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Interview me. As the former publisher of CameraArts (4 yrs.) magazine and the current publisher of Shadow & Light Magazine (10-years+), as well as a teacher, poet, coach, publisher, fine art photographer, etc., it may be time. I have never been interviewed.

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Jul 8Liked by Andy Adams

Try to include photographers from different countries.

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Will do!

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I was actually going to comment on this. Thank you. Yes, I totally agree.

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Jul 8Liked by Andy Adams

Consider dipping into the broad list of museum photo curators, either young or those of long experience.

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Arthur! So lovely to hear from you. Thanks for this note. Let's catch up again soon.

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Jul 8Liked by Andy Adams

I'd enjoy that, Andy.

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Jul 9Liked by Andy Adams

My friend Chris Verene. He's published two photo books about my hometown, Galesburg, Illinois where I still live and make photographs and photograms.

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Great idea! I love Chris's Galesburg photographs. Thanks, Tom.

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Jul 8Liked by Andy Adams

Off the top of my head Mark Ruwedel, Teju Cole, Mimi Plumb, Jem Southam, Martin Kollar, Marten Lange, Ben Brody, Mimi Plumb, Katy Grannan and it would be fun to hear from scholars who have written in defense of photography like Susie Linfield and Ariella Azoulay.

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A great list! Thanks, Peter.

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Can I suggest a friend of mine here in Scotland - Iain Sarjeant. He's an excellent photographer and also runs a small publishing business called 'Another Place Press' dedicated to producing high quality but affordable photo books. https://iain-sarjeant.format.com/

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Brazilian Photographer Sebastian Salgado

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Women as well as men, please :)

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Here's a few of my faves!

Christina Bean Fiorino (I worked with her last year): https://www.visualsbybean.com/portraits/

Jeremy Saffer (legend in the hard rock / metal world): https://jeremysaffer.com/

Gino DePinto (worked with this guy when he was an unpaid INTERN at AOL Music back in the day): https://ginodepinto.com/

Emiliano Granado (super sweet and oh so talented): https://emilianogranado.com/

Mike Desutter (artist and photographer, sweet soul): https://www.michael-desutter.com/

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Hi Andy, I’ll drop a few names from a giant list : Alex Webb, Harry Gruyaert, Christophe Jacrot, Evgenia Arbugaeva, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Vincent Munier

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Excellent list! Thanks, Ruben.

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I suggest Richard Quinney. Both an excellent photographer and an excellent reflective writer.

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How about someone who knows what they’re doing and these days is just trying to stay a float? How about someone most of us can relate to—or at least me. Someone honest and hard working? Bet there’s a thousand subscribed who fit the bill. How about it?

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Brian’s comment is aligned with what I interpreted your request for suggestions to mean. Interview working artists/photographers who aren’t often or ever asked, if you’re looking for a different perspective. Giving voice to those who don’t have one outside of their art is noble and courageous. Of course, you’ll never please everyone!!😉 But I love your posts & ideas!!

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IfI may, that sounds like me. Freelance, professional, documentary photographer since 1968. See my IG: @johnwalmsleyphotos.co.uk.

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Photographer/editor Jim Estrin former Lynne of the New York Times. He spearheaded the Lens blog there which was a wonderful exploration of photography and should not have been killed. I can connect you.. https://archive.nytimes.com/lens.blogs.nytimes.com/

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Pete Souza. I believe he currently resides in Madison.

https://www.petesouza.com

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Emmet Gowin

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How about Marvin Heifferman? He's been working on a fascinating, intimate project about love and loss. Plus, he's had a long history of curating, lecturing and so much more.

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I’ll get on the Dan Winters band wagon, and add Stacy Kranitz and Matt Weber.

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Dan Winters

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Hi, Andy. I would be glad to be interviewed. I am working on a series of street portraits with a Rolleiflex film camera with the goal of helping people be seen. See https://rolleiflexers.com/kenneth-wajda

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Danny Lyon, Reid Callahan, Eric Meola, Roger Deakins, Ami Vitale, Ann Wilkes Tucker, Christopher Campbell, and I’ve been told I’m a good interview subject.

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Reid Callanan if you are referring to the Santa Fe Workshops founder.

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Yes that’s who I meant. I was spelling from memory.

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Paula Tognarelli – former director of the Griffin Museum); Teju Cole, if you could get him – brilliant polymath!

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I'd like to nominate John Pemberton, the founder of F2.8 Press (https://www.f28press.com), who is based in Rushville Indiana. Besides his own very thoughtful photography, he has established a small "boutique" publishing house that draws on the work of previously unpublished photographers. He was inspired by the publishing of low-cost "pamphlet" booklets of photos that he saw in England, wanted to see if that model would fly in the USA. He did an interview on TheDigitalStory podcast a while back but a lot has happened since then.

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Also would be awesome if you talked to some photographers who support sex workers. Most of them shoot SWers for free, it’s awesome solidarity/mutual aid! Two of my faves in Ohio: https://www.instagram.com/alchemistboudoirstudio/?hl=en and https://www.instagram.com/jonnixfoto/

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As a (sometimes) working photographer, I would love to hear from other voices in the industry that we never hear from (photo editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, etc.), in addition to the obvious interviews with photographers.

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Me - check my work at www.deadandaliveproject.com or insta @deadandaliveproject - 13 years of dedicated work on our relationship with death around the world.

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Karl Baden! Excellent photographer, super knowledgeable about photography. Among Karl‘s many projects is his taking a selfie DAILY for the last 35 years.

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Julia Fullerton-Batten

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Hi Andy. I nominate Iain Sarjeant from Another Place Press for an interview about his work as photographer and small independent publisher of books and zines. He is located In the Scottish Highlands. https://anotherplacepress.bigcartel.com

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Hello Mr Adams,

I would suggest Zsolt Batori the co-director of PH21 Gallery in Budapest. is a curator, photographer, photography theorist, philosopher of art. https://www.ph21gallery.com/people

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Rose Marasco. She has a huge depth of work and methods.

Mary Frey.

Both just darned good people, making excellent, interesting work.

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Phillip Toledano - his work using AI is just amazing and he is a fantastic photographer - https://www.instagram.com/mrtoledano?igsh=cmcxanczaDhlZWI4

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If you’re looking for randoms, my name is Magida I’m a photographer in Toronto Canada @magidaelk or www.magidaelkassis.com i actually have a a show coming up July 19th.

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Dear Andy , please check Matteo di Giovanni. Many Greetings from Germany. Yours Udo

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George Lange is a good choice as is Duane Michals. Both are good at interviews. Both are from Pittsburgh.

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Also, look at Mona bozorgi. She is an up and coming artist working at Florida state (i think)

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Zora Murff, a super smart artist. I would love to hear his take on making photographs right now.

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Ed Panar.

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Try Gary Gardner….myfinalphoto.com, you will be amazed at this retired AP photographer…..

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I recommend Sheboygan Falls-based photographer, Pat Ryan. @patryan53085 on Instagram.

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my friend Ryan Sarnowski- @ryansarnowski he's just starting his first book. He's in Milwaukee

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Patrick Brown. He has done some great work and I know he does live presentations at some photo festivals.

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Dennis Darling's magnum opus on the Terezin Nazi ghetto in Poland is one of the most important photography books of the 21st century. To open its pages is to experience awe on a Salgado level. Dennis was an early, and lasting mentor in my work, so I admit to a bias, but I can't imagine any sentient being not being overwhelmed by the magnitude of his achievement. His photographs hold the power to do justice to his subjects. His earlier works were featured on NPR. Here are links to the book and to NPR.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/last-terezin-survivors-memorialized-by-us-photographer-in-decade-long-project/

https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2012/03/26/149391425/the-democratic-eye-of-dennis-darling-a-photography-retrospective-by-email

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I would like you to consider interviewing me. I've been a full-time fine art landscape/nature photographer since 1976. My dad, Les Blacklock, was a pioneer in color nature photography. I've done 19 books (many of which have won international awards), dozens of calendars, had over 35 solo exhibitions, and taught workshops for places such as Palm Beach Photographic Workshops. My work has been featured in many magazine and t.v. interviews. You can see my work at https://craigblacklock.art/ and https://blacklockgallery.com/. Because I work primarily on book projects about places, I've become a generalist, developing my skills in landscapes, close-ups, wildlife, and now drone photography. My current work is abstract, derived from images of reflections on Lake Superior, and enhanced using AI sharpening and enlarging software. An exhibition from this work opens at Joseph Nease Fine Art Gallery in Duluth, July 26.

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Can I suggest Harold Ross - https://www.haroldrossfineart.com/

Tell him I suggested him :)

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Jordanna Kalman!

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Interview one of the many incredible artists from Palestine, eg: https://www.gqmiddleeast.com/news/palestinian-artists-photographers

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Hi Andy, I’m available and willing to be interviewed. I am a National Geographic author and photojournalist and have written hundreds of unique stories. Here’s my website: https://www.roberthmiller.com

I am also on Substack “Portraits of Service”

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Interview Winsom, she is a fab artist https://winsomwinsom.com/

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