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Why You Should Go to Photoville 2017

Posted by on August 11, 2017 | Contests/Events

Photo © Kisha Bari

One of our favorite fall events is returning to Brooklyn Bridge Park from Steptember 13-24. Photoville will take place among a sprawl of shipping containers along the Brooklyn waterfront, and the wide array from container exhibitions, outdoor installations and nightly events is always a unique experience. The Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Brewery beer garden with tasty... More

Mandar Parab Asks You to Choose Your Shade

Posted by on August 9, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

How we identify with our skin color goes far beyond what we see in the mirror, according to this multimedia project “My Shade Is…” by photographer Mandar Parab. Parab asked strangers in New York City’s busy and diverse Union Square to stop and choose from 12 cards that represent different skin tones; then he photographed... More

Sinziana Velicescu’s “still. life.”

Posted by on August 3, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Sinziana Velicescu

When we last posted the work of Sinziana Velicescu, she was photographing playful images of solitary trees in urban settings. She has also produced a series on the American West, through which she “explores traces of the American Dream.” The palette, composition and themes in “still. life.” are unmistakably hers, with color blocking of coral,... More

Finding Nuance in Teenage Relationships

Posted by on July 28, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Jazmin Chase

Narratives about teens typically focus on their seemingly impulsive nature, their obsession with social media and a proclivity for drug use and sex, photographer Jazmin Chase says. In her series “The Electromagnetics of a Teenage Reality,” she ditches the broad brush for a much finer one while photographing high schoolers from two New York City... More

Celebrate 100 Years of Nikon in Style

Posted by on July 25, 2017 | Gear

Courtesy of Nikon USA

Nikon celebrates its centennial today and the brand has released some limited-edition products to commemorate its history. 10 retro posters have been released, each featuring an iconic Nikon camera. They include the classic Nikon F series, the game-changing D1 and the underwater 60s-era Calypso, among others. You can also get decked out in a his... More

Catching Waves in Rockaway

Posted by on July 19, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Gabriele Griseri

New York City living and surf culture may not seem to mesh, but along the long arm that extends from Queens, around Brooklyn, is Rockaway Beach, where a thriving surf community congregates—some year-round, even in the freezing temperatures. Italian photographer Gabriele Griseri has made his way out to to the Rockaways to capture this surfing... More

Finding “Awkward Pleasures” on the Street

Posted by on July 12, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Bangkok-born, New York City-based photographer Poupay has an eye for unusual moments in ordinary spaces. Her series “Awkward Pleasures” is a collection of street images that present the eccentricities of the seemingly mundane, which exist everywhere but require special attention to be seen. She writes: “There are little surprises hiding everywhere without our notice. Since... More

Sharon Draghi’s “Split Tree Road”

Posted by on July 7, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Sharon Draghi

Photographer Sharon Draghi turns the camera on herself, her family and their lives in the suburbs of New York for her series “Split Tree Road.” Draghi’s photographs muse on the solitariness of one’s inner world, which we each have regardless of the bonds we make and the spaces we share with family. “It is about... More

Grappling with Virtual Reality

Posted by on July 5, 2017 | Gear, Media

Photo © Imraan Ismail and Ben C. Solomon

 In the past few years, VR has rapidly become an accessible medium to work with. No longer an experience tethered only to gaming, VR is being explored by a variety of industries, ranging from healthcare and architecture to crime reconstruction and military training, as well as storytelling by major media outlets. In November 2015, The... More

8 Questions for Emily Keegin, DOP of The FADER

Posted by on June 30, 2017 | Media

Photo © Francesco Nazardo/The FADER

Our Q&A from the Spring 2017 issue with Emily Keegin, photo director of The FADER, the music-lifestyle mag that sets the curve for photography and design.   PDNedu: When did you join The FADER, and what falls under your role as the DOP? How big is the photo team? Emily Keegin: I joined The FADER in... More