Sebastião Salgado’s Journey From Brazil to the World – NYTimes.com

Sebastião Salgado’s Journey From Brazil to the World

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Listen, I am not a social photographer. I am not an economic photographer. I’m not a photojournalist. Photography is much more than that. Photography is my life. It’s my way of life, and my language. I went to photograph the things that I had a great curiosity to see and to organize. I felt a certain revulsion, and a compulsion to show that others also have dignity, that dignity is not an exclusive property of the rich countries of the north but exists all over the planet. That’s what photography was for me, my language, my life and my way of going about and doing things

Sebastião Salgado’s Journey From Brazil to the World – NYTimes.com

B: Q & A With Matt Stuart

Q & A With Matt Stuart

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I’m really only making the photos for me. It’s a record of where I was and what I tried to do with the camera at that moment. I send the film off, wait to get it back, and see if I nailed it or not. If I didn’t, I’m back out there again. If I did, I’m back out there again. I do this every day. It isn’t for anyone else. Why would I spend that much time on my own walking the streets for anyone else?! Gotta be joking… It is for me.  I would guess other photographers are the main audience for my work.

B: Q & A With Matt Stuart

The Daily Edit: Michael Friberg: GQ / By the Olive Trees | A Photo Editor

The Daily Edit: Michael Friberg: GQ / By the Olive Trees

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I had delusions of grandeur thinking I’m gonna be like Annie Leibovitz with the Rolling Stones or something. Unfortunately the reality was much much worse. Their time and access was over promised and I had to fight tooth and nail to even get the band together for a quick portrait. It was a pretty acrimonious setting, I felt like I was in a real life version of Spinal Tap.

The Daily Edit: Michael Friberg: GQ / By the Olive Trees | A Photo Editor

Edouard Elias: The Foreigners « The Leica Camera

Edouard Elias: The Foreigners

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Since the end of 2013, France has sent more than 1200 soldiers to the Central African Republic – including a large number of foreign legionnaires. They come from different countries and fight for a common cause: the end of the civil war. Photographer Edouard Elias accompanied the troops. We spoke with him about his motivation, his difficulties in justifying that he is a professional and the importance of remembrance

Edouard Elias: The Foreigners « The Leica Camera

Lisa Krantz: The Toll of Obesity — zPhotoJournal

Lisa Krantz: The Toll of Obesity

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Last week, Krantz’s story: “A Life Apart: The Toll of Obesity,” won the Community Awareness Award at the 72nd POYi photography contest. (See link below) The poignant story was first published in the San Antonio Express-News where she is a full time staff photographer. It documented the struggles of one man’s battle with obesity

Lisa Krantz: The Toll of Obesity — zPhotoJournal

Interview with Eros Hoagland | The Photo Brigade

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I think violence attracts a lot of people, not just journalists. But journalists do seem to love it so. Not that violence is the only magnet for our profession, not at all. But it does seem to be a central attraction. Are we vultures, perhaps, but vultures play an important role in the ecosystem, so I don’t really see that as a bad thing. On second thought, we behave much worse than vultures in many cases

Interview with Eros Hoagland | The Photo Brigade

Ken Weingart interviews Martin Schoeller | LENSCRATCH

Ken Weingart interviews Martin Schoeller

Photographer and writer Ken Weingart has been producing interviews for his Art and Photography blog, and he has kindly offered to share a few with the Lenscratch audience over the next few months.  Today, Ken shares an interview with Martin Schoeller, the a highly successful German portrait photographer who just finished a show called Portraits at the prestigious Hasted Kraeutler Art Gallery in New York City.

Ken Weingart interviews Martin Schoeller | LENSCRATCH

Peter Turnley: French Kiss-A Love Letter to Paris Revisited « The Leica Camera

Peter Turnley: French Kiss-A Love Letter to Paris Revisited

Previously, we talked to Turnley about his book “French Kiss-A Love Letter to Paris” in October 2013 and featured a complementary video on his work that’s viewable here. As Valentine’s Day approaches along with the Leica Fotopark Valentine’s Day Challenge, we sat back down with Peter to hear more about his time photographing Paris and the love he has witnessed and experienced there.

Peter Turnley: French Kiss-A Love Letter to Paris Revisited « The Leica Camera

Sélim Harbi: Beirut Visual Itinerancy « The Leica Camera

Sélim Harbi: Beirut Visual Itinerancy

Sélim Harbi is a documentary photographer who lives between Berlin and Tunis, where he was born in 1982. He is particularly interested in the possibilities that digital offers for experimenting and re-inventing photographic narration. After studying at film school in Berlin, he talks here about creating the series he devoted to the city of Beirut in 2011, “Beirut Frames”. Highly committed to promoting a “southward-looking Southern gaze”, Sélim Harbi co-founded the pan-African collective “Afreekyama” and is currently involved in organizing the second edition of an African collectives workshop to be held in Gabon in 2015.

Sélim Harbi: Beirut Visual Itinerancy « The Leica Camera

Clay Patrick McBride Talks To Elizabeth Avedon – The Eye of Photography

Clay Patrick McBride Talks To Elizabeth Avedon

When I picked up a camera, I was a lost kid. It became a compass for me. I traveled everywhere with it. A passport. I went to the places on old pirate maps that  say “here they be monsters.” It gave me a place to slay dragons that were haunting me as an angsty teenager. It gave me confidence. Somewhere along the way the camera became a way to make a living and I lost how it was hardwired to my heart. It became a cash resister. The music business was a little hallowed and empty. It lacked any real depth. Pushy micro managing publicists making my life difficult, none of that Leibovitz John Lennon access. It was a job. I wanted to go back and understand why I use this thing called a camera – to see into the darkness. I wanted to make pictures from my depths. I had new dragons and monsters to deal with. It was time to get lost and wander around the subway. My underworld.

Clay Patrick McBride Talks To Elizabeth Avedon – The Eye of Photography

Photographer Teri Fullerton Discusses War, Family, and Internet Dating – Feature Shoot

Photographer Teri Fullerton Discusses War, Family, and Internet Dating

For Minneapolis-based photographer Teri Fullerton, the lens is a means of breaking down barriers and connecting with people, be they soldiers coming home after time at war or men who approach her on dating websites. Throughout her work, Fullerton approaches those who are often made to feel different or alien with an empathetic eye, seeking out common threads and moments of understanding between a subject and his audience.

Photographer Teri Fullerton Discusses War, Family, and Internet Dating – Feature Shoot

From Mad Men Secretary to One of the Best Picture Editors of All Time — Part 2 — Vantage — Medium

From Mad Men Secretary to One of the Best Picture Editors of All Time — Part 2

Part two of my talk with Karen Mullarkey, who is one of the most influential and respected picture editors of all time. She’s a national treasure. Dozens, if not hundreds of photographers owe much of their success to her. Karen cut her chops at Life Magazine and quickly moved on to be the Director of Photography at Rolling Stone, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated. If you care about photography, photographers, the editorial world or history in general, read on.

From Mad Men Secretary to One of the Best Picture Editors of All Time — Part 2 — Vantage — Medium

Interview: Stephen Bulger on His Acquisition of Vivian Maier Negatives

Interview: Stephen Bulger on His Acquisition of Vivian Maier Negatives

Jeffrey Goldstein, who I’ve done a couple of exhibitions of and who over a number of years built up this collection of 17,500 Vivian Maier negatives really thought that Toronto would be a safe haven for them. And I think that he was wanting also to get back to his own life which he was enjoying before he got into his Vivian Maier project

Interview: Stephen Bulger on His Acquisition of Vivian Maier Negatives

B: Q & A with Thomas Roma

Q & A with Thomas Roma

This is only the second phone I ever had. When my first one stopped working my wife took me to a Verizon store and I asked the clerk if he had a camera with a phone inside. When he said no, I said okay then give me a phone without a camera in it. He couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t want it for the same price and I had to explain I like to keep my appliances separate. I’m happy to meet someone that shares my point of view.

B: Q & A with Thomas Roma