Category: Interviews

  • Magnum Blog / The Imagemakers


    Magnum’s reputation is not just based on extraordinary photography. What distinguishes the members of the photoagency, which was founded in 1947, is character. The legendary Magnum photographers Elliott Erwitt and Burt Glinn talk about moments of opportunity, courage, independence – and humor. This interview was conducted by Pia Frankenberg in December 2006 and was first published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in January 2007.

    Check it out here.

  • Interview: Susana Raab – Liz Kuball Photography


    You gotta love Susana Raab. Here’s why.

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  • How Jessica Dimmock got to the Ninth Floor – Shoot The Blog

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    Jessica Dimmock has been a whirling dervish since graduating from the Photojournalism program at ICP in 2005. A project she embarked upon while still in school, The Ninth Floor became a three-year intense documentation of the lives of 20 to 30 heroin addicts who lived in a run-down apartment in a well-appointed building in a fancy Manhattan neighborhood.

    Check it out here.

  • Shoot! Interview: Michael Foley

    Michael Foley is the director of Foley Gallery in Chelsea, and is also outrageously nice and generous with his time. This is a rare thing in the fine art world, which can be a seemingly impossible fortress to penetrate. Foley clearly has a good eye and a good nose for the market; he consistently shows emerging artists who then become both well-regarded and successful. Be sure to check out the new Jessica Dimmock and Chuck Scarborough show which opens at the gallery tomorrow night. Below, a little q&a.

    Check it out here.

  • Camcorders that think like cameras: Q&A with Ted from RED


    Maria got a chance to interview RED’s chief product evangelist Ted Schilowitz during NAB 2008 on how RED’s ultra-high definition camcorders will impact professional photographers. Below is a transcript of that Q&A.

    Check it out here.

  • Feministing

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    Sara Fajardo is a staff photographer at the Orlando Sentinel. Her photojournalism journey has taken her to many places, from local places in the States to covering the rise and fall of president Alberto Fujimori in Peru. You can see some of her photos at her website:
    She’s also the author of a children’s nonfiction book, Enrique’s Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a Peruvian City.
    Here’s Sara…

    Check it out here.

  • NOTIFBUTWHEN #2: Jason Lazarus Interview Part 1

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    I think I’ve mentioned before what a fan I am of Jason Lazarus’ work. His current show up in Chicago, This is gonna take one more night is full of smart, endearing, compelling and the Jay-Laz-brand-of-humor images that have come to define him and his work. I decided to do ask Jason some questions about his show.

    Check it out here.

  • Speartalks: Marion Peck – Josh Spear

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    Our general consensus is that it is in the eyes. It has to be, for there is nothing else to offer up that feeling of wrongness in the art of Marion Peck. Her palate is sunny enough, her subjects innocent enough, her landscapes full of greens and lights and other indications of virtue. But the eyes – the eyes hold none of those characteristics.

    Check it out here.

  • Shoot! Interview: Antonin Kratochvil


    I thought I’d post a short Q&A session I was lucky enough to have with Antonin Kratochvil. Kratochvil, if he’s new to you, is a Czech-born American photojournalist. He is also founding member of the VII Photo Agency. His career is rather epic at this point

    Check it out here.

  • Blek Le Rat Interview – Fecal Face


    Think back to the year 1981, some of us were still pissing ourselves, or not even born. Rick Springfield was singing Jesse’s Girl, Blonde was rapping to Rapture, Regan was doing some acting in the White House and Blek Le Rat was painting the streets of Paris. Unknowingly becoming one of the first pioneer stencil artist of the modern street art movement. Often overlooked by more well known media savvy stencil artists, Blek Le Rat was clearly behind many of the styles we see in the streets today. Although much of Blek’s early work was in the streets of Paris, It was not long before he was traveling the globe and leaving street pieces at every stop, and he still is today. -Manuel Bello

    Check it out here.

  • Shoot! Interview: George Pitts

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    George Pitts is an industry mainstay, and a classy, classy gent. I mean, look at him! He was kind enough to answer some questions I had for him about this crazy photosphere we live in. Listen to him, he knows some stuff.

    Check it out here.

  • Jenn Ackerman » Trapped: Questions Answered.

    Thank you all for your support, emails and comments. I have had received a lot of emails about my project, Trapped: Mental Illness in Prison, with similar questions so I decided to answer them here.

    Check it out here.

  • Jay Dickman: The Eyes of a Story


    When asked how he first became interested in photography—and photojournalism in particular—Jay Dickman replies, “I think a lot of it was the product of growing up in the 1950s and ’60s when we had LIFE and National Geographic as our ‘windows’ to the world; they were our TVs.” This brought coverage of the Vietnam War, moon missions, civil rights issues and world stories into people’s living rooms. “Looking back, I didn’t realize how this was forming my direction and energy.”

    Check it out here.

  • Spirit With a Sleight of Hand–An Interview with Bill Armstrong

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    Bill Armstrong: I don’t think of my imagery as soft focus, in fact, I call it extreme blur to distinguish it from soft focus. My concern is not to make “soft” or impressionistic images of the real world, like the early pictorialist photographers, but to make de-materialized or ephemeral images that represent a completely different world—a spirit world, if you will, or a parallel universe.

    Check it out here.

  • Tim Clayton, Sydney Morning Herald | Raw Take

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    What has actually happened is many photographers have evolved beyond the wants and needs of the newspaper. We are shooting stories that don’t get published and shooting personal projects to keep our brains stimulated. The ‘cat sat on the mat’ images pay the bills. In many ways it is a sad reflection of photojournalism today, there are so few places where top end photojournalism can be seen.

    Check it out here.

  • talk to allard..

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    any minute now, William Albert Allard will walk through my door….i have not asked him, but i will put him on the spot with any of you who happen to be “on” right now….he will probably be here for a couple of hours  or so…since his name comes up quite a bit here, most recently on the previous post, i thought you might enjoy having a word with him…so ask the boy a question or two…i will try to keep him here as long as possible…..

    Check it out here.

  • Speartalks: Grant Hamilton – Josh Spear


    You have heard by now that Polaroid film is dying. Rightfully, no, but inevitably, yes, and we have few words to appropriately state our reaction (of the few we have, the following do share company: appalled, mystified, f*cking pissed).
    Of course, while we are all justified in experiencing some emotion over this unnecessary loss, there are those among us who have even more right to mourn (see also: picket, riot, send death threats, etc.). One of them is Grant Hamilton, an Iowa City-based professional photographer who cites a 1975 Polariod SX-70 as his camera of choice – and who will, come next year, be to find a new medium.
    Join us as we A) Take a moment of silence for a great thing lost; and B) Chat with an artist who is approaching some serious changes.

    Check it out here.

  • Chip Simons- A Photo Editor

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    Then, the business starts to struggle and stock sales start to crumble and suddenly divorce. And, wham, the money is all gone and the business is really drying up and suddenly you’re a 49 year old former wunderkind thinking “what in the hell am I going to do?” If you’re Chip Simons you hit the effing reset button, sell all your gear, pack your shit in the car and drive from New Mexico to east 13th street in NYC and start pounding the streets again.

    Check it out here.

  • A Conversation with Bert Teunissen (Conscientious)

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    Bert Teunissen’s Domestic Landscapes is one of my favourite photography books, and I had wanted to talk to Bert about his work for a while. A little while ago, I finally sent him an email to ask, and he agreed to an interview.

    Check it out here.

  • Behind the Lens with John Moore – – PopPhotoMarch 2008


    This month we focus on John Moore, a senior staff photographer with Getty Images based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Before joining Getty, Moore was a staff photographer with the Associated Press, and was on a team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography for their coverage of the war in Iraq. Having lived in Nicaragua, India, South Africa, Mexico, Egypt and Pakistan, as well as the United States, Moore estimates that he’s worked in over 80 countries throughout his career. Most recently named Magazine Photographer of the Year in POYi, Moore was awarded two first place prizes at the 2008 World Press Photo Contest for his coverage of Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. Taking some time while on a layover in Johannesburg in route to Zimbabwe, Moore provides some insight into what it’s like to work as an international conflicts photographer.

    Check it out here.