I am proud to announce that two stories I edited last year have placed in the 2015 PDN Photo Annual, which recognizes the best photography of the year. Magnum's Alex Majoli placed in the editorial category for his coverage of Milan and Paris Fashion Week, and Dina Litovsky placed in the photojournalism category for her story on the 60th Debutante Ball. Bobby Doherty, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari were also honored for their work with New York Magazine. In addition, I celebrate our friends JUCO, Erik Madigan Heck, Kevin Tachman, Landon Nordeman, Jerome Sessini and Christopher Anderson, who also placed in the Annual and have worked with The Cut in the past. Congratulations to everyone!
Check out all of this year's winners here.
Photographer, curator, Shutterstock manager and Humble Arts founder Jon Feinstein asked me and a fabulous group of photo-thinkers to contribute to a list of our most peeving photography buzzwords. Read my rant on "vintage" photography, along with wise words from Amy Wolff, Matthew Leifheit, Alison Zavos, David Rosenberg and more.
Quint Magazine's Samar Al Khudhairi stopped by my apartment in January for a long, informal chat about photo editing. The story is now live on their newly redesigned site, which looks great! Click here for a peak at my bookshelf, camera collection and cat.
Photo editor Raydene Salinas (HuffPo, NY Mag, Time Out) celebrated International Women's Day today with the launch of her new web project, Lady Guns. She created this platform to recognize "talented, driven women from across the globe." I am honored to be among the inaugural 30 women featured on her site. Read my profile here.
I am often asked about the difference between photo editing for print and digital, and this past week's New York Fashion Week coverage by Landon Nordeman provides an incisive example. I suggested this image to photo director Jody Quon to tease the fashion content in the Table of Contents. Part of its magnetism is its ethereal, delicate quality -- something that translates better in the large, slow-turning format of print. I felt the photo, while stunning, was too delicate for web, so it was not included with the rest of the Delpozo show coverage online. However, it is perfectly suited to the magazine.
Bryan Formhals interviewed photographer Amy Lombard for the most recent episode of the LPV Show. I've worked with Amy many time over the past few years. She speaks (and shoots!) beyond her years. Bryan asked Amy how she felt about having photo editors editing her work. She told him,
One person who I love when she edits my work is Emily Shornick. I love the photos that she chooses and the sequencing. I'm always like, "Oh! That makes a lot of sense. I get that!" She's one photo editor that I'm psyched on.
I'm psyched on her, too! Listen to the full episode here.
During last week's blizzard, I had a nice long conversation with PhotoWhoa's Freddy Martinez. We spoke about photography and editing. He asked some tough questions, including a request to define beauty in 140 characters or more. I told him,
Beauty is an aesthetic pleasure that transcends joy to illuminate a truth or ideal. That was only 57 characters, but I'm an editor. I find brevity beautiful.
Read the whole interview here.
By popular demand (and my own nostalgia for tangible snapshots), I have opened my first pop-up Instagram print shop. A carefully curated selection of my original Instagram photos are now available for a limited time. They are printed on archival-quality 300gsm paper with a smooth matte finish, and measure 4in x 4in including a 3mm white border. Each photo is signed and numbered.
I am so proud of the whole New York Magazine team for leading the pack with an astonishing 10 ASME nominations, including Best Website and Magazine of the Year. We were also nominated for Feature Photography, Design, Single-Topic Issue,Personal Service, Columns and Commentary, Magazine Section (2), and Tablet Magazine. You can read the full nominations list here.
Fashion Lust, Dina Litovsky's first US solo show, opens today at Anastasia Photo in NYC. The show comprises of photographs shot over four seasons at fashion week, many of which I produced for The Cut. Be sure to check it out before it closes on February 26! If you can't make it, enjoy fashion week photography from Dina and more in my portfolio.
Minneapolis's Weinstein Gallery is currently exhibiting photographs artist Ina Jang shot for The Cut, alongside fashion photographs by Lillian Bassman, Olivia Bee, Cass Bird, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Toni Frissell, Frances McLaughlin-Gill, Sheila Metzner, Sarah Moon, Genevieve Naylor, Deborah Turberville, and Ellen von Unwerth. I am so proud to see another project hanging on a gallery wall! The show runs through January 17, 2015. Read more about the exhibition here.
I had the pleasure of curating a collection for Featureshoot, one of my favorite photography blogs. We talked about photo editing for digital vs web, my shoot production process, how photo editors use Instagram, and all the other things that make working at The Cut/New York Magazine so exhilarating. Read the interview here: http://www.featureshoot.com/2014/10/cut-photo-editor-emily-shornick-curates-latest-offset-show/
National Geographic's photography blog Proof published an interview today with photographer Landon Nordeman on the fashion month coverage we worked on together for The Cut/New York Magazine.
Landon told Proof, "Emily just encourages me to be myself and make pictures. That is music to any photographer’s ears." It's a privilege to work with someone like Landon -- a photographer who is self-directed and shoots with a distinct, joyful vision.