Long before Joel Meyerowitz was famous for his monumental images taken with a view camera he was a street photographer. Inspired by seeing Robert Frank at work, Meyerowitz quit his job as an advertising art director in 1962 and started wandering the streets of New York with a camera, looking for what he calls “those small illuminations where there was...
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 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 »
July 14, 2017
David Guttenfelder is one of five photojournalists PDN interviewed for the Ethics and Photography issue (July). In this interview, we asked Guttenfelder about maintaining independence while working as an embedded journalist, his views on new forms of documentary photojournalism, his training in ethics, the changing marketplace and the importance of credibility. Guttenfelder is a contributor to National Geographic. While working for the... More »