Reid Callanan is a man with a singular focus on photographic education and through his impressive passion, he has built one of the most successful workshop organizations in the United States. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico has been in operation for nearly 30 years and in that time, he has expanded from a handful of courses with a staff of six, to well over 200 classes a year, hosted by a symphony of established veterans of the craft. Its this fascinating story of growth, that has offered a guiding light for new and seasoned photographers from around […]
After a very eventful and alcohol filled walk through Hippie Hill in San Francisco on 4/20, Ye Min and Casper sat down to discuss photographic inspirations, workshops and street photography. Hailing from Yangon Myanmar, Ye Min has the benefit of world travel through his day job and never hesitates to turn this opportunity into a phenomenal exploration of street photography. With an ever-present appreciation for conceptual poetry, Ye Min applies a combination of inspiration from Sophie Colle, technical knowledge pulled from workshops with Maciej Dakowicz and the editing prowess he developed from learning with Matt Stuart. Together these storytelling techniques allow […]
For the third year in a row, Streetfoto is hitting the bay area and ranks among the top festival destinations for all things street photography. From workshops to photo walks to gallery events, lectures, zine reviews and so much more. If you shoot or appreciate street photography, this is the event to visit and today, founder and organizer Ken Walton is here to share what he can. The schedule is still evolving, so be sure to visit www.streetfoto.org for more updates as we get closer to June… Including workshop and photowalk registrations, schedules of events and much more. Streetfoto San […]
Alejandra López-Zaballa is a well traveled, award winning documentary photographer with over 70 countries on her punch card. Today she joins us to share her journey, her documentary work in the orphan camps of Nairobi, Kenya to Oaxaca, Mexico and so much more. Growing up with a mother who painted often, she quickly found her creativity in painting and dancing… But as with most families of Spain at the time, she found herself obligated to pursue a degree and lucrative career. Which as we all know, is a rare association with the path of photography. I said to my mom, […]
Robert LeBlanc is a documentary photographer, skateboarder and man of exploration. On today’s episode, we discuss his photobook “Unlawful Conduct”, his unique travels through Bulgaria, documentation of Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma and an upcoming project focused on the victims of Meth Addiction and more.
Part-2 of our interview with civil rights photographer, Stephen Somerstein. Today, we continue our discussion on his work at Selma in ’65, his battle with Paramount Pictures on using his work for the movie “Selma”, the deteriorating state of journalism today and the importance of Photo Editors in the 21st Century.
“Iconic” is the only word that comes to mind when we talk about the work of photographer, Stephen Somerstein. From his youth at the museums of New York City to his photography of the Selma to Montgomery March of ’65. Stephen’s photos of such legendary figures as Dr. Martin Luther King, John Lewis, Andrew Young, Bayard Rustin and many others, will grace the pages of history books forever.