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Category Archives: Interviews

The Power of Visual Storytelling: An Interview with Mark Tuschman

In the history of social advocacy, photography has played a key role. It makes sense: a compelling photograph has a visceral impact that goes beyond words. Lewis Hine’s photographs of child … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · 10 Comments

Turning the Tables: An Interview with Sarah Coleman

Earlier this year, I was interviewed by Mark Jenkinson for his book Photography Careers: Finding Your True Path, which is coming out soon from Focal Press (just in time for you … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 8 Comments

Home and Away: An Interview with Ed Kashi

Last week, renowned photojournalist Ed Kashi took over the Instagram feed of the photography nonprofit Cause Beautiful. He posted images and text from his 2012 book Photojournalisms, which had passed under … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · 4 Comments

Too Young To Wed: The Tragedy of Child Marriage

How many children in the world would you guess are currently married, and how young is the youngest? The idea of child marriage seems archaic: it brings with it echoes of medieval … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 9 Comments

In Love and War: An Interview with Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario shows up at Paul café in London in a pink coat and matching coral lipstick, her large brown eyes prominent and sparkling. It takes a moment to adjust … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · 8 Comments

Boost of British: An Interview with James Hyman

I don’t always follow my mother’s advice (sometimes to my detriment), but when she told me to call James Hyman, I got on it right away. Hyman is a unique … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Earth We Tread On: An Interview with Scott Strazzante

Back in 2008, I interviewed photographer Scott Strazzante for Photo District News when his project Common Ground was—if you’ll pardon the pun—getting off the ground. Interviewing photographers can be hit-or-miss: … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 38 Comments