Ron Jude’s new book Lick Creek Line is ostensibly a story about a fur trapper in Central Idaho. But underlying his photographs, which follow the man as he checks his trap lines in a wild area being developed as a resort community, are questions and ideas about what can be learned or known about a person or place through documentary...
July 28, 2017
John G. Morris, the legendary photo editor for LIFE, The New York Times, National Geographic and Magnum, died today in Paris. He was 100. Robert Pledge, a friend of Morris’s and a fellow member of the W. Eugene Smith Fund board, reported the news to The New York Times. While working as a photo editor for LIFE in the London... More »
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 »