Joe McNally: Lighting the Way — zPhotoJournal

Joe McNally: Lighting the Way

In the field, we have to decide; win, lose or draw. We can’t wait for the meeting next week. And we will be second-guessed and our efforts criticized as lacking or inadequate. That’s all okay…because we were there; at that moment of exposure. Present. Engaged. Breathing the air, with an eye in the lens, hoping and waiting for a defining, conclusive bunch of elements to occur that fires the head, heart and finger…simultaneously!

Joe McNally: Lighting the Way — zPhotoJournal

We Interviewed Photojournalist Patrick Brown on Burnout, the Illegal Wildlife Trade, Photo Book Publishing, Crowdfunding and Instagram – Feature Shoot

We Interviewed Photojournalist Patrick Brown on Burnout, the Illegal Wildlife Trade, Photo Book Publishing, Crowdfunding and Instagram

For Trading to Extinction, Bangkok-based photographer Patrick Brown spent nearly a quarter of his life documenting the dark truths behind the illegal wildlife trade, from the poachers of Nepal and Cambodia to  vendors along the Burmese border. Alternately shadowing anti-poaching teams and pretending the role of an interested buyer, Brown has collected over ten years’ worth of imagery that unveils the breadth of this multibillion dollar industry, pulling clandestine moments of cruelty and exploitation from the shadows and into light. Bearing witness to Brown’s austere black and white visions, we are overtaken by the enormity and pervasiveness of the industry, and ultimately, called to action.

We Interviewed Photojournalist Patrick Brown on Burnout, the Illegal Wildlife Trade, Photo Book Publishing, Crowdfunding and Instagram – Feature Shoot

reFramed: In conversation with Matt Black – Framework – Photos and Video – Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

In conversation with Matt Black

A: To me, the quality of your work is totally dependent on how connected you are to what you photograph. That doesn’t mean you have to be from a place to photograph it, of course, it’s just that you need to feel deeply about what you are doing. In my case the Central Valley, these small towns, and the issues they are facing are things I feel strongly about.

reFramed: In conversation with Matt Black – Framework – Photos and Video – Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

In conversation: Tim Matsui on “The Long Night” | dvafoto

In conversation: Tim Matsui on “The Long Night”

Last week, Tim and I talked over email about the process of making this documentary. It’s a fascinating piece, presented with no narration and mixing interviews, documentary footage, and graphic-novel-esque depictions of events that happened in the past. Here’s what Tim had to say:

In conversation: Tim Matsui on “The Long Night” | dvafoto

2014 JOOP SWART MASTERCLASS REFLECTIONS

2014 JOOP SWART MASTERCLASS REFLECTIONS

We sat down during the masterclass to speak with all six of the masters about their professional backgrounds, photography and their experience of the masterclass.
In addition, we recorded interviews with all of the young photographers participating in the Joop Swart Masterclass. Who are they? How did they become interested in photography? And what is their photo story about?

2014 JOOP SWART MASTERCLASS REFLECTIONS

Last interview of Lewis Baltz with Jeff Rian – The Eye of Photography

Last interview of Lewis Baltz with Jeff Rian

This exceptional interview was the final one given by the late Lewis Baltz. It was conducted by his friend, Jeff Rian. Baltz, a secretive and reserved person, speaks unreservedly here of his life and work. Thank you, Jeff, and thank you, Diane Dufour, who suggested us last summer during the Baltz exhibition at Le BAL in Paris.
Farewell, Lewis, you were an incredible man.

Last interview of Lewis Baltz with Jeff Rian – The Eye of Photography

The Daily Edit – Gabriela Herman : Rodeo Queens/Cosmopolitan | A Photo Editor

The Daily Edit – Gabriela Herman : Rodeo Queens/Cosmopolitan

One of the most important lessons from the this project was the power of collaboration and reporting. In this case I feel like having the quotes and the captions and being able to read Kelly’s full text really enhances the viewing experience of the images and adds another layer of understanding

The Daily Edit – Gabriela Herman : Rodeo Queens/Cosmopolitan | A Photo Editor

William Klein: ‘My pictures showed everything I resented about America’ | Culture | The Guardian

William Klein: ‘My pictures showed everything I resented about America’

A resident of Paris for 60 years, Klein’s photographs of 1950s New York caught the city’s energy and grit and made his name. He talks about returning to Brooklyn, working for Vogue – and being praised by Picasso

William Klein: ‘My pictures showed everything I resented about America’ | Culture | The Guardian

Emerging Talen – Jabin Botsford | The Visual Student

Emerging Talent – Jabin Botsford

I failed a bunch of classes my first semester, I just took a whole semester of general education and absolutely hated it. Next semester I decided I was going to take photography classes, because my community college had a photo program which covered all types of photography. After a year, I had to a take a class called Photojournalism

Emerging Talen – Jabin Botsford | The Visual Student

Alicia Hansen: Salt of the Earth — zPhotoJournal

Alicia Hansen: Salt of the Earth

People always ask, “What does NYC SALT stand for?” I wanted a name that spoke to who we wanted to be in the community and what we wanted to do in the lives of the students we serve. Salt flavors and preserves. Every good photo story starts with a photographer being moved to tell a story of unrepresented people, or to give a voice to an issue that needs attention

Alicia Hansen: Salt of the Earth — zPhotoJournal