Here at PDN, every day is World Photography Day.
But in recognition of August 19th’s international holiday dedicated to celebrating passion for photography, PDN‘s editors are bringing attention to some of the most popular photographs that you, our readers, have enjoyed over the past three years.
We’ve dug through our archives to showcase some of the most popular PDN Photo of the Day collections. These selects cover very different subjects and a range of imaging processes, but all showcase the power of the medium, including its ability to capture human emotions and interpersonal connections.
Popular from 2014:
Twenty-year-old Olivia Bee’s first solo exhibit, “Kids in Love,” features her friends, doing what teenagers and young adults do, but in a well-composed, beautiful way.
Images from New York City-based photographer Mark Hartman’s series “Bole Sol Nihang” include portraits of Nihang Sikhs, also known as the “eternal army,” who are known for their fearlessness, bravery and successful victories in battle. According to Hartman, their way of life hasn’t changed in nearly 300 years and, he says, “I felt a necessity to make images of them in modern times.”
Popular from 2015:
Commercial photographer Peter Freed’s personal project, featuring portraits of women between the ages of 35 and 104, challenges assumptions about how women age.
Dona Schwartz contrasts nervous and excited parents-to-be with empty-nest parents in the spaces their grown children have left behind.
Popular from 2016 (so far):
Camila Svenson found universal teenage moments in an Icelandic village, embedding herself to record the isolation and strong bonds that define small-town life.
Using photographs of modern men and women, Sinan Tuncay constructs scenes from traditional Turkish weddings in the style of traditional miniature paintings.
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The December 11 issue of The New Yorker features Elinor Carucci’s arresting close-up photograph of a kiss, shot on assignment to accompany a short story by Kristen Roupenian. The story, about the self-deceptions and self-abnegation of a young woman who goes on a couple of dates with an older man, has drawn a lot of... More ›