Bryan Schutmaat:The Goddamn Interview

"In very broad terms, it seems that the work made in the West during the 20th century portrays a prolonged event – a disaster, you could say – that unfolded as modernity overtook the landscape and ideologies were instilled in American culture".

“In very broad terms, it seems that the work made in the West during the 20th century portrays a prolonged event – a disaster, you could say – that unfolded as modernity overtook the landscape and ideologies were instilled in American culture”.

Q & A with Louie Moskowitz

Louie Moskowitz is a photographer based in Redway, CA. • I've been digging your photos on IG. But I don't know much ab...

I love photographing this area, wouldn’t change it for anything. And yes, there’s a lot of people taking photos here, but mainly of skylines and the stars and more landscape photos. I could say negative things about the photos of our area in this age that become popular, but I’ll sound like a jackass… which for the most part I am.

When Experimentation Works Out: How Photojournalist Peter Monsees Won the FENCE After a 10-Year Photography Hiatus - PhotoShelter Blog

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of anything that makes photography more accessible. The FENCE, a traveling photo exhibit put on by our friends at United Photo Industries (and the same team behind Photoville), does just that. It brings outstanding photo

One of this year’s regional winners is Peter Monsees, a seasoned photojournalist who left the field to pursue personal passions after 35 years. He notes that the images in his winning collection, known as Nature’s Colorful Palette, represent his experimentation with nature and wildlife photography after a ten-year hiatus from shooting. Lucky for us Peter is also a PhotoShelter member, so we caught up with him to learn more about his experiences with the FENCE and to pick his brain about all things photography.

Brittney Denham: The States Project: Wyoming

Brittney Denham was born in California and raised in Wyoming. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2012 with an MFA. Currently she is Printmaking and Photography Faculty, as well as the Gallery Director at Sheridan College in Sheridan Wyoming.

Coming from a place that city folks might find remote has led to some polarizing conversations. I got asked as a kid if I rode my horse to school every day, or if we had running water. On the other side of the spectrum, until I moved to the city I never thought it was odd that most people I knew had an animal mounted to living room wall. Moving from place to place gave me an outsiders perspective. I think my upbringing made me more flexible as a maker as well as more susceptible to making work about what I’m encountering in the moment, much like how Western Vestige or This is to tell you we’re out in the Old West was made.

Five talented Ethiopian women photographers

Last May, on a work trip to Addis Ababa for the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day conference, I had the pleasure to catch-up and meet with…

With a vibrant photography scene, Ethiopia has no shortage of talent and women photographers are leading the way. Here are my conversations with just five of them: Hilina Abebe, Tsion Haileselassie, Addis Aemero, Maheder Haileselassie and Martha Tadesse.

Q & A with Bryan Formhals

photo by Tom Starkweather Bryan Formhals is a photo editor and photographer based in New York City. • Blake Andre...

That's definitely true. Creation is only half the battle, distribution is the other half. Media companies have full teams dedicated to just monitoring the data and then boosting on social media. There’s definitely been a shift in how brands and media companies approach social media. A lot of them have created Audience Development departments that focus on growing audiences across different platforms.

Bruce Gilden Has Balls | Leicaphilia

I like Gilden. It takes a lot of balls to walk up to someone on the street and push a flash camera in their face. Does it take some special photographic talent? No. But that’s not the point. It takes a certain unified vision. The point is Gilden has created an aesthetic unique to him and hasn’t much deviated from it in 50 years. As such, he’s created a large, coherent body of work. I’ve heard people criticize his work, claiming it gimmicky and artless, something any 8th grader would be capable of. Could your kid have taken these pictures? Yes. But your kid didn’t, and Gilden did, just like it would have been within your kid’s skill set to have painted Jackson Pollock’s Alchemy, 1947. Your kid didn’t, because your kid would have never considered the aesthetic potential inherent in the medium. The genius of Pollock -and Gilden- is having seen the aesthetic others missed.

Raghu Rai: The Man Behind the Lens

Indian photojournalist and member of the prestigious Magnum Photos, Raghu Rai, is better-known to Bangladeshis for the photos he took during our Liberation War in 1971.

Alex Majoli : « Today, the world is covered with images »

The Italian-born photographer presents his “Scene” series at the BAL in Paris until April 28th. Armed with an imposing device made with electronic flashes as in a studio, Alex Majoli catches the image of a group of people in strong situations, sometimes in events of the news. It questions the way of doing photojournalism today and tries to capture the theatricality of the world. He gave an interview to The Eye of Photography.

Beyond war with conflict photographer Yuri Kozyrev

Coffee and conversation in Moscow with one of the great conflict photographers of our time.

He talked in Moscow with host Nathan Thornburgh, who worked alongside Kozyrev throughout Russia and the Caucasus while they were both at TIME magazine. They talked about the late great Stanley Greene, about traveling with mujahedin, and about why it was hard to quit war for good.

Q & A with Sam Prekop

Photo from Thrill Jockey video Sam Prekop is a musician and photographer based in Chicago. • BA: I've known your m...

Sam Prekop is a musician and photographer based in Chicago.

David Bailey: ‘Legacy? I don’t care. Once you’re dead, you’re dead mate’

It’s a grim old day in London, though David Bailey isn’t too bothered. “Miserable Monday, but it could be worse,” he says, before falling into one of his trademark, impromptu giggles. “Today’s quite easy for me.” By now, his work needs no introduction: sy

As he gears up to release a new book on his adventures in Peru, we sit down with the veteran photographer to talk swearing, switching off and why he reckons digital cameras ruined photography.

Q & A with Mimi Plumb

Mimi Plumb is a photographer based in Northern California, and the author of the recently published book Landfall . • Dark Day...