August 1, 2017

The Fine-Art Photography Issue

© Kris Graves

© Kris Graves Sasha Wolf Projects showed Kris Graves’s “Testament Project” at the Art on Paper fair this spring. Since closing her gallery space, Wolf says she has looked for new ways to bring her artists’ work to the public.


Picture Story: Forensic Studies
Photographer Robert Shults immersed himself for a year in the work of forensic scientists studying how corpses decay.
By David Walker

Legal Advice: Should You Operate Your Business as an LLC? Probably.
Attorney Aaron M. Arce Stark on how LLCs could protect your personal assets if your business gets sued.

Photo Book Publishing:  What to Expect After You Publish a Book
Photographers Jesse Burke and Lindsay Morris share the challenges of marketing their recent books, the strategies that worked and some lessons they learned.
By David Walker


How to Put Together a Standout Submission for Open Calls, Awards and Juried Reviews
Curators at nonprofit photography organizations share memorable submissions to juried shows, and advice for artists on making a bigger impact when they submit work for exhibitions and other opportunities.
By PDN Staff

Conquering the Dreaded Artist Statement: Expert Advice for Writing about Art Photography
A curator and four photographers who also teach discuss what makes a good statement, and how artists can avoid clichéd artspeak.
By Conor Risch

Do Brick-and-Mortar Galleries Have a Future?
A conversation with dealers Sasha Wolf of Sasha Wolf Projects and Michael Foley of Foley Gallery about the business model of the gallery and the impact of online marketplaces in changing the ways buyers find artists.

From The Archive

Displaying Art in Unconventional Ways
Excerpts from interviews with photographers, artists and gallerists about pricing and displaying fine-art work that isn’t a conventionally sized print.
By PDN Staff


Create Spotlight: Art Producing Across Platforms
Jennifer Lamping, director of art production for RPA, discusses the evolution of art production, and what she learned by working with photographers as a rep.
Interview by Holly Stuart Hughes

Gear & Techniques

How I Got That Shot: Design Duo
Jiaxi & Zhe flexed their art direction and problem-solving skills for a fashion accessories story.
By Holly Stuart Hughes

Product Reviews
Hands-on with Panasonic’s GH5; taking flight with DJI’s Inspire 2 and taking stock of Canon’s latest mirrorless push.
By Greg Scoblete

How Filmmakers Can Prepare for the High Dynamic Range Video Revolution
HDR video has a learning curve—but it’s worth it.
By Aimee Baldridge

Gear Roundup: Aerial Awesomeness
Nine drones to take your photography and filmmaking to new heights.
By Greg Scoblete


New Old School
In a new book, Ron Jude revisits the photographs of public schools that he made early in his career, exploring what images are capable of communicating to viewers.
By Conor Risch

Before and After and In-Between
Laura Letinsky’s new book of Polaroid “tests” reveals her creative process and questions photography’s obsession with the single image. By Conor Risch

End Frame

On Jeff Wall and Encouraging Conversation
By Conor Risch