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Celebrating PDN’s 100,000 Facebook Fans

Posted by on Monday November 21, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Graphic by Sharon Ber for PDN

From all of us here at PDN, we’d like to give a huge thank you to our Facebook fans—now 100,000 strong—for your support of our brand and the photography community. Through Facebook, PDN has been able to bring you news and updates on photography. And in return, you’ve provided feedback, questions and some lively commentary that benefit us... More

Claudio Rasano Wins $16K Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Posted by on Thursday November 17, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

"Katlehong Matsenen, 2016" from the series "Similar Uniforms: We Refuse to Compare." © Claudio Rasano

Swiss-Italian photographer Claudio Rasano has won the 2016 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize for the photograph “Katlehong Matsenen 2016” from the series “Similar Uniforms: We Refuse to Compare.” The first place prize includes a £15,000 ($16,051 USD) cash prize and the portrait will also be featured in an exhibition of 57 works featuring all of the prize... More

Lessons from Deanne Fitzmaurice on Forming Relationships with Subjects

Posted by on Wednesday November 16, 2016 | Photojournalism

For over 13 years, Deanne Fitzmaurice has been photographing Saleh, an Iraqi boy who was severely injured in a grenade explosion at age nine. “I was around Saleh and his dad so much that they just forgot about me,” Fitzmaurice says. “What it taught me is that you have to build trust, build relationships, and then back off and capture moments that say something.” © Deanne Fitzmaurice

One important question has come up consistently throughout Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice’s career: Can she remain objective while engaging with her subjects? “I come from a newspaper background which has a really strict policy about not getting involved with subjects—you could get fired. It’s all about credibility and our photographs being believable,” the... More

12 Photographers Named Finalists for $101K Prix Pictet Photography Award

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

Migrants arrive by Turkish cruise boat near village of Skala, Lesbos island Greece, Monday November, 16, 2015. The Turkish boat owner delivered some 150 persons to the Greek coast and tried to escape back to Turkey, he was arrested later in Turkish waters. Photo © Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times.

Twelve photographers from across the world have been named to the shortlist for the Prix Pictet Photography Award, which was founded by Swiss private bank Pictet Group. One winner, to be announced at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on May 4, 2017, will win CHF 100,000 (roughly $101,140). Each year, the Prix Pictet honors... More

Souvid Datta Wins $5K 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant

Posted by on Tuesday October 25, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Photo © Souvid Datta. From his long-term project 'Vanishing Girls of West Bengal'

Indian photographer Souvid Datta has been awarded the 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant and a $5,000 cash prize to help support his long-term project “Vanishing Girls of West Bengal.” The project explores child sex trafficking and the socio-economic conditions that perpetuate it, as well as the challenges that NGOs face in tackling the issue.   Twelve additional photojournalists were... More

2016 Eddie Adams Award Winners Announced

Posted by on Wednesday October 12, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Nikon award winner Hilina Abebe. Photo © Eve Edelheit

The 29th annual Eddie Adams Workshop for emerging photographers in Jeffersonville, New York, ended Monday with presentations by students and announcements of awards. Winners included: Photographer Cesar Rodriguez of Mexico, who received the $2,500 Chris Hondros Fund Award. Hilina Abebe of Ethopia, who received the Nikon Award, which includes a Nikon D5 DSLR, three NIKKOR zoom lenses and... More

Justin Maxon and Jared Moossy Win the $5K Visura Multimedia Grant

Posted by on Monday September 26, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Justin Maxon and Jared Moossy have won the 2016 Visura Multimedia Grant for their film When the spirit moves, which documents life in Chester, Pennsylvania. Maxon and Moossy, both PDN’s 30 photographers in 2009, were awarded a $5,000 cash prize. The top finalist was Zackary Canepari, who won $1,000 for Flint is the place, a cross-platform, episodic documentary... More

Getty Images Awards $50,000 In Grants to Five Photojournalists

Posted by on Thursday September 1, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

© Jonathan Torgovnik.
Adam, 25, from Zambia, in the room he shares with four migrant workers in one of the derelict “hijacked” buildings that house African migrants in Johannesburg's inner city. © Jonathan Torgovnik.

Mary F. Calvert, Kirsten Luce, Katie Orlinsky, Sergey Ponomarev and Jonathan Torgovnik have each won a $10,000 grant from Getty Images through its annual Grants for Editorial Photography program. The program aims to  “showcase and support powerful and inspiring photojournalism projects,” says Getty Images, which announced the winners today. Ponomarev, based in Moscow, was recognized for his... More

In Honor of World Photography Day, Here’s the Most Popular PDN Photos of the Day

Posted by on Friday August 19, 2016 | Fun, Uncategorized

Here at PDN, every day is World Photography Day. But in recognition of August 19th’s international holiday dedicated to celebrating passion for photography, PDN‘s editors are bringing attention to some of the most popular photographs that you, our readers, have enjoyed over the past three years. We’ve dug through our archives to showcase some of the most popular... More

Tote Your Tools in Style with Capturing Couture’s Fashionable Camera Bags

Posted by on Friday August 12, 2016 | Photo Gear, Uncategorized

Scrolling through the latest camera bag releases, you’ll undoubtably find variety in the category: messenger bag versus backpack, side zip versus top zip, ultra padding versus light and nimble. But to the dismay of many a fashionista, one common thread runs among many of them: solid colors. Enter Capturing Couture’s latest line of camera bags: a collection... More