Ozturk’s setup for a two-month expedition to Burma, with the co-director of the documentary film, Taylor Rees, “hiding” amongst the gear. Ozturk brought a carbon fiber RED Dragon, a Sony A7s, Zeiss CP.2 lenses and a DJI drone on the trip. He eventually lost the drone—plus another one he bought off of a Japanese expedition—in the dense jungle.
“In the mountains, a lot of times speed is safety,” says filmmaker, photographer and professional climber Renan Ozturk. His work documenting expeditions for clients like National Geographic and The North Face requires that he juggle the intense physical and psychological demands of climbing with the desire to push forward the style and substance of expedition filmmaking. The pro climbers who...
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 »