PPD Spotlight: How Pokemon Go Helped Me See The World
When Mike McGregor's son first asked him to download the Pokemon Go app, he said no. Incorrectly, he assumed the fad would fade. A month later, he finally relented. As it turned out, the New York City-based photographer and Pro Photo Daily reader found a new way to see the world himself. "My son and I went scrambling up rock piles and going to places I had never been," he says. "I realized how augmented reality had opened up a new hybrid world that combines physical exploration with technology." He decided to document a gamer's experiences in wild environments, and the result is his series "Explorers," which we spotlight today.
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The DART Board: 10.25.2016
Books / Talks / Panels / Screenings / and Beyond Tuesday October 25 Ieva Epnere \ Sea of Living Memories, artist talk, 6:30 pm. Art in General, 145 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY Info [Dumbo] Wednesday, October 26 Nayland Blake | Parsons Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series, 7 pm. The New School, 66 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY Info Rebecca Solnit | Nonstop Metropolis, 6:30 pm. Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, NY NY Info Urs Fischer, artist talk, 5 pm. Salomon Center, Room 101, Brown University, ...
In Focus, 1: "It's Like They're Crying From the Ground"
“If these aren’t our loved ones buried here, they are someone else’s sons and daughters,” Martha Gonzalez tells the Los Angeles Times. “It’s like they are crying out from the ground to be found.” Gonzalez is part of a movement in Mexico — grieving relatives and friends who have taken up shovels and picks to find the bodies of loved ones who have disappeared. Searchers on the northern fringes of Veracruz say they have uncovered at least 80 clandestine graves in recent weeks, notes the Times, which sent photographer Liliana Nieto del Rio to document the extraordinary search in photos and video.
Photographer Profile - Michael DeFilippo: "There's a difference between seeing and really noticing"
St. Louis-based commercial photographer Michael DeFilippo was going through a slow stretch in his business earlier this year, and to fill up his down time he began a personal project - examining how the Interstate Highway System, which turns 60 this year, "blindsided" his city by bisecting and walling off neighborhoods. In doing so, he struck a national nerve, garnering media attention and bringing him emails from people across the country who are troubled by the interstates' impact on their cities.
- Photographer Profile - Robert Trachtenberg: "It came down to a group of guys not taking themselves too seriously"
Ed Kashi on the Evolving Role of iPhones & Other Smartphones in Photojournalism
Famed photojournalist Ed Kashi talks with writer Jeff Wignall about his career, his passion for telling his subjects' stories and his use of the iPhone as a serious journalistic tool.