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PPD Spotlight: Photographer Revisits Times Square, Where His Career Began

On a summer day in 1996, Scott McDermott got off the bus at the Port Authority Terminal in New York City and wandered to Times Square. A college student studying photography in upstate Ithaca, McDermott had decided to come to come to the city to find a summer internship. With no prospects or real plans, his chances of success were slim. But in Times Square, there was a big photo shoot going on, and he stayed to watch for four hours. That's when something remarkable happened. Twenty years later, McDermott, a PPD reader, was back, looking at his own work towering over Times Square and remembering how his career got its start.

Close-Up: "New Filmmaker" Eddie O'Keefe

The New Filmmakers series from Short of the Week looks at how technology is changing every aspect of filmmaking. One of the filmmakers profiled is Eddie O’Keefe, whose low-fi short The Ghosts   was rejected by film festivals but went on to become influential online. That has led to other opportunities, such as creating a series pilot for Hulu. How did the 28-year old from Davenport, Iowa, who uses Tumblr to sketch out new film ideas, find his way into Hollywood’s heart? When it comes to your short film, skip festivals, he says. “Just put it up online and push it out there and if it’s even halfway decent or has one or two ideas in it, people will find it and share it.”

The DART Board: 07.26.2016

Special Events Thursday, July 28-Saturday, August 13 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!  continues at the Prospect Park Bandshell with free performances and screenings. Info   Talks / Discussions / Screenings / and Beyond Tuesday, July 26, 16 Patricia Cronin & Maura Reilly in conversation, 6 pm. FLAG Art Foundation, 545 West 25th Street, NY, NY Info A-I-R Talk with WNYC, 7 pm. Jordan Casteel, EJ Hill,Jibade-Khalil Huffman and program alumni Kevin Beasley, Kerry James Marshall and Dave...

Latin American Fotografia: Lynn Savarese

For Lynn Savarese, photographing water is a passion. And in early 2015 she was able to indulge that passion during a three-day trip to the mighty Iguazu Falls on the Argentine/Brazil border. The New York-based fine-art photographer had just wrapped up a photo trip to Buenos Aires and decided to investigate the tumultuous site. The experience, she says, "was cathartic." One of her images from the series of photographs she shot there was named a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 4 competition.

Photographer Profile - Andy Goodwin: "I wanted to know how they spent their time in jail, and what it was like when they came out."

Andy Goodwin is a commercial photographer based in Frankfort, Illinois, a southern suburb of Chicago, who has built up an impressive commercial business working for companies like John Deere, PNC Bank, and Chesapeake Energy. But when he had some free time earlier this year, he began a project that took him in an entirely new direction - making a short video documentary about people who had been wrongfully convicted of crimes and sent to prison for decades.