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Interviews and Talks | September 2012

Vice are running a great series online called Picture Perfect, interviews with photographers… Here Magnum’s Christopher Anderson…

Christopher Anderson, Picture Perfect (Vice)

Recording of a terrific panel discussion which took place in NYC at Aperture last week…Goes on for an hour, but actually feels short…

Shifting Sands: Conflict Photojournalism and Ethics (doctorswithoutborders.org) “The discussion will consider the responsibilities and consequences, intended and otherwise, of reporting on conflict. Moderated by Stephen Mayes, the panel will include Marcus Bleasdale, Jason Cone, Philip Gourevitch, Thomas Keenan, and Kira Pollack.”

How Photographers Try to Protect Their Subjects From Harm (PDN)

The cost of covering conflicts (BJP)

Interviews with Reuters’ Goran Tomasevic about working in Syria…

Photo © Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Goran Tomasevic, Street Fighting in Aleppo (NYT Lens) | Another interview (NBC News) | Another interview (Reuters)

John Stanmeyer: Instagram – It’s About Communication (Photographer’s blog)

The New Economics of Photojournalism: The rise of Instagram (BJP)

William Klein is going to have a retrospective Tate Modern in London next month… Financial Times magazine interviewed him…

Photo © William Klein

William Klein (FT magazine) ‘As next month’s retrospective at Tate Modern will show, the US-born painter, photographer and film-maker has lived artistic life to the full’

Very straight-talking Q&A with David Bailey…

David Bailey (Esquire)

Aaron Huey, Photographing, and Listening to, the Lakota (NYT Lens)

Photo © Nick Ut

Nick Ut (Leica blog) “Nick Ut: The Amazing Saga And The Image That Helped End The Vietnam War” | video (Leica Vimeo)

R.I.P. Malcolm Browne.

Malcolm Browne , The Story Behind The Burning Monk (Lightbox) | Obituary (Guardian)

Photo © Emilio Morenatti

Emilio Morenatti (Guardian) ‘Emilio Morenatti lost a foot while on assignment in Afghanistan in 2009. A vehicle he and a fellow AP journalist were travelling in was hit by a bomb. Morenatti survived but his colleague was killed. Here he shares his thoughts on covering the recent London Paralympic Games and his career in photojournalism’

Emilio Morenatti (NYT Lens) ‘An Empathetic Eye on the Paralympics’

Steve McCurry tells about his 9/11 photographs…

Photo © Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry, The Ground Zero Photographs (American Photo Magazine)

Steve McCurry (Vogue Italia)

PDN interviewed Tom Stoddart about his 78 Perspectives exhibition that just closed in London…

Photo © Tom Stoddart

Tom Stoddart (PDN)

Tom Stoddart (Youtube)

Christopher Morris talked about his career as part of VII’s recent Visual Journeys seminars…

Still from video © Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris, War, Politics, Fashion (VII Magazine)

Not really an interview… but fits here… Always love to read Dave Burnett’s blog posts…

David Burnett: About Those Film Holders (Photographer’s blog)

David Burnett: A Tyranny of Ones (Photographer’s blog)

Don McCullin on Social Documentary Photography (National Media Museum Vime0)

Peter Turnley is having a retrospective in Paris… Lens blog interviewed him…

Photo © Peter Turnley

Peter Turnley (NYT Lens) ‘Four Decades of Photographing the Human Condition’

Antonio Bolfo (Ted on Youtube)

John Vink (Erik Kim blog) ‘Interview with John Vink, Magnum Photographer on his new “Quest For Land” book available on the iPad’

Terrific interview with Robert Nickelsberg and a gallery of his Afghanistan photographs taken through the years, over at Lens blog….

Photo © Robert Nickelsberg

Robert Nickelsberg, A Long View of Afghanistan’s Wars (NYT Lens)

Giles Duley (NBC News) “‘I’m myself again’: Photographer Giles Duley returns to work after Afghanistan blast” | Another interview (Guardian)

Paolo Marchetti, The rise of fascism in Europe (BJP)

Zed Nelson (Hackney Citizen)

NYT Lens posted an interview with some of the NOOR members to coincide with the agency’s five year anniversary…

Photo © Alixandra Fazzina

NOOR, A Collective Eye on Social Justice (NYT Lens)

Martin Schoeller’s and Matthew Modine’s Experiences (Capture on Youtube)

Graciela Iturbide‘s best photograph: a Mexican Seri woman (Guardian)

Yet another brilliant interview by Photo Raw… This time it’s with Barbara Davidson…

Barbara Davidson (Photo Raw)

Seamus Murphy, Poetry in Motion (VII Magazine)

Jessica Dimmock, Facts and Fictions (VII Magazine)

Venetia Dearden, My Life, My Style (VII Magazine)

Misha Friedman (LA Times)

Anton Kusters (BBC World Service Outlook program) ‘Belgian photographer who documented the lives of a Japanese Yakuza crime syndicate’

Olivier Laurent interviewed Getty Reportage’s Sebastian Liste, who has come a long way in just over two years…. In Perpignan, he picked up the City of Perpignan Remi Ochlik Award and a Getty Editorial Grant….

Photo © Sebastian Liste

Sebastian Liste, From the Ian Parry Scholarship to Reportage by Getty Images (BJP)

Stefano De Luigi (Emaho Magazine)

Joel Meyerowitz, Taking My Time (YouTube)

Justin Jin interviewed about his project that got exhibited at this year’s Visa pour l’image…

Photo © Justin Jin

Justin Jin, The Zone of Absolute Discomfort (BJP)

Tracey Shelton (DSLR News Shooter) ‘Death in Syria – how Globalpost’s Tracey Shelton captured her extraordinary images’

The New Economics of Photojournalism: The Death of Once Magazine (BJP) ‘The magazine’s editor, John Knight, tells BJP what went wrong’

Corbis Images’ Ken Johnston, Protecting an iconic image (Reuters blog)

Lauren Greenfield.
Photo © Larry Busacca / Getty

Lauren Greenfield (Guardian) ‘The photographer and film-maker on the lovable billionaires in her new documentary, and the state of the American Dream’

Lauren Greenfield (GQ)

Annie Leibovitz (Youtube)

Bruce Gilden (Daylight)

Davide Monteleone (World Press Photo)

Cover photo © Gregory Heisler

Gregory Heisler (A Photo Editor)

One Problem with Running Your Own Photo Agency: It Takes a Lot of Time (PDN)

Matt Eich (Photo Brigade)

Abe Frajndlich Tells of Photographing a Difficult Annie Leibovitz (Featureshoot)

Amanda Rivkin (NatGeo)

David Goldblatt (Source Magazine Oral History Archive)

Lisa Pritchard, Ask and Agent, Photography Rates for Advertorial Usage (LPA)

Damir Sagolj, 7 Photojournalism Tips by Reuters Photographer (Vimeo)

Sandy Huffaker Jr., gives us his tips on how to take beautiful street shots (Manfrotto)

Markéta Luskačová‘s best photograph: Ginger the musician (Guardian)

Series of interviews on the National Portrait Gallery website with photographers commissioned to take portraits of British Olympians…

Photo © Nadav Kander

Nadav Kander (NPG) Road to 2012

Bettina von Zwehl (NPG) Road to 2012

Brian Griffin (NPG) Road to 2012

Finlay Mackay (NPG) Road to 2012

Jillian Edelstein (NPG) Road to 2012

Anderson & Low (NPG) Road to 2012

Emma Hardy (NPG) Road to 2012

To finish off…. Calvin and Hobbes on truth and photography 

Review Santa Fe: Alejandro Cartagena

Over the next month, I will be sharing the work of photographers who attended Review Santa Fe in June.  Review Santa Fe is the only juried review in the United States and invites 100 photographers to Santa Fe for a long weekend of reviews, insights, and connections.  

Alejandro Cartagena‘s name may sound familiar as his work has been well recognized over the past several years. He lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico and Alejandro’s photographic focus has been examining the social, urban, and environmental landscape of a contemporary Mexico.  His work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of several museums including the SFMoMA, MoCP, and the Portland Museum of Art. Cartagena has received the Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award, the Lente Latino Award, and the Premio IILA-FotoGrafia 2012 Award in Rome. He was named a FOAM TALENT in 2012 and a PDN 30 in 2010. His work has been published in Newsweek, Nowness, Domus, the Financial Times, Le Monde, Stern, The New Yorker, and Wallpaper among others.
His new work, Car Poolers, examines the phenomenon of transportation of workers in Mexico.

CAR POOLERS: These images are a rare view into how Car Pooling is practiced by workers in Mexico, their working condition and suburban sprawls consequences upon these workers everyday life. Even though the workers are not conscious of the ecological impact they may have by traveling this way, they are a silent contributor to the preservation of our city and planet.

Photo Editor of the Month: Emma Bowkett of FT Weekend Magazine

As part of Photojournalism Links’s relaunch, we’re introducing new and regular columns, with the goal of exploring further the inner-workings of the photojournalism community. One such column is dedicated to Photo Editors. Far from being a Hall of Fame-type of chronicle, it’s a way for us to introduce photo editors that are using photography in intelligent and creative ways. We’re also mindful that a lot of our readers are students and emerging photographers, who might not always know how photo editors work and how, and when, they can be approached. Hopefully, this column will help them, while informing others about the work of particular photo editors.

This month, we’re starting with Emma Bowkett, the photo editor for the Financial Times Weekend Magazine.

Photo © Kalpesh Lathigra.

Photojournalism Links: How did you get started in photography? How did you end up being a photo editor for Financial Times?

Emma Bowkett: Graduating from Goldsmiths College in 2005 with an MA in Image and Communication, I took an internship at the Victoria & Albert Museum, archiving prints for their Word and Image department. Then I worked for two years as first assistant to an advertising photographer, before teaching on the degree course at Goldsmiths. This was a term-time position, so I started freelance picture editing at the Financial Times. I developed a good working relationship with the art director on the FT Weekend Magazine. She kept asking me back.

Photojournalism Links: How do you use photography for the FT Weekend Magazine?

Emma Bowkett: We re-launched the magazine in 2010 with greater emphasis on photography. Most of the photography in the magazine is commissioned. We are a weekly publication with a short lead-time. Stories are often timed to events and news stories, so we are able to commission photographers to work on assignments, as well as publishing photo essays, previews of photo exhibitions and books. I work closely with the AD’s, photographers and agents to produce concepts. Ideas are pitched to my editor, and usually run over six or eight pages. We are encouraged to be ambitious with both images and design.

Photojournalism Links: What are you looking for in the photographers that you use? What attracts you to a certain photographer over another?

Emma Bowkett: I’m looking for photographers with a sense of authorship to their work. I see a lot of folios, sometimes there’s just a special something that attracts me.

Photojournalism Links: Do you mostly use to local photographers for international assignments? Are there cases, when you would send someone abroad?

Emma Bowkett: Much of the photography I commission is international. I usually work with photographers on the ground. That said, there are circumstances where we fly someone in, if we are looking for a specific style [we’ll] use a specific photographer.

Photojournalism Links: How do you discover new photographers?

Emma Bowkett: Galleries, social media sites, magazines, blogs, agents, recommendations. I try to see two photographers’ books a week because I like talking to photographers about their personal projects face to face when I can. Attending private views, talks, and events are a good way to meet new photographers and build relationships.

Photojournalism Links: Are there one or several photographers that have impressed you in the past year? And why?

Emma Bowkett: I am continually impressed by photography. There are several photographers I could mention; many are regular contributors to the magazine. I’d like to mention Stan Douglas, who I recently discovered, and is this year’s recipient of ICP’s Infinity Award for Art. He recently exhibited in London and in New York. We ran his series, Midcentury Studio, in the magazine.  I was lucky enough to see both shows. I’m interested in his concept of taking on the identity of a photojournalist, constructing scenes and narratives, challenging fact and fiction. I really love his work.

FT Weekend Magazine © Stan Douglas, Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner, New York and Victoria Miro, London.

FT Weekend Magazine © Stan Douglas, Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner, New York and Victoria Miro, London.

FT Weekend Magazine © Stan Douglas, Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner, New York and Victoria Miro, London.

Photojournalism Links: What is the last photo book that you’ve bought?

Emma Bowkett: I have just bought WassinkLundgren’s Empty Bottles and Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs.

Photojournalism Links: If you could hire any photographer, who would it be?

Emma Bowkett: I was just in contact with Sølve Sundsbø’s agent about a possible cover shoot. It didn’t work out, but I’d still like to work with him. I have a wish list of photographers. The best thing about my job is working with photographers I admire.

Photojournalism Links: What are your hobbies outside of photography?

Emma Bowkett: I go to the movies as much as I can. I cycle and go the gym.

Photojournalism Links: How can photographers reach you?

Emma Bowkett: Email, Twitter or Facebook. The same way I find them.

Tony Luong, Mom Applying Make-Up

Tony Luong, Mom Applying Make-Up

Tony Luong

Mom Applying Make-Up,
Clinton, Connecticut, 2011
From the Two Roofs series
Website – TonyLuong.com

Tony Luong was born in Connecticut in 1987. His family moved to the United States two years before he was born to escape the Vietnam war. He graduated with a BFA in photography from the New England Institute of Art in 2010. His work mainly revolves around his family's background and what it means to be a first generation citizen. His work has been exhibited throughout Boston and through several online publications. His editorial work has appeared in publications such as Hemispheres Magazine, Financial Times, London and Vibe Magazine, among others. He recently published a small book of photographs from his ongoing project Two Roofs. Tony lives in Cambridge, MA where he is a freelance editorial and fine art photographer.

Tony Luong, Mom Applying Make-Up

Tony Luong, Mom Applying Make-Up

Tony Luong

Mom Applying Make-Up,
Clinton, Connecticut, 2011
From the Two Roofs series
Website – TonyLuong.com

Tony Luong was born in Connecticut in 1987. His family moved to the United States two years before he was born to escape the Vietnam war. He graduated with a BFA in photography from the New England Institute of Art in 2010. His work mainly revolves around his family's background and what it means to be a first generation citizen. His work has been exhibited throughout Boston and through several online publications. His editorial work has appeared in publications such as Hemispheres Magazine, Financial Times, London and Vibe Magazine, among others. He recently published a small book of photographs from his ongoing project Two Roofs. Tony lives in Cambridge, MA where he is a freelance editorial and fine art photographer.

Art Fair Preview, news summary and schedule: The Armory Show and Armory Week 2011 Begins in New York City

This week the Armory Show is being held once again on the west side at piers 92 and 94. In just 12 years, the Armory Show has developed into one of the most important and determining shows for the global art market, offering an array of the world’s foremost galleries and a program of art events and exhibitions only to be found during this dynamic week in the city.  In recent years however, more and more satellite fairs have emerged near the Armory Show and even farther afield in the Lower East Side or Brooklyn.  Many of these fairs seek to claim the status as the alternative art fair to the Armory Show and many of the migration of certain galleries from the main fair to these new upstarts substantiates their impact and relevance.  In the end, though the dispersion of the center of gravity for Armory Week can be daunting, or as the Financial Times recently wrote of the week, “Manhattan feels fragmented as a fair destination.”  However, if one has the time, the offerings of the week overall are impressive.  Below is a summary of some of the goings on, along with certain highlights from art openings and events of the week.

More text and images after the jump…

Fair-goers stroll down a section at The Armory Show: Contemporary Art via Artnet

Divided into two parts, Modern and Contemporary, the Armory Show boasts various large-scale installations, outdoor areas and VIP-exclusive amenities. Each year, The Armory Show commissions an artist to provide images for the fair as part of the visual presentation of the fair.  The commissioned artist of the year subsequently provides exclusive images and the cover for the catalog, which is printed in full-color and prized as a collector’s item. Previous commissions have included Karen Kilimnik (2002), Barnaby Furnas (2003), Lisa Ruyter (2004), Jockum Nordström (2005), John Wesley (2006), Pipilotti Rist (2007), Mary Heilmann and John Waters (2008), Ewan Gibbs (2009), and Susan Collis (2010).

Last year’s catalog, via the Armory Website

This year, The Armory hosts a new section entitled “Armory Focus,” which serves to feature an important art community each year.  This year’s focal point is Latin America and will include 21 of Latin America’s premier galleries. In correspondence with Armory Focus: Latin America, The Armory Show is hosting additional Latin American-themed events, and has commissioned Mexican artist Gabriel Kuri, who uses commonplace objects to convey political and sociological themes, to create the visual identity for the 2011 fair.
Mona Hatoum‘s Bourj at White Cube (To be exhibited at pier 94)

In 2010, 222 contemporary dealers and 76 dealers in Modern art traveled from 94 cities and 31 different countries to exhibit their collections. Last year the show received 60,000 visitors (increasing 7% since 2009), 56% of which traveled from areas outside New York City, and a third from outside countries.

A KAWS work that will be for sale at the Armory, via Honor Fraser

Additionally this week, dozens of other art institutions throughout New York City will organize public events under the umbrella of Armory Arts Week, including a host of other fairs such as Scope, Pulse, the ADAA’s Art Show, and Fountain to name a few. VOLTA NY, the sister-show of Armory, specializes in single-artist showcases and will be exhibiting for its seventh year since its foundation in Basel in 2005. The American counterpart, though less traditional than other art fairs, maintains a tighter focus on the artist and integrity of art presentation.

The ADAA Art Show displays a wide range of art, from new and contemporary to traditional pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. It’s located on Park Avenue at 67th street, and will be open from March 2nd to the 6th. Galleries such as Marian Goodman and David Zwirner will present a highly curatorial selection of works.

Gabriel Orozco, Untitled (2009) via Marian Goodman Gallery

The Independent Art Show, a smaller venture in Chelsea, was created in an attempt to down-size from the sprawling atmosphere of the other shows. It features art displayed in divided sections instead of booths, lending it an atmosphere of one giant gallery. The Independent is located at 548 W 22nd St New York, NY.

Following last years success,  Dependent Art Fair has emerged as a one-night only event showcasing various different collectives such as Canada, Audio Visual Arts, Cleopatra’s, Ramekin Crucible, and Silvershed. It will take place on Friday night, March 4th, at the Sheraton Hotel at 160 w. 25th street from 5-9 pm.

Nearby, Scope Gallery will offer a wide perspective of artists, focusing on work in a global context and striving to show the most innovative and creative artwork possible. Scope is located 355 West 36th Street, and will follow the general schedule of Armory Art week.
Yayoi Kusama, Flowers That Bloom Tomorrow to be shown at Victoria Miro (Pier 92)

Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, held annually in Miami as well as New York, takes place just 15 minutes from the Chelsea Gallery area, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in the flat-iron district. It hosts about 50 galleries, and combines emerging and established artists in one setting. The preview for VIP parties and press will be held from 10 am–1 pm on Wednesday, March 3rd at 125 W. 18th street.

Verge Art Fair, Brooklyn’s answer to Armory Art Week, kicks off with an opening night party on Thursday, 3 March, 2011, from 10:00 pm to 4 am and admission to the fair will be free all week. The main gallery exhibitors are located at 81 Front Street, and an exhibition curated by Loren Munk and James Kalm entitled “Brooklyn Art Now: 2011″ will take place nearby at 111 Front street.

Another alternative fair, Fountain Art Fair takes place on the water at Pier 66, at 26th Street, on an old barge also known as the “Frying Pan.”

Moving Image hosts “Moving Image 2011: an art fair of contemporary video art,” showing a variety of international and non-profit single-channel videos, video sculptures, and other larger video installations at its Waterfront New York Tunnel address, 269 Eleventh Avenue, between 27th and 28th streets. The fair runs March 3 – 6, 2011, with an opening reception Thursday night from 6-8.
In SoHo, the RED DOT Art Fair is hosting its Korean art show, a collaboration of Galleries Association of Korea and Korea International Art Fair (KIAF). Open throughout the weekend at 82 Mercer Street, there is an opening reception from 6-9 pm on Thursday, a cocktail party at The Strand Hotel on Friday from 9-11 pm, and a digital installation on the Manhattan Bridge Saturday night at 6 pm.

Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled (Ocean Park), (1974) to be shown at Danese

Other selected events to occur during the week include:


The annual BOMB Bash 2011: Conversation as Collaboration at Marlborough Gallery, West 25th street; March 1,  7-10 pm

José Parlá‘s solo-show “Walls, Diaries and Paintings” at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, 505 W 24th Street.


Kazimir Malevich opens at Gagosian Gallery in the Upper East Side, 980 Madison Ave; Reception March 3rd from 6 to 8 pm, running through April 30.

The FLAG Art Foundation: Josephine Meckseper opens her new works on 9th floor space, along with Sinbad: 98 paintings by Gerhard Richter, on the 10th floor; through May 26, 2011.

Inka Essenhigh will lecture at SVA at the Visual Arts Theater, 333 W 23 st., 7pm

David Wojnarowicz‘s show “Spirituality” highly relevant following recent events the National Portrait Gallery this past December at PPOW Gallery, 535 W 22nd Street, 3rd floor; March 3 – April 9, opening reception March 5, 6-8pm.
Marcel Dzama Book Signing, “Behind Every Curtain” at David Zwirner, 525 W 19th Street; March 5, 4-6pm
Rirkrit Tiravanija “Fear Eats The Soul” opens at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, 620 Greenwich Street; March 5

Martin Kippenberger “Eggman II” at Skarstedt Gallery, Ltd, 20 West 79 street opens Saturday, March 5, from 6-8pm.

Outside views of one of the sites of Armory Art Fair via the Armory Website

Related Links:

Armory Show [Main Page]
VOLTA NY [Main Page]
Armory Art Week [Main Page]
Pulse Art Fair [Main Page]
Scope Art Fair [Main Page]
Dependent [Main Page]
Independent Art Fair [Main Page]
Verge Art Fair [Main Page]

Related Articles:

If You Liked Independent, You’ll Love Dependent (Maybe)! [ArtInfo]
19 Questions for Official Armory Show Artist Gabriel Kuri [ArtInfo]
Above and Beyond [The New Yorker]
Lower East Side Story [Financial Times]
Times Square Getting Public Art Installation [Wall Street Journal]

-L. Streeter