Fine Art

Sotheby’s and eBay Partner to Make Rare Photo Prints Avail to Auction Site’s Audience

Posted by on Thursday July 9, 2015 | Fine Art

While people can bid in-person during the July 22 Sotheby’s auction, Contemporary Living—Photographs, Prints & Design, they’ll be competing with eBay users from all over the world for prints by the likes of Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Sally Mann, Araki and many other greats. eBay users have had access to certain Sotheby’s auctions since the... More

MoMA’s New Photography Show Expands, Explores “Ocean of Images”

Posted by on Wednesday July 1, 2015 | Fine Art

The Museum of Modern Art has announced that it has selected 19 photographers to be shown in the 2015 edition of its “New Photography” exhibition, opening in November.  The number of photographers in this year’s show is more than double the museum’s previous selections – and that’s appropriate, given that the subtitle of this year’s... 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

Arne Svenson Exonerated on Appeal in Privacy Invasion Case

Posted by on Friday April 10, 2015 | Copyright/Legal, Fine Art

A New York State appeals court court has upheld a lower court ruling that rejected privacy invasion claims against fine-art photographer Arne Svenson. But the court has also challenged the New York state legislature to consider legislation to prohibit what Svenson did: photograph his neighbors inside their apartments through their un-curtained windows. Svenson was sued... More

Blake Little’s Preservation: Dipped in Honey

Posted by on Friday March 13, 2015 | Fine Art, Social Media/Web

Photographer and artist Blake Little’s new project, Preservation, kicked off a run at the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles (March 7 – April 18) with a book also available now. The behind-the-scenes video on YouTube (NSFW) drew over 2 million views in a little over a month and a deluge of comments (690 as this was published), including persistent criticism... More

Artist Residency for Photographers of Color: Deadline February 28

Posted by on Monday February 23, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fine Art

The artist-in-residency program at the Center for Photography at Woodstock supports artists of color working in the photographic arts who reside in the US. The residency comes with an honorarium, a stipend for food and travel, and access to the Center’s darkroom and assistants. Equally important, the AIR provides artists time to work on projects... More

PDN Video Pick: Office Scene (“Today, I’m going to let them touch me”)

Posted by on Monday February 9, 2015 | Fine Art, PDN Video Picks, Video

Photographer Endia Beal’s video “Office Scene” demonstrates how it is possible to make strong, compelling video with almost nothing, if you’re smart about it. The video is a foray into the discomfort zone of inter-office race and personal relations. Beal, who is African American, heard rumors around a corporate office she worked in that several... More

PDNPulse: Top Stories of 2014

Posted by on Tuesday December 23, 2014 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Fine Art, Media, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

As another fascinating year in the world of professional photography comes to a close, we look back on the stories that drew the most interest from PDNPulse readers this year. From manipulated news photos, to photographers arrested for doing their jobs, to collaborative efforts between photographers and an interview with one of photography’s most influential... More