Ours is a divisive, celebrity-obsessed culture in which certain individuals are deified or prosecuted in the court of public opinion depending on the week, and we can all dream of being on reality TV. Half of us seem to go gaga over a celebrity’s every move, while the other half turns up their noses at the whole thing. When Dutch...
November 16, 2017
Like other photographers who excel at shooting group portraits, Chris Patey says he owes much to the influence of legendary photographer Irving Penn. “He was one of the masters of composing group shots, and I find myself pulling references from him almost every time in a creative conversation with an editor about group shots,” Patey says. Penn’s soft lighting of... More »
November 8, 2017
Because of climate change, unsustainable resource extraction and other human pressures on the natural environment, conservation photographers spend a lot of time raising alarms. But Pete Oxford’s story about whale sharks in Indonesia is a little oasis amidst all the bad news. “It really resonated for me because it was a positive story for a change about shark conservation,” says... More »
November 2, 2017
The demonstration by torch-wielding white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia focused media attention this summer on the re-emergence of the hate groups in the U.S. For photographers, the story presents challenging questions: How are they to get images beyond the sensational clichés—burning crosses, Nazi regalia, contorted faces spewing hate—to show nuance and increase understanding? And how can the story be told... More »