Issue 15: Noir

Includes Surroundings, Noir, and Split-Second.
April—May 2008

Our Noir issue celebrates the moody and dark photography that evolved from the black-and-white crime films of the '40s and '50s. Cinematic inspiration continues with a behind-the-scenes account of a Gregory Crewdson shoot and Ryan Schude's Tableau photography, capturing whole narratives in a single frame.

In the Surroundings theme, JPG photographers share those places that mean the most. We've also included five photo essays spotlighting neighborhoods in Mexico, India, Iceland, the Czech Republic, and England.

The Split-Second theme captures the action at just the right moment, with explosions, gunshots, cockfights and more perfectly-timed shots. Plus, shooting interior architecture, unique results with expired film, a collaborative photo project by mail, and so much more!


A special thanks to Hallmark Institute of Photography, Lensbabies, The Art of Photography Show, Photography.Book.Now, Samsung, Sony, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, and Toyota, for making this issue possible!

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