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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

Lauren Brodzik’s Color and Critique

Posted by on August 29, 2017 | Student Photography

Colorful and clean, Lauren Brodzik’s visual style is still evolving. The Detroit-based photographer is currently enrolled at the College for Creative Studies and already has an accolade under her belt as one of the Grand Prize winners in last year’s PDNedu Student Photo Contest. One of her latest series is an untitled test shoot, where... More

Bella Egan’s “Trust the Creator”

Posted by on May 12, 2017 | Student Photography

Photo © Bella Egan

In what began as an experiment to create imagery that emulated her own vision impairment, these photographs by Bella Egan developed into a full series, “Trust the Creator.” The International Center of Photography graduate, who’s currently completing her BFA at St. John’s University in New York City, says that after she cared for her grandfather... More

Returning to the South Bronx

Posted by on April 24, 2017 | Photographer Interviews, Student Photography

Photo © Sarah Blesener

Photographer and recent Alexia Foundation grant recipient Sarah Blesener has continued to photograph her series about South Bronx teenager Chavi, which we first posted about here last August. Now a sophomore in high school, Chavi has remained close to his friends, and Blesener continues to document the strong bond they have whenever she is back in... More

The Conservation Issue of PDNedu is out!

Posted by on September 15, 2016 | Media, Photographer Interviews, Student Photography

Photo © Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark

The Fall 2016 issue of PDNedu honors the photographers who dedicate themselves to environmental and conservation issues: Ami Vitale and cover photographer Joel Sartore, two Nikon Ambassadors who are each documenting endangered species worldwide; Aaron Vincent Elkaim, who received an Alexia Foundation grant to continue his work on the displacement of indigenous tribes in Brazil; CK Vijayakumar,... More