Inaugural Photoville Event in Brooklyn to Feature 35 Exhibitions, Unique Photo Installation

Posted by on Tuesday April 3, 2012 | Events, Fine Art, Fun

United Photo Industries, a Brooklyn-based collective dedicated to exhibiting and promoting photography, has announced their first major event, which will take place at a river-front park in Brooklyn, New York, this summer from June 22-July 1. Dubbed “Photoville,” the event at Brooklyn Bridge Park, will feature 35 concurrent exhibitions of photography from all over the... More

Russell Brand Charged for Throwing Photog’s iPhone Through Window

Posted by on Friday March 16, 2012 | Celebrity, Fun, Photojournalism

New Orleans police charged actor Russell Brand yesterday with two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property for throwing a photographer’s iPhone through a window. Bail was set at $5,000 and Brand was sent on his way. Brand turned himself in after police issued a warrant for his arrest in response to photographer Timothy Jackson’s... More

Russell Brand Faces Arrest for Destroying Photog’s iPhone as “Tribute” to Steve Jobs

Posted by on Thursday March 15, 2012 | Celebrity, Fun

Beware of iPhone wrecker Russell Brand. The actor (and ex-Mr. Katy Perry) is wanted by the New Orleans police for allegedly destroying the iPhone of paparazzo Timothy Jackson. According to news reports, Brand snatched Jackson’s iPhone and threw it through a window as the photographer was attempting to take a picture of him earlier this... More

PDN Video Pick: Roger Ballen’s Music Video for Die Antwoord

Posted by on Wednesday February 15, 2012 | Fine Art, Fun, PDN Video Picks

Roger Ballen, known for his dark, unsettling photography, has brought his esthetic to the “I Fink U Freeky” video he recently directed for the South African hip-hop band Die Antwoord. The result, which has been widely circulated via social media, is a creepy but visually compelling freak show. Ballen recently explained to Phaidon that he... More

Shtuff People Say to Photographers (VIDEO)

Posted by on Tuesday February 7, 2012 | Fun

In the short-lived video tradition of “Sh*t Photographers Say” and “Sh*t Photographers Say [Official],” here’s “Shtuff People Say to Photographers.” This one’s a little long but pretty dang funny. How many of these things have “clients” said to you? More

Sh*t Photographers Say Part 2? (VIDEO)

Posted by on Wednesday February 1, 2012 | Fun

Last month we shared the first “Sh*t Photographers Say” video with you and now, lo and behold, here’s another, completely different, “Sh*t Photographers Say [Official]” video (see below.) All of which begs the question: are we starting to get tired of the sh*t photographers say? More

Who’s Shooting What: Nigel Parry, Peter Lindbergh Shoot New Campaigns

Posted by on Wednesday January 25, 2012 | Celebrity, Fun

In the latest installment of PDN’s Who’s Shooting What column, we feature Nigel Parry’s work for the MSNBC “Lean Forward” print campaign,  Peter Lindbergh’s work with actress Gwyneth Paltrow for the Coach spring/summer 2012 campaign, a nude by Emily Shur for an advocacy campaign, plus a lot of other assignment work by photographers from all... More

Annie Leibovitz, On the Trail of Bygone Celebrities

Posted by on Friday January 20, 2012 | Celebrity, Fun

New work by Annie Leibovitz goes on exhibit today at the American Art Museum in Washington, DC., and it’s only distantly related to the celebrity portraiture she’s so famous for:  Leibovitz has turned her camera on the personal effects and ephemera of celebrities from bygone eras, especially notable women. The exhibition, called “Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage,”... More

4 Useful Lessons from La Redoute’s Nude Man Fiasco

Posted by on Wednesday January 18, 2012 | Fashion, Fun

Somewhere, a photographer has been scolded–or worse–for a catalogue image that embarrassed his or her client. The image in question, for La Redoute, a French clothing company, shows happy kids frolicking on the beach in bathing suits–with a naked man emerging from the water in the background. The company removed the image from its Web... More