Interviews

 

A Look at How Colorizer Dana Keller Breathes New Life Into Historical Photos

Dana Keller has made a name for himself as a talented photo colorizer, using his Photoshop skills to offer an idea of what historical black-and-white photos might have looked like had the photographer been able to shoot in color. The video above is a 6-minute look at how Keller approaches the task of colorization.
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Annie Leibovitz Discusses Her Life, Work and Passion on an Exhibition Tour

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Back in 2008, the team over at Advancing Your Photography were invited to an exclusive gallery tour of Annie Leibovitz’s best photographs — an event led by Leibovitz herself. Those in attendance were treated to the photographer sharing about her life and work, and the intersection of those two worlds.
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Photographer Joe Rosenthal Shares the Story Behind ‘Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima’

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70 years ago today, photographer Joe Rosenthal captured a photograph of six US soldiers raising a flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. That photo (shown above), became an instant iconic image — these days we would say it “went viral” — and was published in thousands of publications around the world.

It went on to became the only photo to win a Pulitzer Prize in the same year it was published, and the image is now one of the most republished and recognizable photos of all time.
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Garry Winogrand Talks to University Students About Photography in 1977

Garry Winogrand was one of the most notable and prolific American street photographers of the 20th century. He is known for capturing a vast record of what American life was like during the decades following World War II; in addition to his published works, thousands of his undeveloped and unseen rolls of film were discovered when he passed away in 1984.

In 1977, Winogrand was invited to speak to Rice Students about photography. Over the course of two hours, the photographer answered all kinds of questions and discussed a wide range of topics regarding photography, his work, and his thoughts.
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An Interview with Conceptual Fine Art Photographer Siri Kaur

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Siri Kaur is a conceptual fine art photographer who has been breaking some interesting ground and news with her fascinating series This Kind of Face. The unique series was recently exhibited at the Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles. I had a moment to talk to Siri about this work and other aspects of her career.
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Lynsey Addario: A Conflict Photographer Whose Life is Marked by Love and War

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Lynsey Addario is a 41-year-old photojournalist who has taken her camera into virtually ever major theater of war in the 21st century. She has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur, the Congo, Haiti, and Libya (she was one of the four NYTimes journalist kidnapped in Libya in 2011).

In addition to documenting wars for the world to see, Addario is passionate about human rights and the topic of women’s roles in traditional societies.
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Interview with Dutch Photographer Erwin Olaf

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Erwin Olaf has been one of the top advertising and people photographers in the world for over twenty-five years. His current show Waiting: Selections from Erwin Olaf: Volume I & II is being exhibited at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in New York. While continuing to do innovative commercial work, he has increasingly become focused on his personal work. I had a recent opportunity to ask about his career and future artistic ambitions.
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Interview with Photographer Martin Schoeller

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Martin Schoeller is a highly successful German portrait photographer who just finished a show called Portraits at the prestigious Hasted Kraeutler Art Gallery in New York City. I recently had the opportunity to gain some unique insights into his history and working process.
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Denton Camera Exchange: The Only Camera Retail Outlet in Denton, Texas

Here’s a nice little 5-minute profile of a man named Armand Kohandani and his store, Denton Camera Exchange. It’s the only camera retail outlet in Denton, Texas, a city of around 110,000 people and the 27th most populous city in Texas.

Kohandani talks about how he started the store by buying some inventory with a loan from his father, and how he’s trying to preserve the unique history of film photography. “There’s lots of folks out there that don’t even know that film is still available, and it surprises them that I still carry it,” he says.

(via The Vision Beautiful via ISO 1200)

10 Photographers Share Their Favorite Pictures Shot with a Leica M Rangefinder

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To mark the 60th anniversary of its M line of rangefinder cameras, Leica recently interviewed 10 well known photographers about their experience with the camera and their favorite photos captured with it.
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