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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.

Reporting From A Conflict Zone: A Talk With The AP’s Kathy Gannon

Kathy Gannon has been covering Afghanistan and Pakistan for The Associated Press for nearly 30 years and was severely wounded last year when an Afghan police officer opened fire on her vehicle. Her colleague, AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, was killed in that incident. Gannon describes how threats to journalists in the Middle East are changing, her methods for mitigating danger, and why she plans to return to work even after that deadly attack

Photo Brigade Podcast #77 with PF Bentley

On this episode I chat with PF Bentley, a photojournalist, documentary filmmaker, and workshop instructor based in Hawaii. We talk about PF’s nearly two decades as a contract photographer and White House corespondent for TIME Magazine covering politics during the Clinton and Bush administrations. We also discuss his transition into video and multimedia when PF was the lead instructor of the Platypus Workshops, which trained photojournalists in the world of videojournalism production. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast.

Photo Brigade Podcast #74 with Brad Mangin

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On this episode I chat with my friend and sports shooter Brad Mangin who is based in San Francisco. Brad was in New York as part of his yearly trek to Cooperstown where he gave a talk on the History of Baseball Photography at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. We talk about Brad’s career covering baseball out of the San Francisco Bay area and how he’s begun publishing books on the San Francisco Giants’ 2010, 2012, and 2014 World Series Championships as well as the first ever book published completely of Instagrams

Photo Brigade Podcast #71 with Jose R. Lopez


Jose R. Lopez, veteran New York Times staff photojournalist and editor. We talk about Jose’s long career at The New York Times covering major news events as a photographer and supporting many amazing staff and freelance photographers as an editor on various picture desks over the years

Episode 2.18 – Khalik Allah

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He was suggested by a few people as a potential guest for the show. It was a no brainer. We were finally able to bring over to the studio to talk about what he’s been up to and where he thinks he might be going. One hour was hardly enough time to dig into his brilliant and ambitious mind, but we hope you enjoy what we were able to capture.

The Candid Frame #272 – Ami Vitale


Ami Vitale’s journey as a photojournalist has taken her to 85 countries. She has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life, and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and she is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time, and Smithsonian.

Longform Podcast #135: Scott Anderson


“I really feel that what’s at the root of so many wars now, modern wars, unconventional wars, it really just comes down to a bunch of young guys with access to guns coming up with a pretext to rape and murder and pillage and steal from their neighbors.”

Photo Brigade Podcast #60 with Vincent Laforet

On this episode I chat with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and commercial director Vincent Laforet. We’ve been friends for over a decade and we discuss Vincent’s background in photography, his transition from sports to news, from staff to freelance, from editorial to commercial, from stills to video, and back again. We talk about the importance of networking, workshops, diversifying, and the business of photography. We also learn more about Vincent’s upcoming project that will have him shooting aerials of major cities around the world. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this special birthday episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Podcast #55 with David Burnett

On this very special episode, legendary photojournalist David Burnett joins me in our first Video podcast, recorded live at Adorama in NYC. David and I talk about everything from getting his start in photography in high school, his first time being published in Time Magazine, his time in Iran, Vietnam, his relationship and access to Bob Marley, business of photography, and so much more. This is one you don’t want to miss. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Origins of “The Derek Tape,” ’90s viral phone call recording between record store clerk and hesher

Derek does most of the talking (there’s a good reason it’s not called “The Kurt Tape”), much of which concerns Derek’s reasons for wanting to put his neighbor, Terry, in the hospital, and his intention to do just that. Once the conversation turns to metal lore, though, and Derek’s enthusiasm kicks into high gear, it is hard not to get carried away with him as he talks about the important things in life

Photo Brigade Podcast #49 with Sol Neelman

Sol Neelman is a failed athlete turned sports photographer living in his home city of Portland, Oregon, USA. In 2007, he left his staff job at The Oregonian to pursue a life-long project documenting sports culture around the globe. In July 2011, Kehrer Verlag in Heidelberg, Germany published his first book, “Weird Sports,” and in September 2014 his second book, “Weird Sports 2.”

Podcast: The Candid Frame # 247 – Bill Pierce

His major awards include Overseas Press Best Photoreporting from Abroad, World Press Budapest Award and the Leica Medal of Excellence.  He is in the permanent collections of Nat’l. Portrait Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institute, International Center of Photography, New York Public Library, The Center for Creative Photography, Princeton University and private collectors.

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