Ep 61: Shooting music and gaming Instagram with Farrah Skeiky

Farrah Skeiky is the creative/culture manager for the LINE DC. A member of to the front, women photograph, women photojournalists of washington, and the contrario collective. She has been shooting music in DC and Baltimore for over a decade.

Ep 60: Grant Scott & The United Nations of Photography

The UN of Photography, founded by Grant Scott and Sean Samuels, is what we consider the most important photo/resource podcast out there. We talk to Grant about his work on his show, the state of UK photography and his work on the Bill Jay doc, Do Not Bend.

Ep 59: Alys Tomlinson

This week we talk to UK photographer Alys Tomlinson about her Sony World Photography Awards winning series and book, Ex Voto.

Ep 58: Lisa Richman on Race and the FSA

Lisa Richman considers the FSA-OWI Photographic Collection project within the historical moment in which it was created, with a specific focus on the influence of dominant constructions of race, motherhood, and poverty. Specifically, Richman looks at photos of Mexican-American mothers and families that were made but were left almost wholly unseen—invisible. She argues that representations of Mexican mothers reflected and reinforced the gendered racialization of Mexicans in the US at the time.”-Center for The Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi.

Field Notes: Godlis

This week we talk to the iconic photographer and chronicler of New York’s punk scene for over 40 years. We caught up with him before his opening in The Bowery.

This week we took to the streets of New York to talk to the iconic photographer and chronicler of New York’s punk scene for over 40 years, Godlis. We caught up with him before his opening in The Bowery. Check out his book here.

Dead Boys by Godlis
Patti Smith at CBGBs by Godlis

Ep 56: Roberta Bayley

We kick off our three part music photography series with an interview with Roberta Bayley, who shot The Ramones, Deborah Harry, The Sex Pistols, and more when she worked at the legendary CBGB club in New York’s Bowery during the 70s. She abruptly quit photography in the early 80s.

Ep 55: Adriana Monsalve

Adriana Monsalve is a storyteller, visual communicator, and independent book publisher.  Her collaborative project and publishing company Homie House Press focuses on giving voices to underrepresented communities and marginalized groups, in the US and internationally.  As an immigrant herself, Adriana has been investigating and re-defining the concept of home, and collects voices from artists whose work revolves around the idea of inner sanctuary.

Ep 54: Military Visual Award Winner MSG Michel Sauret

We spoke with the first recipient of the The Military Visual Award, photojournalist Master Sgt. Michel Sauret, who has 16 years of service in the U.S. Army Reserve and a deployment to Iraq in 2008. Though not officially affiliated with the Department of Defense, the new contest is and held exclusively for military photographers. It was created by military photographers Kenny Holston, a past Military Photographer of the Year winner, and Jensen Stidham who launched the competition in 2019 to promote and reward military photographic excellence.

A red star cluster descends in the sky as U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers take part in a 10-mile ruck march during the 200th Military Police Command’s Best Warrior Competition held at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, April 17, 2018. During the competition, Soldiers are tested both physically and mentally in events that include the Army Physical Fitness Test, land navigation, obstacle course, ruck marching, weapon qualification, Army Warrior Tasks, reflexive fire, written exams and the Army appearance board. Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command also participated in the competition. The winning noncommissioned officer and top junior enlisted Soldier will move on to compete in the U.S. Army Reserve Command competition later this year. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)


Ep 53: Chris Bonanos on his biography of Weegee

Christopher Bonanos is city editor at New York magazine, where he covers arts and culture and urban affairs. He is the author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid. He talks to us about his new book, Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous.

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Ep 52: Jim Mortram on Small Town Inertia

Jim has been photographing the lives of people in his community who, through physical and mental problems and a failing social security system, face isolation and loneliness in their daily lives.

Jim Mortram lives near Dereham, a small town in Norfolk. Dereham is no different from thousands of other communities throughout Britain, where increasing numbers of people struggle to survive at a time of welfare cuts and failing health services. For the last seven years, Jim has been photographing the lives of people in his community who, through physical and mental problems and a failing social security system, face isolation and loneliness in their daily lives. His work covers difficult subjects such as disability, addiction and self-harm, but is always with hope and dignity, focusing upon the strength and resilience of the people he photographs.”-Photobookstore UK

His work from the book Small Town Inertia by Bluecoat Press is on show at The Side Gallery.

EP 51: Colette Veasey-Cullors

we interviewed contemporary photographer and educator Colette Veasey-Cullors. Colette’s work explores the themes of race, class, identity, and socio-economic issues

As we wrap up the Black History Month, we interviewed contemporary photographer and educator Colette Veasey-Cullors. Colette’s work explores the themes of race, class, identity, and socio-economic issues, and invites the viewers to investigate their personal connection to the underserved and underrepresented people.  Colette has been teaching for over two decades, and has taught at Howard University, a historically black school, and MICA. She is currently serving as Associate Dean of Design and Media at MICA.

In this interview, Colette discusses her role as an educator, parent, and community activist. 

Ep 50: Paul Conroy Talks Marie Colvin and photojournalism in Syria

Photojournalist and author Paul Conroy talks about his time in Syria and working with journalist Marie Colvin who was targeted and killed in Homs, Syria. Their story is the subject of both the documentary Under the Wire and feature film, A Private War, which is currently streaming.

Ep: 49 NFL Photographer Shawn Hubbard

If you’ve seen an iconic photo of a Baltimore Raven, it’s probably the work of Shawn Hubbard. Hubbard talks about what it takes to shoot in a highly charged football environment and when not to snap a photo. Hubbard’s work is in the NFL Photography Hall of Fame. He shoots The Baltimore Ravens for the NFL, Under Armour, Red Bull, Green Bay Packers, NBC, Riddell, Big Ten Network, M&T Bank, CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, SHAPE Magazine, and New York Magazine.

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Ep. 48 Photo Year in Review with Reading the Pictures’ Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw is an analyst of news photos and visual journalism, and a frequent lecturer and writer on visual politics, photojournalism and media literacy, Michael is the founder and publisher of Reading the Pictures along with Cara Finnegan, who is Communication Professor, University of Illinois, author of Making Photography Matter: A Viewer’s History from the Civil War to the Great Depression and Picturing Poverty: Print Culture and FSA Photographs, and moderator of Reading the Pictures Salon.

Michael discusses the history of the site, the salon Chatting The Pictures, and the year in photojournalism.

Reading The Pictures’ stories/photos of the year.

World Press 2018 State of Photojournalism
RTP’s Instagram photos of the year.

MeToo in Photojournalism:
Migrant crisis in photos:

Ep. 47 All Things Photobook with Ben Smith


We welcome photographer and podcaster Ben Smith of A Small Voice, based in the UK. We’ll be discussing the year in photobooks, personally bought and otherwise and Ben’s pod in which he speaks to international photographers about their work.

Ben’s Books:

Joe’s Books:

Paolo Pellegrin : Un’antologia

Salgado: Scent of a Dream: Travels in the World of Coffee Photos

Abbas: In Whose Name?: The Islamic World after 9/11 Photos

The Charcoal Bookclub model.

Ep 46: Talking Sports Photography with Kate Frese

Photojournalist Kate Frese is known for her dynamic photos of the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team as well as her music and editorial work. Frese is the first sports photographer we’ve had on the pod and we couldn’t have been more excited to talk to her about all things photography and the current climate of sports photography.

Photojournalist Kate Frese is known for her dynamic photos of the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team as well as her music and editorial work. Frese is the first sports photographer we’ve had on the pod and we couldn’t have been more excited to talk to her about all things photography and the current climate of sports photography.


Ep 45: Writer and Editor Brandon Soderberg on covering the opioid crisis

Brandon Soderberg is not a photographer but he is a journalist and an open drug user and he came on the show to discuss the problems with “opioid crisis” photography and in general, how the media covers heroin users. Soderberg is a journalist based in Baltimore, Maryland who covers crime, drugs, and police. He is a former staffer at Spin, the former editor in chief of Baltimore City Paper and the co-founder of the short-lived Baltimore Beat. He has contributed to The Appeal, FACT Magazine, Pitchfork, Vice, Village Voice, and Washington City Paper, among other publications. He currently reviews cannabis for the Colorado Springs Independent and is writing I’ve Got A Monster, a book about the Baltimore police department’s Gun Trace Task Force scandal for St. Martin’s Press with his co-writer Baynard Woods. His most recent stories have been about a spy plane in Baltimore, a brutal police beating, and Johns Hopkins University students’ “disorientation guide.” He believes all drugs should be legal and loves dogs.

Ep 44: Photojournalist Julia Rendleman

“I think we have seen the images of needles searching for veins and people in very sad circumstances, living on the streets or prostituting. Some call this ‘needle porn.’ I don’t have any pictures to add to that sort of reporting,”-Julia Rendleman, from her series ‘A Daily Fight For Control’ featured on  The Marshall Project

Julia Rendleman is a freelance photojournalist based in Richmond, Virginia. She has received two grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – one for a video story about the effects global economics have on Jamaican farmers and another for a photo essay about Bhutanese refugees living in Nepal. In 2010, she was named a Getty Images Emerging Talent Photographer. That same year she received a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography for a story about a women’s prison in southern Illinois. Julia contributes to The Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, VICE and others. She is listed with other great photographers at Women Photograph.

Ep 43: Spirit Photography with author Peter Manseau

Peter Manseau, author of the book  The Apparitionists   talks to us about the history of William Mumler, the founder of so-called spirit photography and the manipulation of photographs during the American Civil War. Manseau’s book is sprinkled with the showmanship of P.T. Barnum, and ends with Mumler’s most famous client (you’ll have to read the book).

Works by Mumler:

Ep 42: Field Notes: The Kids are Alright

In our first Field Notes episode, we leave the studio and interview photojournalism seniors from the Baltimore School For The Arts who sat down for a candid talk about the future of the industry.

Ep 41: Vox’s Kainaz Amaria on #MeToo in Photojournalism

This Ep. continues to look a the #MeToo movement in photojournalism with Vox’s Kainaz Amaria.  Her piece can be read here.

As Vox Visuals Editor, Kainaz runs an interdisciplinary team specializing in graphics, interactives, photography, data and design. Previously, she was an editor on NPR’s Visual Team. Before all the desk jobs, she was a freelance photojournalist based in Mumbai, India. Her clients included The New York Times, Vogue India, and Reuters. Prior to that, she worked for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida. In 2010, she was a Fulbright Scholar and completed a short film on the Parsi Zoroastrian community in Mumbai.

Her images and multimedia collaborations have been recognized by contests including CPOY, Women in Photojournalism, Atlanta Photojournalism Conference, the National Press Photographers’ Contest and the South Asian Journalist Association. She was named a Chips Quinn Scholar in 2007 and was a graduate teaching assistant at Ohio University.

Kainaz joined the multimedia team at National Public Radio (NPR) in December 2011, and is currently based in Washington, D.C.

Ep 40: International Women’s Media Foundation

“The IWMF works to unleash the power of female journalists to transform the global news media. Our fellows and grantees — both freelance and staff journalists — become experts in reporting in underserved regions, generate must-read stories, align with top outlets, and bring critical issues affecting women and others to light. We are the only organization that provides safety training, byline opportunities, and emergency support tailored to female journalists and photographers around the world.”

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Ep. 39 Nolan Ryan Trowe on shooting while disabled

New York-based photojournalist Nolan Ryan Trowe discusses his work before and after an accident that left him disabled and his collaboration with Adhiambo Mitchell, who lost both legs in a car accident, as he cares for his two sons. His series on Mitchell was a feature in the New York Times Lens blog.

Ep 38 Kristen Chick: Sexual Harassment in the Photojournalism Community

Kristen Chick is a freelance journalist who covers migration, women’s issues, and human rights in Europe and the Middle East. She has been published in the Washington Post, LA Times, Foreign Policy, and others.

Her explosive piece about sexual harassment in the photojournalism community  for Columbia Journalism Review can be read here.

Ep: 37 Laura Beltrán Villamizar

Laura Beltrán Villamizar  is a photography editor and writer born in Bogotá, Colombia. She is the Projects Picture Editor for NPR, working with the organization’s growing efforts to shape their enterprise visual journalism. She is also the founder of Native – a non-profit platform dedicated to the promotion and development of visual journalists from under-represented regions and communities. Laura has written extensively on localize non-western visual journalism and photography for Nieman Reports at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism of Harvard University.

Before founding Native, she worked at the World Press Photo Foundation, where she led educational programs in Latin America and co-produced the yearly Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.

Prior to joining World Press Photo, she was Associate Photo Editor for Revolve Magazine where she oversaw long-term features, international commissions for print and online, and curated the magazine’s emphasis on visual storytelling.

Laura has served on the jury for The Catchlight Fellowship 2018, The FENCE at Photoville in 2018, and The Sinchi Photography Competition for Indigenous and Native Photographers 2017. She was also selected for the Alexia’s Foundation Seminar: “Latin America: Stories That Drive Change” (Miami, 2017). Laura currently lives and works in Washington, D.C.

 

Ep 36: Kyle Grantham

This week we talk to National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) outgoing region chair Kyle Grantham about the relevancy of such agencies, working in a small market like Delaware, covering Joe Biden, and his work as a professional photojournalist.

Ep: 35 A.D. Coleman and the Myth of Robert Capa

A. D. Coleman has published 8 books and more than 2500 essays on photography and related subjects. Formerly a columnist for the Village Voice, the New York Times, and the New York Observer, Coleman has contributed to such periodicals as ARTnews, Art On Paper, and Technology Review. His syndicated essays on mass media, new communication technologies, art, and photography have been featured in such periodicals as Juliet Art Magazine (Italy), European Photography (Germany), and Art Today (China). His work has been translated into 21 languages and published in 31 countries.

“There’s no denying that Capa experienced a failure of nerve at Omaha Beach and hightailed it out of there as fast as he could.”-A.D. Coleman

Ep 34: World Press and Pulitzer Winners with Allen Murabayashi

This week we discuss the past, present (scandals), and future of both the controversial World Press  Photo 2018 and Pulitzer winners for photography with our fav photo pundit and Photoshelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi.

Was this year’s Burning Protester controversial?

 

Ep: 33 Michele Bogre

Michelle Bogre is an Associate Professor of Photography and the former Chair of the Photography Department at Parsons School of Design in New York.  She is also a copyright lawyer, documentary photographer and author of two books: Photography As Activism: Images for Social Change, and Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century, both published by Focal Press, a subsidiary of Taylor and Francis. Photography as Activism was selected by Rice University in Houston, Texas as the Fall 2014 Common Reading, which is a practice of selecting one book to be read by all incoming students. Her photographs and/or writing has been published in books, including the Time-Life Annual photography series, The Family of Women, Beauty Bound, The Design Dictionary (Birkhauser Press, 2008) and photographer Trey Ratcliffe’s monograph, Light Falls like Bits.  Her photographs have been featured in group shows: The Way We Work at the Lawrence O’Brien Gallery in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and Beauty Culture at the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA.

Ep32: Sam Herron

Photographer Sam Herron‘s long road to photography included going from music, to wealth, to homelessness. While homeless, Herron decided to document the world around him from the inside out. His work has appeared in the Omaha World-Herald, and his series “Street Life Chronicles,” was on display at the Creighton University’s Skutt Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ep31: Smita Sharma

This week we talk to photojournalist Smita Sharma, about her work which covers India’s domestic servitude abuse, sex trafficking in Central Africa Republic, child brides in Nepal, and more. Smita Sharma is an independent photojournalist based in Delhi, Kolkata and New York. Her work primarily focusses on gender violence and human rights issues.
Her work has been published in various international publications including CNN, The Washington Post, New York Times, BBC, TIME Lightbox, The Globe and Mail, Spiegel, Channel 4, Quartz, Caravan Magazine, Newsweek, Human Rights Watch among others. Her work has been screened and exhibited in various countries including USA, India, Cambodia, Myanmar, South Korea, France, UK and Saudi Arabia.

Beena, 15, was going to be married in eight days when a distant relative in his forties with a wife and daughter volunteered to take her to meet her mother who lived in a nearby village. Instead, she was abducted and taken to a neighbouring state of Bihar. There, she was raped repeatedly for weeks. The police rescued her after her grandfather filed a complaint. The perpetrator’s family later pressured Beena to withdraw the case.

Ep30: Michael A. McCoy

Photojournalist and Iraq War veteran Michael A. McCoy drops in the pod to discuss shooting PTSD shooting in civilian life, and his project on black Trump supporters. His work has appeared in Time Magazine, Baltimore Sun, Petapixel, and more.

Ep29: Joseph Rushmore

Joseph Rushmore is a freelance photojournalist currently living in Tulsa, OK. He focuses on breaking news and immersive, in depth stories. He has spent time covering Hurricane Harvey, RNC, DNC, Standing Rock, protests in St. Louis and Tulsa, the opioid crisis, environmental issues and Native sovereignty in Oklahoma, among other stories. He shoots for The Financial Times, Huffington Post, The Tulsa Voice, Sierra Magazine, Tulsa World.

Ep28: Allen Murabayashi

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Allen Murabayashi, Chairman, Co-founder of Photoshelter, is an avid photographer and frequently speaks on how photographers can use online marketing to grow their businesses. We spoke to him about his essay, Assessing the State of Photojournalism via the NYT’s Year in Pictures and the modern manipulation/conversion of photos.

Ep27: Brent Lewis

Brent Lewis is the Senior Photo Editor of The Undefeated and co-founder of Diversify, whose mission is to “equip Art Buyers, Creative Directors, and Photo Directors with resources to discover photographers of color available for assignments and commissions.”

Ep26: M. Holden Warren

Our guest this week is photojournalist and videographer M. Holden Warren. We talked to him about his work on the HBO documentary, Baltimore Rising, covering Ebola, and working in Tonga. Check it out.

EP25: Daniella Zalcman

This week we talk with prolific documentary photographer Daniella Zalcman about her insight into colonialism in the United States, as well as her role as founder of Women Photograph, a project elevating the visions of women and non-binary photographers world wide.

Daniella Zalcman is a documentary photographer based in London and New York, whos work focuses on the legacies of colonization, from the rise of homophobia in East Africa to the forced assimilation education of indigenous children in North America. She has received the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grant, is a fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation, and the founder of Women Photograph.

EP24: Elizabeth Renstrom

We’re here with Elizabeth Renstrom, a photographer and photo editor of VICE magazine, talking about how to best pitch your work to editors, the changing landscape of photography online, and the insights that come with photo editing on such a large-scale platform.

EP23: Matika Wilbur

This week Matika Wilbur talks about Project 562, her mission to photograph over 562 federally recognized Native American tribes in The United States. Traveling from state to state in her RV, Wilbur is creating an unprecedented body of images and oral history of Native Americans.

Matika Wilbur is a photographer from the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples of coastal Washington. She has been been traveling and photographing for project 565 for the past 5 years.She has visited members of over 300 sovereign nations throughout 40 states.

EP21: Mickey H. Osterreicher

This week we get down to business with lawyer Mickey H. Osterreicher and talk contracts, copyrights, and other legalities.

Mickey H. Osterreicher is the General Counsel at the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), as well as an award winning photojournalist with almost 40 years experience. He is experienced in contract, media, copyright and first amendment law. He was also involved with the drafting of the Fair Trial/Free Press and Cameras in the courtroom section of the New York State Bar Association Journalist Handbook.

EP20: Gabe Dinsmoor

This week we talk with Gabe Dinsmoor, one of the cinematographers of the just released HBO film Baltimore Rising , a documentary following several activist and police officers during and after the 2015 uprising that took place in the city.

Gabe Dinsmoor is a cinematographer, photographers and producer from Baltimore, MD. In October 2015, Gabe began helping film a feature documentary for HBO called Baltimore Rising about the death of Freddie Gray and the Baltimore Uprising. He has worked as a camera op on The Keepers, a Netflix docu-series that explores the unsolved murder of the nun Sister Cathy Cesnik, and co-directed and shot a documentary titled Pyne Poynt about a little league coached by ex-convicts in Camden, NJ, America’s most dangerous and poorest city.

EP19: Brian Ulrich


Exploring post 9/11 America through retail spaces, this week we discuss consumerism and photographing the ubiquitous with Brian Ulrich.

Brian Ulrich’s work focuses on consumer culture, retail spaces , and commercialism as it plays out in the landscape of America. His works been featured in a long list of museums and publications: Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The New York Public Library, Time Magazine, Vice, Mother Jones, and more. Additionally, he is a recipient of a 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and an associate professor at the Rhode Island School of Design for photography. You can find his books, Is This Place Great or What, and Retail Relics and Ephemera, here.

Ep18 Live at DC Fotoweek

We took the show on the road to the 10th anniversary of DC Fotoweek. At the beautiful Embassy of Spain, we caught up the photojournalist who caught a now iconic shot from Charlottesville ; celebrity organizers, like for the Magnum at 70 photo-show, and winners of this year’s FotoWeek competitions. Give it a listen.

EP17: Eros Hoagland

What does it mean to photograph conflict? Where is the photographers place in a landscape of violence? This week we talk with Eros Hoagland about his book Reckoning at the Frontier.

Eros Hoagland is a prolific freelance photographer and videographer who’s work from the last 20 years spans from war zones in Afghanistan, to gangs in El Salvador, to on-set locations of major motion pictures. He’s been featured in the NY times, National Geographic, Time and more. His recent book, Reckoning at the Frontier, features photos from years spent along the border of the US and Mexico, primarily in Tijuana and Ciudad Juárez.

EP16: André Chung

Discussing representation, misrepresentation , and making space for yourself as a photographer with André Chung.

André Chung is an award winning photographer whose career spans about 20 years, shooting for the Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post Magazine, The Atlantic, Ebony Magazine, the NAACP and Apple among others. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize five times while at the Baltimore Sun, André has also received the George Polk Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. His work is in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

EP15: Archivist Joe Tropea

In this episode we talk with Joe Tropea, curator of films and photographs and digital projects coordinator at the Maryland Historical Society. We discuss photo archiving, and the work of Joe Kohl, who was a photojournalist in Baltimore throughout the 80’s and 90s.

Photo by Joe Kohl, 1994.

EP14: Robert Cohen

Post-Dispatch photographer Robert Cohen and Edward Crawford are photographed in Ferguson after an evening protest in August, 2014.
Photo by David Carson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

What does it mean to create an iconic image?

Robert Cohen’s photography career spans about 30 years, notably working at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis and now as a staff photographer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His series on suburban homelessness was named a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography, but he is also known for his work covering the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after the death of Mike Brown. His image of a Edward Crawford throwing a tear gas canister away from a crowd of protesters is now an icon of the times, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo staff was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for its coverage of the protests.

 

EP13: Josh Sisk

Discussing photographing live music, from local punk shows to big time stars with Josh Sisk.

Josh Sisk is a Baltimore based photographer who is most well known for his work shooting live music. He is a contributing Photographer for the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, Decibel, Noisey, and has been featured in many other publications across the world, including Rolling Stone.