Photojournalist Paul Gillespie survived a mass shooting at the Capital Gazette‘s offices in Annapolis, Maryland in 2018. In the year since, he has been coping with depression by taking portraits of the surviving journalists at the newspaper while working full time at the paper. He talks about using photography as a coping mechanism and what it’s like to be a survivor. His show, Journalists Matter: Faces of the Capital Gazette opens Oct 6th at ArtFarm Annapolis.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
How newspaper photography has changed in recent decades, and exploring Baltimore’s forgotten movie theaters with Amy Davis.
Amy Davis has been a staff photographer at the Baltimore Sun newspaper since 1987, photographing a wide range of subjects and stories of life in Baltimore city. Her book ,Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters, is a chronicle of Baltimore’s historic and ever- changing movie theaters over the past century.
Discussing the ever-changing industry of newspaper journalism, and advocating for people with disabilities through photography with Jennifer Bishop.
Bishop is Baltimore based photojournalist and portrait photographer with more than 35 years of experience shooting all over the world. She was the first photographer for the Baltimore City Paper, which began publishing in 1977. She also writes and photographs for projects that advocate for people with disabilities.