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Everyday Empathy in the Photographs of Michael Dressel

<i>Michael Dressel, Los Angeles, 2014</i><p>Born in 1958, Michael Dressel grew up behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin obsessed with film and desiring to be a painter. In attempting to escape the Worker's Paradise he was captured climbing the wall and spent two years in a Stasi prison, years he calls "the …

On the Road with Paul Theroux: Photographs and Words from His New Book

In Deep South, Paul Theroux takes the back roads of the South with photographer Steve McCurry.<p>Road Candy: Traveling in America<p>Most travel narratives, perhaps all of them, even the classics, describe the miseries and splendors of going from one remote place to another. The quest, the getting there, …

Books

13 Bookish Movies Now Streaming on Netflix

By Tolani Osan | Off the Shelf<p>As book lovers, we tend to be skeptical about film adaptations, but we are fans of both the thirteen books on this list and their cinematic counterparts. Read the book, then stream the movie. Netflix is a marvelous thing.<p><b>The Cider House Rules by John Irving</b><p>John …

Holy Orders

A determined Pope Francis moves to reform a recalcitrant Curia.<p>When you walk in the back entrance to Vatican City, you quickly realize what a small world the center of the Catholic Church is. The hundred-and-nine-acre complex, built largely during the Renaissance, is the spiritual and …

Quiet Depravity

The demure outrages of a standup comic.<p>The comedian Sarah Silverman exerts a kind of mesmeric control over an audience. She doesn’t laugh at her own jokes, and when she smiles it is deliberately inappropriate. The expression that lingers on her face is usually one of tentative confusion or of …

PDN's 30 Photographers Provide Career Tips to Aspiring Photographers (UPDATED)

A panel featuring three of this year’s PDN’s 30 photographers discussed strategies for building a successful career and offered a wealth of useful …

Surreal Photo Manipulations By Photographer Dariusz Klimczak

We throw the word “surreal” around a lot when talking about photographers, but these outlandish works by Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak take …

33 Powerful And Creative Print Ads That’ll Make You Look Twice

Most ads out there are annoying, but given the amount of professionals working in the marketing and advertising industries, they’re bound to come up …