The Best Documentary Project category at the POYi competition favors publishers with the biggest budgets, but a dark horse among the finalists this year was the Argus Leader (circulation about 50,000) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The paper was in the running for a Web and eight-part print project about the daunting obstacles facing kids growing up on the state’s...
July 20, 2018
There is hubris in the idea that humans can improve upon Earth’s natural systems, which have evolved over the course of 4.5 billion years. Yet it’s also understandable that people want to cheat death by enhancing, or even escaping completely, the human body, that bag of bones and water that starts dying almost as soon as it’s created. Transhumanists aim... More »
July 13, 2018
Gus Powell, a member of the street photography collective iN-PUBLiC, author of two monographs of street photography and frequent workshop teacher here explains the how and why of his practice. To read more about how Powell and other street photographers work, see the feature in PDN’s July issue, “Street Photographers on Success, Methods, Motivation and Overcoming Fear.” PDN: How and... More »
July 11, 2018
When Hong Kong-based photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani started making street photographs, she read about the subject on social media and saw a lot of arguments about rules, and about the definition of the genre. At first she thought parameters might be good for her as an emerging photographer. But before long, she said “fuck the rules.” What appealed to her... More »