Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Peter Turnley: French Kiss-A Love Letter to Paris Revisited

© Peter Turnley

For more than four decades, photojournalist Peter Turnley has created an enduring legacy of memorable images that reveal the depth and pathos of our common human experience and history. Turnley has photographed monumental moments of historic change and revolution including the Gulf War, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, Chechnya, the fall of the Berlin Wall, revolutions in Eastern Europe, [...]

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Joana Choumali: “Hââbré, the Last Generation”

© Joana Choumali

Born in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) in 1974, photographer Joana Choumali is one of the winners of the POPCAP 2014 awards for her series “Hââbré, the Last Generation”, which focuses on a dying practice in West Africa: facial scarification. In this interview, she discusses the different stages of her work on these sensitive portraits and her [...]

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Sélim Harbi: Beirut Visual Itinerancy

© Sélim Harbi

Sélim Harbi is a documentary photographer who lives between Berlin and Tunis, where he was born in 1982. He is particularly interested in the possibilities that digital offers for experimenting and re-inventing photographic narration. After studying at film school in Berlin, he talks here about creating the series he devoted to the city of Beirut [...]

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HB Nam: A Look Into Documenting Street Fashion Photography

© HB Nam

HB Nam, known as Nam in the international fashion world, is one of the leading photographers in street fashion photography. He works with the likes of ELLE France, Grazia Italy, GQ Japan, Vogue Japan and Style.com. We met with HB Nam for lunch at the end of 2014, just a few days before he left [...]

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Andrew Esiebo: Social Identities and Cultural Imaginaries in West Africa Through the Barbershop Lens

© Andrew Esiebo

Born in 1978, Andrew Esiebo is an acclaimed Lagos-based photographer whose work has been exhibited and published worldwide. Devoting his photo/multimedia work to urban societal issues, he recently turned his gaze to West African barbershops. Their spaces, styles and practices revealed themselves extremely rich to explore issues such as (male) social identities, collective imaginaries and [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Gavin Mills, Invisible People

© Gavin Mills

This interview is part of a series in which Olaf Willoughby talks with Leica Meet members about their photographic projects, their stories, goals and learnings along the way. This month’s interview is with Gavin Mills, an international DJ and behind-the-scenes music industry photographer. Gavin’s strength lies in developing a deep rapport with the homeless people [...]

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Alexander von Wiedenbeck: Après le Grand Déluge

© Alexander van Wiedenbeck

A compassionate photographer documents the grim but hopeful aftermath of the Great European Floods of 2013. Q: We last interviewed you in March 2014 for your work “OBSESSION FOR FREEDOM.” What have you been up to photographically and professionally since then? A: Oh, a lot has happened in the meantime: some productions in fashion and [...]

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Boubacar Touré Mandémory: Militant Photographer and Urban Senegalese Colorist

© Boubacar Toure Mandemory

Born in 1956, Boubacar Touré Mandémory is a Senegalese photographer whose work has crossed borders and been exhibited internationally. Highly instrumental in garnering recognition for both photography in his country and the status of Senegal’s photographers, he and other colleagues established the country’s first private photo agency in 1989 and the Dakar Photo Month in [...]

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Ramon Zuliani: Documenting the Wild, Gritty and Dynamic World of Skateboarding

© Ramon Zuliani

An emerging photographer who lives near Venice, Italy, Ramon Zuliani has an abiding passion for two things: photography and skateboarding. Both are clearly evident in this masterfully executed portfolio of compelling black-and-white images he shot on film with his Leica M6. Here he shares the story behind his latest work, “Depth and Speed,” taken with [...]

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Daniel Flaschar: Capturing More Than Meets the Eye

© Daniel Flaschar

Daniel Flaschar is a German photographer based in Berlin who discovered photography through his parents’ Pentax Spotmatic in his youth. He studied both medicine and visual communications before deciding on a full-time career in photography and now works mostly in advertising as well as portrait and personal reportage. Previously, we spoke to Daniel about his photo shoot at the [...]

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Léonard Pongo: Nothing But Ordinary Congo

The Uncanny © Léonard Pongo

Born in Belgium in 1988, Léonard Pongo was one of the five POPCAP 2014 award winners for his series “The Uncanny”. Here, he discusses what inspired this work – namely the need to create a bond with his father’s family and country, the Democratic Republic of Congo – plus his process of “listening to images”, [...]

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Mark Mann: Celebrity Portraits at the Toronto International Film Festvial

© Mark Mann

Mark Mann is a celebrity and sports photographer who was born in Glasgow. He studied at the prestigious photographic program at Manchester Polytechnic. After assisting photographers Nick Knight and Miles Aldridge, Mark started shooting on his own, relocating to New York City. Mark’s editorial work has appeared in Esquire, Men’s Health, Vibe, Spin, Fortune, Billboard, Parade and Complex, [...]

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Mircea Albutiu: Dedicated to the Dance

© Mircea Albutiu

Mircea Albutiu, a masterful Romanian dance photographer, documents the inspiring convergence of classical ballet and contemporary dance with available light and a Leica Monochrom. Q: We last interviewed you in January 2013. What have you been up to professionally since then? A: I have worked most with the ballet dancers for a new series called [...]

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Simon Puschmann: 365 Days with the Leica M Monochrom

© Simon Puschmann

Simon is an acclaimed, award-winning commercial photographer. For more than 20 years, he has been creating his own brand of dramatic, unexpected imagery for a prestigious clientele, including Audi, Citroen, BMW, BMW Sauber F1, Mercedes Benz, Doc Martens, FC St. Pauli, Lufthansa, Hamburg City Film Council, Volkswagen, and Mobil One NASCAR Racing and many more. Previously, [...]

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Jide Adeniyi-Jones: “Photography Forced Me to Establish a Point of View”

© Jide Adeniyi-Jones

Jide Adeniyi-Jones is a documentary photographer currently based in Kenya. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1952, he entered the field of professional photography twenty years later while in London. Since then he has developed long-term personal projects and more commercial assignments in Africa, Europe and the United States. Here, he introduces us to an ongoing [...]

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