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Posts Tagged ‘photojournalism’

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 Conservationist-Photographer: Joel Sartore

Posted by on September 28, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark

Even after more than three decades in the photography business, renowned National Geographic photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joel Sartore is still an idealist at heart. “Photojournalism has the real power to change the world. A lot of people need our voice. They need our help to get their message out,” he says. In 2006, Sartore put... More

Looking Ahead: Ami Vitale’s Wildlife Conservation Work

Posted by on September 23, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Ami Vitale/National Geographic

Catching Ami Vitale at home in Montana for a couple of days, she spoke to PDNedu about her recent trip to China—where she gave a talk at TEDxShanghai that was broadcast live all over Asia, Europe and the U.S.—and discussed her ongoing work with endangered animals. The theme for the seventh TEDxShanghai conference was “Balance,”... More

Andrew Renneisen Awarded 2016 Ian Parry Scholarship

Posted by on September 2, 2016 | Contests/Events

Photo © Andrew Renneisen

Photojournalist and Syracuse University alum Andrew Renneisen has been honored with the Ian Parry Scholarship Award for Achievement for his series “An American Dilemma, Revisited.” Renneisen was our “One to Watch” pick in the fall 2015 issue of PDNedu for both his photographic talent and his dedication to telling important stories. Now 24 years old, he has been documenting... More

How Photojournalists are Embracing Virtual Reality

Posted by on August 15, 2016 | Gear, Media

Excerpted from PDN, by Jon Blistein Virtual reality is here, and for those looking to embark on a career in photojournalism, take note. With smartphones and $15 Google Cardboard headsets, our parent publication PDN reports that VR is available to a wide audience and has become a viable new medium that has attracted news juggernauts like The... 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

Tips for Mastering Music Portraits from Ultimate Music Moment Contest Winner and RIT Photojournalism Student Meg Oliphant

Posted by on July 11, 2016 | Student Photography

Rochester Institute of Technology photojournalism student Meg Oliphant is one of several winners in PDN’s 2016 Ultimate Music Moment contest amateur category. PDNedu‘s sister publication Shutterlove recently interviewed Oliphant to find out how she captured her winning submission—a portrait of female musician Jesse Amesmith, taken in Amesmith’s Rochester, New York, apartment. Here are some lessons we gleaned from... 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

Nate Gowdy’s “Campaign in Contrast”

Posted by on April 19, 2016 | Student Photography

2013 PDNedu Student Photo Contest winner Nate Gowdy has been on the campaign trail for the 2016 presidential election, capturing bold black-and-white portraits of the candidates that reflect the polarizing state of U.S. politics today. Reminiscent of the style of photojournalist Mark Peterson, Gowdy’s portraits are jarring and exaggerated, showing the unflattering sides of candidates on both... 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.

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