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Bella Egan’s “Between What Was and What Is”

Posted by on July 20, 2016 | Student Photography

Photography can be therapeutic for the person behind the camera, but photographer Bella Egan also discovered her camera could be used to improve relationships within her family. When she started shooting the work for “Between What Was and What Is”—her final project at International Center of Photography, where we met for a portfolio review—Egan was apprehensive. She... More

Tips for Mastering Music Portraits from Ultimate Music Moment Contest Winner and RIT Photojournalism Student Meg Oliphant

Posted by on July 11, 2016 | Student Photography

Rochester Institute of Technology photojournalism student Meg Oliphant is one of several winners in PDN’s 2016 Ultimate Music Moment contest amateur category. PDNedu‘s sister publication Shutterlove recently interviewed Oliphant to find out how she captured her winning submission—a portrait of female musician Jesse Amesmith, taken in Amesmith’s Rochester, New York, apartment. Here are some lessons we gleaned from... More

Redefining Family: Mamie Heldman’s “Together, Us.”

Posted by on July 11, 2016 | Student Photography

What constitutes a family? In Mamie Heldman‘s series “Together, Us,” the Brooklyn-based photographer takes pictures of people who have formed interpersonal bonds through shared experiences, commonality, and romantic relationships. She writes: “As young adults emerge into the world and move away from the various forms of community that have defined their sense of belonging, there is an intuitive... More

Invisible Matriarchs: Cinthya Santos Briones’ “Abuelas” Series

Posted by on July 7, 2016 | Student Photography

The International Center of Photography in New York City recently held their annual Career Day for students, and PDNedu and PDN editors attended to review portfolios. I’ll be sharing some work here that we reviewed. Cinthya Santos Briones is a documentary photographer who splits her time between New York City and Mexico, and whose work tells the stories of... More

Joshua Rashaad McFadden Featured by NYT Lens Blog

Posted by on June 22, 2016 | Student Photography

Black(Male)Selfness

Joshua Rashaad McFadden, Honorable Mention in this year’s PDNedu Student Photo Contest, had had his project “Come to Selfhood” featured by The New York Times’ Lens Blog. “Come to Selfhood” explores the notion of a father figure and how internal and external forces have shaped the black male identity. The project combines traditional portraiture, sourced images and handwritten notes from McFadden’s subjects... More

Student Photo Op: Megan Krause

Posted by on June 17, 2016 | Student Photography

Megan Krause is the second student we’re featuring from the recent portfolio reviews at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Krause has spent her time developing her style in menswear fashion photography, and has recently branched out to beauty and runway shoots, including documenting New York Fashion Week. “Every new angle I find to... More

Student Photo Op: Veronica Sage McAvoy

Posted by on June 2, 2016 | Student Photography

The work of photographer Veronica Sage McAvoy was brought to our attention after a recent portfolio review at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her still-life series “Entropy” is an exploration of color, placement and relationships that toy with the value of significance—and insignificance. McAvoy is an undergraduate student and will graduate... More

Nate Gowdy’s “Campaign in Contrast”

Posted by on April 19, 2016 | Student Photography

2013 PDNedu Student Photo Contest winner Nate Gowdy has been on the campaign trail for the 2016 presidential election, capturing bold black-and-white portraits of the candidates that reflect the polarizing state of U.S. politics today. Reminiscent of the style of photojournalist Mark Peterson, Gowdy’s portraits are jarring and exaggerated, showing the unflattering sides of candidates on both... More

Timothy Hutto on Romance and “Things”

Posted by on April 7, 2016 | Student Photography

"Beauty" Photo © Timothy Hutto

By Brienne Walsh Timothy Hutto describes his relationship with photography as a “crazy, romantic story.” “I was in Paris, trying to figure out my life,” he begins over the phone from Brooklyn, New York, where he’s currently living while working towards his MFA at Pratt Institute. Hutto was in Paris on medical leave from the... More