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How Platon Photographed 44 Immigrants, including my 91-Year-Old Friend, in 36 Hours

Posted by on Tuesday December 20, 2016 | Photojournalism

Photos © Platon. The three cover portraits for New York magazine's story, "44 Immigrants on Living in a Sanctuary City."
Photos © Platon. The three cover portraits for New York magazine's story, "44 Immigrants on Living in a Sanctuary City."

For the cover story in the current issue of New York magazine, Platon made portraits of 44 immigrants, ranging in age from one month to 91 years old. His portraits of the subjects, photographed singly and in groups, fill nine pages in the annual “Reasons to Love New York” issue. Platon photographed the parade of... More

Photographer Sues VICE for Unauthorized Use of Expectant Couple

Posted by on Wednesday November 30, 2016 | Copyright/Legal

Photographer Jana Romanova has sued VICE Media for willful copyright infringement and violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for publishing a photo from her “Waiting” series without permission. Romanova’s suit, filed in the Eastern District of New York on November 23, alleges that VICE violated her copyright when it published one of her... More

The President-Elect Objects to a News Photo Showing his Double Chin

Posted by on Tuesday November 22, 2016 | Photojournalism

You’ve probably read by now that, 59 days before he will take an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” including the First Amendment, the president-elect held an off-the-record meeting with several news executives, and criticized the press for its “outrageous” coverage of him. In particular, he singled out NBC... More

Michael Christopher Brown, Gregory Halpern Win Paris Photo-Aperture Book Awards

Posted by on Friday November 11, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Michael Christopher Brown has won the $10,000 First PhotoBook Award from the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. He won the prize, which is given for an outstanding first monograph, for his book Libyan Sugar (published by Twin Palms), which looks at the Magnum photographer’s experience covering the Libyan civil war. Gregory Halpern’s ZZYZX (published by... More

PhotoPlus Expo: Getting Your Career off the Ground

Posted by on Tuesday October 25, 2016 | Business

Building your first photo portfolio doesn’t have to take a lot of money, but it does take a lot of hustle find collaborators, call in favors, find locations and make the most of limited lighting and resources. During the PhotoPlus seminar “Transitioning from Assistant (or Student) to Professional,” David Paul Larson, Kate Owen and Shaina... More

Honest Talk from Photographers about Self-Doubt and Perseverance

Posted by on Tuesday October 18, 2016 | Business

In our issue on Longevity, the editors at PDN asked photographers to consider what it takes to sustain long, productive and creative careers. The photographers we interviewed talk honestly about the lessons they have learned through experience—including their encounters with adversity. Anyone who has managed to survive in the fast-changing photo industry, and watched visual... More

Photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans Killed in Libya

Posted by on Monday October 3, 2016 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans, 45, was killed in Sirte, Libya, on October 2 while on assignment for the Belgian magazine Knack and other publications, Al Jazeera reports.  His body was taken to Misrata, where a doctor reported that Oerlemans had been shot in the chest by a sniper for ISIS, which has been fighting for... More

Your Favorite Hip Hop Photo Book is Now a Coloring Book

Posted by on Wednesday August 10, 2016 | Fun

Back in the Days, photographer Jamel Shabazz’s classic photo book on 1980s street style and the roots of hip hop culture, has never been in out of print since it was published in 2001. Now Shabazz’s collection of street photography is getting a fun remix. Book publisher powerHouse Books, which published the original Back in... More