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The Conservationist-Photographer: Joel Sartore

Posted by on September 28, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo ©  Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark
Photo © Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark

Even after more than three decades in the photography business, renowned National Geographic photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joel Sartore is still an idealist at heart. “Photojournalism has the real power to change the world. A lot of people need our voice. They need our help to get their message out,” he says. In 2006, Sartore put... More

Looking Ahead: Ami Vitale’s Wildlife Conservation Work

Posted by on September 23, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Ami Vitale/National Geographic
Photo © Ami Vitale/National Geographic

Catching Ami Vitale at home in Montana for a couple of days, she spoke to PDNedu about her recent trip to China—where she gave a talk at TEDxShanghai that was broadcast live all over Asia, Europe and the U.S.—and discussed her ongoing work with endangered animals. The theme for the seventh TEDxShanghai conference was “Balance,”... More

Photoville is taking over Brooklyn Bridge Plaza

Posted by on September 20, 2016 | Contests/Events

Join us at Brooklyn Bridge Park for one of our favorite events! Photoville opens the night of Wednesday, October 21 through Sunday, October 25 and is entirely free. Check out the modular shipping containers, featuring exhibitions such as “On the Street with Bill Cunningham,” presented by The New York Times; “Political Theater,” by Mark Peterson; “Bodies We... More

The Conservation Issue of PDNedu is out!

Posted by on September 15, 2016 | Media, Photographer Interviews, Student Photography

Photo © Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark
Photo © Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark

The Fall 2016 issue of PDNedu honors the photographers who dedicate themselves to environmental and conservation issues: Ami Vitale and cover photographer Joel Sartore, two Nikon Ambassadors who are each documenting endangered species worldwide; Aaron Vincent Elkaim, who received an Alexia Foundation grant to continue his work on the displacement of indigenous tribes in Brazil; CK Vijayakumar,... More

Ng Hui Hsien’s “The Weight of Air”

Posted by on September 9, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Hui Hsien Ng
Photo © Hui Hsien Ng

Spurred by a “personal search for quiet,” photographer Ng Hui Hsien obtained a one-month artist residency in Iceland to create her series “The Weight of Air.” Trained in sociology, with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the National University of Singapore, Ng turned to photography just a few years ago to fill a void... More

Dove Shore: Being a “Film Nerd” Helped My Photography Career

Posted by on September 7, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Dove Shore
Photo © Dove Shore

Los Angeles-based photographer Dove Shore recently shot a portrait session of acclaimed Russian director Timur Bekmambetov for a feature about the director’s recent movie adaptation of the novel Ben-Hur. The portraits were featured in the August 2016 issue of Russian Vogue. The portrait was taken at the director’s home in Los Feliz, California, (which just so happens to be the... More

Andrew Renneisen Awarded 2016 Ian Parry Scholarship

Posted by on September 2, 2016 | Contests/Events

Photo © Andrew Renneisen
Photo © Andrew Renneisen

Photojournalist and Syracuse University alum Andrew Renneisen has been honored with the Ian Parry Scholarship Award for Achievement for his series “An American Dilemma, Revisited.” Renneisen was our “One to Watch” pick in the fall 2015 issue of PDNedu for both his photographic talent and his dedication to telling important stories. Now 24 years old, he has been documenting... More

Call For Submissions: PDN’s FACES Portrait Photography Contest

Posted by on August 31, 2016 | Contests/Events, Student Photography

Photo © Irvin Rivera
Photo © Irvin Rivera

Faces is one of PDN’s biggest photo competitions of the year, and it has categories for both professional and amateur photographers. Prizes include cash prizes of $1,500 and $2,500, two one-page features in PDN, Impact lighting kits and B&H Photo gift cards. All winners are published in PDN and online, and all work will be viewed by judges... More

Photographing the “Russ” Rite of Passage in Norway

Posted by on August 25, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Maria Gossé
Photo © Maria Gossé

Each year before final exams, 40,000 Norwegian high school seniors hit the road for a month of partying. It’s called the russefeiring (students who take part are called russ), and the tradition has grown to become commercialized, with sponsored party busses, russ uniforms sold online and special ID cards for entry into clubs and bars. It’s a rite of passage that... More

Driely S. Breaks Into Editorial and Fashion Photography

Posted by on August 23, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips / Photo © Driely S.
Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips / Photo © Driely S.

Rather than arriving at a shoot with a pre-determined idea of how it will go, Brooklyn-based photographer Driely S. lets her subjects lead the way. “You kind of go with whatever your subject is giving,” she explains. As a result, her portfolio—which features editorial fashion images and portraits of musicians such as Kanye West and... More