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Are Art School Hiring Practices Hurting Prospects For MFA Photo Students?

January 28, 2015 - Photographer Eliza Lamb looks at how the trend to replace tenure-track teaching positions with adjunct professorships affects both students and working artists. More »

Making a Portfolio That Wins Grants

January 27, 2015 -  Joseph Sywenkyj, winner of the 2014 W. Eugene Smith Grant, explains how he got the attention of jurors with a competition portfolio that was both exquisite--and affordable. More »

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How I Got That Grant: Joseph Sywenkyj On Winning The 2014 W. Eugene Smith Grant

January 23, 2015 - Joseph Sywenkyj tells PDN how he won the prestigious photojournalism grant for his multi-faceted project on the Ukraine. More »

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© MAE RYAN

"South of Stars" Tells a Tale of Young Musicians in the Ghetto

January 22, 2015 - In their video "South of Stars," Mae Ryan and Grant Slater tell the story of two young musicians, treating their Watts, Los Angeles, neighborhood as a main character. More »

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© BRANDON RALPH

Code and Theory, an Agency for the Digital Age

January 15, 2015 - Code and Theory boasts a culture in which creatives and digital engineers work together to produce everything from websites for Vogue and ads for Burger King. More »

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© FELIPE JÁCOME

Felipe Jácome's Portraits of Activist Ecuadorians in the Amazon

January 14, 2015 - Felipe Jácome's portrait series "Amazonas" shares the words and images of indigenous Ecuadorian women fighting to protect their land from state-owned oil companies More »

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The Photo Gear of CES 2015

January 13, 2015 -  We came, we saw, we photographed. Here's what caught our eye at CES 2015. More »

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How I Got That Shot: Emily Shur's Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail for WIRED

January 12, 2015 - Emily Shur explains how she crafted the lighting for her shoot with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani for WIRED's fall television preview. More »

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Voices of California's Central Valley: Photographer Matt Black on Dorothea Lange

January 09, 2015 - Matt Black tells PDN how Dorothea Lange's Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration in California informs his ongoing coverage of the Central Valley. More »

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Drone Photographers Take To The Skies To Find New Perspectives

January 08, 2015 - As drone photography takes flight around the world, U.S. droneographers wait in the wings for the FAA's blessing. More »

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The Technical Ingenuity of National Geographic's Photo Engineering Department

January 06, 2015 - The secret to National Geographic's uncanny, never-before-seen images from land, sea and air? The creativity and technical skill of the magazine's photo engineering department. More »

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The Innovative Gear That Will Shape 2015

January 05, 2015 - We take a look at the latest cameras, lenses, lights and other gear that will set the technological curve for 2015. More »

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Matt Black and Ed Kashi Bring California's Dried-Out Central Valley to The New Yorker

January 01, 2015 - Photographer Matt Black, who has made California's Central Valley his life's work, was tapped by Ed Kashi to round out an assignment on the region's crippling drought last summer."]">Photographer Matt Black, who has made California's Central Valley his life's work, was tapped by Ed Kashi to round out an assignment on the region's crippling drought last summer. More »

PDN January 2015: The Innovation Issue

January 01, 2015 - PDN January 2015: The Innovation Issue More »

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Stories in a Frame: Kevin Arnold on VII's Ron Haviv

December 29, 2014 - Photographer Kevin Arnold credits the renowned photojournalist Ron Haviv with helping him think differently about how to create unexpected images while on assignment. More »

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Sunset Magazine's Yvonne Stender on the Magazine, Photo Editing, and How She Finds Photographers

December 26, 2014 - Yvonne Stender, Sunset Magazine's photo director, talks to PDN about the guides and books Sunset publishes, how she finds photographers and why photo editing isn't what it used to be. More »

Roundup: 9 Cool Black-and-White Photo Apps

December 25, 2014 - PDN's senior technology editor Greg Scoblete rounds up nine of the coolest black-and-white apps on the market. More »

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Chloe Dewe Mathews Documents Sites Where Soldiers Were Executed for Cowardice in WWI

December 23, 2014 - Photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews brings a forgotten chapter of history to life in her project documenting the sites where soldiers accused of cowardice were excecuted during World War I. More »

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The Big Ask: What Art Buyers Look For In Image Libraries

December 22, 2014 - With a growing demand for photographers to shoot image libraries, art buyers explain the specific skills they're looking for. More »

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How I Got That Shot: Ty Cole for Metropolis Magazine

December 19, 2014 - Photographer Ty Cole uses his subjects tools to shape his compositions AND to light their environment in a shoot for Metropolis magazine. More »

12 Photographers, 12 Views of Israel and the West Bank, 12 Books

December 18, 2014 - A collaborative project depicts Israel and the West Bank through the eyes of 12 photographers, including Wendy Ewald, Josef Koudelka, Gilles Peress and Thomas Struth.  More »

Notable Photo Books of 2014, Part III

December 16, 2014 - Photo books remain the preferred medium of photographers, and its stature has grown in recent years with no signs of slowing down. In this third and final installment of PDN's Notable Books of 2014, the editors highlight Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb, Eugene Richards and Nicolo Degiorgis. More »

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How Photographers Can Brand Themselves For Social Media Work

December 15, 2014 - As brands and agencies spend more money on social media campaigns, photographers and their reps are altering their strategies to score jobs on platforms like Instagram, Tumblr and Vine. PDN spoke with clients about how they hire photographers for social media jobs and reps on how they're marketing their photographers to get them. More »

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Mona Kuhn's book "Private" and series "Acido Dorado" Take on the Esthetic of the Desert

December 12, 2014 - The colors and landscape of the deserts of California and the American Southwest inspired Mona Kuhn's new book of nude photographs, "Private," and her series "Acido Dorado." More »

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Notable Photo Books of 2014, Part II

December 11, 2014 - Photo books remain the preferred medium of photographers, and its stature has grown in recent years with no signs of slowing down. Here, the editors of PDN highlight some of the most notable photo books of 2014. More »

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Notable Photo Books of 2014: Part I

December 10, 2014 - Photo books remain the preferred medium of photographers, and its stature has grown in recent years with no signs of slowing down. Here, the editors of PDN highlight some of the most notable photo books of 2014. More »

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Shooting On Spec To Land Advertising Assignments: Chris Stanford for Ashworth Golf Apparel

December 10, 2014 - Kevin Buth, a creative director at the ad agency Zambezi, suggested photographer Chris Stanford try shooting a test shoot to score ad work for an Adidas subsidiary; it worked, and also scored him jobs with other clients. More »

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Career Launch: Jason Elias, Portrait Photographer

December 08, 2014 -  Jason Elias transitioned from a career as a gaffer in the film industry when a chance meeting with a Discovery TV executive turned into his first big assignment. More »

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What's Your Niche: Stephen Crowley, Political Photojournalist

December 05, 2014 - Known for his distinctive behind-the-scenes political coverage for The New York Times, photographer Stephen Crowley explains how he works around the limits imposed on press photographers.  More »

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Shooting On Spec To Land Advertising Assignments: Alex Farnum for Reebok

December 04, 2014 - Photographer Alex Farnum leaned on the strength of his relationships at an ad agency to score a coveted client—Reebok—with some spec work.
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