10 Picture Story: Forensic
Studies: Photographer Robert
Shults immersed himself for a year
in the work of forensic scientists
studying how corpses decay.
BY DAVID WALKER
14 Legal Advice:
Should You Operate
Your Business as
an LLC? Probably.
Attorney Aaron M. Arce Stark
on how LLCs could protect
your personal assets if your
business gets sued.
16 Photo Book Publishing:
What to Expect After
You Publish a Book
Photographers Jesse Burke and
Lindsay Morris share the challenges
of marketing their recent books,
the strategies that worked and
some lessons they learned.
BY DAVID WALKER
28 how to Put Together a
for Open Calls, Awards
and Juried Reviews
Curators at nonprofit photography
organizations share memorable
submissions to juried shows, and
advice for artists on making a bigger
impact when they submit work for
exhibitions and other opportunities.
BY PDN STAFF
34 Conquering the
Dreaded Artist Statement:
Expert Advice for Writing
about Art Photography
A curator and four photographers who
also teach discuss what makes a good
statement, and how artists can avoid
clichéd artspeak. BY CONOR RISCH
38 Do Brick-and-mortar
Galleries have a Future?
A conversation with dealers Sasha Wolf
of Sasha Wolf Projects and Michael
Foley of Foley Gallery about the
business model of the gallery and
the impact of online marketplaces in
changing the ways buyers find artists.
FROm ThE ARChivE
42 Displaying Art in
Excerpts from interviews with
photographers, artists and gallerists
about pricing and displaying fine-art
work that isn’t a conventionally
sized print. BY PDN STAFF
VOLUME XXXVII ISSUE 8 AUGUST 2017
ABOvE: Robert Shults spent a year photographing students and researchers who
study the decomposition of human remains. He explains how he approached the
story “like a cultural anthropologist” in this month’s “Picture Story,” page 10.
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OU T iN OPEN-CALL
WRi TiNG ARTiST
9 TOP CAmERA
GE T READY
FOR ThE hDR
ON OUR COv ER: Sasha wolf
Projects showed kris
Project” at the art on
Paper fair this spring.
Since closing her gallery
space, wolf says she
has looked for new ways
to bring her artists’ work
to the public. to read
how wolf and galleriest
michael foley are adapting
to the changing habits of
art buyers, see page 38.