Archive for June 2018

Litter of Sled Dog Puppies Named after Photographers May Be the Cutest Thing on the Internet

Posted by on Friday June 29, 2018 | Fun

Dogsledder and author Blair Braverman reveals the photographer namesakes for her litter of puppies.

In a move that promises to redeem Twitter as a communication platform (at least briefly), dogsledder and author Blair Braverman revealed today in a thread that she’s named her new litter of husky puppies after photographers. Weegee, Katie O [Orlinsky], [Manuel Álvarez] Bravo, [Jamel] Shabazz, [Diane] Arbus and [Lori] Grinker, will soon be competing in... More

Quick Tip: Mark Peterson’s Advice on Sustaining a Long Career

Posted by on Thursday June 28, 2018 | Business

©Mark Peterson
From Mark Peterson's "Political Theatre" project. ©Mark Peterson

Personal projects help launch many careers, but they also help photographers stay in the game for years on end. Photographer Mark Peterson, who started his career more than 35 years ago, says the most important thing photographers can do to keep going, especially through career valleys, is to “find a project that you care about,... More

Magnum Photos Names 5 New Nominees

Posted by on Wednesday June 27, 2018 | Photojournalism

Magnum Photos, Magnum nominee, Gregory Halpern, Lorenzo Meloni, photojournalist,
© Sim Chi Yin/Magnum Photos. From “Shifting Sands,” an investigation of global sand completion.

Members of the Magnum Photos collective voted to welcome five new photographers as Nominees to the agency. The new nominees are: Sim Chi Yin (Singapore) Gregory Halpern (USA) Rafal Milach (Poland) Lua Ribeira (Spain) Lindokuhle Sobekwa (South Africa) Magnum announced the news after its Annual General meeting, which took place in Paris. Thomas Dworzak, current... More

Video: Frank W. Ockenfels 3 on Creativity, His Career and David Bowie

Posted by on Friday June 22, 2018 | PDN Video Picks

Celebrity portrait photographer Frank W. Ockenfels 3 offers a wealth of inspiration, tips and advice in this nine-minute video just released by The Hollywood Reporter. The video is the pilot episode of a series called Magic Hour, which will profile photographers, cinematographers, song writers, set designers and others—“anyone whose life passion is to create,” says... More

Quick Tip: How to Write Better Artist Statements (And Dread It Less)

Posted by on Monday June 18, 2018 | Fine Art

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An image from Ron Jude’s book Lago. Jude urges students to think of artist statements as a way of clarifying their ideas about a project and moving forward with the work. ©Ron Jude

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