April 2015

PDN’s 30 2015

© Sarker Protick

© Sarker Protick An image from “Lumière,” a series by Sarker Protick, one of the new and emerging photographers selected for the 2015 PDN’s 30.


Picture Story: The Making of Miss Muslimah
Monique Jaques goes to the Miss World Muslimah contest for Al Jazeera America, capturing personal moments behind the scenes.
By Matthew Ismael Ruiz

What’s Your Niche?: Stephanie Berger, Performing Arts and Culture Photographer
For more than 20 years, Stephanie Berger has helped ballet, opera and theater companies in the New York City area promote their cultural events by capturing decisive moments of performances.
Interview By David Walker

Business Lead: How Photojournalists Get Representation at Reportage by Getty Images
Getty Images VP Aidan Sullivan explains how he scouts and selects photographers for representation by Reportage, Getty’s photojournalism division.
By David Walker

The 2015 PDN’s 30 Gallery


Planning Now for Your Archive’s Future

Photographers, appraisers, and other experts explain the steps you can take now to make sure your heirs get the most benefit from your photographic legacy. By Sarah Coleman


Spotlight: Visually Engaging
Christopher Grimes, senior integrated art producer at Olson, explains how he works with photographers in creating integrated campaigns for a variety of platforms.
Interview by Holly Stuart Hughes

GEAR & Techniques

How I Got That Shot: Still Lifes in Black, White and Color
Stephanie Gonot explains how she adapts her tabletop lighting setup to fit each composition she creates.
By Holly Stuart Hughes

Product Reviews
Blackmagic Design Ursa 4K camera, Epson SureColor P600, GoPro Hero4 Black Edition.
By Greg Scoblete

Frames Per Second: Choose Your Own Adventure
Two projects funded by the National Film Board of Canada borrow from videogames to push the limits of visual storytelling.
By Matthew Ismael Ruiz

11 Camera Bags for Every Assignment
Our pick of new camera bags and cases in a variety of sizes, shapes
and degrees of toughness.
By Greg Scoblete


Thirst for Survival
In her series “Silsila,” Sama Alshaibi looks at deserts and bodies of water in the Middle East and North Africa to explore humanity’s common struggle for water resources.
By Conor Risch

Still Waters
Donna J. Wan photographs landscapes where people have committed suicide, creating meditations on how people choose where they end their lives.
By Dzana Tsomondo