Christopher Burkett has spent four decades photographing landscapes with a large format film camera. It’s no easy feat. Burkett has to lug the large camera around, struggle with depth of field and battle motion blur.
But Burkett’s biggest challenge is a looming deadline: the moment he runs out of his 10 year supply of Cibachrome paper.
The NewsHour documents Burkett’s work, his printing process and the bittersweet reality that he will soon be closing the lights in his darkroom for the last time.
Photographer Jeff Jacobson has built a distinguished career—and published three books— by following his instincts, and by pursuing personal projects without preconceived ideas about where the projects might lead. But good photographs don’t just happen, of course. Jacobson explains his method for making photographs, and how he teaches it to workshop students, in a PDN... More ›
The majority of artists aren’t earning a living from sales of their artwork, a new survey suggests. Instead, they rely primarily on freelance and contract work, or other jobs, to make an average of $20,000–$30,000 annually. The survey, “A study on the financial state of visual artists today,” was conducted by The Creative Independent, a... More ›
Artist statements induce more headaches, loathing and procrastination than just about anything else on a photographer’s to-do list. But it is possible to tame a lot of that misery with a change of perspective, and a straightforward approach to the task. In our story “Conquering the Dreaded Artist Statement: Expert Advice for Writing about Art... More ›