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Q&A with Artist, Educator and Photographic Curator and Historian Deborah Willis

Posted by on May 24, 2018 | Student Photography

A prolific author, a leading historian and curator of African-American photography, and the department chair of NYU’s photography program, Deborah Willis is noted for her extraordinary knowledge and an extraordinary list of contributions to the art world. But she’s also dedicated to working with and mentoring young artists who are developing their own voice. Get... More

The Launch of MFON: A Contemporary Record of Photographers of the African Diaspora

Posted by on May 16, 2018 | Media

Photo © Oriana koren

Photo-based artists, academics and longtime friends Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu noticed a gap in the photo world: there were no publications dedicated to highlighting and contextualizing the work of female photographers of African descent. Both influenced and inspired in their early careers by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe’s Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers, a survey of... More

Working with Intention: Pioneer Stephen Shore on His Career and Staying Inquisitive

Posted by on March 26, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

"Bazaliya, Khmelnytska Province, Ukraine, July 27, 2012"

In the early 1950s, a five-year-old boy had a chemistry set that he loved. His uncle took note and gave him a darkroom set for his sixth birthday, and he relished his new responsibility as developer and printmaker of his family’s snapshots. Within a couple of years, he got his first 35mm camera. That seminal... More

Into the Woods: Ellie Davies on her Otherworldly and Philosophical Forest Scenes

Posted by on March 23, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Ellie Davies

When fine-art photographer Ellie Davies was a child, she and her twin sister would walk through the woods with their mother, a painter who helped them enjoy sights and sounds discovered through silence and awareness. Years later, while pursuing a master’s in photography from London College of Communication, the Dorset-based artist realized how much she... More

A Global Education: Studying Photography in France

Posted by on March 16, 2018 | Education

Photo © Philippe Vermés

Students who want to spend a semester learning photography in Paris’s picturesque historic district can do so through Studio Vermès, a professional studio run by portrait photographer Philippe Vermès and his assistant, landscape and still-life photographer Mathias de Lattre. Offered both in the fall and spring semesters, students from Columbia University, Wells College, Skidmore College, Sarah... More

A Global Education: Studying Photography in Italy

Posted by on March 15, 2018 | Education

With a backdrop of beautiful medieval villas, cathedrals and historic museums and galleries, Italy is home to Webster University photography students every spring for a two-week intensive photography class and, starting in 2018, an intensive video class as well. While the photography class focuses on digital photography, adding a video class broadens the learning objectives... More

A Global Education: Studying Photography in Japan

Posted by on March 14, 2018 | Education

A street in Kyoto leading to Yasakanoto pagoda in the distance.

Ever thought about taking your photography education overseas? For six weeks every other summer, Kyoto University of Art and Design in Japan hosts Indiana University students for an intensive program focused on photography, either still or motion. While run by Indiana University, the program is open to students from any accredited U.S. college or university in... More

Introducing the Fine-Art Issue!

Posted by on March 8, 2018 | Media, Photographer Interviews, Student Photography

The Spring 2018 issue of PDNedu has arrived. You’ll find a profile on our cover shooter Emily Wiethorn, whose work examines identity and how femininity is presented; an interview with duo Isabelle & Alexis who are making large-scale environmental interventions with colorful smoke bombs; a reflection on the career of photographer and educator Stephen Shore and much... More