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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

An Exhibition at the ICP Showcases The Work of Advanced-Track Students

Posted by on January 16, 2018 | Photographer Interviews, Student Photography

Image © Carolina Saez

Featuring the work of nine students who attended the advanced-track program at the International Center of Photography (ICP), flēan is an exhibition of images that attempts to peel back societal expectations and conventions, and reveal the tender soul of the artist beneath. The title takes its name from an old English word that means to... More

Along the Trans-Mongolian Railway

Posted by on December 15, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Australian photographer Jacob Wallwork is most comfortable wandering, and had for years wanted to take the Trans-Mongolian Railway, which follows along an ancient tea-trade route in China, connecting to Russia by way of Mongolia. This year, he was able to make the trip with two friends, starting in Beijing and ending in Saint Petersburg. These... More

Photographers, Cheer! The 2017 Gift Guide is Here.

Posted by on December 6, 2017 | Gear

PDN has teamed up with Rangefinder and DPReview to bring you the best gifts for photographers, filmmakers and other imaging creatives for the holidays. Check out our staff picks for the year, plus our round up of gifts for eight types of image-makers: The Analog Junkie, The Portraitist, The Foodie, The Nomad, The Wedding Wizard, The... More

On the Odyssey to Motherhood

Posted by on November 22, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Sarah Bouillaud

French photographer Sarah Bouillaud is known for her fantastical black-and-white images that transport viewers to fairy-tale-like settings in the spirit of illustrated storytelling. In a recent series, she turns the camera inward to her personal journey of becoming a mother. “Odissea,” which she says is about “the transitional period of maternity,” places Bouillaud’s relationships, thoughts... More

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

Creating a Sustainable Career: Advice from the Pros [VIDEO]

Posted by on November 17, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

How do you build a lasting career in photography? According to the three professional photographers and Nikon ambassadors—lifestyle/editorial shooter Dixie Dixon, photojournalist Deanna Fitzmaurice and portrait pro Matthew Jordan Smith—it takes more than just camera skills. Having a unique, memorable style, strong connections with clients and a true passion for your craft are also key ingredients... More

How to Create Bold Beauty Lighting

Posted by on November 7, 2017 | Gear, Photographer Interviews

Photo © Matthew Jordan Smith

Once upon a time, world-renowned Nikon Ambassador Matthew Jordan Smith was just a student at the Art Institute of Atlanta trying to find his way. Now, some 30 years later, this highly sought-after celebrity, beauty and portrait photographer’s A-list clientele includes Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Jennifer Connelly, Jamie Foxx and makeup leaders L’Oréal, Olay, Pantene... 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