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Group portrait courtesy of Anthony Aquino

Project X: Help Portrait

April 04, 2014 - High School Photo Students Inspired to Give, Rather than Take, Portraits
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© Elan Star

Project X: Shoot, Learn, Sell

April 02, 2014 - StudentStock.com Offers an Online Community and Image Marketplace More »

© Ami Vitale

Step X Step: Recapping the PDNedu/Nikon 2013 Photo Industry Mashup

April 01, 2014 - Last fall, an exclusive panel discussion with Nikon Ambassadors Ami Vitale, Corey Rich and Jerry Ghionis had New York’s Jacob Javits Center abuzz with creative inspiration and business advice. These three diverse photographers shared candid opinions and expert guidance on How to Maintain a Solid Presence in a Shifting Field. More »

© Jessamyn Lovell

Star Teacher: Jessamyn Lovell - Blurring the Lines to Help Students Find Their Way

March 31, 2014 - Jessamyn Lovell’s power as an educator is partly due to the fact that she teaches what she actually practices. Winner of CENTER’s 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award, Lovell says her passion for photography stems from its ability to blur lines between fact and fiction, “to explore in-between truth and tell different versions of the same story.”
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© Jason Francisco

Business Smarts: Ivory Tower or Job Center?

March 25, 2014 - There’s a clear message coming out of the nation’s capital on the issue of higher education these days: It’s all about skills and jobs. In a highly reported sound bite from President Obama’s speech before a group of manufacturing industry workers, he commented, “Folks can make a lot more potentially with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree.”  Obama continued with the suggestion that a four-year college education is less significant than “[getting] the skills and the training that you need.”

What is the future of arts education for the next generation of budding creative talent? This article takes A Sneak Peek at the Obama administration's College Affordability Plan.

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© Rich Clarkson/Clarkson Creative

Photo Gigs: Rich Clarkson - Founder and Director of Clarkson Creative

March 18, 2014 - Q&A with Rich Clarkson: legendary director of photography, photo book packager and director of sports photography services More »

© Supranav Dash

Inside Selection: Supranav Dash - Marginal Trades

March 15, 2014 - Supranav Dash, a 2013 graduate of the School of Visual Arts, recounts his adventures in making large-format portraits of endangered tradesmen in and around his hometown of Kolkata, India, in old-world professions that are at risk of vanishing in our high-tech world. We met with Dash in October 2013 during the 11:30 club at the Eddie Adams Workshop in Jeffersonville, New York.
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© John G. Zimmerman

Out of the Past: John G. Zimmerman

March 14, 2014 - JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN

[1927 - 2002]

Mastermind of Lighting and Action in Sports

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Headshot © David Lindner

Is It Legal? Sports Logos, Branding Identity and Image Sales

March 12, 2014 - Q: I'm an aspiring sports photographer and am currently interning for a number of teams at my school. I'd like to start selling these images on the Internet but someone told me I'd need to remove logos from my images first. Why is that necessary? It seems like it would take a lot of work. More »

©Nate Gowdy

Enter our 2014 Student Photo Contest by Dec. 24

December 17, 2013 - Submit your images in our Student Photo Contest for a chance have your work viewed by influential judges, get your work featured in PDNedu Magazine, and win prizes, such as a Nikon camera, Canson Infinity Discovery Pack, B&H gift card and a portfolio review session with a PDN editor.  More »

© Lynn Goldsmith

It's A Living: The Shape-Shifting Image Maker

November 04, 2013 - Lynn Goldsmith Looks Back on a Life Lighting the Stars

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© CJ Harker

Storytellers: CJ Harker Lights up the Skating Scene

November 01, 2013 - Like many young photographers who document their friends and lifestyle, CJ Harker finds his inspiration in the culture of skateboarding. More »

© Masato Kuroda

Project X: The Astoria Project

October 31, 2013 - Community College Students Capture Diversity in Queens
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© Fotofolios.org

Project X: Portfolios with a Global Reach

October 29, 2013 - Fotofolios.org: An international Internet resource delivering images and opportunities to students and graduates.
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photo © Christina Katsolis

Special Report: Museum Studies

October 11, 2013 - Museum Studies: Photography Programs with Associated Museums Generate Academic Enlightenment

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© Charlie Engman
PDN April 2014



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