10 Picture Story: New
Americans in Hostile Territory
Holly Pickett couldn’t get anyone to
publish her nine-year project about
an Iraqi family’s assimilation in
America. Then President Trump tried
to impose a Muslim travel ban.
BY MARTHA T. MOORE
12 Career Launch: Christina
Gandolfo’s Second Act
The Los Angeles-based photographer
explains how her experience as a
magazine editor helped her become
a photographer in her 40s.
BY DAVID WALKER
14 What’s Your Niche?:
Los Angeles photographer Drew
“Rukes” Ressler explains how he
built a career photographing top
DJs at electronic dance music
festivals all over the world.
IN TERVIE W BY DAVID WALKER
22 On Doing the Right Thing
Photojournalists Nina Berman,
David Guttenfelder, Victor J. Blue,
Sim Chi Yin and Ed Kashi talk
about their obligations to subjects
and audiences, and how the market
is affecting ethical standards in the
profession. Tom Hundley, senior
editor at the Pulitzer Center on
Crisis Reporting, also shares his
perspective. BY PDN STAFF
28 The Next Drone War
Now that the FAA has decided
who can fly them, the next battle is
over where. BY GREG SCOBLETE
32 You’re Not From
Photographers Eirik Johnson,
Danielle Villasana, Tasneem
Alsultan and Jason Houston
explain how they negotiate
the ethically sensitive territory
of photographing cultures other
than their own with dignity,
respect and a lack of stereotypes.
BY PDN STAFF
FROm THE ARCHivE
38 Bringing Life to
We’ve excerpted some
interviews with photographers
specializing in food, products,
splashes and pours to learn
more about their techniques
and the creative problem-solving
VOLUME XXXVII ISSUE 7 JULY 2017
BELO W: Christina Gandolfo photographed the owner of a taco truck in California’s Silicon Valley for Coupons.com. Gandolfo explains
how she launched her photography career in her 40s in “Career Launch,” page 12.
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a photo by tasneem
alsultan, taken on a
road in Nizwa, oman.
alsultan and three other
how they give subjects
from cultures other than
their own a voice in their
stories and avoid bias and
stereotypes, page 32.