Category: Interviews

  • Photographers on Photographers: Chen Xiangyun in conversation with Tim Soter | LENSCRATCH
    Below is a transcript of a conversation between two photobook makers, Tim Soter and Chen Xiangyun.
  • What It’s Like to Document History: An Interview with Pultizer Prize Nominated Evelyn Hockstein – PhotoShelter Blog

    What It’s Like to Document History: An Interview with Award-winning Photojournalist Evelyn Hockstein
    Photojournalist Evelyn Hockstein is no stranger to pivoting from one project to the next.
  • With honesty at the core of his photography, Kgomotso Neto discusses the importance of accurate representation
    The Johannesburg-based photographer tells us how he came to be a photographer and the values he instils in his practice to date.
  • Conflict Photography at Home: An Interview With New Orleans’ Abdul Aziz – PhotoShelter Blog

    Conflict Photography at Home: An Interview with New Orleans’ Abdul Aziz
    As a Black photographer specializing in conflict photography, Aziz’s work has a certain intangible authenticity to it; no doubt one of the reasons his images caught my eye on Instagram. The combination of his photos and personal stories shed a bright light on the editorial gaps surrounding the current coverage of the 2020 George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Black Lives Matter protests. This media coverage in recent weeks has followed a well-known trend in photojournalism, skewing heavily toward images made by older white male photojournalists, amidst a growing discussion about the importance of hiring more Black photographers.
  • What it Takes to Be a Photo Editor – Aperture Foundation NY

    What It Takes to Be a Photo Editor
    For TIME magazine’s editor at large, photography is about speaking truth to the world.
  • Tokyo Connection: Ihiro Hayami – Ihiro Hayami interviewed by Amy Parrish | LensCulture
    The founder of the T3 International Photo Festival in Tokyo, and a juror for LensCulture’s Street Photography Awards, talks about creating opportunities for photographers around the globe.
  • B: Q & A with Chris Shaw
    Ghetto maybe too harsh a word really, but I moved into a flat in Liverpool 8 with a girlfriend and I started photographing people and places around where we lived. I befriended people who later burgled my place —that upset me at the time, haha Now I just love them anyway! They didn’t find my cameras buried under a mound of coats near the front door but they took the TV and stereo and also a box of 200 teabags (tea: that very English thing…) But they left two single teabags out —like after being robbed you really need a cup of tea!
  • Ready for Surprise: Joel Meyerowtiz Interview 2020 – Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz | Interview by Jim Casper | LensCulture
    The pioneering master of color street photography talks about his passions and the energy of the street in this wide-ranging audio interview.
  • Magnum Photographer Alec Soth on Not Giving In to What’s ‘Cool’
    In his latest “sofa session” interview, Martin Parr speaks with fellow Magnum photographer Alec Soth (pronounced like “both”) about launching his career, connecting with strangers on the road, and why it’s critical not to give in to what’s “cool.”
  • The Intention to be Unintentional: A Conversation with Daniel Arnold | LENSCRATCH
    Daniel Arnold takes photos that defy definition. While his practice of walking the streets for endless hours and shooting candid moments would place him squarely in the “street photography” camp, somehow he doesn’t fit in. There’s an eccentricity which overlays his pictures’ earnestness, resulting in a halting power that threatens to be poetic but just as often veers into absurdity. Or maybe that’s just how I read them. If you read the many things that have been written about Daniel, you will see a lot of accusations that he’s somehow either a fake, or overly aggressive, or “random” in his aim. None of these things are true. Arnold is the rare kind of photographer who no one knows how to be: he has amassed a large audience who are not necessarily photography fans, per se. His work’s reach has extended beyond the ghetto of the “Photo World.”
  • B: Q & A with Alice Christine Walker
    Haha! Yes, that’s true. I approach the photobooth from the unique position of being the darkroom photographer and the subject. Well, mechanic/photographer…
  • Shifting States: New Role of Photography in Weekly Magazines – Photographs by various photographers | Interview by Cat Lachowksyj | LensCulture
    What’s new in news photography? Senior Picture Editor Andreas Trampe of ‘Stern’ offers his take on the shifting sands of an industry and shares his tips on how to reach out to photo editors.
  • Redefining Street Photography with Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb – Photographs by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb | Interview by Cat Lachowskyj | LensCulture
    Photography duo Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb offer insight into the evolution of their practice, and why the genre of street photography isn’t so easy to define.
  • Juxtapoz Magazine – Let Them Eat Cake: Cheryl Dunn in Conversation with Shepard Fairey
    There is deep significance in Cheryl Dunn calling her solo show, LET THEM EAT CAKE, from both the era that she is now shooting and the area for which many of her best photos have come from.  The original story is that during a famine around the time of the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette may have uttered that famous phrase, “let them eat cake,” in response to the protesting, starving peasants for which she was their royal. That disregard and lack of empathy has been perfectly articulated in Cheryl Dunn’s work, where from her studio near Wall Street in Manhattan, or just even on the streets of NYC, has captured the essence of protest, punk and outsider movements in the face of extreme wealth. While the kings and queens of our time are consolidating more and more power, Dunn has embedded herself into the counter-movements, the scenes of authenticity that continue to have a cultural stronghold on the ways we think and practice creativity.
  • We have no place to be 1980-1982 – British Journal of Photography
    A newly edited and expanded edition of Jōji Hashiguchi’s seminal photobook is published this month. Here, the photographer reflects on his past, and the time he spent documenting the plight of youth in the 1980s
  • Jack Latham Interview: Is Conspiracy a Medium? – AMERICAN SUBURB X

    Jack Latham Interview: Is Conspiracy a Medium?
    “The case it focuses on, saw six innocent young people all suffer memory-distrust syndrome due to coercion by the police and confess to murdering two men in Iceland of which they had no links. This was achieved by the police by enforcing a narrative onto the alleged until ultimately, they doubted their own beliefs in their memories”.
  • Social Responsibility in Visual Storytelling: Photojournalist Kriston Jae Bethel Weighs In – PhotoShelter Blog

    Social Responsibility in Visual Storytelling: Photojournalist Kriston Jae Bethel Weighs In
    Philadelphia based photographer Kriston Jae Bethel has been featured in some impressive print and digital publications: American Libraries, Grid Magazine, Mashable, Minneapolis Star Tribune, New Jersey Magazine, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Magazine, to name a few. As a member of the National Press Photographers Association, he enthusiastically adheres to the NPPA Code of Ethics when making photojournalism and documentary work. “This is part of a core belief that people should always be considered first, instead of a good photograph,” he says.
  • To Discover a Story – Photographs by Carolina Rapezzi | Interview by W. Scott Olsen | LensCulture
    This award-winning photo was made in a hellish place that has become one of the biggest electronic waste dumps in the world. Carolina Rapezzi, an Italian-born photographer now based in London, won the single image category in the LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2019. One photograph among the many that make up her project Burning Dreams, the image is of a young woman called Rashida selling water in the Agbogbloshie scrapyard and electronic waste dump in Accra, Ghana.
  • B: Q & A with Jason Tippet
    Jason Tippet is a filmmaker and photographer based in Los Angeles.
  • A Present Observer – Photographs by Laura Stevens | Interview by Amy Parrish | LensCulture
    Portrait photographer Laura Stevens has achieved a great level of success since winning an Emerging Talent Award in 2014—and she shares some pearls of wisdom for others embarking on a similar journey.