Interviews

 

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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Actor Keegan Allen is a Photography Buff Who Just Published a Photo Book

Keegan Allen is an American actor who’s best known for playing the character Toby Cavanaugh on the ABC Family TV show Pretty Little Liars. He’s also a passionate photographer. Above is a 3-minute interview USA Today recently did with Allen about his interest and background. Allen “never goes anywhere without a Leica by his side,” the paper says.
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Shooting the Streets of SF with Photographer Travis Jensen

Here’s a 4.5-minute profile of street photographer Travis Jensen, a man who documents life on the sidewalks of San Francisco. It’s a look at how Jensen approaches his photography and people on the streets. (Warning: there’s some strong language.)
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Words of Wisdom for Photographers by Renowned Photojournalist Steve McCurry

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Last month, we shared a popular video in which photojournalist Steve McCurry talked about the danger of focusing on your destination so much that you miss your journey. That clip was actually from a series of videos in which McCurry shares wisdom he has learned over the decades of traveling the world and hunting for photos that will be remembered.
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Belly of the Beast: A Inspiring Profile of Analog Street Photographer Markus Andersen

Here’s a nice dose of inspiration: above is a beautiful 16-minute mini-documentary that looks at the work of Sydney-based street photographer Markus Andersen. Titled “Belly of the Beast,” the profile features Andersen talking about his thought process and love for film photography.
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Interview: Stephen Bulger on His Acquisition of Vivian Maier Negatives

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In late 2014, we reported that a gallery owner in Toronto named Stephen Bulger had purchased the entire collection of Vivian Maier negatives owned by Jeffrey Goldstein. The acquisition came at a time when legal challenges were threatening to derail the publication of Maier’s now famous images.

Bulger recently went on Canada’s national public radio to discuss his new involvement in the Vivian Maier saga.
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