Photographers are continually drawn to portraits, as they can create deep connections and express powerful emotions to a viewer within a single frame. After looking through thousands of entries, the winners of DPP's The Face 2013 Photo Contest have been chosen, whose images exemplify this dynamism of the portrait. Congratulations…

Howard Huang: The Photo Hit Man

Influenced by graphic novels and science-fiction movies, Howard Huang’s vibrant urban fashion and celebrity work is turning heads from here to China
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Howard Huang
Taiwan-born, Hawaiian-raised, New York-based Howard Huang considers himself an urban fashion/celebrity photographer. Comics and Japanese anime are building blocks for the fantasy sets he creates for musicians, models and actors, from Lil Wayne and Jacki-O to Ice-T and Nicki Minaj. Huang often composites photographs to achieve his inner vision or…

Art Streiber: Tell Me What You Want Me To Do

In his photography of Hollywood’s A-list, Art Streiber coaxes the artists into performing for his camera
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Art Streiber
For the past two decades, Los Angeles-based photographer Art Streiber has been documenting the who's who of Hollywood and beyond, with his portrait and entertainment photography gracing the covers and inside pages of magazines from Vanity Fair, Esquire and Entertainment Weekly, to Wired, Fortune and Rolling Stone. He has also…

Howard Schatz: Master Of The Act

Howard Schatz’s new book of portraits is a thoughtful study of actors acting
By William Sawalich, Photography By Howard Schatz
You're an icy interrogator," Howard Schatz explains, "telling a captive that in exactly 60 seconds, if you don't get the information you need, you're to start removing body parts, starting with his ears." With that, Schatz picks up his camera. He's seated at a small table, and the person across…

Emily Shur: Master Of Illuminating Fame

Emily Shur creates celebrity portraits that are as fun as they are beautiful
By William Sawalich, Photography By Emily Shur
Celebrity portrait photographer Emily Shur's primary task is collaboration. No matter the client, whatever the budget, she needs to forge a partnership with her subject if they're going to make something great. It's the existential crisis of even the most talented portraitist: You can't do it alone. "Most shoots are…

Yunghi Kim: Master Of Standing Ground

With thirty years of war photography under her belt, photojournalist Yunghi Kim is turning to more personal work
By David Willis, Photography By Yunghi Kim
For a photographer who has accomplished so much with her life, Yunghi Kim is shockingly honest in her humility. "Oh, no, I was scared shitless the whole time," she says plainly when asked if she's simply fearless. In 1992, Kim was kidnapped and held for ransom on an assignment to…
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