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. 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 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 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 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.”

Heather Gies

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