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Archive for October, 2016

Norwegian Burlesque Artists, ‘Undressed.’

Posted by on October 31, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

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

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

A Meditation on Hong Kong

Posted by on October 25, 2016 | Contests/Events, Photographer Interviews

Photo © Kiu Ka Yee

Pictures of Hong Kong often emphasize its bustling streets and awe-inspiring high rises, but photographer Kiu Ka Yee‘s ode to the city is imbued with a sense of quiet and stillness. Yee says: “Hong Kong is changing so fast without us even realizing it. [This is] a project about memories, relationship and home.” The images capture the soft pastels and... More

The 2017 PDNedu Student Photo Contest is Open for Submissions!

Posted by on October 19, 2016 | Contests/Events

Photo © Joy Newell

This edition marks the 14th year of the PDNedu Student Photo Contest, showcasing work from high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Seven Grand Prize winners and seven Honorable Mentions will be published in the Spring 2017 issue of PDNedu, which is distributed to more than 1,400 schools in the United States and at Society for Photographic Education (SPE) events.... More

Working with Passion: On Assignment for NGOs

Posted by on October 18, 2016 | Business/Marketing, Photographer Interviews

Photo © Ashley Gilbertson / VII for UNICEF

By Mary Virginia Swanson One of the greatest gifts for a working photographer is to be commissioned to shoot a story about an issue that matters to them. When the organization hiring you shares a passion for your subject, the potential for extraordinary and far-reaching outcomes are immeasurable. Photography as a tool for social change... More

Four Days Left to Enter Emerging Photographer

Posted by on October 13, 2016 | Contests/Events

Photo © Driely S.

Submissions to the Winter 2016 issue of our sister magazine, Emerging Photographer, will close October 17. All photographers with five years of experience or less as a professional photographer are eligible to enter. In four issues, the editors have published the work of more than 40 new photographers. The magazine is distributed to more than 8,000 photo editors, art... More

Come Learn, Network and Have a Drink with PDNedu x Nikon

Posted by on October 11, 2016 | Contests/Events

Our annual panel with Nikon is returning to PhotoPlus Expo next week at the Javits Center in New York City. We’ve invited photographer-filmmakers Corey Rich, Carli Davidson and Keith Ladzinski to speak on the topic “Understanding Your Brand: Advice for New Image-Makers,” moderated by PDN editor Holly Hughes. They’ll be discussing how to market your stills... More

Where Ghosts Roam: Matt Shallenberger’s “The Leaping Place”

Posted by on October 6, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Matt Shallenberger

Are there portals in this world between earthly and supernatural planes of existence? It may seem like a loaded question for some, but the concept is part of photographer Matt Shallenberger’s cultural history as a Hawaiian. In ancient Hawaiian mythology, he explains, the souls of the dead are guided by their deceased ancestors and “guardian gods,” searching... More