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David J. Carol’s “No Plan B”

Posted by on December 2, 2016 | Media

Photo © David J. Carol
Photo © David J. Carol

David J. Carol has published a retrospective of his wry black-and-white street photography, No Plan B, taken from 1993-2016. Published by Peanut Press, which Carol runs with co-founder Ashly Stohl, No Plan B will be accompanied by an exhibition at the Leica store in SoHo in February 2017. The book comes in a white limited edition—which includes a signed gelatin-silver... More

The Winter 2016 Issue of Emerging Photographer is Out!

Posted by on November 29, 2016 | Contests/Events, Photographer Interviews

Our sister magazine, Emerging Photographer, has published its fifth juried issue, highlighting ten more rising stars in documentary, fine-art, portrait, fashion and travel photography. You can read the digital version of issue for free below, or pick up a print copy over at peecho.com. Featured photographers include Carmen Daneshmandi, Eliso Tsintsabadze, Anki Grøthe, Reuben Wu, Matthew... More

Photographers Unite! The Rise of the Collective

Posted by on November 22, 2016 | Business/Marketing

Illustration © Mauricio Vargas
Illustration © Mauricio Vargas

Collectives have long been a way for fine artists to join forces, but it’s a somewhat new development among photographers, who have largely depended upon their own individual hustle to sustain their careers. The desire to group up has as much to do with solving financial challenges in a radically evolving market as it does... More

Inside Selection: A Girl and Her Lambs

Posted by on November 18, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Brittney Lohmiller
Photo © Brittney Lohmiller

Brittney Lohmiller, a staffer at Michigan’s Midland Daily News, exemplifies the idea that a good story can be found anywhere. Lohmiller turned an assignment on the county fair into a long-form documentary story on a young girl, Alivia, as she raised two young lambs—Westley and Buttercup, à la The Princess Bride—for auction.     PDNedu:... More

Lessons from Deanne Fitzmaurice on The Importance of Engaging with Subjects

Posted by on November 16, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Deanne Fitzmaurice has been photographing Saleh, an Iraqi boy who was severely injured in a grenade explosion at age nine, for over 13 years. “I was around Saleh and his dad so much that they just forgot about
 me,” Fitzmaurice says. “What it taught me is that you have to build trust, build relationships, and then back off and capture moments that say something.”
Deanne Fitzmaurice has been photographing Saleh, an Iraqi boy who was severely injured in a grenade explosion at age nine, for over 13 years. “I was around Saleh and his dad so much that they just forgot about me,” Fitzmaurice says. “What it taught me is that you have to build trust, build relationships, and then back off and capture moments that say something.”

One important question has come up consistently throughout Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice’s career: Can she remain objective while engaging with her subjects? “I come from a newspaper background which has a really strict policy about not getting involved with subjects—you could get fired. It’s all about credibility and our photographs being believable,” the... More

Announcing the jury of the PDNedu Student Photo Contest

Posted by on November 15, 2016 | Contests/Events

Photo © Joy Newell
Photo © Joy Newell

We’re gearing up for the best PDNedu Student Photo Contest to date. For the first year, we’re providing one winner with a $1,500 cash prize, and every single entrant will receive feedback from our jury of esteemed experts. Four judges come from the photo departments of magazines that are all known for excellent photography, with editors... More

DIY Greek Mythology: Michelle Alexis Newman and Spencer Olson

Posted by on November 8, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Michelle Alexis Newman
Photo © Michelle Alexis Newman

Michelle Alexis Newman‘s series “Greek to Me” is a new spin on the visual iconography of Greek mythology. It’s colorful and tongue-in-cheek and has some very charming art-and-crafts hacks in the set design. And the star of the series, Spencer Olson, shines—sometimes literally—as each deity. We asked Newman a few questions about the making of the... More

Movie-Editing App Kizoa Launches Kizoa for Schools

Posted by on November 2, 2016 | Education

Students, educators and faculty can now use the movie-maker and video-editing application, Kizoa, for free. The Kizoa team rolled out Kizoa for Schools in October, offering a free lifetime Premium Video membership to school programs around the world. Their team believes that new technology should be readily available for students, and hope to help foster creativity... More

Norwegian Burlesque Artists, ‘Undressed.’

Posted by on October 31, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Maria Gossé
Photo © Maria Gossé

It’s a relief to come home, kicks your shoes off and get comfortable—especially if you’re shedding your 6-inch heels, fishnets and a corset. Such is the life of a burlesque dancer, the focus of Maria Gossé‘s ongoing series “Undressed.” We covered Gossé’s documentary series on hard-partying Norwegian high schoolers this summer, but “Undressed” takes a more formal approach, with portraits... More

Striving for Co-Existence: Aaron Vincent Elkaim’s Work in the Amazon Basin

Posted by on October 28, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Aaron Vincent Elkaim
Photo © Aaron Vincent Elkaim

For three decades, the indigenous people of the Xingu River in Brazil have been at the forefront of a battle against the construction of one of the world’s largest hydroelectric plants, the Belo Monte Dam. The Xingu River is home to 16 indigenous tribes, and is a biodiversity hotspot in the Amazon Basin. It’s here... More