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No More Excuses: Diversify Launches Database of Photographers of Color

Posted by on Wednesday September 13, 2017 | Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

The home page of Diversify.Photo. A link to the complete database is available via email.

After five months of planning, Diversify Photo today launched a database of 340 photographers of color from around the U.S. Brent Lewis, senior photo editor at ESPN’s The Undefeated, told PDN in May that he and independent photo editor Andrea Wise had begun compiling the database to show photo editors, art buyers and other creatives... More

How Not to Shoot Paris Like a Tourist

Posted by on Wednesday September 13, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Paris photographer Alistair Wheeler seeks elevation.

Street photographer Alistair Wheeler has been living and shooting photos in Paris for five years. When he got bored shooting the typical vistas that tourists get, he decided to go low and go high to get a new perspective on the city. He headed down into the Metro and into abandoned buildings, and also began... More

What to Expect if You Plan to Cover Harvey’s Aftermath

Posted by on Thursday August 31, 2017 | Photojournalism

From The New York Times slide show: Alyssa Schukar's photo of Specialist Spc. Brandon Tooley wading through water to escort evacuees from an apartment complex in West Houston.

As journalists head to south Texas and Louisiana to cover the continuing floods and the damage from Hurricane Harvey, photographers who have been on the ground since the storm made landfall on Friday say they are managing with lack of gas, power and transportation, and using various communication methods to stay in touch with each... More

5 Organizations Align to Diversify Photojournalism, Launch Survey

Posted by on Wednesday August 23, 2017 | Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

© Ayesha Vellani/Majority World

Five organizations committed to making the photojournalism community more inclusive are joining forces. Reclaim, the umbrella organization, is comprised of Women Photograph, The Everyday Projects, the new photo agency Native, Majority World and the yet-to-be-launched publication Minority Report. They announced yesterday that they are “working together to diversify our community of visual storytellers, making sure... More

Mark Peterson: Photographing the Hate in Charlottesville Up Close

Posted by on Wednesday August 16, 2017 | Photos In The News

© New Republic/photo by Mark Peterson.

The New Republic has published Mark Peterson’s dramatic images of clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend between white nationalists at the so-called “Unite the Right” rally, and counter-protesters who showed up to demonstrate against the rising fascist movement. Peterson has covered US politics since the 1990s. We caught up with him to find out why... More

Photog Bill Frakes Leaves U of Nebraska Following Sexual Harassment Charges

Posted by on Wednesday August 9, 2017 | Copyright/Legal

Bill Frakes, the award-winning Sports Illustrated photographer, will not return to his position as adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, after university administrators concluded he violated its policy prohibiting sexual harassment and “created a hostile environment” for a female student. University spokesperson Steve Smith told PDN last week,... More

Portland’s Newspace Center for Photography Closes

Posted by on Wednesday July 12, 2017 | Fine Art

The Newspace Center for Photography, the nonprofit studio and exhibition space in Portland, closed July 7, four days after the directors announced the news on its Facebook page. At a public meeting on July 10, members of the board of directors said Newspace Center for Photography owed $150,000 to vendors, and would be unable to... More

How Lee Friedlander Edits His Photo Books

Posted by on Wednesday July 5, 2017 | Events

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Lee Friedlander's Self Portraits, published in 1970.

Lee Friedlander has published 50 books in his career to date. And he’s not stopping. The legendary photographer (born 1933) and his grandson, Giancarlo T. Roma, recently revived Haywire Press, the self-publishing company Friedlander established in the 1970s. Roma interviewed his grandfather on stage at the New York Public Library on June 20. The talk,... More

Home of Pioneering Woman Photographer Named LGBTQ Historic Site

Posted by on Wednesday June 21, 2017 | Events

Photo inscribed "The Darned Club'/A.A" Collection of Historic Richmond Town/ © Staten Island Historical Society

The Alice Austen House, the home of the trailblazing woman photographer, was designated a national site of LGBTQ history by the National Park Service on June 20.  Austen (1866-1952) lived at her waterfront home on Staten Island, New York, for decades with her companion, Gertrude Tate. The house is now a museum devoted to interpreting... More

Update: Photographer Khadija Saye Killed in London Grenfell Tower Fire

Posted by on Thursday June 15, 2017 | Fine Art

Khadija Saye at the opening of the Diversity Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017.

Update: On Friday, June 16, the family of Khadija Saye confirmed the photographer was among those killed in the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14.  Khadija Saye, a London photographer whose work is currently on view in the Venice Biennale, is among the people missing after a fire engulfed the Grenfell Tower apartment building in... More