Michael Williamson is an award-winning photographer at The Washington Post. He was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his photographs of food stamp recipients and their struggles. Williamson answered questions about his work on poverty through the years.
It’s not just about making beautiful photos. There is a beautiful, universal truth everywhere and, if you peek under the veil, you’ll find a wondrous commonality between us. I hope that you will use your camera not just as an extension of your eye but also as an extension of your heart.
Sometimes people assume that you can have access to everything, that you can see everything. But the fighters are virtually invisible to us. What we do as photographers is document what we can to show that side of the war
‘Exiled To Nowhere’: Photographer Documents Life Inside the Camps and Ghettos for Burma’s Muslim Rohingya
Bangkok-based photographer Greg Constantine has spent years documenting stateless communities around the globe. His latest book, ‘Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya,’ was published in 2012
Matt Eich is a young American with a passion for photographing the people of the land that he calls home. Having recently exhibited his series, The Invisible Yoke, in New York, Alia Thomas caught up with him to find out more about photographing the American Condition.
I give the same advice someone gave me — shoot what you want to be hired to shoot. If you are inspired by your subject, it will show. If you aren’t, and you are doing it for the wrong reason, it comes from the wrong place and I think that shows as well.
Sergey Ponomarev, 33, is a freelance photographer covering the conflict in Gaza on assignment for The New York Times. He grew up in Moscow and Ireland and has previously worked for The Associated Press. He spoke to James Estrin from Gaza City on Saturday evening