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This Summer, Magnum Photos Accepted Five Nominees to the Agency

Posted by on August 10, 2018 | Media

MALAYSIA. 2017. From "Shifting Sands", 2017- on-going. A family takes a walk and goes fishing in an area in southern Malaysia now covered with giant sand dunes. The Danga Bay area is earmarked for a massive residency and commercial development, with much of the land reclaimed. Mangroves nearby appear to have been drowned by sand. The world is running out of sand as Asia’s rapid urbanisation is driving up demand like never before.

Founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, George Rodger and David Seymour, the Magnum Photos agency is one of the most prestigious in the world. To be nominated to join the agency is to become legendary. After its Annual General meeting this year, which took place this past June, Magnum Photos announced that it... More

Tyler Mitchell, 23, Unveiled as the Photographer Behind Beyoncé’s Vogue Cover Shoot

Posted by on August 6, 2018 | Media, Photographer Interviews

After weeks of speculation, 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell was unveiled as the photographer chosen by Beyoncé to shoot a cover story on her for the September 2018 issue Vogue. Mitchell is amongst the youngest photographers ever to ever shoot a cover for the publication — Irving Penn was 26 when his first image appeared on the... 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

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

Condé Nast Sets New Standards For Photographers

Posted by on January 18, 2018 | Business/Marketing, Legal, Media

In the wake of revelations of inappropriate behavior by well-known photographers, Condé Nast, which publishes magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair, has set new standards to protect models from sexual harassment. Under the new guidelines, which the company began drafting in October, the publishing house will no longer work with models younger than 18.... More

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

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

The Portrait & Fashion Issue Has Launched!

Posted by on September 15, 2017 | Media, Photographer Interviews, Student Photography

Cover Photo © Brian FInke

Our new issue for Fall 2017 is all about portrait and fashion photography, spanning from the golden era of mid-century Harper’s Bazaar photography to contemporary photographers creating evocative work today. We also report on undergraduate and graduate programs with rigorous career-prepping, how to pitch photo editors of indie publications, and how to create studio imagery with bold... More