Industry Updates

Trends and Challenges: The Ups/Downs of the Year Past and Year Ahead

June 5, 2017

Using Photography and Film to Create a Civic Dialogue

Imagemakers are responding to deep political divides in the U.S. by using the voices of ordinary people to stimulate conversation and increase mutual understanding.

GroundTruth Project Supports In-Depth International Reporting

This non-profit aims to supporting emerging journalists in pursuit of stories all over the world about social justice issues with training, fellowships and more.

Grantmakers Launch New Grants to Support Projects on Social Issues

To support photographers and find new ways to engage audiences, some longstanding grant-making organizations are changing the way they fund photography of social issues.

Photography Retailers Find Optimism in a Challenging Market

By offering photographic education, expertise and a welcoming environment, brick-and-mortar camera stores are finding ways to appeal to today’s photographer.

Photographers and Photo Editors Strive to Foster Diversity in the Photo Industry

PDN looks at some of the positive steps photographers and photo editors took in the past year to diversify the photo industry.

Can Photography Effect Lasting Change? These Photo Projects Prove It Can

We look at three projects that raised funds or awareness for certain causes and that made an impact this year.

How Photography is Changing in the Age of Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence is shaping the photo industry. Is it for better or worse?

Looking Back: Publications We’ll Miss & Notable Photo Agency Closings

The media outlet and photo agency closings from the past 12 months reflect continuing challenges in the publishing and photography industries.

A Big Year for Medium Format

New digital medium-format cameras are arriving at lower and lower price points, making this once elusive camera market more affordable and accessible.

Can We Expect Big Things from Bluetooth Low Energy?

Thanks to Bluetooth Low Energy, cameras and smartphones can maintain a consistent connection. Could this be a big part of the future in the digital camera market?

U.S. Customs Searches Have Journalists Stepping Up Their Digital Security

As the legality of electronic device search and seizure at the U.S. border remains an unsettled question, journalists are taking steps to protect themselves and their sources from government overreach.