Category: Interviews

  • Lynsey Addario: Master Series Award Winner – LENSCRATCH

    Lynsey Addario: Master Series Award Winner - LENSCRATCH

    Lynsey Addario: Master Series Award Winner – LENSCRATCH

    The School of Visual Arts (SVA) honors Lynsey Addario, acclaimed photographer, MacArthur Genius Grant and Pulitzer Prize recipient, with the 32nd annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition, originally planned for Fall 2020. Curated by Maya Benton and Perri Hofmann, “The Masters Series: Lynsey Addario” will be a comprehensive retrospective of her fearless, two-decade journey documenting

    via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/10/lynsey-addario-master-series-award-winner/

    Addario has brought a strong focus to women’s issues in her work, including gender-based violence and rape as a weapon of war—topics covered in a traveling exhibition she did with Columbia College of Chicago in 2008. She also began work on a long-term project on maternal mortality in 2009, documenting complications associated with women dying in childbirth in places including Sierra Leone, India, the Philippines and the United States.

  • Wolfgang Tillmans’s Beautiful Awareness | The New Yorker

    Wolfgang Tillmans’s Beautiful Awareness

    Wolfgang Tillmans’s Beautiful Awareness

    The photographer talks about his first MOMA retrospective and how his prescient art flows from the act of paying attention.

    via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/wolfgang-tillmanss-beautiful-awareness

    It’s fascinating that, when I started using photography as my main medium and art, obviously, I had no idea that this medium would become so central to all life, all human life today. It’s crazy, like, people engage and do it every day in a way that was totally unheard of twenty-five years ago. Even though everybody is a photographer now, somehow my pictures still stay recognizable and still stay what they are, which, you know, can’t be taken for granted.

  • ABQ – Photographs by Lewis Khan | Interview by Wesley Verhoeve | LensCulture

    ABQ - Photographs by Lewis Khan | Interview by Wesley Verhoeve | LensCulture

    ABQ – Photographs by Lewis Khan | Interview by Wesley Verhoeve | LensCulture

    Lewis Khan’s latest project transports him to a desert city, thousands of miles away from his London home and locally-based projects

    via LensCulture: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/lewis-khan-abq

    Lewis Khan: I was drawn initially to New Mexico by a fascination with the desert. I was interested to see how western human intervention interacts with, and crosses over into, that terrain. I felt like creatively I needed to put myself in a totally new and unfamiliar environment; I hadn’t traveled for a few years because of Covid, and coupled with that I had been making work in that time that was very much focused around my local community and my life personally.

  • Photographers on Photographers: Sydney Walsh in Conversation with Sofia Valiente – LENSCRATCH

    Photographers on Photographers: Sydney Walsh in Conversation with Sofia Valiente - LENSCRATCH

    Photographers on Photographers: Sydney Walsh in Conversation with Sofia Valiente – LENSCRATCH

    This month we feature our annual Photographers on Photographers interview series. For this effort, we asked the 2021 Top 25 to Watch to share an interview with a hero, mentor, or an artist who has inspired them. Thank you to all who participated. – Aline Smithson I came across Sofia Valiente’s book Foreverglades when my

    via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/08/photographers-on-photographers-sydney-walsh-in-conversation-with-sofia-valiente/

    Why did you decide to exhibit the work Foreverglades on a boat? How did you come about that idea? And what were some challenges you had? And if you were to do something similar like that, again, is there anything that you would do differently?

  • Amazônia: Sebastião Salgado’s Photo Essay Nine Years in the Making | PetaPixel

    Amazônia: Sebastião Salgado’s Photo Essay Nine Years in the Making

    Amazônia: Sebastião Salgado’s Photo Essay Nine Years in the Making

    A conversation with Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado about his epic photo essay on the Amazônia nine years in the making.

    via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2022/06/12/amazonia-sebastiao-salgados-photo-essay-nine-years-in-the-making/

    Photography is another thing. Photography is the memory of the society that we’re part of. And the bigger problem with the smartphone is that it goes to your archive that you never use anymore. Sometimes you lose everything, sometimes, you drop into the cloud and don’t use it anymore. Photography is tangible. You touch it, have it in your hands, see it repeatedly, and I can do nothing from the smartphone.

  • Interview: Ed Kashi – “Abandoned Moments” — Analog Forever Magazine

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    You must believe in yourself, believe in this work and be ready and willing to work harder than you’ve ever worked. You must be able to withstand a seemingly inhumane amount of disappointment and rejection, learn to navigate the unseemly politics and favoritism that is rife in most creative fields, and basically be incredibly resilient. And you must bring your ideas to the table. You must be insatiably curious, sensitive, aware of your surroundings, learn the customs and mores of the places you work, want to engage with people, dedicate yourself to issues, know how to write and express yourself, be gracious, humble, and bring an open heart and mind

  • A Conversation with Rob Hornstra | Conscientious Photography Magazine

    A Conversation with Rob Hornstra

    A Conversation with Rob Hornstra

    via Conscientious Photography Magazine: https://cphmag.com/conv-rob-hornstra/

    Ordinarily, I would have simply introduced my conversation with Rob Hornstra with his history as a photographer, most notably his work with writer Arnold van Bruggen in the Caucasus: The Sochi Project. That work entailed a large number of highly successful self-published photobooks, all of them crowdfunded at a time when such an approach was only beginning to become more widely used. It ended up getting the pair being banned from Russia. There now is a new project, The Europeans, which follows similar ideas in a different setting.

  • Joe McNally Dishes “The Real Deal” – PhotoShelter Blog

    Joe McNally Dishes “The Real Deal” – PhotoShelter Blog

    Nearly twenty years ago, I came across Joe McNally’s photo of a Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus that he took for a National Geographic story entitled “The Future of Flying Faster Farther Smarter.” The piece was notable for being the magazine’s first to feature all-digital photography, but I was more taken by Joe’s image – shot…

    via PhotoShelter Blog: https://blog.photoshelter.com/2022/01/joe-mcnally-dishes-the-real-deal/

    “The Real Deal: Field Notes from the Life of a Working Photographer” (Rocky Nook) is part memoir, part business advice, and part technical notes. If you’ve ever contemplated a life in photography – especially as a freelancer – this is a must read (and the photos aren’t so bad either!). Joe’s writing is crisp and entertaining, and it’s a surprisingly quick read even at 378 pages.

  • 50 Questions with Photographer Alec Soth | AnOther

    50 Questions with Photographer Alec Soth

    50 Questions with Photographer Alec Soth

    via AnOther: https://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/13816/50-questions-with-photographer-alec-soth

    A Pound of Pictures is a window into both our world and Soth’s process itself. In every photograph, there is what we see and what lies beneath. Much the same way, Soth answers our 50 questions with consideration, sincerity and just the right amount of playfulness.

  • Tracy L Chandler: A Poor Sort of Memory – LENSCRATCH

    Tracy L Chandler: A Poor Sort of Memory - LENSCRATCH

    Tracy L Chandler: A Poor Sort of Memory – LENSCRATCH

    Chantal Anderson sat down with fellow photographer, friend, and collaborator Tracy L Chandler, to discuss Chandler’s latest work, A Poor Sort Of Memory.  Tracy L Chandler is an American artist living in California who uses photography to explore themes of isolation, vulnerability, discovery, and coming of age. In her photography series and photobook maquette, A Poor

    via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/01/tracy-l-chandler-a-poor-sort-of-memory/

    Chantal Anderson sat down with fellow photographer, friend, and collaborator Tracy L Chandler, to discuss Chandler’s latest work, A Poor Sort Of Memory.

  • Ralph Gibson: “I Am an Insider, Not an Observer” | Blind

    Ralph Gibson: “I am an insider, not an observer”

    On November 4, 2021, as part of Leica‘s celebration of photography, American photographer Ralph Gibson received the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2021 for Lifetime Achievement. He is also being honored with a retrospective exhibition, on view through the end of February 2022, at the Leica Gallery in Wetzlar, Germany.

    Link: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/stories/ralph-gibson-i-am-an-insider-not-an-observer-en

    Here, Ralph Gibson shares his vision on photography and the epoch we live in.

  • LOBA Winner 2021: Ana María Arévalo Gosen – Interview – YouTube

    This year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award winner Ana María Arévalo Gosen gives an insight into her series “Días Eternos”, which translates as “Eternal Days”. It addresses the appalling living conditions of women in prisons.
  • LOBA Winner Newcomer 2021: Emile Ducke – Interview – YouTube

    Kolyma – Along the Road of Bones: The German documentary photographer Emile Ducke reports on his journey along the so-called “Road of Bones” through the remote Kolyma region of Siberia.
  • How to Start a Photo Magazine in a Pandemic – PhotoShelter Blog

    How to Start a Photo Magazine in a Pandemic
    In January, I chatted with renown photojournalist Kenneth Jarecke who had just announced the creation of The Curious Society, a large format photo magazine featuring the work of some of the world’s best photojournalists and documentary photographers. The goal wasn’t only to publish a visual tour de force on a quarterly basis, but to also pay photographers a traditional space rate that made producing such work economically viable.
  • Photographers on Photographers: Cassandra Klos in Conversation with Linda Connor – LENSCRATCH

    http://lenscratch.com/2021/08/photographers-on-photographers-cassandra-klos-in-conversation-with/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lenscratch%2FZAbG+%28L++E++N++S++C++R++A++T++C++H%29
    Like so many of us in the Photographers on Photographers series, I was first introduced to my interviewee, Linda Connor, while studying at school; the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to be exact. Her name kept reappearing in my critiques, as I was troubleshooting how to shoot star trails with my large format camera, or sequencing my images to make a small book. Many of my mentors — Jim Dow, Bill Burke, and Sandra Stark (to name a few of many) — would show her work in class, example her sensitivity to poetic resonance, and remind me that envisioning our connection to the cosmos is not strictly a scientific endeavor but one steeped in a visual language worth exploring.
  • Photographers on Photographers: Joel Jimenez Jara in Conversation with Alec Soth – LENSCRATCH

    http://lenscratch.com/2021/08/photographers-on-photographers-joel-jimenez-in-conversation-with-alec-soth/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lenscratch%2FZAbG+%28L++E++N++S++C++R++A++T++C++H%29
    I learned about Alec Soth’s work right when I was starting my sophomore year in college when I was studying photography. A professor showed me his work for the first time through a photobook (A small version of Sleeping by the Mississippi contained inside the Gathered Leaves compilation).
  • Eric Mencher: From Photojournalist to Master iPhone Street Photographer | PetaPixel

    https://petapixel.com/2021/07/17/eric-mencher-from-photojournalist-to-master-iphone-street-photographer/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+petapixel+%28PetaPixel%29
    Few street photographers and photojournalists have over 95,000 Instagram followers, shoot 100% on their iPhone, and have a World Press Photo prize. Eric Mencher is one of them.
  • Kink, Protest, and Bearing Witness: A Conversation with Catherine Opie | AnOther

    https://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/13415/kink-protest-and-bearing-witness-a-conversation-with-catherine-opie-phaidon-book
    The American art photographer speaks to Amelia Abraham about her new book, “no kink at Pride”, and her latest work
  • Mike Brodie’s Pictures of the Fascinating, Fleeting Train Rider Subculture | AnOther

    https://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/13347/mike-brodies-pictures-of-the-fascinating-fleeting-train-rider-subculture
    “I’m fascinated by death and I’m fascinated by reality and not just for shock’s sake. It’s just part of our life. To this day it still haunts me and I always wish I just would have run back and photographed the body. I know it’s morbid but it’s life” – Mike Brodie
  • Photographing the 10 Year Anniversary of Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident – PhotoShelter Blog

    Photographing the 10 Year Anniversary of Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident
    Photojournalist and Founder of @everydayclimatechange James Whitlow Delano has lived and worked in Tokyo for decades, and has covered the disaster, its aftermath, and the glacially slow rebuild. For the 10th anniversary of the tragic event, Delano created a haunting photo and video package for the New York Times. I reached out to him via email to learn more about his experiences.