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Pete McBride’s epic photographic journeys


December 2018 issue Profiles

Documenting the Colorado River and the Grand CanyonLike most people who grew up in the Western United States, native Coloradan Pete McBride is acutely aware of water. From Colorado to California, life and lifestyle have been shaped by this ever-diminishing resource that provides the lifeblood to communities carved out of the desert, nourishment for farms bullied up from the arid ground, and catalyst for legal disputes between cities, states, and nations. Yet water remains something most... Continue Reading >

Less gear, more vision


11.25.2018 News

Why Pete McBride used minimalist gear for an epic journeyWorking on location means hauling your gear to wherever you need to shoot. That can be a backbreaking chore even if you’re just photographing in one location.Now consider the chore if you’re hauling your gear across 700-plus miles of rugged terrain … along with everything you need to eat, sleep, and survive for weeks at a time. You really start to think about weight and efficiency. And those considerations go beyond your... Continue Reading >

Science experiments lead to artful photographs


November 2018 issue News

Kaleidoscopes of form and colorEpsom salt, acetaminophen, vitamin supplements: It’s hard to believe these common drug store supplies are the subjects of Justin Zoll’s vibrant microscopy series.“I’ve always been very interested in science,” says Zoll, who often did experiments with a friend who owned a microscope. One day the pair connected Zoll’s DSLR to the microscope, and Zoll liked the result. He purchased his own microscope through eBay and began experimenting with... Continue Reading >

The magic behind Ken Kaminesky’s travel photography


October 2018 issue Profiles

His story starts with packing boxes in a Montreal warehouse, but the lasting image is what matters most to travel photographer Ken Kaminesky—not just the image in hand but the memory of its moment, too.For that, we find ourselves in Petra, the ancient Nabataean capital carved out of cliffs in Jordan. Kaminesky’s online portfolio includes images of Petra he took on one of his Discovery Photo Tours, a business he launched in 2016. His recollection quickly jumps to his image of Petra’s... Continue Reading >

Syrian refugee portrait reflects light amid desperation


July 2018 issue News

Documentary photographer Nish Nalbandian spent three years photographing the war in northern Syria. His new book “A Handful of Dust: Syrian Refugees in Turkey” is a collection of the photographs he made of Syrian refugees living in the cities and rural towns of southern Turkey. Here’s what Professional Photographer learned about the portrait of Abu Hamid, above:Where were you when you made this photograph?Nalbandian: I was in southern Turkey in early 2014 waiting to go into Syria... Continue Reading >

Team USA clinches 2018 World Photographic Cup

5.7.2018 News

After losing the World Photographic Cup to Portugal for the past two years, Team USA reclaimed the top spot for 2018. Competition results were announced May 6 in Sydney, Australia, with 30 countries represented. WPC pits teams of photographers from various countries against one another in friendly competition. The top 10 WPC images in each category for 2018:CommercialIllustration / Digital ArtNaturePortraitReportage / PhotojournalismWeddingCreated in 2013 through a partnership... Continue Reading >

Witness to history: Harry Benson’s Robert F. Kennedy assassination images


December 2017 issue News

Famed photojournalist Harry Benson has always prided himself on “being at the center of things” and “getting the goods” when it comes to an assignment. That commitment to return with great pictures, no matter how harrowing the conditions, was in evidence when he received the June 1968 assignment to cover Sen. Robert F. Kennedy after he won California’s presidential primary.“I was standing on a chair photographing Bobby in the Ambassador Hotel and followed him as he headed for a... Continue Reading >

Harry Benson has photographed it all


December 2017 issue Profiles

“Harry Benson? You’re going to interview Harry Benson?” Liz Smith, the 94-year-old doyenne of the New York City gossip corps, asks when I telephone her about her longtime friend. “He’s a charmer. You’ll love him. Everybody loves Harry.”It’s a comment I’ll encounter again and again as I research Glasgow, Scotland-born Benson, the world-famous photographer who’s made iconic images of The Beatles, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jackson, and every U.S. president since Eisenhower. In... Continue Reading >
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