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Gaia Squarci’s “Mars on Earth”

Posted by on June 24, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

What would it be like to live on Mars? Photographer Gaia Squarci only had to travel 7,900 miles—as opposed to 35-50 million miles—to answer that question through her series “Mars on Earth.” HI-SEAS is a series of missions, each progressively longer, that monitors the psychological effects of humans in pro-longed isolation. It takes place in... More

Joshua Rashaad McFadden Featured by NYT Lens Blog

Posted by on June 22, 2016 | Student Photography

Black(Male)Selfness
Black(Male)Selfness

Joshua Rashaad McFadden, Honorable Mention in this year’s PDNedu Student Photo Contest, had had his project “Come to Selfhood” featured by The New York Times’ Lens Blog. “Come to Selfhood” explores the notion of a father figure and how internal and external forces have shaped the black male identity. The project combines traditional portraiture, sourced images and handwritten notes from McFadden’s subjects... More

Spotlight: The Look Student & Debut Winners

Posted by on June 17, 2016 | Contests/Events

The Look fashion and beauty photography contest will close for submissions on 6/16, and it’s one of PDN‘s competitions that has a category for students and recent grads. Take a look at some of the winning work from last year in the Student/Debut category. This year, prizes include up to $3,500, $500 to B&H Photo, a one-page... More

Student Photo Op: Megan Krause

Posted by on June 17, 2016 | Student Photography

Megan Krause is the second student we’re featuring from the recent portfolio reviews at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Krause has spent her time developing her style in menswear fashion photography, and has recently branched out to beauty and runway shoots, including documenting New York Fashion Week. “Every new angle I find to... More

Student Photo Op: Veronica Sage McAvoy

Posted by on June 2, 2016 | Student Photography

The work of photographer Veronica Sage McAvoy was brought to our attention after a recent portfolio review at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her still-life series “Entropy” is an exploration of color, placement and relationships that toy with the value of significance—and insignificance. McAvoy is an undergraduate student and will graduate... More

Award Opportunity: The 2016 Ian Parry Scholarship

Posted by on May 26, 2016 | Contests/Events

Geared toward: Students and emerging photojournalists Open to: Full-time BA, MA or MFA students (or graduates from the past year) from any age, as well as any photographer 24 years or younger. Open to residents of all countries. Criteria for application: A 12-image portfolio, essay or singles with clear captions for each image; a brief and... More

Spring 2016 Product News

Posted by on May 25, 2016 | Gear

Nikon D500 Want the power and performance of Nikon’s flagship D5 DSLR in a more compact body? The DX-format D500 delivers it. From the speedy 153-point AF system to 4K video recording, the two powerhouse DSLRs hail from the same high-performance pedigree, but the D500 brings the goods within reach of both pros and enthusiasts... More

Apply for the Eddie Adams Workshop by June 3

Posted by on May 19, 2016 | Contests/Events

Don’t sleep on the deadline for the Eddie Adams Workshop—it’s one of the best opportunities for emerging storytellers to create new work under the close guidance of mentors, and to begin building a network of peers and potential colleagues. The annual photography workshop is a free four-day intensive, with all students selected based on the merit of... More

Award opportunity: Digital Silver Imaging Portfolio Awards

Posted by on May 12, 2016 | Contests/Events

Fund your print portfolio! Our friends at Digital Silver Imaging will award three emerging photographers with $1,250 in printing services (silver gelatin black-and-white prints and/or museum-quality color inkjet prints) to help further their work. To apply to the Digital Silver Imaging Portfolio Award, you must have graduated from an accredited college or university within the... More