David Hurn’s Social Arizona Trips – The Eye of Photography Magnum photographer David Hurn’s documentary photographs are distinguished by their quiet observation and remarkable insight. “Life as it unfolds in front of the camera is full of so much complexity, wonder and surprise that I find it unnecessary to create new realities,” he writes. “There […]
Telling Complex Truths About Africa at LagosPhoto Festival – The New York Times The eighth edition of the LagosPhoto Festival opened last week and runs through Dec. 15th. Azu Nwagbogu, the festival’s founder and director, spoke with James Estrin about photography in Africa. Their conversation has been edited for clarity and brevity.
Joel-Peter Witkin: ” I’m a really happy person ” – The Eye of Photography To celebrate Elizabeth Avedon’s Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, The Eye of Photography is republishing her best interviews that appeared in these pages. This one, with photographer Joel-Peter Witkin, is dated March 12, 2012.
A Marriage of Lives and Photos – The New York Times The photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb have produced a book, “Slant Rhymes,” that pairs images by each of them in diptychs. In an email exchange with James Estrin, they discussed the book, photography and their relationship.
Ken Weingart interviews Edward Burtynsky | LENSCRATCH Edward Burtynsky is a legendary Canadian fine art photographer who specializes in chronicling the extraction and destruction of the earth and it’s minerals, mines and more. His images bring a painterly beauty to the banal. A photographer and master printer for over forty years, Burtynsky has pioneered a […]
Mark Peterson: Photographing the Hate in Charlottesville Up Close | PDNPulse The New Republic has published Mark Peterson’s dramatic images of clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend between white nationalists at the so-called “Unite the Right” rally, and counter-protesters who showed up to demonstrate against the rising fascist movement. Peterson has covered US politics since […]
What it’s like to be President Trump’s White House photographer | PBS NewsHour From the start of the presidency of Donald Trump, it’s been photos not snapped by the official White House photographer that have gotten the most attention. There were the press images that confirmed his inauguration crowd size was smaller than the first Obama […]
An Interview with Photographer Richard McLaren What do President Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Tina Turner, Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Pierce Brosnan, Jon Bon Jovi, Marc Anthony, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Mendes, Orlando Bloom, Patrick Swayze and Heath Ledger have in common? The magical lens of Richard McLaren has captured them all. And this is only a small sampling of famous people […]
It’s Nice That | Mustafah Abdulaziz’s 15-year photography project depicts the global water crisis 15 years and 32 countries: Mustafah Abdulaziz’s Water project presents an outstanding full-time commitment to documenting our relationship with water. The initial idea to embark on such a journey began in 2011 and has since developed into a monumental ongoing photography […]
Documenting the Anguish of War: An Interview With Photojournalist Paolo Pellegrin – Pacific Standard After more than two peripatetic decades of assignments in the Balkans, Lebanon, Palestine, and Afghanistan, among many other places of conflict, photographer Paolo Pellegrin is still out there.
4 Questions for Magnum Photos President Thomas Dworzak In honor of Magnum Photos’s 70th birthday, we spoke to the agency’s president to find out what makes this iconic institution tick.
A Collective Determined to Share the Untold American Stories Just recently, a handful of talented photographers launched American Reportage, a collective dedicated to telling stories about the American experience. Founded by photographers Pete Marovich, Justin Merriman, Brian Plonka, Jeff Swensen, Kathleen Flynn and Adria Malcolm, the goal is for its members to produce in-depth stories […]
What The Photo Editor of VanityFair.Com Wants Last month I was flipping through Vanity Fair, when I caught Chiara Marinai’s name on the masthead. Chiara is the Photo Editor of VanityFair.com, which means any imagery you see on their site goes through her first. I connected with Chiara over email to find out a little […]
Ken Weingart interviews Mark Seliger | LENSCRATCH Mark Seliger is one of the best-known editorial portrait photographers in the U.S., for over thirty years. He succeeded Annie Leibovitz as the designated “chief photographer” for Rolling Stone Magazine and has photographed over 125 Rolling Stone covers. His magazine work in portrait and fashion continues to be […]
Edward Burtynsky – Interview Part Two – Luminous Landscape Continuing my interview with Ed Burtynsky, we talk about every photographer’s favorite subject, cameras. Ed shares with us his evolution of camera systems from 4×5 and 8×10 film to the Hasselblad 100 mega-pixel digital camera. Much of Ed’s work is shot from high altitude, and he […]
Vendôme : Who’s a photographer? #2 – The Eye of Photography For its thirteenth edition and continuing last year’s programme, the Promenades photographiques de Vendôme is continuing its reflection on the theme Qui est photographe? Odile Andrieu, the festival’s artistic director, tells us about the 2017 programme.
Edward Burtynsky – Interview Part One – Luminous Landscape Edward is a true photographer because for him taking the photo is one part, but making the print is the second and the most important part. His prints are large, very large. Because of this, he has had to use cameras that would allow him to print […]
An Interview with Photographer Joe McNally Joe McNally is a photographer and a storyteller. The word photography comes from Greek and means to write with light. That, in a nutshell, is what McNally does: he a writes with light, whether it be daylight or Speedlight. And for a student who started out as a writing […]
War photographer Alessio Romenzi on covering conflict and managing his fear – LA Times Photographer Alessio Remenzi has been covering conflict in the Middle East since the Arab Spring and was among the first photographers smuggled into Syria to cover the civil war. Most recently he has been covering the battle for Mosul, Iraq. He […]
We Have to Get the F#@! Out of Here – Vantage – Medium Mitch Dobrowner always brings two things when he takes off in his truck to capture a storm: his tripod and his beanie. Sometimes driving 500 miles to take a chance based on cell boosters and his “storm guide” named Roger, he thinks […]