Navigating the Challenges of Front Line Photography Work

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It’s tough to imagine a job that’s more harrowing, or more important, than being a photographer covering conflicts, violence, and natural disasters on the ground. Doing it as woman brings another layer of challenges to the job, but not quite in the ways one might think. Here three women share their stories. Full Article.

Each year, we pack the 99U Conference with insightful talks and exclusive access to the most innovative organizations — all in the name of helping you build an incredible creative career. We’re thrilled to share the first round of our 2017 speakers and Studio Session hosts including creative leaders from Instagram, Airbnb, Refinery29, IDEO, Pentagram, and more. Full Article
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Rob Vargas: How to Design a Magazine Cover without Subject Cooperation
These days the national magazine cover can feel a little tired in the creativity department. So many glossies look like they’re picking their cover subjects from the same celebrity merry-go-round. But Bloomberg Businessweek has been playing a different game, one where the cover subject is as likely to be criticized as they are to be lauded. Here Creative Director Rob Vargas shares what goes into making the magazine’s provocative covers and how he handles sensational and sensitive subject matter. Full Article.
Javier Jaén: How One Barcelona-based Designer is Shaking Up American Culture
Javier Jaén lives in Spain, but makes 95 percent of his income from designing images for U.S.-based publications like The New York Times and the New Yorker. In his work, Jaén deliberately rubs everyday items together to provoke readers to think more deeply about a story’s truth, whether that’s troops on the battlefield or the meaning of a killer selfie. Here Jaén shares why he uses his images to stir up emotions that hurt a little bit. Full Article.

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