A fashion photographer’s usual pathway to shooting a campaign video for a major fashion clients is a gradual ascent through smaller productions. But Dominique Palombo had no commercial video experience when his agent, Joe Lombardo, heard that clothing designer Rachel Roy was planning to use choreographed dancers to showcase the company’s 2011 line in both print and video lookbooks. Palombo...
July 19, 2017
What is a photograph? What are its physical properties? What is its relationship to time? Does photography require a camera? And what do we do with its abundance? These and other inward-looking questions currently preoccupy many “lens-based artists” creating conceptual artwork with and about the medium of photography. It can all feel a bit navel-gazing and inaccessible to any but... More »
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 »