Archive for June 2015

LOOK3 2015: David Alan Harvey’s Reunion with a Long-Lost Subject (and Other Surprises)

Posted by on Monday June 15, 2015 | Events, Photojournalism

David Alan Harvey’s artist talk on the main stage at LOOK3 in Charlottesville on Saturday included several surprises: a peek at some of Harvey’s precocious early work, images from his latest project (called Beach Games, an exploration in black and white of beach sports culture in Rio), his insistence (against much evidence to the contrary)... More

LOOK3 2015: Larry Fink on Experience, Empathy, and Being “Stuck” with a Successful Career

Posted by on Friday June 12, 2015 | Events, Fine Art, Photojournalism

Photographer Larry Fink appeared on the main stage of the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph last night for a freewheeling conversation with his friend, author Donald Antrim. Fink talked frankly about his formative experiences, the evolution of his motivations and his work, and the path of his illustrious career. It all added up to plenty... More

Three Reasons to Go 4K

Posted by on Thursday June 11, 2015 | Photo Gear, Video

Sponsored by Samsung Display resolutions don’t change often, but when they do, the change is momentous. When the world switched from standard to high definition, the revolution transformed both the media and electronics industries. A similar revolution is underway again, as the world starts its trek from high definition to 4K or “ultra-high definition.” As... More

Photographer Lectures Expand “Emerging” Exhibit (And They’re Free)

Posted by on Thursday June 11, 2015 | Events

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles will host a series of informative and inspiring photographer lectures over the next three months during the run of “Emerging,” the exhibition co-produced by PDN’s editors and featuring photographers selected for the annual PDN‘s 30 issue since 2008. The “Iris Nights”... More

Free Photo Publication for Chicago Commuters Wins $10K Crusade Engagement Grant

Posted by on Tuesday June 9, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants

A free, Chicago-based newsprint publication featuring photo essays and creative writing won the second annual $10,000 Crusade Engagement Grant from Crusade For Art, the non-profit arts organization. Crusade for Art announced the grant this morning. Danielle and Joseph Wilcox came up with the idea of producing a weekly newsprint publication and handing it out to... More

Photojournalist Charles Mostoller on the Advantage of Shooting Photo Projects Close to Home

Posted by on Monday June 8, 2015 | Photojournalism

Philadelphia-based photographer Charles Mostoller was on assignment in the city one day when a group of African-American teenage boys rode by on horseback. It was an incongruous scene, which Mostoller turned into a personal project that was eventually published by The Wall Street Journal. The project is the subject of “Picture Story: Urban Cowboys,” which... More

Eddie Adams Workshop Deadline Extended: An Alum Offers Application Advice

Posted by on Wednesday June 3, 2015 | Events

Every Fall, one hundred hand-picked students gather in the Catskills Mountains of New York for a four-day, photo-intensive workshop. The program is tuition-free, and selection is based on each applicant’s submitted portfolio. The deadline for applications to the 2015 Eddie Adams Workshop (EAW) has been extended to June 5, 2015. Photojournalist Nancy Borowick, recipient of 2015’s Arnold... More

Steve McCurry Employee Arrested, Charged With Stealing $650K From Photographer

Posted by on Tuesday June 2, 2015 | Business, Photojournalism

An employee of Magnum photographer Steve McCurry has been arrested and accused of stealing and selling prints, books and other items worth more than $654,358. The District Attorney’s Office of Chester County, PA, where McCurry’s studio is located, made the announcement this afternoon. The employee, Bree DeStephano, age 32, who was McCurry’s print sales manager,... More

Meet the New Phase One XF Camera System and IQ3 Backs

Posted by on Tuesday June 2, 2015 | Camera, Photo Gear

Phase One has released a new XF camera system and three new IQ3 medium format digital backs, hailing them as a “fundamental re-engineering” of its medium format camera system. The XF camera incorporates revamped electronics and a new autofocus system dubbed the Honeybee Autofocus Platform (HAP-1, for short) which uses a new processor, a 1-megapixel CMOS AF sensor and... More