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Little Commentary in Brooklyn

Posted by on March 24, 2017 | Contests/Events

Photo © Eliso Tsintsabadze and Pavel Filkov

Eliso Tsintsabadze and Pavel Filkov will debut their new series “Little Commentary” tonight at SoAM Studio at 35 Meadow Street in Brooklyn. Catch the opening from 6-9 pm or see the exhibition on display through April 6. The landscape work, devoid of human presence, still speaks to the desires and role of humanity. The series statement... More

Presenting the 2017 PDNedu Student Photo Contest Winners

Posted by on March 22, 2017 | Contests/Events

We are so excited to announce this year’s group of Grand Prize winners and Honorable Mentions from our annual Student Photo Contest! Michael Vince Kim will take home $1,500 for his outstanding documentary series, and all seven Grand Prize winners will receive Nikon D5600 cameras + lenses, $150 to B&H Photo and a portfolio consultation with one... More

The Innovation Issue is Out!

Posted by on March 8, 2017 | Media

Photo © SANDRO

The Spring 2017 issue of PDNedu has shipped to schools around the country, and the digital edition has launched. Read it (for free!) at digitalmag.pdnedu.com. We’re so excited about this issue, which focuses on how to foster ingenuity in your creative approach, your business and your lifestyle. Innovation isn’t just about the gear in your bag (though we... More

The W. Eugene Smith Fund Announces a Larger Grant for 2017

Posted by on March 3, 2017 | Contests/Events

Photo © Justyna Mielnikiewicz

Each year, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund recognizes an outstanding humanistic photographer and awards him or her with a grant for a proposed project. This year, the memorial fund has announced an increase from $30,000 to $35,000 for the selected photographer, in addition to $5,000 each for one or more finalists. Past recipients of the grant... More

The Lives of Lolitas

Posted by on February 24, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Shirley Yu

A new personal project from photographer Shirley Yu explores the Lolita subculture community, which originated in Japan. Lolita fashion is a mix of Victorian and Roccoco styles, with specific sub-styles that include “gothic” “sweet,” “baby,” “classic” and “casual.” The commitment to the Lolita look can go beyond fashion and become a full lifestyle, Yu explains, with members adopting a... More

The Search for Outstanding and Undiscovered Fine-Art Photography is Back

Posted by on February 16, 2017 | Contests/Events

Photo © Jess Richmond

PDN’s annual search for new fine-art photographers, The Curator, is open for entries! The categories include Portraits, Still-Lifes, Abstract/Mixed Media, Landscapes, Urban Scenes and Student Work. Last year, the $3,500 Grand Prize award was given to Jess Richmond, a Parsons School of Design graduate, in the Student Work category. Richmond and five other honorees exhibited their... More

A Haunting Series Confronts Our Eating Habits

Posted by on February 8, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Anki Grøthe

When photographer Anki Grøthe documented the annual slaughter of the reindeer that live near her hometown of Hemsedal, Norway, she knew it was a perspective that needed to be shared with others. Although Norway has strict rules on animal welfare, and the reindeers’ lives are taken quickly and painlessly, “killing animals is brutal,” Grøthe says.... More

A New Generation of Artists in Nairobi

Posted by on February 6, 2017 | Education

Courtesy of Photo Start

For children who live in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, making art may seem like an activity that’s out of reach. The non-profit organization Photo Start is working to change that, however, providing students in the slums of Kibera, Mathare and others with photography equipment and guidance from instructors. The students of Photo Start not only... More

See the PDN’s 30 Panel at ArtCenter College of Design

Posted by on January 26, 2017 | Contests/Events

Photo by Damon Casarez

If you live in the Pasadena, California, area and want to learn more about navigating the professional photography industry, join us at the PDN‘s 30 panel tonight at 6:30 PM at ArtCenter College of Design. Free and open to the public, “Strategies for Launching & Building a Career” will feature PDN’s 30 photographers Damon Casarez, Stephanie... More