Life Through Photography.
'WTF-STOP' Podcast is home to 'PHOTO TALK' and 'FRONTLINE REPORTING’.
In ‘PHOTO TALK’ I chat to photographers about their life and connection to the world through photography. In ‘FRONTLINE REPORTING’ I chat to photographers who are at the frontline of news, world events, or creating long-term bodies of work.
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#14 Janine Wiedel - PHOTO TALK - WTF-STOP PODCAST
Janine Wiedel is a New York-born documentary photographer and visual anthropologist based in London since 1970. She has been covering issues of social concern since the late 1960s.
Her career has mainly focused on groups struggling to survive on the edges of mainstream society. These projects have become significant studies, books, and exhibitions, and have fed into Wiedel’s extensive archive and photo library which contains a unique collection of stock images covering a wide range of social issues including education, protest, youth, alternative lifestyles, multicultural communities, drugs, and social exclusion.
Major Long-Term Projects:
Black Panthers and Berkeley Riots: photographs in California 1968-1969
Irish Tinkers: Five years project documenting the Irish Travellers
Inuit Life: Baffin Island living with an Inuit Family
Looking at Iran: Educational book documenting Iran during the Shah's reign.
Vulcan’s Forge: Two-year project documenting Britain's Industrial Heartland
Dover, A port in a Storm: Documenting Changes before construction of a tunnel
Faces With Voices: A year documenting the people of Sudbury, Suffolk
St Agnes Place: Four-year document of South London squatted street
Rastafarian way of life: Documenting a Rastafarian community in London
Food Awareness & Food Growing: Project with Rastafarian & BAME community
In Transit: a collaborative Documentary project with Jacky Chapman on the Calais Jungle and Grande-Synthe Refugee Camps 2016.
Ongoing Projects: Protest in its many forms & Multicultural Communities in Britain
Vulcan Forge Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ms1/vulcans-forge-by-janine-wiedel Bluecoat Press:
The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2023/jul/12/janine-wiedel-images-of-flaming-1970s-industrial-britain target="_blank">www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2023/jul/12/janine-wiedel-images-of-flaming-1970s-industrial-britain
#13 David Hoffman - PHOTO TALK - WTF-STOP PODCAST David Hoffman has worked as an independent photojournalist since the 1970s. It didn’t take long for him to discover that documenting the increasingly overt control of the state over our lives was what motivated him. He soon decided to run his own photo library, giving him the freedom to choose his own subject matter. His work sheds what some might see as an unforgiving light across racial and social conflict, policing, drug use, poverty, and social exclusion.
Protest, and the violence that sometimes accompanies it, is a thread that has run throughout his career, and at one point gained him a reputation as ‘the riot photographer’s riot photographer'.
Determination and a willingness to look uncomfortable realities in the eye underpin all of his work, from the metamorphosis of London’s East End to the documenting of homelessness, protest, and oppressive policing. Some find the pictures raw and uncomfortable, but his intention is to document dispassionately and let the images stand as social challenge. By engaging with the image, we are forced to recognise the world as others live it and to consider our own position.
Documenting the reality of injustice, frequent state oppression and the all too often tragic consequences, his work has supported legal challenges, brought racist perpetrators to justice, and most importantly, reached wide audiences through mass media publication for more than 40 years.
Cafe Royal Box Set https://www.caferoyalbooks.com/englan...
Roman Road: https://romanroadlondon.com/david-hof...
Exposure Works: https://exposureworks.co.uk/lightbite...
The Kiss & Kieran: https://thelondoncolumn.com/2014/11/1...
Frontline Club: https://youtu.be/tcleOZ1VGGc
#2 Barry Lewis - Frontline Reporting: 'Intersections' - WTF-STOP PODCAST
Barry Lewis is a London-based photographer and filmmaker, founder of Network Photographers, who has worked internationally for books and magazines from Life magazine to National Geographic.
As well as photojournalism and portraiture, he has directed over 20 documentaries, commercials, and art films. His work has been exhibited at the V&A, The Museum of London, The Photographers Gallery, and Modern Art Oxford.
Notable exhibitions and awards include Positive Lives( 1993), a book and international exhibition about living with AIDS; the World Press Award’s Oscar Barnack Medal for humanitarian photography (1990). In 2019 his images from Butlins in the 1980s will be shown at Turner Contemporary as part of the “Resort” show.
Since 2010 Barry has worked with musician David Toop and singer Elaine Mitchener to produce the mixed-media production “Of Leonardo” for the Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice. A new version, choreographed by Dam Van Huynh, now tours internationally with a performance at the Purcell Room on the South Bank in September 2018. In July 2018 Barry’s film “Pond” was streamed by NTS as part of a performance by Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Toop.
Butlin’s – https://barrylewisphotography.com/but... target="_blank">https://barrylewisphotography.com/but...
Glastonbury – https://www.thefloodgallery.com/produ...
MIAMI BEACH 1988-1995 - https://www.hoxtonminipress.com/produ...
Albania in Isolation 1990 & Albania in Transition 1991 - https://www.caferoyalbooks.com/intern...
In Pictures: https://www.in-pictures.co.uk/portfol...
#12 Daniel Meadows - PHOTO TALK - WTF-STOP PODCAST
Photographer, documentarian, and digital storyteller Daniel Meadows (b. 1952) has spent a lifetime recording British society, challenging the status quo by working in a collaborative way to capture extraordinary aspects of ordinary life through pictures, audio recordings, and short movies. He is best known for his 1973-74 journey around England in the Free Photographic Omnibus when he traveled 10,000 miles in a converted double-decker and made 958 portraits in "free studio" sessions on the streets of 22 different British towns and cities. This is a project he revisited in the 1990s, photographing again some of the subjects of those portraits for his widely published series National Portraits: Now & Then.
His pioneering community storytelling project BBC Capture Wales (2001-08) encouraged many hundreds of people across Wales to embrace the arrival of the digital age in pop-up workshops by making their own two minutes of TV, framing their memories and pictures into digital stories, "multimedia sonnets from the people". Capture Wales won a BAFTA Cymru in 2002.
Meadows taught the documentary photography course with David Hurn in Newport(1983-94); also photojournalism (1994-2001) and digital storytelling (2000-2012) at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies where he also completed his PhD (2005). In the 1990s he taught photojournalism workshops in the emerging democracies of eastern Europe, also in India and Bangladesh.
After 2000 he traveled repeatedly to Australia and the USA lecturing about his pioneering work in participatory media.
Living Like This – Around Britain in the Seventies (1975) https://www.setantabooks.com/products/living-like-this Nattering In Paradise –
A Word from the Suburbs (1987)
National Portraits – Photographs from the 1970s (1997) https://www.setantabooks.com/products/national-portraits
The Bus – The Free Photographic Omnibus 1973-2001 (2001) https://www.setantabooks.com/products/the-bus-the-free-photographic-omnibus-1973-2001
Café Royal: https://www.caferoyalbooks.com/search?q=meadows
The Daniel Meadows Archive was acquired by the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford in March 2018.
Website: https://www.photobus.co.uk/home Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/daniel.meadows.73
Digital Stories: https://vimeo.com/showcase/5268983
Talking Stories: https://vimeo.com/showcase/5268853
Photographic Stories: https://vimeo.com/showcase/5268975
Digital Literacy: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-15717619
Denis Thorpe joined his local newspaper with the ambition of becoming a reporter. Circumstances dictated that he was assigned to the photography department and immediately became enamoured with that medium’s creative possibilities. For Denis, photography became his passport to another world.
After National Service with the Royal Air Force, he pursued photojournalism, inspired by Picture Post and the early Magnum photographers. Thorpe embarked on a journey of freelancing through London and then the provinces working for morning and evening papers, eventually arriving at the Daily Mail in Manchester.
Denis became a Guardian staff photographer in the 1970s covering assignments across the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, China, India, the Soviet Union, the United States, and Japan during a twenty-three-year career with the paper. Denis has many press awards for his picture essays and news photography including the 1979 World Press Photo Foundation Gold Medal and Ilford Photographer of the Year in 1988.
Denis has produced several books and exhibitions of his work and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography, and an Honorary Master of Arts degree from the University of Manchester. This book shows his beginnings, personal projects, and work from around the British Isles and clearly demonstrates why Denis Thorpe is considered by his peers as one of the greats of twentieth-century British photojournalism.
The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddes...
#10 John Walmsley - PHOTO TALK - WTF-STOP PODCAST
John Walmsley has been a freelance documentary photographer since leaving Art School in 1968. His final year project was on A.S. Neill and his democratic school, Summerhill, was published by Penguin Books in 1969 (updated edition planned for March/May 2021). His work has been published in 1,000+ books worldwide (He is the author or joint-author of 15 of them).
In one form or another, his work is also held at the National Portrait Gallery, the National Art Library at the V&A, the V&A Museum of Childhood, the Tate Britain Library, Liverpool Museum, and La Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Mostly, he photographs ordinary people and the interesting things they do. His first story was the sit-in at Guildford School of Art in 1968 at the end of his final year there. It became the longest ever sit-in at a UK educational establishment and led directly to there being students and staff on the Advisory Boards of schools, colleges, and universities. The book, 'Finding Our Voice', which you can buy here:
is not only the catalogue of the exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary, but also records the day-by-day events throughout the sit-in (Claire Grey's diary of events and his photographs).
In the 70s he was a part-time lecturer at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Plus, he lived and worked with a large group of artists at the Digswell Arts Trust in Welwyn Garden City. Think, very large house, lots of creativity but very little heating.
Increasingly these days, he gives Zoom talks to students and/or professionals about having your 'ducks in a row from the beginning so you stand a better chance of making a living. In particular, protecting your copyright so you could be paid later (sometimes, years later) when someone uses your work without asking and refuses to pay anything, typically saying, "Photos are free, right?".
Wester Hailes: https://bit.ly/WesterHailes1979BookbyWalmsley
Summerhill CRB: http://bit.ly/CRB_Summerhill
School of Architecture: http://bit.ly/CRB-AA_SchoolOfArchitecture
Wester Hailes CRB: http://bit.ly/CRB_WesterHailes
Anna Scher Children's Theatre CRB: http://bit.ly/CRB_AnnaScherChildrensTheatre
Sit-In CRB: http://bit.ly/CRB_GSA_Sit-in
Grosvenor Square Demo CRB: http://bit.ly/CRB_GrosvenorSquareDemo
Finding Your Voice: http://bit.ly/FindingOurVoice
National Portrait Gallery: https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/about/photographs-collection/photographers-in-focus/photographer-in-focus-john-walmsley
Magistrates Association: https://www.ma100yearsofjustice.com/john-walmsley
#9 Marilyn Stafford - PHOTO TALK - WTF-STOP PODCAST
Marilyn Stafford was given a Rolleiflex camera by a friend in New York in 1947, which first piqued her interest in photography, and to support herself in between acting roles, she found work assisting US fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo.
Her photographic career was formally launched in autumn 1948 when she took her first portrait of Albert Einstein for friends who were making a documentary film about him. She was given a 35mm SLR camera for the first time and a quick lesson in how to use it in the back of the car on the way to his house in New Jersey.
in 1948, Marilyn joined a friend on a visit to Paris where she became friends with the war photographer and Magnum co-founder, Robert Capa.
On a ferry crossing to England in 1949, Marilyn met Mulk Raj Anand. She had been tasked by an American friend to buy some books in London and by an incredible twist of fate, the writer of those books was sat beside her on the ferry. Anand became Stafford’s life-long friend and introduced her to Henri Cartier-Bresson, who was to become her photography mentor back in Paris. It was Cartier-Bresson who encouraged her to take street photographs and following his advice, she took a bus to the end of the line where she photographed children in the working-class neighbourhoods of Cité Lesage-Bullourde near Place de la Bastille.
In 1951 Marilyn spent a short period assisting US fashion photographer, Gene Fenn, in his Paris studio and then worked for a PR agency as a fashion photographer herself, an avenue of photography that was more welcoming to women. Fashion photography of haute couture clothing at that time was normally modeled in opulent surroundings but Stafford typically took a documentary approach, preferring to photograph the models on her beloved streets of Paris.
In 1958, whilst 6 months pregnant, Marilyn went on a personal mission to Tunisia to document the plight of Algerian refugees fleeing France’s aerial bombardment in the Algerian War of Independence.
In 1959 Marilyn photographed Italian writers Carlo Levi , Italo Calvino, and Alberto Moravio.
In 1960 Marilyn traveled extensively in Lebanon, photographing people and places, later published in her book Silent Stories: A Photographic Journey Through Lebanon in the 60s (Saqi, London, 1998).
In the mid-1960s she moved to London as a single mother and found regular work with The Observer, Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, and The Herald Tribune on both commissions and self-assigned projects and it was during this period that she photographed many celebrities of the day including, Donovan, Twiggy, Margot Fonteyn, and Rudolf Nureyev.
Marilyn was one of few women photographers working for national and international newspapers and magazines at the time and was also one of very few women on the camera / stills Executive Committee of ACTT / BECTU. This gave her an insight into the difficulty of balancing a career in photography with single motherhood, which many years later led her to set up the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award to support women photographers globally.
In 1972 Marilyn spent a month photographing Indira Gandhi, India’s only woman Prime Minister at home and on her duties following the war with Pakistan, which created the new state of Bangladesh.
A selection of Marilyn's work is included in the archives of the University of Texas, USA.
In 2017, Marilyn set up the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award for women photographers, supported by Nikon UK, and in association with arts social enterprise FotoDocument
In February 2019, Marilyn received an Award for Exceptional Achievement in Photography from UK publication, Amateur Photographer.
In March 2020, Marilyn received the Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards in London.
Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award: https://fotodocument.org/fotoaward/
A Life in Photography https://bluecoatpress.co.uk/product/m... target="_blank">https://bluecoatpress.co.uk/product/m...
Stories in Pictures: A Photographic Memoir 1950
Silent Stories: A Photographic Journey Through Lebanon in the Sixties https://www.marilynstaffordphotograph...
Bluecoat Press https://bluecoatpress.co.uk/
#1 Jamie Wiseman - FRONTLINE REPORTING - Ukraine - WTF-STOP PODCAST
In this episode, I talk to Daily Mail photographer Jamie Wiseman who is on the frontline documenting the unfolding events of the war in Ukraine.
Jamie Wiseman is a London-based news photographer working for The Daily Mail Newspaper. He began his career at the highly respected National Newspaper Agency in York under the guidance of the late industry giant John Pick, he moved to London in 1997 and has worked in conflict zones and photographed news events all over the world.
He has covered conflict in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and more, natural disasters in Japan, Indonesia, and general news in more than 140 countries. He still travels internationally, reporting on world events to British newspaper readers and the worldwide readers of MailOnline. He is currently in Ukraine.
City of Fear: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti... target="_blank">www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...
True Horizon: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...
#8 Roger Hutchings - PHOTO TALK - WTF-STOP PODCAST
Roger Hutchings is an award-winning British documentary photographer who studied at Newport School of Art in Wales mentored by the Magnum photographer David Hurn. Thereafter he worked with the London Observer Newspaper as a roving photojournalist covering British and World affairs. Subsequently, he joined the photographic agency Network Photographers undertaking assignments for many of the World's leading news magazines. Between commissions, he concentrated on personal documentary work producing books and exhibitions for an international audience. Three significant pieces of reportage have received critical acclaim. Thatcher's Britain, a long-term social documentary report about Britain; Bosnia, surviving the civil war in Former Yugoslavia and Ataturk's Children, pictures examining the relationship between the Turkish State and its Kurdish minority.
In 1996 switching tack after years as a photo-reporter, concerned with news and social issues, Hutchings started looking at creative trends in the fashion industry whose young designers were part of the growing cultural phenomena that became Cool Britannia. The pictures won the Nikon Arts’ Photographer of The Year Award in 1997 and attracted interest from the fashion industry that later led to a collaboration with Giorgio Armani resulting in two books, Backstage and Armani in China pointedly signaling withdrawal from traditional social documentary photography. From this time Hutchings’ aesthetic concerns steered him toward colour imagery evoking inner contemplation although in these images consistent undertones of geometry and intensity can still be detected, despite changing motives, influences and audiences.
According to his former editor at Network Photographers “…… as Hutchings has developed as a photographer his vision has matured in his more recent colour work. There is a surprising coherence between the event-driven imagery of his work for news media and the more recent abstracted colour studies made as self-assigned reveries. All the imagery demonstrates the photographers' curiosity in the human world, exploring relationships between the people and their environments. These scattered glimpses of individual lives and fragmented studies of colour, place, and experience weave together as one coherent overview of the world and our place in it" (Stephen Mayes, No Heroes, 2003)
In 2009 he became the Senior Lecturer in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at The London College of Communication soon taking up the role of Course Director. He continued teaching until 2018, deciding to step down, to once again concentrate on his own photography.
Throughout his long career Hutchings has contributed to the wider photographic community as Chairman of the World Press Photo Jury, Chair of The British Press Photographer’s Awards and with talks and broadcasts about photography, photojournalism, and ethics.
In 2005 he was profiled in the BBC television series A Digital Picture of Britain a programme that examined how an artist's geographical roots influence their work and explored the importance of new technology in contemporary photography.
Most recently he presented Zeitline a body of work reflecting on the incremental development of a photographer’s evolving vision. [ April 2017, Upper Street Gallery, London College of Communication ]
Network Photographers: https://www.networkphotographersonline.com/roger-hutchings
Sniper Alley: https://sniperalley.photo/photographers/nggallery/photographers/roger-hutchings/
1998 Nikon Arts Photographer of The Year
1996 Nikon News Photographer of The Year
1995 Canon Photo Essay Award, Runner Up
1995 Finalist Bayeux Award For War Reporting
1994 Media Natura Award for reporting the Developing World
1994 World Press Winner People in The News
1994 Amnesty International Award for Photojournalism
1994 Finalist POY Canon Photo Essay Award
1994 Finalist Infinity Awards International Centre For Photography New York
1994 City of Prague Award for Humanitarian Photography
1992 Nikon News Photographer of The Year
1991 Nikon Photo Essay of The Year
1988 National Union of Journalist's Press Photographer of The Year
#7 John Bulmer - PHOTO TALK - WTF-STOP PODCAST
John Bulmer was a pioneer of colour photography in the early 1960s working for the Sunday Times Magazine from the very first issue till the 1970s.
He was brought up in Herefordshire, became a passionate photographer, and when he went to study engineering at Cambridge continued taking photographs- first for the University newspaper Varsity and then for Image, a picture magazine that he co-founded. He also started shooting stories on Cambridge for Queen Magazine, the Daily Express newspaper, and finally a story on the Night Climbers of Cambridge which sold to Life Magazine.
This ended his career at Cambridge, and he went up to London where he was offered a job as a photographer on the Daily Express. At the time the Express was the foremost paper in Britain for photography and did many assignments in association with Paris Match.
He soon started shooting stories for Town Magazine, a new fashion magazine that became well known for good photography, using others such as Terrence Donovan, David Bailey, and Don McCullin. John Bulmer did many groundbreaking stories for them including; The Black Country, Nelson, The North, as well as overseas stories in South America, Africa, New Guinea, and Indonesia.
The Sunday Times then produced the first of the Colour Supplements, later copied by all the newspapers. John Bulmer shared the cover of the first issue with David Bailey- a picture of a footballer he took surrounded by pictures of Jean Shrimpton’s armpit! This was a small start but John soon had a contract to shoot sixty pages a year and traveled to nearly 100 countries on their behalf.
The writer Martin Harrison, in his book about photography in the 60’s “The Young Meteors” describes the start of the Colour Magazines:-
“The switch to colour was, therefore, quite sudden and few photographers were prepared for it.
John Bulmer was recognised immediately for having made the necessary adjustment and thinking specifically in terms of colour became one of the most prolific contributors of colour reportage to the Sunday Times Colour Section.
Many of Bulmer’s most important assignments were abroad, but he was also acknowledged as an adroit recorder of provincial Britain. His reputation as a recorder of the industrial cityscape was probably gained at Town, where he was responsible for stories on Nelson, Lancashire, The Black Country, and The North is dead”
His work was several times singled out for awards by the Design and Art Directors Club and he has had pictures shown at the Gallery of Modern Art in New York, the Photographers' Gallery in London, and the National Museum of Photography in Bradford
By the early seventies, the Sunday Times changed course, looking for stories on “Crime, Middle-class living and Fashion” as described to Bulmer by the new editor.
It was time for a change and John Bulmer moved sideways into making documentary films. He filmed a programme on the life of Van Gogh in the South of France, directed by Mai Zetterling, and went on to direct many films on travel and untouched tribes in the most inaccessible parts of the world. These were primarily shown on BBC, Nat Geo, and Discovery Channel.
He has now returned to Herefordshire to catalogue and show his huge collection of still photographs, many of which have never been seen.
The North https://bluecoatpress.co.uk/product/t... target="_blank">https://bluecoatpress.co.uk/product/t...
Wind of Change https://bluecoatpress.co.uk/product/w...
A Very English Village: https://bluecoatpress.co.uk/product/a...
Hartlepool 1960s https://www.caferoyalbooks.com/shop/j... target="_blank">www.caferoyalbooks.com/shop/j...
Manchester 1970s https://www.caferoyalbooks.com/shop/j...
Popper Photo Stock: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/john-bulmer?assettype=image&editorialproducts=popperfoto&family=editorial&phrase=john%20bulmer
Beehives and Runaway Wives https://vimeo.com/693661315
Painter and the Fighter https://vimeo.com/693629779
Bluecoat Press https://bluecoatpress.co.uk/
#6 Geoff Howard - PHOTO TALK - WTF-STOP PODCAST
Geoff Howard, documentary and reportage photographer, based in London.
His archives cover commissioned editorial photography, personal and self-assigned work, and architectural photographs taken for publishers. The files contain many thousands of images, taken over five decades.
His photographs are in the National Portrait Gallery collection in London, the Museum of London collection, the London Guildhall Archive, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and private collections.
" I photographed the people and places that caught my attention, shooting from an interest in, and a curiosity about, what was there and what was happening, happy to be working without the restrictions which often accompany commissioned projects. People have asked why I shot with flash – in those days, most photographers would only use available light – shades of Cartier-Bresson – but in the disco pubs, it was really dark – and I wanted to see, to show more clearly, what it was like, what was happening; less atmosphere, but more information. I stopped photographing there so intensively when I felt I had done the things which demanded to be photographed, and I didn’t want to make the same pictures over again. Then the whole area, the whole character of the area, changed – with redevelopment, new building, the yuppyfication of docklands; there were lots of photographers documenting the new docklands, and if I had continued, it would have been a different story, so it seemed like a natural end, a natural place to stop. I have been back, a few times – I was there last year, to try and check some locations when I started putting this book together; it was interesting, frustrating, indeed perplexing trying to identify places I used to know well, and now so changed."
[Rotherhithe Photographs was published in 2008, although images from the project had previously appeared in the legendary Creative Camera magazine in 1975, and a selection of pictures was also exhibited at London’s Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1978. Seen from the vantage point of 2012, Geoff’s photos capture the half-forgotten ‘Interzone’ between the dock closures and Thatcherite redevelopment and demonstrate, yet again, that there is nothing quite as remote as the recent past.] Source: Dave Seacombe. The London Column. https://thelondoncolumn.com/2012/09/0...
National Portrait Gallery: https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/se...
Cafe Royal Collection: https://archive.caferoyalbooks.com/ta...
Behind the Scenes: https://www.blurb.co.uk/books/8970840...
Japanese Moments: https://www.blurb.co.uk/b/739812-japa...
Australian Pictures: https://www.blurb.co.uk/b/4546292-aus...
The Hitching Post Of The Sun: https://www.blurb.co.uk/b/8970853-the...
Chilean Fragments: https://www.blurb.co.uk/b/7950195-chi...
Serpentine Photography 73 (as discussed in this podcast)
43 photographers, including
Geoff Howard (Couples and selected USA travel images)
Curated by Peter Turner, as photographers under 35, working in England, who had not had a major London show of their work. (Quote from Introduction by Norbert Lynton, director of exhibitions.)
#5 Nick Hedges - PHOTO TALK - WTF-STOP PODCAST
Documentary photographer Nick Hedges talks about his life and his connection with the world as a photographer over the last 50 years.
Nick Hedges was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, 1943. He studied photography at Birmingham College of Art 1965-1968, and as a final project, he worked with Birmingham Housing Trust on an exhibition about the city’s badly housed. On leaving college he became a photographer and researcher for Shelter, National Campaign for the Homeless from 1968-1972. An archive of his work for Shelter was acquired by National Media Museum in Bradford, and he prepared a touring exhibition for the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1974.
He worked as a freelance documentary photographer from 1972-1980 for Mencap, Disability Income Group, Population Countdown, BBC, Penguin Books, and New Society. He was commissioned to make an exhibition ‘Problem in the City’ by the Royal Town Planning Institute that was shown at the ICA in 1976. In the same year, he was awarded an Arts Council Fellowship to make a documentary study of working lives in factories and steelworks in the West Midlands, this was completed in 1979. His photographs were exhibited at the Half Moon Gallery in London and by the British Council in ‘Uncertain Art Anglais’ in Paris in 1979. The resulting book ‘Born to Work’ was published in 1982 by Pluto Press.
In 1979 he was commissioned by the Side Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne to make a documentary study of the fishing industry based around North Shields Fish Quay on Tyneside. He worked on an exhibition project ‘I’m a Believer’ photographing many different religions in Wolverhampton between 1976 and 1980.
His work was exhibited, and he was a guest speaker at the 2nd Latin American Colloquium of Photography in Mexico City, 1982. He was a frequent contributor to Camerawork magazine and was a member of the editorial board of Ten.8 magazine. From 1980 to 2003 he was head of photography at West Midlands College of H.E. and the University of Wolverhampton.
In 2004 he donated his entire collection of Shelter negatives, contact sheets, and prints to The Library, Birmingham under the aegis of Peter James. His exhibition ‘Make Life Worth Living’ was shown at the Science Museum in London between 2014-2015. His work was exhibited and acquired by the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, 2015. He has edited and produced a selection of his photographic work in book form, published by blurb.co.uk between 2012 and 2014. In December 2016 he was a major contributor to the Channel 5 documentary “Britain’s Slums 50 years on”
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#4 Ian Berry - PHOTO TALK - WTF-STOP PODCAST
Magnum Photos photographer Ian Berry talks about his time working in South Africa and in England, while we look through his favorite photos both from his lifes work and from his book on South Africa entitled 'Living Apart'.
Originally recorded in the Print Room at Magnum Photos in London on Feb 28th, 2019.
Magnum Photos: https://www.magnumphotos.com/photogra...
Ian Berry was born in Lancashire, England. He made his reputation in South Africa, where he worked for the Daily Mail and later for Drum magazine. He was the only photographer to document the massacre at Sharpeville in 1960, and his photographs were used in the trial to prove the victims’ innocence.
Henri Cartier-Bresson invited Ian Berry to join Magnum in 1962 when he was based in Paris. He moved to London in 1964 to become the first contract photographer for the Observer Magazine. Since then assignments have taken him around the world: he has documented Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia; conflicts in Israel, Ireland, Vietnam, and the Congo; famine in Ethiopia; apartheid in South Africa. The major body of work produced in South Africa is represented in two of his books: Black and Whites: L’Afrique du Sud (with a foreword by the then-French president François Mitterrand), and Living Apart (1996). During the last year, projects have included child slavery in Ghana and the Spanish fishing industry.
Important editorial assignments have included work for National Geographic, Fortune, Stern, Geo, national Sunday magazines, Esquire, Paris-Match, and LIFE. Ian Berry has also reported on the political and social transformations in China and the former USSR.
Ian Berry Books:
Living Apart: https://youtu.be/VVSZ_GfbH9I
The English: https://youtu.be/jgOIwYAicn0
Observer Supplement: https://youtu.be/bDKvf3shtik
#3 Diane Bush - PHOTO TALK - WTF-STOP PODCAST
Vegas-based American artist and photographer Diane Bush talks about her time as part of the Exit Photography Group in the 70s and her life connection with the world as a photographer.
Diane Bush is an American activist artist and photographer, who trained in the U.K. In her later years, Bush has embraced public art through public participation projects using fiber art (Yarn Bombing) and performance. "I think of myself as a problem solver that uses art (and humor) to get the job done."
Diane Olson-Bush was born in Buffalo, N.Y. At the age of 18, she emigrated to the U.K. with a draft dodger, in response to the Vietnam War. After living there for ten years and working as a documentary photographer, she returned to the U.S. to attend to her ailing parents. Once back in Buffalo, N.Y. she obtained her Masters Degree in Photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo by documenting local boxing gyms and billiard halls.
After graduating, she spent seven years as staff photographer at the local affiliate of the National Public Broadcasting and ABC-TV stations. At the same time, she pursued self-imposed artistic projects and established a non-profit public arts organization, “URBAN ART”.
Diane returned to academia by spending six years as the Coordinator of the Photography Department at a local two-year college just outside of Buffalo. While her students were winning numerous national awards and prizes, Diane was doing the same with her own professional and artistic work, through the generosity of such entities as Kodak, Polaroid, Women in Photography, Nikon, Ilford, the Royal Photographic Society, Friends of Photography (San Francisco), The Albright –Knox Art Gallery, and the United Nations.
Throughout her professional career, Diane has continued to exhibit her work in approximately 2-5 group shows per year, and has been exhibited and published locally, nationally, and internationally, including shows in Japan, China, Great Britain, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Spain, France, Switzerland, and Italy. Since her relocation to Las Vegas in 1997, she has been awarded 15 grants and a Fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council. In 2009 she became the U.S.A. Fellowship nominee. Diane continues to teach occasional photographic workshops and regularly contributes art and donations to Buffalo and Las Vegas-based arts organizations.
Diane’s satirical and fine art imagery sampled from T.V. and other sources spans over 30 years and includes videos, talking pictures, performance work, and stills.
Bush’s published 2005 monograph, WARHEADS contains images that satirize America’s news censorship of the Iraqi War, are more relevant now, than ever. These were created by shooting TV surfaces with a macro lens at obtuse angles and throwing bleach the resulting C-prints.
Currently, she is creating fiber-based works aimed at satirizing president Trump’s self-admitted sexual predatory behavior, called “Make a Merkin Great Again”.
Diane is a past President and Director of the Contemporary Arts Center of Las Vegas where she lives with her artist husband, Steve Baskin, and Mookie the cat. Both she and her husband collect everything vintage but have a very soft spot for anything mid-century, mod and psychedelic.
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#2 Don Tonge - PHOTO TALK - WTF-STOP PODCAST Bolton-based photographer Don Tonge talks about his life, growing up in Bolton, and his connection with the world as a photographer over the last 50 years.
Don Tonge has worked as a freelance photographer for many years shooting Press PR and Portraits. Don has a lifelong passion for Documentary Photography and has an extensive archive dating back to the 1970s. Don’s archive heavily features the daily life of people in his hometown of Bolton as well as other bodies of work including his British Seaside resort series. His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions and is now featured as part of The British Culture Archive.
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British Cultural Archive: https://britishculturearchive.co.uk/p...
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#1 John Angerson - PHOTO TALK - WTF-STOP PODCAST
John Angerson talks about his life and his connection with the world as a photographer.
John Angerson (b.1969 Bristol, England) started his career in the early 1990s, covering the fall of the Berlin Wall and the changing geopolitical landscape of Eastern Europe. Since then, his work has continued to explore the different languages of documentary photography, focusing on how specific communities form, shift, and develop. His projects have garnered critical acclaim and have been exhibited at major art institutions in the UK and overseas. His monograph - Love, Power, Sacrifice (published by Dewi Lewis, Manchester) documented the Jesus Army over twenty years and peers into a microcosm of a fanatical religion. His most recent book; English Journey (published by B&W studio, Leeds) was a 4-year photographic travelogue across England in the footsteps of Bradford author J.B.Priestley. The work presents a purposefully non-nostalgic, contemporary view of England. It casts the lens on the globalized economic framework at call centres, transnational hotel chains, and the co-dependency of international outsourcing. The work was shown in exhibitions across the UK and Europe and the book has sold across three continents since its publication. He now splits his time between shooting personal projects, teaching at various Universities, and shooting features and portraiture for a range of magazines, charities, and design agencies.
Love Power & Sacrifice: https://www.johnangerson.com/love-pow...
NASA Astronauts: https://www.johnangerson.com/astronauts
An English Journey: https://www.johnangerson.com/english-...
On This Day: https://www.johnangerson.com/on-this-day
Books & Prints: https://www.johnangerson.com/