A Corey Arnold photograph of a boy practicing his karate moves in a seasonal fishing village in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Advice and encouragement from his peers has helped Arnold build his career as a fine-art and commercial photographer.
If photography has dogmas—and what art form doesn’t—the idea that it is an inherently solitary pursuit remains one of the most enduring. The archetype of the photographer as lone wolf, more likely to be fiercely competing with peers than collaborating, remains strong in our collective imagination. Yet that archetype was never more outmoded than it is now. The rise of...
July 21, 2017
Nina Berman is one of five photojournalists PDN interviewed for the Ethics and Photography issue (July). In this interview, Berman, a documentary photographer and an associate professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, discusses the changes in the editorial market and how it influences the choices photographers make while covering stories, the responsibility of editors, and the principles she teaches... More »
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 »