It had been years since Matt Black had assisted him in San Francisco, but when Ed Kashi came across one of Black’s black-and-white images of the recent drought in California’s Central Valley on his Instagram feed last year, he knew what he had to do. Kashi, who had been assigned to cover the drought in the Central Valley for The...
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 »