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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

The History of Photography, As Told Through Stick Figures

Posted by on Friday July 22, 2016 | Fine Art, Fun

When Charles Woodard was in the history of photography class taught by Nick Muellner at Ithaca College, he sketched each masterpiece on a 4×6 flash card, to help him memorize the titles and dates for the final exam. His crude lines and stick figures are reductive, but also uncannily recognizable. The gallery Higher Pictures in... More

Jessica Eve Rattner’s Photos of 80-Year-Old Neighbor Win $3,000 CDS Documentary Essay Prize

Posted by on Friday July 15, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photographer Jessica Eve Rattner has been named the winner of the 2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography, awarded by Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies (CDS). Rattner won for “House of Charm,” her project documenting the life of her neighbor, Lee, who is now 80 years old and has lived alone in in her... More

Obituary: Celebrity Photographer Bill Jones, 81

Posted by on Wednesday July 13, 2016 | Obituary

Bill Jones, who photographed black celebrities in Hollywood as well as Dr. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, died at his home in Los Angeles on June 25. The cause of death was dementia, The New York Times reports. A contributor to Ebony, Jet, The L.A. Watts Times and other publications, Jones was one of... More

Obituary: Photo Lab Owner Baldev Duggal, 78

Posted by on Friday July 1, 2016 | Obituary

Baldev Duggal.
Baldev Duggal, founder of the lab that became Duggal Digital Solutions.

Baldev Duggal, founder of the photo lab Duggal Color, which anchored New York City’s Photo District from the 1960s through 1990s, died at home June 29, according to a statement from his company, Duggal Visual Solutions. He was 78. Born in Jalandhar, India, Duggal arrived in New York City in 1957 with a student visa... More