Sarah Blesener Wins the $20K Alexia Foundation Professional Grant

Posted by on Wednesday April 12, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

New York-based photographer Sarah Blesener has won the $20,000 Professional Grant from the Alexia Foundation for her series “Toy Soldiers,“ which documents youth patriotic clubs, education and summer camps in Russia. Blesener, a recent graduate of the International Center of Photography and recipient of the Alexia Student Award in 2016, will use the funds to photograph rising... More

12 Photographers Win 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships

Posted by on Friday April 7, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Mary F. Calvert, Maggie Steber and Zoe Strauss are among the 12 photographers who have been named Guggenheim Fellows for 2017, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced on April 7. The Fellowships provide grants of undisclosed amounts to support projects by artists, scholars, scientists and writers. This year’s Fellows in the category of photography... More

Is Photojournalism Stuck in Its Past? Stephen Mayes Worries

Posted by on Wednesday April 5, 2017 | Photojournalism

In our recent interview with photography consultant and former VII Photo CEO Stephen Mayes, he shared his ideas about how photojournalists  can stay relevant in the 21st century. He had provocative things to say about current photojournalism practices that we didn’t have room to include in the print edition of PDN. Here are some excerpts.... More

$310K NEH Grant to Benefit Talking Eyes Media, VII Photo

Posted by on Tuesday April 4, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) has won a $310,000 federal grant for an immigrant storytelling project involving VII Photo and Talking Eyes Media, the university announced last week. The grant, from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is for a project called Newest Americans. The project is a collaboration between VII Photo, Talking Eyes Media and RU-N faculty and... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday March 24, 2017 | Media

“Reading is a majority skill but a minority art.” ― Julian Barnes **** Ending Arts Funding Hurts Everyone – Newsweek Defund the National Endowment for the Arts, for Art’s Sake – NRO Defund the NEA? Here’s Who Would Feel It – The Atlantic Is Street Photography Killing Itself? – Photo Fundamentalist Can Hollywood Fight Back Against Netflix?... More