April 2017

2017 PDN’s 30

© Anastasiia Sapon

© Anastasiia Sapon Anastasiia Sapon, one of this year’s PDN’s 30 new and emerging photographers, photographed her friend and mentor Elena Zhukova for her portfolio.


Picture Story: The Human Cost of Cheap Cotton Clothes
Photographer Jošt Franko follows the global supply chain of cotton, documenting the conditions of low-wage laborers behind much of our bargain clothing.
By Martha T. Moore

Grants & Awards: How to Win the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award (and Save Photojournalism)
Stephen Mayes, a visual communications consultant and executive director of the Tim Hetherington Trust, explains how the trust selects Visionary Award winners—and how photojournalists can stay relevant in the 21st century. 
By David Walker

Transitioning to Professional Photographer: The Career Roads Less Traveled
Photographers without photo assisting experience explain how other jobs they held in the photo industry helped them build the foundations of their careers.
By David Walker


The 2017 PDN’s 30 Gallery
Profiles of this year’s new and emerging photographers to watch, selected by the editors of PDN.
The Heart of Jamel Shabazz
His new book features previously unpublished street photos he’s taken over the past 35 years
By Holly Stuart Hughes

From The Archive

Advice for Shooting and Supporting Wildlife Photography Projects
Excerpts from interviews withseveral photographers who have used a variety of fundraising strategies to support their nature and wildlife projects.


Spotlight: Gustavo Sousa, Creative Director
Gustavo Sousa talks with PDN about the advertising industry, contemporary photography, and why photographers should develop relationships with freelance creatives.
Interview by Conor Risch

Gear & Techniques

How I Got the Shot: Personal Portraits
Michele Asselin explains how the techniques she honed shooting editorial celebrity portraits inform her fine-art practice.
By Holly Stuart Hughes

Product Reviews
The latest in the Leica M series, DJI’s new foldable drone, and a Venus Optics super wide-angle lens.
By Greg Scoblete

Frames Per Second: How to Shoot Better Car Footage
Tips for the challenges of lighting and shooting video of shiny carsand their tiny interiors.
By Holly Stuart Hughes

Gear Roundup: Throwback: 9 Film Cameras You Can Buy Right Now
Film’s death-defying comeback continues.
By Greg Scoblete


Reading Rooms
Thomas R. Schiff’s new book of panoramic photographs of libraries throughout the United States offers a look at the architecture of American culture, intellect and civic pride.
By Conor Risch

Underneath the Surface
Christopher Russell scratches patterns into the surfaces of digital prints to yield unique works that reference the characteristics of photography and representation of the natural world.
By Conor Risch

End Frame: Mentors, Teachers, Influences