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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

Finding the Familiar Strange

Posted by on June 19, 2017 | Contests/Events

Graduates from the International Center of Photography-Bard MFA program will exhibit their work in the group show “familiar strange” at the Baxter Street Camera Club of New York. Curated by curator, writer and Mossless contributing editor Efrem Zelony-Mindell, the show includes the work of seven photographers from the 2016-2017 program. The exhibiting artists’ work celebrates our... More

Tracie Williams’ “Feed the Flame”

Posted by on June 9, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Tracie Williams

This documentary series by photographer Tracie Williams was almost lost to the world. After living with and photographing the Dakota Access Pipeline protestors for three weeks, her camera, audio recorder, memory cards and cell phone were confiscated during the eviction of the Oceti Oyate Camp on February 23, 2017. Williams says that just hours before her... More

Fund Your Humanitarian Project with Imagely

Posted by on June 2, 2017 | Contests/Events

If saving the world is your thing (we need environmental photographers now, more than ever!), head over to The Imagely Fund to pitch your work. For its sixth year, The Imagely Fund is offering a $5,000 grant to an environmental or humanitarian photographer. The requirements include a one-page statement with a link to your online portfolio, a short... More