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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

Grappling with Virtual Reality

Posted by on July 5, 2017 | Gear, Media

Photo © Imraan Ismail and Ben C. Solomon

 In the past few years, VR has rapidly become an accessible medium to work with. No longer an experience tethered only to gaming, VR is being explored by a variety of industries, ranging from healthcare and architecture to crime reconstruction and military training, as well as storytelling by major media outlets. In November 2015, The... More

8 Questions for Emily Keegin, DOP of The FADER

Posted by on June 30, 2017 | Media

Photo © Francesco Nazardo/The FADER

Our Q&A from the Spring 2017 issue with Emily Keegin, photo director of The FADER, the music-lifestyle mag that sets the curve for photography and design.   PDNedu: When did you join The FADER, and what falls under your role as the DOP? How big is the photo team? Emily Keegin: I joined The FADER in... More