PPD Master Series: Film, Music and the Art of Storytelling with Charley Voorhis
"Life is full of fleeting moments that shape us and give us perspective on what it means to be alive," writes Wenatchee, Washington-based filmmaker Charley Voorhis, whose work includes videos on topics ranging from the wild nature of Yellowstone National Park to the migration of salmon in the Columbia River and craftspeople working at their trades. In today's Pro Photo Daily Masters Series Sponsored by Tamron, Voorhis talks about his career, which started with shooting weddings and promotional videos and now includes work for clients like Microsoft, PBS, and the Discovery Channel.
Spotlight: A Combat Veteran Overcomes Trauma as a Farmer
Alex Sutton is looking for a new life as a farmer. Sutton, a three-tour Iraq war veteran who received a medical retirement from the U.S. Army, is forging a new identity as a farmer, hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. But he cannot shake the trauma of war, and his world cycles between states of heightened awareness and feeling "zombified" from a cocktail of prescription drugs meant to keep him stable. Sutton's story is told in the documentary "Farmer/Veteran," debuting on PBS's Independent Lens series on Memorial Day, May 29. The film comes from co-director Jeremy M. Lange, a Pro Photo Daily and Motion Arts Pro reader, and co-director Alix Blair. Today we preview it.
Magnum Manifesto at ICP
Seventy years ago in February, at the Museum on Modern Art, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David “Chim” Seymour formed a cooperative photo agency conjured out of the ashes of post-war Europe. With a champagne toast, they proclaimed “Magnum.” The agency was unique for its time in that each member owned the rights to their photographs and could determine conditions for their distribution. Since then, 92 photographic members have contributed to the sto...
Dispatches from Latin America: Peru's Changing Landscapes
Peru’s modern geographical landscape is as complex as its politics, with a rapid economic expansion that has nonetheless left almost half the population in the bottom socioeconomic class, notes Times LightBox, which features photographer Eduardo Hirose's images of a country in the throes of transformation. Hirose has spent the last three years documenting everything from from Lima’s skyscrapers to the maze of mines in Pasco and Cajamarca.
Illustrator Profile - Lauren Simkin Berke: "Create space for the unexpected"
Lauren Simkin Berke is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, artist, and zine creator. In addition to regular editorial illustration, Berke's artwork has graced book covers, and appeared in gallery exhibits, and is available on a wide variety of merchandise via the Etsy and Brooklyn Collective. Berke has also been an active comic artist and writer. Most of Berke's illustrations are created pen, ink and watercolor, with the recent addition of sculpted 3D "puppets."
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- Photographer Profile - Petra Barth: "I hope to create an emotional connection between the viewer and the subject"
Life in the Fast-Glass Lane with the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2
Photographer Jeff Wignall sees the light through the very fast eye of the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 lens and is pleased to report it's a whopping bargain of a fast constant-aperture zoom.