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The Beyond Technique Podcast with Photofocus, Episode 1 – PhotoShelter Blog

We’ve teamed up with Photofocus to bring you Beyond Technique – a podcast empowering photographers to bring their business to the next level. Check out the first episode where hosts Skip Cohen and Chamira Young dive deep into a discussion with Stacy Pearsall about the benefits of having special photography projects. Listen below or get it on iTunes.

Ben Smith — A Small Voice Podcast — 070 – Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson was born in Canada in 1970 and grew up in west Texas, USA. In 2000, on assignment for the New York Times Magazine, he boarded a small wooden boat with 44 Haitians trying to sail to America. The boat sank in the Caribbean. The photographs earned Christopher the Robert Capa Gold Medal and marked the beginning of a 10 period as a contract photographer for Newsweek Magazine and National Geographic Magazine. In 2011 he became New York Magazine’s first ever Photographer in Residence. 

Christopher joined Magnum Photos in 2005, he is the author of four monographs and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain

Thanks for the 1720 memories

The real estate listing for our soon to be former home at 1720 5th Avenue in Moline reads as follows; “Current Daily Dispatch Property. Now available for purchase. Over 53,000 SF of office and warehouse space……Will be vacated within the next 120 days.’ Well those 120 days are just about up, so we decided to gather six current and former Dispatch/Argus photographers to take a hilarious and heartfelt trip down memory lane about life at 1720. 

As for our new home, the Jefferson’s theme said it best – “Well we’re movin’ on up to the east side.”  We will be moving into a beautiful new building just down the road in East Moline. But before we go forward, we take a look back. We hope you in enjoy the show. Our panel includes Todd Welvaert, John Greenwood, Gary Krambeck, Paul Colletti, Todd Mizener and on the phone from Kansas City, Dan Videtich.

Geeking Out with the NPPA’s Melissa Lyttle – PhotoShelter Blog

If you’re a photojournalist, you need to know Melissa Lyttle. And even if you have a different niche, you should know her anyway. Lyttle is an independent visual journalist in Los Angeles, having previously worked as a staff photographer for a number of newspapers in Florida for 15 years. She founded the now-retired A Photo a Day website, which led to the launch of “Geek Fest” – an annual celebration of photography that moves from city to city each year. And in all her free time, she serves as President of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), bringing a new perspective and energy to a storied institution that is facing pressure from the online world and changing demographics.

Deanne Fitzmaurice on Judging CPOY and the Evolution of Photojournalism – PhotoShelter Blog

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Deanne Fitzmaurice had just finished judging the College Photographer of the Year in Missouri, when she jumped on a plane to join the faculty at the Summit Sports California Photography Workshop near Malibu, CA. While she was in transit, a prominent photo editor started a discussion on Facebook over whether the desaturated look of the winner, Mathias Svold, adhered to the standards of photojournalism.

No End In Sight

British journalist John Cantlie has been a prisoner of ISIS for more than four years. Throughout his captivity, he’s been forced to act as a sort of warped foreign correspondent, extolling the virtues of the group in propaganda videos. With every appearance, he looks weaker and gaunter. In this special hour, we consider how Cantlie’s plight is a window into the challenges of reporting on Syria, and why the world’s tangled policy on hostages means that some live to tell the tale, and others don’t. 

The Twitter storm

It was a week that started with a fatal fire and ended with 6 high school football players taking a knee during the National Anthem. Our photos from both events garnered reaction on Twitter. In this week’s edition of the Talking Pictures Podcast we talk about what makes people react passionately on Social Media? We also discuss our reaction to people’s personal and professional attacks on our character and our images.

Oh Steve McCurry, you broke our hearts

Todd Welvaert and Paul Colletti return to the podcast to discuss the scandal surrounding famous photographer Steve McCurry his altered images. Steve McCurry is world renowned for his National Geographic cover – ‘Afghan Girl’. The three of us had admired McCurry for years so we disappointed to learn but the And it turns out he – or someone who works for him – faked the content of some of his photos. The resulting fallout has sparked a debate on the internet about photo ethics and the wider implications.

From War Photographer to War Crimes Investigator

MacArthur “genius” award winner Corinne Dufka spent a decade as a psychiatric social worker before becoming a Reuters photojournalist. She covered armed conflicts in 17 nations, including El Salvador, Sierra Leone and Bosnia. But it was inside a hotel room in Rwanda where she had an “epiphany” that compelled her to leave photojournalism at the height of her career.

Photo Brigade Podcast #98 with Mickey Osterreicher

On this episode I speak with NPPA Lawyer, Mickey Osterreicher, about the importance of photo advocacy. We talk about drones, copyright, 1st Amendment issues, and the importance of being a part of an organization like National Press Photographers Association who will always have your back!

Episode 3.2 – Stacy Kranitz | The LPV Show

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Last October Stacy Kranitz was making the rounds in New York, so I jumped at the chance to have her swing by Bushwick to talk about her photography and few photobooks I had laying around that we’d yet to discuss. I knew my friend, and season 2.19 guest, Paul Kwiatkowskiadmired her work, so I tossed out the idea of having him co-host, which he thankfully thought was a good idea. It definitely created an interesting dynamic for a conversation, since they both work from a similar impulse in many regards.

Episode 3.1 – Hin Chua | The LPV Show

Tom and I were enjoying our break when I received an email from Hin Chua letting me know he was going to visit New York. We exchanged a few emails and talked about meeting up, but I figured it was a good opportunity to record a show since I’ve always enjoyed his photography and taste in photobooks.

A Small Voice Podcast — 015 – Harry Borden (pt.1)

It was a real pleasure to talk to Harry. He is an absolute gentleman and the reason this is a two-parter is that we chatted for well over two hours and I think we could’ve gone on all day. When I came to listen to the interview, I realised I couldn’t possibly edit it down to a listener-friendly hour or so, because I wanted to use nearly all of it. So, rather than put out one stupidly long episode, I thought I would run it over two weeks, and that’s what I’m doing.

Photo Brigade Podcast #87 with Ron Haviv

On this episode I sit down with acclaimed war photographer Ron Haviv of VII Photo Agency in New York. We talk about his background in photography that led to covering conflicts and natural disasters around the world, his new book “The Lost Rolls”, the business of photography, and how important it is to diversify their revenue streams in order to make a living as a photographer. We discuss social media, video work, safety, workshops, Ron’s infamous scarf, and much more

Photo Brigade Podcast #83 with Neil Leifer

On this episode I chat with legendary sports photographer Neil Leifer about his illustrious career spanning over 5 decades capturing some of the biggest moments in sports history. We discuss his business, highs and lows, his incredible work ethic, and readiness to catch the moment

Photo Brigade Podcast #81 with Steve Fine

On this episode I chat with Flipboard photo editor Steve Fine who spent nearly two decades as the Director of Photography at Sports illustrated and before that as an editor at The New York Times. We talk about Steve’s career highlights and transitioning from traditional analog media to the digital and mobile platforms of the 21st century

Listen: Sally Mann On Exploring Intimate Ephemera and Ethics Through Photography

In this interview with Tracy O’Neill, Social Media Curator at the New York Public Library, Sally Mann reminisces on both her past and the creation of her memoir Hold Still. Mann’s memoir is undeniably personal and revealing, which brings to the forefront questions of ethics, memories, and privacy. Where should photographers draw the line of privacy, and how much is too much to show?

Listen: Is Bruce Gilden’s ‘Two Days in Appalachia’ Poverty Porn?

Roger May, the director of Looking at Appalachia, which recently got some nice coverage on Lens, was invited on West Virginia’s “Front Porch” podcast to discuss. Embedded above, you’ll hear 20 minutes of very fair criticism exploring whether Gilden’s garish images feed into existing stereotypes that plague the region in the wake of a long history of exploitative visual representation made by those who parachute in. Or, whether by virtue of being just about indistinguishable from the work Gilden makes anywhere he goes, they engage with that history in a more nuanced way.