Shaniqwa Jarvis for Liberty, the London department store. “I keep my work diverse,” says Jarvis. “I’ve done two personal projects and clients come to me for that look, and then I’ve photographed kids, and that spirals out, and then I’m doing tabletop and people are like, ‘Oh, you do that too.’”
We asked black photographers who work in editorial, commercial and fine-art photography to talk about what it’s like to be the only person of color in the room, how opportunities opened for them, and how the photo community can welcome more diverse voices and points of view. Their interviews were edited for space and clarity. SHANIQWA JARVIS Jarvis’s clients have...
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 »
July 12, 2017
Victor J. Blue is one of five photojournalists PDN interviewed for our issue on Ethics and Photography (July). Here Blue talks about avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining journalistic credibility amidst changes in documentary photography, and his views on the photojournalist’s responsibility to readers, subjects, editors and sources, including the people protecting embedded journalists. Blue has done assignments in Mexico, Guatemala,... More »