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Archive for October, 2017

Making A Guide for the Modern Photographer

Posted by on October 30, 2017 | Business/Marketing, Education, Media, Photographer Interviews

Photo © Claire Rosen

The traditional photography guidebook may be a relic of the past: A quick YouTube search can pull up nearly any camera function or technique you need to learn. But, as photographer Claire Rosen notes, technical skill does not equal mastery of the medium. Storytelling, originality and creativity are what elevate an image—and they are far... More

Observations in Black and White

Posted by on October 24, 2017 | Student Photography

In Theo Carol’s black-and-white photography, he illustrates human emotion and encounters both present and implied—empty seats are pushed back from a cluttered dining table beneath two formal portraits, a child is obscured by laundry hanging out to dry, picture-taking tourists form an almost-perceptible network of sight lines. A junior at Syosset High School in Long... More

Trending Now: Molly Cranna’s Graphic Goods

Posted by on October 23, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Molly Cranna

Early in her career, photographer Molly Cranna was shooting creepy teeth-related objects she had bought from eBay when magic happened. The images came to life when the Los Angeles-based photographer injected some hard light, a big dose of color and a little humor. “It was unexpected to have a bunch of dentures [against] pastel pink... More

Lucy Leach’s Vintage Vibes

Posted by on October 19, 2017 | Photographer Interviews, Student Photography

Photo © Lucy Leach

In a 2012 review of Mad Men, The New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik declared the “the Golden Forty-Year Rule” of American pop culture, in which it takes 40 years for a decade to come back into style. If that’s the case, then the 1970s-era disco-inspired work of photographer Lucy Leach is right on trend.... More

Calling Student Photographers: The 15th Annual PDNedu Student Photo Contest is Open!

Posted by on October 11, 2017 | Contests/Events

Attention photography students: the PDNedu Student Photo Contest is now open for submissions. The contest is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, students in a certification program related to photography and, for a special high school category, high school students. The contest provides an opportunity for winners to get their work published in the Spring... More

Photography, Poetry and Tableau: Gillian Hyland’s “Words In Sight”

Posted by on October 6, 2017 | Media

Photo © Gillian Hyland

London-based photographer Gillian Hyland is self-publishing ten years of work in a monograph Words In Sight. Hyland creates her cinematic, dramatically lit tableaus based on her own poetry, which will be included with the images. A Grand Prize honoree of PDN‘s The Curator Fine-Art Awards in 2014, she has continued the body of work, creating scenes that... More

Our Top Photo Book Picks for Your Shelf

Posted by on October 3, 2017 | Media

James Moore: Photographs 1962-2006 Edited by Nicolas Moore. Published by Damiani. Hardcover. 280 pages. $75. Published April 2017. In the heyday of the Harper’s Bazaar fashion photography renaissance, led by legendary editor Carmel Snow, photographers such as Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Richard Avedon produced work that defined contemporary editorials. But at the end of Avedon’s tenure... More