Nina Berman Wins 2016 Aftermath Grant For Project on War’s Toxic Legacy

Posted by on Tuesday December 22, 2015 | Uncategorized

Nina Berman has won the 2016 Aftermath Project Grant for “Acknowledgment of Danger,” a look at the “toxic legacy of war on the American landscape.” Berman, a documentary photographer, has published two books: Purple Hearts—Back from Iraq (2004), on wounded veterans; and Homeland (2008), a look at surveillance and paranoia in post 9/11 America. Sara... More

Great Photography and Filmmaking Reads for Your Weekend

Posted by on Friday December 18, 2015 | Uncategorized

Here’s a selection of interesting reads curated by PDN‘s editorial staff for your weekend of leisure and contemplation: How NFL Films Caught Up With the Digital Age – Wired Immersive Story Telling Beyond the Single Screen – PDN I Am Gary Smith and This Is Why I Shoot Film – Emulsive Serious Play: Using Instagram... More

Time Inc Responds to PDN Article on Resistance to Time Inc’s Contract

Posted by on Thursday December 3, 2015 | Uncategorized

After we published our story “Photographers, Reps, Push Back on Time Inc Contract’s Rights Grab,” Jill Davison, vice president, corporate communications at Time Inc., contacted PDN. She sent a statement on Time Inc’s behalf. Here’s the statement: “We have standardized our photography rights and rates across our brands. Our new contract is fair and equitable.... More

Photographers, Reps Push Back on Time Inc Contract’s Rights Grab (Update)

Posted by on Thursday December 3, 2015 | Uncategorized

Photo agents, trade groups and individual photographers are raising alarms over the new photography contract issued last month by Time Inc., as they push the publisher to negotiate better terms. The new contract, as written, eliminates space rates, grants Time Inc. broad rights to reuse assignment photos in affiliate brands and books, and reduces fees... More

Fund Your Work: Manuel Ortiz Foundation Seeking Projects for $5,000 Documentary Grant

Posted by on Wednesday December 2, 2015 | Uncategorized

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film is accepting proposals for their $5,000 grants for a documentary photo project and a short documentary film. The deadline to enter is March 31, 2016. The Foundation awards one $5,000 grant to a photo project concerning pressing social issues “such as health, poverty, oppression, war, famine,... More

Adobe Updates Photoshop CC with Improved Touch and a New UI

Posted by on Tuesday December 1, 2015 | Uncategorized

Adobe has rolled out an update to Photoshop CC that will enable touch controls and a customizable toolbar. While most of the update is centered on design features for web and app developers, there are a few photo-friendly tweaks as well. The Photoshop interface has been updated with a higher-contrast UI. For users with touch... More

Sponsored: Thomas Roma: In the Vale of Cashmere

Posted by on Thursday November 19, 2015 | Events, Uncategorized

Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to present Thomas Roma: In the Vale of Cashmere. This exhibition of Roma’s most recent project consists of an intricate sequence of 75 black and white portraits and landscapes photographed in a secluded section of Prospect Park where black gay men cruise for sexual partners. This is Roma’s first major... More

Microsoft’s Broken Promise

Posted by on Wednesday November 4, 2015 | Uncategorized

When we canvased some of the best hard drive and cloud solutions for archiving your images in June (subscriber link) we singled out Microsoft’s OneDrive for praise, noting that it was one of the best deals around. For the price of a Microsoft Office 365 subscription ($99/year), you could enjoy unlimited file storage on the... More

Model Wins Defamation Claim over HIV Awareness Ad

Posted by on Tuesday October 27, 2015 | Uncategorized

A model who was falsely identified as being infected with HIV in a 2013 public service advertisement is entitled to damages for defamation, according to a report in New York Law Journal. State court judge Thomas Scuccimarra said in his ruling that falsely identifying the model in a stock photo as HIV positive was defamatory... More