the “Like” List:
Favorite sources For
With so many venues and platforms displaying new photography every day, how do clients choose where to look at new work? We asked several editors, art buyers and judges of the PDN Photo Annual to name some of their favorite places to find new photo projects and discover new talent. Check out a few of their “likes” below and see more on PDNOnline this month.
photo editor, New York
The blog This isn’t Happiness ( thisisnthappiness.com), introduced to me by a former colleague, is one
of the most lovely sources of inspiration, and sometimes even leads to the discovery of a photo project.
The site culls some of the most interesting images across the Internet—illustration, typography
and, of course, photography. It lead me to German photographer Meike Nixdorf’s stunning landscapes
(which I missed at the International Center of Photography last year). Importantly, it also links to the
original sources of the material, which in these days of non-attribution is very important.
© Meike Nixdorf
Left: An image from Meike
Nixdorf’s “In the Orbit of El
Teide,” featured on This isn’t
Happiness. Right: A spread
from Fake Flowers in Full Color
by Jaap Scheeren and Hans
Gremmen, published by F W:,
a small publisher. Opposite
page, clockwise from top:
Photos by Yann Gross and
Holly Andres, showcased
in BLINK; the entrance to
Antonin Kratochvil’s 2011
exhibition at Look3; the home
page of Jenren, with a photo
by Phil Jones.
© Jaap scheereN
Lesley a. Martin
pubLisher, aperture FouNdatioN
I would probably list The N Y Art Book Fair and Offprint
Paris as events that I’ve found inspirational in the past
year or so. It’s a slightly different animal than a Web
site I turn to on a regular basis, but they are both great
places to find new and international artists who are
bubbling up from the world of self-publishing, small
press and boutique publishing.
Some discoveries: Small presses like Hassla, JSBJ
and FW: that publish a range of artists including
Jaap Scheeren, Niels Stomps, Lucas Blalock, Klara
Källström, Grant Willing, Sam Falls, Kate Steciw and