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Archive for June, 2016

The Koreans of Kazakhstan

Posted by on June 30, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

In 1937, almost 172,000 Koreans who had settled in the Russian Far East were forcibly deported to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan during the rule of Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin, under the guise of preventing Japanese espionage in the region. Around 40,000 people died during the perilous journey and the harsh Kazakh winters that followed the... More

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

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