June 6th, 2011

PDN Makes Life.com’s List of 20 Best Photo Blogs

PDN Pulse and PDN Photo of the Day have both been named among the winners of  LIFE.com’s first annual Photo Blog Awards.

The winning blogs, selected from more than 300 sites, include  sites that report on the  work of professional photographers, including the New York Times Lens Blog, Time Magazine’s Lightbox, and PDN Pulse, which judges cited for its “on point stories” by “seasoned editors” (“seasoned” makes us feel slightly weather-beaten, but we’ll take the compliment). Also honored were large-format photography blogs like The Atlantic’s In Focus and PDN Photo of the Day, which was praised for its “global reach and sky-standards”; online magazines showcasing photo essays, including Burn, acurator.com, and American Suburb X; and blogs that bring a critical eye to recent photography exhibitions and photo essays, BagNewsNotes and Conscientious.

The full list of winners can be found at Life.com.

Congratulations to all the winners. We’re delighted to be in the company of so many blogs we admire and enjoy regularly.

December 28th, 2010

Top Photo Blog Posts of the Year

One interesting aspect of publishing “PDN Photo of the Day,” our photography blog, is seeing which photographs and photographic subjects attract the largest number of readers. Often our readers enjoy photographs that we find interesting and beautiful, then share the posts with friends, and the audience for a particular entry grows exponentially. Other times a post we’re particularly excited about receives a more modest response for one reason or another.

As the year drew to a close, we decided to get in touch with the editors of four photography blogs published by major newspapers to see which of their posts were the most-viewed this year. (more…)