A social consequence of China’s rapid economic growth is a mass migration of young people from the provinces to Beijing, Shanghai and other commercial centers. The working and living conditions of those migrants have been the subject of much media coverage. But photographer Sim Chi Yin’s portraits of migrants crammed into makeshift quarters in the basements and air-raid shelters of...
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 6, 2017
Fifteen months after its release, Ryann Ford’s book about America’s vanishing roadside rest stops has sold out of its first print run of 3,000 copies. Called The Last Stop, the book turned out just as Ford envisioned it, and she’s thrilled by its success. “It was and is one of the best things I’ve ever done for my career” because... More »