We salute our soldiers, but tend to avert our eyes from the physical and emotional toll that our wars are taking on their lives. But NOOR photographer Nina Berman has been insisting that we see, beginning with her acclaimed “Purple Hearts” project in 2004. Most recently, she produced a powerful series of videos for Disabled American Veterans about former soldiers exposed–with dire consequences–to toxic fumes from the US military’s open trash-burning pits in Iraq.
You can see other videos from Berman’s “Poisoned While Deployed” series at her Vimeo page.
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The Nine, fine-art photographer Katy Grannan’s first feature film, will have its U.S. premier at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in Hot Springs, Arkansas in October, and will also feature at the New Orleans Film Festival that same month. Grannan recently spoke with PDN about the the film, which chronicles the lives of a... More ›
FATIMA’S DRAWINGS from Magnus Wennman on Vimeo. Among three finalists for the World Press Photo short form multimedia prize is Magnus Wennman’s outstanding 5-1/2 minute video called “Fatima’s Drawings.” His “Where the Children Sleep” project was widely published last year, and “Fatima’s Drawings” is a continuation of his work documenting the plight of refugee children... More ›
Veteran collector, curator and photography consultant W.M. Hunt has a reputation for his straight-talking career advice. In this exclusive PDN video, he talks about a strategic mistake made by many aspiring fine-art photographers, and how to avoid it. He also demystifies the process of writing a good artist’s statement, and makes a case against spending... More ›