Milton Rogovin, who died last month at the age of 101, discovered his talent for photography in his 40s, and used it to dignify the lives of the disenfranchised, the poor, and the working class in his native Buffalo and beyond. Rogovin’s work and life are the subject of a touching 11-minute documentary that Harvey Wang filmed when Rogovin was 93. The film won Best Documentary Short at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival, and is well worth the watch.
In preparation for PDN’s July issue on Ethics, we asked photojournalist Victor J. Blue to explain what he does and doesn’t do to gain access, how he avoids conflicts of interest, his thoughts on fairness vs. neutrality, and the “Define the Relationship” talk he has with his subjects. More ›
Photographer Gerd Ludwig is a lighting master with TTL strobe lights. He uses them in unusual and unpredictable ways to direct the the viewer’s eye through his photographs, convey a sense of place, and define his visual style. Yet his strobe lights are all but invisible, blending with available light sources. In this video, Ludwig... More ›
The Nine, fine-art photographer Katy Grannan’s first feature film, will have its U.S. premier at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in Hot Springs, Arkansas in October, and will also feature at the New Orleans Film Festival that same month. Grannan recently spoke with PDN about the the film, which chronicles the lives of a... More ›