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The W. Eugene Smith Fund Announces a Larger Grant for 2017

Posted by on March 3, 2017 | Contests/Events

Photo © Justyna Mielnikiewicz

Each year, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund recognizes an outstanding humanistic photographer and awards him or her with a grant for a proposed project. This year, the memorial fund has announced an increase from $30,000 to $35,000 for the selected photographer, in addition to $5,000 each for one or more finalists. Past recipients of the grant... More

A Haunting Series Confronts Our Eating Habits

Posted by on February 8, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Anki Grøthe

When photographer Anki Grøthe documented the annual slaughter of the reindeer that live near her hometown of Hemsedal, Norway, she knew it was a perspective that needed to be shared with others. Although Norway has strict rules on animal welfare, and the reindeers’ lives are taken quickly and painlessly, “killing animals is brutal,” Grøthe says.... More

Toy Soldiers: Photographing Russia’s Patriotic Youth Programs

Posted by on December 14, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Sarah Blesener

In April 2016, during a trip to Moscow, photographer Sarah Blesener stumbled upon a cadet class learning how to dismantle AK-47s and get in and out of biohazard suits quickly. This jarring sight, combined with a growing interest in patriotic ideology being taught to kids, inspired Blesener to document patriotic clubs, education and summer camps... More

The Winter 2016 Issue of Emerging Photographer is Out!

Posted by on November 29, 2016 | Contests/Events, Photographer Interviews

Our sister magazine, Emerging Photographer, has published its fifth juried issue, highlighting ten more rising stars in documentary, fine-art, portrait, fashion and travel photography. You can read the digital version of issue for free below, or pick up a print copy over at peecho.com. Featured photographers include Carmen Daneshmandi, Eliso Tsintsabadze, Anki Grøthe, Reuben Wu, Matthew... More

Photographers Unite! The Rise of the Collective

Posted by on November 22, 2016 | Business/Marketing

Illustration © Mauricio Vargas

Collectives have long been a way for fine artists to join forces, but it’s a somewhat new development among photographers, who have largely depended upon their own individual hustle to sustain their careers. The desire to group up has as much to do with solving financial challenges in a radically evolving market as it does... More

Inside Selection: A Girl and Her Lambs

Posted by on November 18, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Brittney Lohmiller

Brittney Lohmiller, a staffer at Michigan’s Midland Daily News, exemplifies the idea that a good story can be found anywhere. Lohmiller turned an assignment on the county fair into a long-form documentary story on a young girl, Alivia, as she raised two young lambs—Westley and Buttercup, à la The Princess Bride—for auction.     PDNedu:... 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

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

Photographing the “Russ” Rite of Passage in Norway

Posted by on August 25, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

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.

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