Since our last PDN Photo Annual, the frenzied political news cycle has made the days feel like weeks, the weeks like months, and so on. Photographers haven’t been immune to the feverish influence of American politics. For the 2018 PDN Photo Annual, we look at how they have responded to the Trump administration through their work, and speak with editors at journalism non-profits about how non-Trump storytelling is being crowded out of the media market. We investigate how the market for motion content has changed following publishers’ ill-fated “pivot to video,” and look at how improvements in processors will change cameras in the near future. Click on the links below to read the full stories.
Three photo editors discuss the stories that are hard to sell when media organizations are so focused on the current presidential administration.
By Holly Stuart Hughes
The market for video storytellers remains strong, despite the media industry’s pivot-to-video disaster.
By David Walker
Camera processor makers on how computation will improve noise reduction, video compression and image stitching, and lead to smarter cameras powered by machine learning.
By Greg Scoblete
Four photographers explain how and why they created projects that address intolerance, racism, misogyny and anxiety.
By Conor Risch