December 1, 2017

The Collaboration Issue

© Emily Shur

© Emily Shur From Emily Shur’s fashion story for Paper magazine. Shur is a regular client at Anna Glen’s retouching studio Wet Noodles. Read how photographers can get the most from their collaborations with retouchers, stylists and others.


Picture Story: Soccer Dreams
Photographer Karen Dias documents a passion for soccer among Indian schoolgirls, and the possibilities for a better life that the sport offers them.
By Martha T. Moore

How I Got That Grant: A Winner’s Strategy for a $10K Getty Editorial Grant
Barbara Peacock explains how she gave herself a crash course in grant writing and won the first grant of her 35-year career.
By David Walker

What’s Your Niche?: Damon Pablo Escudero, Street Photographer
Commercial director Damon Pablo Escudero, who has practiced street photography on the side for more than 20 years, explains his process.
Interview by David Walker


What Makes Creative Collaborations Successful
The experts photographers count on to help enhance and disseminate their photo and video projects say that productive collaborations need good communication, trust and the free flow of ideas. 
By Conor Risch, Holly Stuart Hughes and Rebecca Robertson

How to Make Your Retoucher Happy
By Holly Stuart Hughes

Call and Response: Dialogues in Photos
Two pairs of photographers—with similar interests but different approaches—teamed up to create two recent exhibitions. The visual conversations they produced as teams demonstrate the power of collaboration.
By Holly Stuart Hughes and David Walker


Notable Photo Books
The photo books that caught the eyes of PDN’s editors this year.
By PDN Staff


Eye on History, Culture and Technology

We asked Quentin Nardi, Smithsonian’s chief photo editor, how she finds and assigns photographers around the world to cover the magazine’s wide-ranging subject matter.
By Holly Stuart Hughes

Gear & Techniques

How I Got That Shot: Capturing a Character in a Still/Motion Shoot
For an international, multiplatform campaign, Simon Harsent creates character studies designed to draw viewers into the scene.
Interview by Holly Stuart Hughes

Product Reviews

We go hands-on with Leica’s TL2, Kodak’s PixPro Orbit360 4K and Canon’s 6D Mark II.
By Greg Scoblete

Frames Per Second: Tips for Better Video Storytelling
To teach photographers how to shoot better video, Bob Sacha says forget B-roll and think about viewers’ attention spans.
By Holly Stuart Hughes

Store More: Portable and Desktop Storage Solutions
Manage those multiplying megabytes with these portable and desktop storage solutions.
By Greg Scoblete


California of the Mind
A new book collects two decades of John Chiara’s unique, large-scale images of the California landscape, which explore how photography influences memory.
By Conor Risch

Observable Universe
In a new book, Mike Slack searches for the underlying connections between the human and natural worlds.
By Conor Risch

End Frame: Photographic Repartee
By Holly Stuart Hughes