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Now on View: A Perspective on America From its Next Generation

Posted by on November 21, 2017 | Contests/Events, Student Photography

Earlier this year, the School of Visual Arts in New York City sent out an open call to high school students in America, asking for photography submissions that represented students’ individual perspectives about the state of the country. The resulting gallery exhibition, “2017 America” is now on view at SVA Gramercy Gallery. The show features... 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

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

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

Singles, Fall 2017

Posted by on September 21, 2017 | Student Photography

Photo © Lena Mirisola

Check out our first Singles gallery, which appears in the Fall 2017 issue of PDNedu. This gallery features single images from student and emerging photographers. Be in our next collection of Singles: drop us a photo and caption at pdnedu@pdnonline.com. LENA MIRISOLA While shooting on a Boston rooftop on a sunny winter evening, Mirisola asked models... 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

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

The Youth of Tripoli

Posted by on August 31, 2017 | Student Photography

Photo © Betsy Joles

Betsy Joles is an American visual journalist and a student at the University of Texas whom we previously recognized for her work documenting Syrian refugees adjusting to their new lives in Turkey. Her latest series, photographed this summer in Tripoli, Lebanon, provides a different view of the northern port city that has been overshadowed by... 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