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What to Ask Before Signing a Gallery Agreement

Posted by on March 6, 2018 | Legal

Q: A local gallery is interested in selling some of my work, but I’ve never signed a contract before. What is standard in a gallery agreement and are there any questions I should be asking? A: An artist-gallery relationship is both a contractual one and a fiduciary one. Some galleries operate on a handshake arrangement, based... More

Sara Fahling Explores the Aftermath of Loss with Fabric and Photography

Posted by on February 20, 2018 | Student Photography

Photo © Sara Fahling

  Indiana University MFA student Sara Fahling‘s thesis tackles a variety of subjects: death, family, grief, acceptance and experimentation, to name a few. The body of work titled Unmended is, she writes, “an exploration of familial legacy in the aftermath of loss.” The work merges photographs of her grandparent’s home with fabrics in an intimate and meaningful... More

Creating a Sustainable Career: Advice from the Pros [VIDEO]

Posted by on November 17, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

How do you build a lasting career in photography? According to the three professional photographers and Nikon ambassadors—lifestyle/editorial shooter Dixie Dixon, photojournalist Deanna Fitzmaurice and portrait pro Matthew Jordan Smith—it takes more than just camera skills. Having a unique, memorable style, strong connections with clients and a true passion for your craft are also key ingredients... More

Building a Team: Advice from Lifestyle Fashion Shooter Dixie Dixon

Posted by on November 1, 2017 | Student Photography

Commercial fashion photographer Dixie Dixon is one of the sixteen original U.S. Nikon Ambassadors. Just a few years out of college, the 20-something has established herself as a business-savvy lifestyle fashion photographer. Last week, she shared her wealth of knowledge with audience members at a PDNedu panel at PhotoPlus Expo called “Creating a Sustainable Career.”... 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

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

Zero Gravity, High Fashion

Posted by on September 8, 2017 | Student Photography

Photo © Reiko Wakai

Isn’t it everybody’s dream to travel to outer space? One Japanese fashion photographer, Reiko Wakai, says her dream came true when she had the chance to photograph model Stav Strashko in a zero-gravity environment. Captured as part of the grand prize in the Wix Capture Your Dream Photo Campaign, the photo shoot took place in a Zero-G... More

Preserving African Culture: Yannis Davy Guibinga’s Latest Series

Posted by on August 29, 2017 | Student Photography

For his latest portrait series, “Things I Won’t Forget,” 22-year-old photographer Yannis Davy Guibinga of Gabon, Africa, wanted to elaborate on a story he’s been telling about the diversity of cultures and identities in Africa. For this project specifically, his goal was to communicate the importance of cultural preservation in what he says are increasingly westernized African communities. “Colonization has affected... More