Category: Audio & Podcasts

  • A Small Voice Podcast – 196 – Eugene Richards


    “You’re sitting there with thirty or forty contacts books all over the floor, and you find yourself staying up late into the night thinking ‘there has to be something there’ and finding nothing at all. And the people on Instagram write to you and say, ‘oh my God, I’d love to look at your contact sheets’ and I tell them quite honestly, probably not, because they’re gonna disappoint the shit out of you!”

  • Catchlight Summit | Who Tells the Story


    Part 1 of 2 of my conversations with presenters at the CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit April 19-20, 2022 at the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco. In part 1 I speak with Mabel Jiménez and Josué Rivas about their then upcoming presentation on who gets to tell the story and how the story is made. We preview the talk and also speak about their own work and experiences in the documentary storytelling world.

  • Dina Litovsky on the “Sticky Issue of Consent” in Street Photography – PhotoShelter Blog

    Dina Litovsky on the “Sticky Issue of Consent” in Street Photography
    Dina Litovsky built a career on observing candid moments of various subcultures – with some of her best work taken candidly on the streets of New York. A few weeks after a photo taken by one of her former students, Paul Kessel, caused a ruckus on Twitter, Litovsky chimed in on the subject while also referencing two past articles on the subject of ethics and the legality of street photography.
  • How Magnum Photos’ Jonas Bendiksen Nearly Fooled the Entire Industry – PhotoShelter Blog

    How Magnum Photos’ Jonas Bendiksen Nearly Fooled the Entire Industry
    Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen was troubled by potential for photographers to fabricate a story and photos from scratch using technology and social media to propagate a false narrative. He was so frightened that he “decided to try to do this myself.”
  • Did the Media Frame the George Floyd Protest Coverage for White Eyes? – PhotoShelter Blog

    Did the Media Frame the George Floyd Protest Coverage for White Eyes?
    In a Mother Jones piece, Ramenda Cyrus analyzes A1 coverage of last year’s George Floyd protests and contends that the media is still relying on old tropes to represent Black Americans. In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Allen and Sarah take a look at her arguments and the supporting voices of author Martin Berger and “Reading the Pictures” publisher Michael Shaw.
  • # 75 Peter van Agtmael – 10 Frames Per Second
    This week we talk with Magnum photographer and photobook publisher Peter van Agtmael about his new book Sorry for the War and his 2020 Yearbook. We also discuss issues facing Magnum in the future.
  • Podcast: A Retoucher Altered the Expression of Genocide Victims To Make Them Smile – PhotoShelter Blog

    Podcast: A Retoucher Altered the Expression of Genocide Victims To Make Them Smile
    In the mid- to late-70s, the Khmer Rouge committed a heinous genocide in Cambodia that killed 25% of its population. The government infamously photographed many of these victims at Tuol Seng, a school which was converted into a torture facility. Inexplicably, retoucher Matt Loughrey decided to colorize and alter the expression of some of the depicted victims of the Cambodian genocide into smiles, and as you might imagine, people were outraged.
  • ‎One Life One Chance with Toby Morse: Estevan Oriol (photographer/director) on Apple Podcasts
    Toby sits down with photographer/director Estevan Oriol and they talk about being born and raised in LA, starting as a doorman, becoming a tour manager, getting his first camera, gaining the confidence to shoot, ins/outs of the industry, music videos, first show in LA, Mr. Cartoon, Joker, LA Originals, copycats, health, saunas, going vegan and his bucket list of people to shoot.
  • Who Should Own Photos of Slaves? – PhotoShelter Blog

    Who Should Own Photos of Enslaved People?
    In 1976 while rummaging through an attic of Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in search of old museum publications, editorial assistant Lorna Condon opened a drawer in a wooden cabinet. Inside, she found a number of flat leather cases which contained a series of daguerreotypes of partially and fully nude Black people. Names were handwritten on paper labels identifying 7 individuals: Alfred, Delia, Drama, Fassena, Jack, Jem, and Renty with assumed ethnicities and occupations. The daguerreotypes represented some of the earliest known images of slaves in the U.S.
  • No. 72 Benjamin Chesterton – 10 Frames Per Second
    We’re back after a long COVID hiatus. We’re kicking off a new season with Benjamin Chesterton, @duckrabbitblog on Twitter, and his open letter to Magnum concerning years of photographing child abuse and other controversies surrounding the iconic photo agency. Trigger Warning: sexual assault, child abuse. This is a harrowing episode. Read his letter to Magnum here. The Statement with over 600 signatures calling on Magnum Photos to demonstrate accountability can be read here.
  • A Small Voice Podcast – 143 – Tom Stoddart
    Tom Stoddart is an award-winning British photojournalist whose work has appeared in many of the most pretigious international magazines and newspapers. He is widely regarded by editors and his peers as one of the world’s most experienced and respected photographers. His international frontline assignments have included almost every major conflict and natural disaster over four decades, from wars to earthquakes and from the fall of the Berlin Wall to pandemics. During a long and varied career he has witnessed such international events as the war in Lebanon, the election of President Nelson Mandela, the bloody siege of Sarajevo and the wars against Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
  • A Small Voice Podcast – 142 – Michael Christopher Brown
    American photographer Michael Christopher Brown was raised in the Skagit Valley, a farming community in Washington. After moving to New York City in 2005, he joined the Italian photo agency Grazia Neri in 2006. He then moved to Beijing, China, in 2009 and over the next two years put together a series of works from road and train trips across the country.
  • The Life and Legacy of Photojournalist David Gilkey, According to His Mother
    “I talked to him about it once and I said, ‘What kind of photography do you really want to do?’ And he said, ‘I want to do the kind where I have to go out into the world and find out what’s happening,’” Alyda tells NPR. “And I said, ‘Well, I guess you’re never going to be a wedding photographer.’ And he said, ‘No way. No way.’ It was just what he wanted to do.”
  • Podcast: Photojournalists Capture the Capitol Under Siege – PhotoShelter Blog

    Podcast: Photojournalists Capture the Capitol Under Siege
    January 6, 2021, an infamous day in U.S. History when citizens overran the Capitol was also a day when photojournalists delivered incredible work under heavy duress. In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah and Allen review some of the exemplary work and discuss the outsized influence that social media had on the “performative” acts of many of the rioters.
  • Podcast: Photojournalist Kenneth Jarecke Launches The Curious Society – PhotoShelter Blog

    Podcast: Photojournalist Kenneth Jarecke Launches The Curious Society
    A quarterly print publication of top notch photojournalism for $300 per year? Seasoned photojournalist Kenneth Jarecke believes there’s a market for it and has launched The Curious Society to prove his point.
  • Podcast: NYT’s The Year in Pictures 2020 – PhotoShelter Blog

    Podcast: NYT’s The Year in Pictures 2020
    The New York Times recently published their annual Year in Pictures, and Sarah and Allen discuss their favorite photos, the role of editing in making sense of the world, and what they missed.
  • Juxtapoz Magazine – Radio Juxtapoz, ep 061: Steven Sweatpants is Taking the Photos of a Generation
    It’s apt that in a year of so much turmoil, angst and chaotic worry that we end 2020 on a street corner in the Bronx, NYC. The year took an interesting turn for Radio Juxtapoz in NYC this past March, as suddenly the pandemic gripped the city while co-hosts Doug Gillen and Evan Pricco were producing podcasts for Armory Week. For what NYC and the world has endured since those early months, to be here talking to Steven Sweatpants as he was finishing up a photoshoot with the NY Knicks feels like an incredible full circle odyssey.
  • Podcast: Reuters Photos of the Year Look Terrible…On the Web – PhotoShelter Blog

    Podcast: Reuters Photos of the Year Look Terrible…On the Web
    Reuters is the first major wire service to publish a year-end “best of” photo gallery. The photos are an incredible collection of well-composed images that convey so many of the seminal moments of the year including COVID-19, protests, wildfires, and more – but the images are highly compressed and the presentation doesn’t do the photos justice.
  • Podcast: Pete Souza Recounts History in “The Way I See It” – PhotoShelter Blog

    Podcast: Pete Souza Recounts History in “The Way I See It”
    The long awaited documentary featuring the Obama administration’s Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza recently made its debut on MSNBC, and Sarah and Allen share their thoughts, and why they shed a few tears.
  • A Small Voice Podcast – 138 – Tim Page
    British photojournalist Tim Page was born in 1944 and left England at 17 to travel across Europe and the Middle East en route to India and Nepal. He found himself in Laos at the time of the civil war and ended up working as a stringer for wire service United Press International. From there he moved on to Saigon where he covered the Vietnam War for the next five years working largely on assignment for Time-Life, Upi, Paris Match and Associated Press. He also found time to cover the Six Day War in the Middle East in 1967. The role of war-photographer suited Tim’s craving for danger and excitement. He became an iconic photographer of the Vietnam War and his pictures were the visual inspiration for many films of the period. The photojournalist played by Dennis Hopper in Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal 1979 movie Apocalypse Now was based on Tim.