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...
February 19, 2018
The following essay was excerpted from “Toward a History (and Future) of the Artist Statement” in Paper Monument Issue 4. Google artist statement, and you will find a good dozen instructional websites enjoining artists to “follow these easy steps” to produce this essential bit of art-career ephemera. Most begin with a reassuring acknowledgment of artists’ presumed anxiety about putting visual... More »
February 16, 2018
A few weeks ago, Daniel Sircar and Justin Cook asked men in the photojournalism community to sign a public letter asking for better policies and procedures to prevent assault, harassment, and discrimination in our industry. The letter was signed by over 400 men (and a few women). PDN’s editors reached out to them to write about why they started the... More »
February 12, 2018
Swedish furniture retailer IKEA may be best known for its (relatively) easy-to-assemble furniture gracing everything from college dorms to suburban split-levels, but now the world’s largest furniture retailer is adding a bit of high culture to its mix. Starting in late summer, the company will start selling photo prints from a selection of Hasselblad Master Award winners. The move was... More »