? And what do we do with its abundance? These and other inward-looking questions currently preoccupy many “lens-based artists” creating conceptual artwork with and about the medium of photography. It can all feel a bit navel-gazing and inaccessible to any but... More »
July 17, 2017
Singapore-born, Beijing-based photographer Sim Chi Yin spent four years documenting the life and slow death of He Quangui, a former gold miner afflicted with the lung disease silicosis, and his wife, Mi Shixiu. Sim’s photos were published in the U.S. and after her video “Dying to Breathe” was published on a web portal in China, it helped raise about $16,000... More »