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Posts Tagged ‘documentary photography’

Photographing the “Russ” Rite of Passage in Norway

Posted by on August 25, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Maria Gossé
Photo © Maria Gossé

Each year before final exams, 40,000 Norwegian high school seniors hit the road for a month of partying. It’s called the russefeiring (students who take part are called russ), and the tradition has grown to become commercialized, with sponsored party busses, russ uniforms sold online and special ID cards for entry into clubs and bars. It’s a rite of passage that... More

Emerging Photographer is Open For Submissions!

Posted by on August 10, 2016 | Contests/Events, Media

Photo © Driely S.
Photo © Driely S.

Our sister magazine, Emerging Photographer, is seeking fresh work for the Winter 2016 issue. All photographers with around five years or less of professional experience are eligible to enter. Perks include a feature in the print + online magazine, which is designed to focus on what matters: the work. The magazine is distributed to more than... More

Coming of Age in the South Bronx

Posted by on August 5, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Sarah Blesener
Photo © Sarah Blesener

For six months, photographer Sarah Blesener spent her free time with a group of six boys from the South Bronx, photographing them in their neighborhood of Mott Haven. Blesener met the boys through the older cousin of one of the boys, Chavier, and she says: “For some reason, Chavier invited me into his world.” She adds:... More

Filippo Venturi’s “Made in Korea”

Posted by on August 2, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Filippo Venturi
Photo © Filippo Venturi

Italian photographer Filippo Venturi was reading a tourism dossier on South Korea when he developed a curiosity about the country. This curiosity eventually led to his series “Made in Korea,” an exploration of the country’s rapid advancements in technology and its economic growth. But at the time, he didn’t know much about Korean culture. “Every... More

Daniel Rodrigues’s “The Iron Train”

Posted by on July 13, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

The Iron Train, which starts its journey in Nouadhibou and ends in Zouérat, travels more than 405 miles through the Sahara Desert over the course of 20 hours. The extreme shifts in temperature from day to night make for uneasy travel conditions, but “the worst,” photographer Daniel Rodrigues says, “is the dust produced by wagons... More

Invisible Matriarchs: Cinthya Santos Briones’ “Abuelas” Series

Posted by on July 7, 2016 | Student Photography

The International Center of Photography in New York City recently held their annual Career Day for students, and PDNedu and PDN editors attended to review portfolios. I’ll be sharing some work here that we reviewed. Cinthya Santos Briones is a documentary photographer who splits her time between New York City and Mexico, and whose work tells the stories of... 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

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

Step X Step: Seeking Support For Your Creative Projects

Posted by on February 10, 2016 | Business/Marketing

This article is excerpted from Chapter Five of Mary Virginia Swanson’s book Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs. Order it at www.mvswanson.com. Among the greatest gifts an artist can receive is support in one or more forms to continue and complete a project.  The encouragement and support from friends, family and community... More

Five Days in Haiti: Andrew Renneisen Captures Haiti Holy Week

Posted by on November 11, 2015 | Photographer Interviews

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - APRIL 5, 2015: A Catholic dancer looked out from St. AnneÕs Chapel during preparations for Easter Sunday mass in the Cite Soleil neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti on April 5, 2015. Despite the Catholic Church shrinking in Haiti, many Haitians rely on its support.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - APRIL 5, 2015: A Catholic dancer looked out from St. AnneÕs Chapel during preparations for Easter Sunday mass in the Cite Soleil neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti on April 5, 2015. Despite the Catholic Church shrinking in Haiti, many Haitians rely on its support.

By Brienne Walsh When Andrew Renneisen was invited to see the nonprofit Hands Together in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, the photographer didn’t have a plan for a series in mind. The suggestion came from his former principal, Father Chris Beretta, of the all-boys Catholic high school, Salesianum School, in Wilmington, Delaware. Hands Together has been providing food,... More