After the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, seven young artists, including photographers Kareem Black and Wyatt Gallery, formed an art collective they called Le Set (Creole for “seven”) and volunteered with healinghaiti.org. They have continued to use their work to raise money for the healinghaiti.org and to inspire others to help. They call their initiative “Hey You: A Project for Haiti” because “hey you” is what they heard from children wherever they went in Haiti.
Filmmaker Eugene Fuller, a member of Le Set, has created a film about the collective’s trip to Haiti. Here’s a trailer,. The full video was shown at a fundraiser held at the Mother agency in New York last week. You can see it, and learn more about Hey You Haiti, on the project’s web site.
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 ›