After the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, seven young artists, including photographers Kareem Black and Wyatt Gallery, formed an art collective they called Le Set (Creole for “seven”) and volunteered with healinghaiti.org. They have continued to use their work to raise money for the healinghaiti.org and to inspire others to help. They call their initiative “Hey You: A Project for Haiti” because “hey you” is what they heard from children wherever they went in Haiti.
Filmmaker Eugene Fuller, a member of Le Set, has created a film about the collective’s trip to Haiti. Here’s a trailer,. The full video was shown at a fundraiser held at the Mother agency in New York last week. You can see it, and learn more about Hey You Haiti, on the project’s web site.
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 ›