EP10: Gabriela Bulisova and Mark Isaac

What does it mean to work as a team- and to give your subject a direct hand in making their image? Gabriella and Mark discuss working with incarcerated women, and the collaborative relationships that they have formed.

Gabriela Bulisova and Mark Isaac are documentary photographers based in Washington, DC. For the past seven years, Bulisova and Isaac have collaborated on projects focused on mass incarceration. Their current work highlights the criminalization of mental illness and the trauma to prison pipeline for women who have experienced abuse. Bulisova and Isaac will be spending the coming year in Ukraine, working on projects supported by a Fulbright grant.

 

EP9: Webster Phillips,III

This week we talk with Webster Phillips, III, about continuing a family legacy photographing Black life and culture in Baltimore.

Webster Phillips,III, comes from a family of photographers whose collective work spans close to 70 years. Philips Grandfather, Henry Phillips, Sr. , and father, Irving H. Phillips, Jr., were prolific photographers in their own right, and now Phillips continues the three generation tradition of documenting life in Baltimore through photography.

 

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Correction: Phillips mentions the book I Dream A World, which is not by Deborah Willis but by Brian Lanker, and edited by Barbara Summers.

EP8: Clary Estes

 

 

What is it like to live with the people you photograph, in a country that is not your own? Clary Estes discusses long term documentary work.

Clary Estes was born and raised in Kentucky and is currently living internationally and working on a variety of photography projects in Japan, China, and DC. She graduated with a Masters Degree in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in 2013, and is now living and working in rural Moldova with the Peace Corps. Estes’ interest is in long-term documentary projects, and writing biting essays like “Fuck Photojournalism.”