Claudio Rasano Wins $16K Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

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

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

Businessweek’s Clinton Cargill: Who I’ve Hired

Posted by on Wednesday November 16, 2016 | Photojournalism

Clinton Cargill, director of photography at Bloomberg Businessweek, sat down with PDN to talk about what he’s looking for in the photographers he hires, who he’s recently hired for the first time, and what makes for successful photo stories and portraits at Bloomberg Businessweek. (Below: Clinton Cargill, photo ©Kathy Ryan). PDN: How do you find... More

Lessons from Deanne Fitzmaurice on Forming Relationships with Subjects

Posted by on Wednesday November 16, 2016 | Photojournalism

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

Michael Christopher Brown, Gregory Halpern Win Paris Photo-Aperture Book Awards

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

Michael Christopher Brown has won the $10,000 First PhotoBook Award from the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. He won the prize, which is given for an outstanding first monograph, for his book Libyan Sugar (published by Twin Palms), which looks at the Magnum photographer’s experience covering the Libyan civil war. Gregory Halpern’s ZZYZX (published by... More

Why There’s No SD Card Slot in the New MacBook Pro

Posted by on Wednesday November 2, 2016 | Photo Gear

To say that Apple’s announcement of the new MacBook Pros was given a less-than-enthusiastic reception by the creative community is something of an understatement. Of particular ire is the decision to phase out an SD card slot. Speaking to the Independent, Apple’s senior VP Phil Schiller laid out the company’s rationale for why the slot had... More