During their conversation for our Heroes & Mentors issue, Gillian Laub and Tina Barney talked about how Barney came to trust that images of her family, as well as of other people’s, actually made a subject for art. In this audio clip from their conversation, Barney talks about the driving force behind her work: sociology. To read more of their...
August 14, 2017
Like other retailers, art galleries have been affected by online shopping and the changing habits of their customers. Art dealers Sasha Wolf of Sasha Wolf Projects and Michael Foley, owner of Foley Gallery, recently talked about the business model of the brick-and-mortar gallery, and the new ways that potential buyers are finding artists. The discussion, which took place in February,... More »
August 9, 2017
Photographer Robert Shults, who was homeless and living on the streets for several months in 2001, explains the ethical challenges of photographing homeless people, and points out good and bad examples of photo projects about them. PDN: How have the homeless fared under the gaze of photojournalists? Robert Shults: One of the issues homeless people face perpetually is that they’re... More »
August 8, 2017
Photographer Arlene Gottfried, who captured the humor, personalities and eccentricities of New York City in the 1970s and 1980s, died at her home in New York City on August 8. Her dealer, Daniel Cooney of Daniel Cooney Fine Art, confirmed the news. He did not report the cause of death, but tells PDN that Gottfried’s family was with her when... More »