Photo Editor, Photo District News (PDN)
New York, New York, USA
Amber Terranova is the Photo Editor for Photo District News (PDN), the leading industry magazine for professional photographers for over two decades. PDN delivers the information photographers need to survive in a competitive business: from marketing and business advice to legal issues, and more. Amber worked previously for New York Magazine and Outside magazine. She has judged national photo contests, including Review Santa Fe, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, International Photography Awards, Light Work Student Competition, Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, The Center for Fine Art Photography’s Red competition, and the Tierney Fellowship, among others. In addition to guest lecturing at various schools and reviewing portfolios, Amber teaches international photo workshops at the Bilder Nordic School of Photography in Oslo, Norway.
Amber’s taste in photography tends toward emerging and established artists with strong personal projects, surprising content and evidence of social engagement as well as distinctive commercial and editorial work. Amber prefers not to review floral or stock photography.
A strong believer in one-on-one critique and mentorship, Amber helps photographers fully realize their potential and broaden their market. As a portfolio reviewer, she offers participants editing and marketing advice as well as insight into the opportunities available to photographers in the photo industry and in PDN.