Street Shooter – An Interview with Mary Ellen Mark (1987)

  Her most memorable work documents the lives of the dispossessed; those deprived by birth of the rights and amenities most of us take for granted, touch her.   By Janis Bultman, Darkroom Photography, Jan-Feb Issue, 1987 It was the early Sixties. Mary Ellen Mark was a graduate student, studying painting at the University of […]

Famous Photographers Tell How – An Interview with Weegee (1958)

  “It’s like a modern Aladdin’s Lamp, you rub it and, in this case the camera, you push the button and it gives you the things you want.”   Click to Play (Right Click & Save to Download): “Weegee” MP3 by Weegee, 1958. From the 1958 LP “Famous Photographers Tell How” (Audio transcription by Erica […]

A Conversation with Alec Soth (2009)

“I have big problems with Sleeping By The Mississippi, there’s parts I love, but definitely things I would do differently now. When people point to those things you’d rather do differently, you feel, ‘I wish I could’, but I can’t.”   By Ben Sloat, Big Red & Shiny, November 17, 2009 BRS: I saw Sleeping […]

An Interview with Lise Sarfati (2008)

Eva-Claire #04, 2008   “For me, the feeling of my body in space is really important. It’s all very simple there. Everything seems more real, more authentic, and you can project yourself more easily.”   Lise Sarfati and Rick Owens, Austin, Texas. Fashion Magazine 2008 What could they talk about, Rick Owens, a Californian who’s […]

An Uncommon Interview with Stephen Shore (2007)

Stephen Shore is a prominent photographer and photographic educator. A pioneer in the field of color photography, Shore has published numerous books of photography, included his seminal book, Uncommon Places, published in 1982 (reissued in 2004).

An Interview with Jacob Holdt: “American Pictures” (1993)

“I lived with my black friends all those years,” said Holdt. “I saw the pain and the suffering and I felt, when I showed the pictures to people, they didn’t even know the suffering that was going on in the midst of their own cities.” By Ronald Netsky In the early 1970s, while vagabonding around […]

INTERVIEW: “Oral History Interview with Ben Shahn” (1968)

Interview with Ben Shahn Conducted by Forrest Selvig at the Artist’s home in Roosevelt, New Jersey. September 27, 1968 FORREST SELVIG: This is an interview with Ben Shahn in his house in Roosevelt, New Jersey, and the date is the 27th of September, 1968. The interviewer is Forrest Selvig. BEN SHAHN: Well, you asked me about […]

Extending the Frame: An Interview with Susan Meiselas (2006)

“I do think these words “documentary” and “photojournalism” refer to different approaches but are rarely thoughtfully used to distinguish the work that is self-generated vs. assigned.”  Extending the frame: An Interview with Susan Meiselas By Joanna Heatwole, Mariola Mourelo, Afterimage, March-April, 2006 Susan Meiselas has represented difficult issues with innovative approaches throughout her thirty-year career […]

Philip-Lorca diCorcia Discussing ‘Hustlers’ & ‘Thousand’

“In fashion, the more a model acts like a model, the less successful the pictures are for me. And it’s kind of the same with the hustlers and the pole dancers: the more self-conscious they are and try to give me what they think I want, the less interesting it is.”

An Interview with Joel Meyerowitz – Creating A Sense of Place

“There is a dawning awareness that you feel good in this place. Something here makes you attentive, brings you to an awakened state. But you can’t know that beforehand.” Interview by Constance Sullivan, from Creating A Sense of Place, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990 CS: Why do you choose to photograph a particular place? Why the Cape? […]