Fine Art

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

Obituary: Street Photographer Arthur Leipzig, 86

Posted by on Monday December 8, 2014 | Fine Art, Obituary

Arthur Leipzig, a documentary photographer who captured daily life in New York City, died on Friday, December 5, 2014, at his home in Sea Cliff, N.Y., The New York Times reports.  He was 96. A high-school dropout, Leipzig studied under Sid Grossman at the Photo League, enrolling in 1941 after he injured his hand in... More

Obituary: Lewis Baltz, Age 69

Posted by on Wednesday November 26, 2014 | Fine Art, Obituary, Uncategorized

Lewis Baltz, a star of the New Topographics movement of the late 1960s and 70s, has died. According to his longtime gallerist Theresa Luisotti, the photographer passed away at his home in Paris, France, on Saturday, November 22, 2014 of complications related to cancer and emphysema. He was 69 years old. Along with Robert Adams, Frank... More