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The Search for Outstanding and Undiscovered Fine-Art Photography is Back

Posted by on February 16, 2017 | Contests/Events

Photo © Jess Richmond

PDN’s annual search for new fine-art photographers, The Curator, is open for entries! The categories include Portraits, Still-Lifes, Abstract/Mixed Media, Landscapes, Urban Scenes and Student Work. Last year, the $3,500 Grand Prize award was given to Jess Richmond, a Parsons School of Design graduate, in the Student Work category. Richmond and five other honorees exhibited their... 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

Ping Wang’s Dreamlike, Surrealist Tableaux

Posted by on January 24, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Ping Wang

Inspired partly by his dreams, partly by fashion and partly by Surrealist art of the early 20th century, photographer Ping Wang created “The Nostalgia of the Infinite,” a conceptual series that Wang describes as “an emotional life history.” The series comprises three sections—“Asleep,” “Delusional” and “Untrammeled”—which, together, aim to portray the process of transitioning from a state... More

A Meditation on Melancholy

Posted by on January 13, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Eliso Tsintsabadze

The feeling Eliso Tsintsabadze aims to convey in her series “Sylvan Sadness” is not something easily expressed in words. The name is the translated title of a poem by Russian poet Velimir Khlebnikov, “Lesnaya Toska,” a translation she feels doesn’t do the phrase justice. “In dictionaries, the Russian word toska is described as some sort... More

Varvara Mikushkina’s “Lux and Lumen”

Posted by on December 29, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Varvara Mikushkina

Varvara Mikushkina conceptualized “Lux and Lumen” out of necessity. She was trying to make sense of an overabundance of images she had shot while studying for her MFA at Parsons School of Design, and saw that they all fit under one umbrella as studies of light. They also embodied elements of her heritage. Born in... 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

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

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

Ng Hui Hsien’s “The Weight of Air”

Posted by on September 9, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Hui Hsien Ng

Spurred by a “personal search for quiet,” photographer Ng Hui Hsien obtained a one-month artist residency in Iceland to create her series “The Weight of Air.” Trained in sociology, with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the National University of Singapore, Ng turned to photography just a few years ago to fill a void... More

Jason Koxvold’s “BLACK-WATER”

Posted by on August 17, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Jason Koxvold

Brooklyn-based photographer Jason Koxvold was researching Kuwait on Google Earth when he first got the idea for his series “BLACK-WATER.” He explains: “I could see that a significant part of the country was occupied by U.S. military facilities,” he says—and he wanted to photograph them. After working for many years as a creative director for... More