The “Solitude” fence has a quirky backstory

March 2017 issue News

© David Lorenz WinstonWith more than 400,000 impressions (posters, prints, and more) of David Lorenz Winston’s photograph “Solitude” sold since it was published in the 1980s, it ranks as one of the best-known images in recent memory. However, the intriguing story behind the image is far less well known.Winston photographed the famous picture in the early 1980s on the grounds of the Willistown Friends Quaker Meeting House in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.“Adjacent to the Meeting... Continue Reading >

Ryan Deboodt is addicted to discovering and photographing caves

March 2017 issue News

Beijing-based photographer Ryan Deboodt got hooked on caving and cave photography when he first explored Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and discovered "how amazing the world underneath us is," he says. Since then he's made a career out of subterranean photography, his work appearing in Smithsonian, Conde Nast Traveler, and National Geographic online, among other publications. Here's what we learned about Deboodt's success capturing the unseen underworld:    Photographing caves is... Continue Reading >

Michael Forsberg photo immortalized on U.S. stamp

2.22.2017 News

The size of the print is tiny, but its significance looms large.  On March 1, conservation photographer Michael Forsberg has his work immortalized when his image of sandhill cranes over the Platte River is dedicated as a U.S. stamp. The stamp commemorates Nebraska’s 150th year of statehood and represents an important part of the state’s natural heritage.Having grown up in Nebraska and now based in the state capitol of Lincoln, Forsberg has dedicated much of his 20-year career to... Continue Reading >

Coveted National Parks photographer position filled

November 2016 issue News

Channeling Ansel AdamsTens of thousands applied for the position. One got the job.In August, Jarob Ortiz began work as photographer for the National Parks Service, a position that pays up to $100,000 a year and involves traveling to America’s national parks to capture large-format photography, a la Ansel Adams.“All the way from the get-go, I never thought I would get this job,” says 33-year-old Ortiz. In fact he nearly didn’t apply because he thought it so far out of his league.... Continue Reading >

Wild thing

April 2016 issue News

The unlikely portrait subjectBrad Wilson’s portrait sessions with captive animals are as unpredictable as the subjects. After securing permission to photograph an animal, Wilson rents a studio or sound stage near the zoo or sanctuary where the animal resides, pays trainers to accompany the animal, and then gives the animal free reign. “The animals are effectively loose in the studio and are not trained in the traditional sense,” he says. “They’re habituated to humans and human... Continue Reading >