French photographic artist Valerie Belin on on the dual influence of American minimal art and Italian baroque art, presence and absence, the theme of beauty, how women are ‘attacked’ by stereotypes, comic books and the importance of Photoshop to her practice.
Published 04/10/24
American photogrpaher Linda Troeller on modelling for Ansel Adams, a lifetime of self-portraiture, nudity, prudishness, women’s lib, the erotic life of women, living in the Chelsea Hotel for 20 years and how Alexander MacQueen influenced her visual palette.
Published 03/27/24
Photojournalist Nicole Tung on working in Ukraine, drone warfare, risk management, social media and the question of whether photojournalist is an ‘important’ job.
Published 03/13/24
Esteemed American photographer Mitch Epstein on New York, editing, India, Garry Winogrand, working on films and trial and error.
Published 02/28/24
Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky on ‘moving through grief to land on meaning’, ambiguity through scale, lessons learned from entrepreneurship, vertical integration and the importance of hope.
Published 02/14/24
Italian photographer Lorenzo Castore on formative experiences, a picture that changed everything, the importance of finding stories and making life an adventure and his lifelong project Time Maze.
Published 01/31/24
I've taken this chat (originally published as Episode 061 on 6th September 2017) out of the archive to repost here as a tribute to the wonderful Brian Griffin, who sadly has died aged 75 and will be greatly missed by many.
Published 01/30/24
American freelance photographer Natalie Keyssar on what is happening in Gaza, how she views her Jewish identity, her Ukranian roots, her love of Venezuela and why she wants her work to tell you how it feels.
Published 01/17/24
Esteemed American Magnum photographer Richard Kalvar on playing with things he has trouble dealing with, humour, changing public attitudes towards being photographed, his new book of pictures, Selected Writings, and why his interest is in single images that stand alone.
Published 01/03/24
The traditional year-end summary of all the wonderful photographers who had a chat with me on the podcast in 2023. Merry Christmas and happy new year!
Published 12/20/23
Belgian-Congolese photographer and visual artist Leonard Pongo on his book The Uncanny, the limits of photography to show the truth, defining which stories matter and sensory overwhelm.
Published 12/06/23
A Special report from the 2023 Paris Photo fair.
Published 11/22/23
Australian photographer Max Pam on being saved by surfing, Diane Arbus, the magic of film, failing to get into Magnum, typhoid fever and ‘marrying up’.
Published 11/08/23
American photojournalist and human rights researcher, Corinne Dufka on her journey from social worker to photojournalist, baptism by fire in Bosnia, the epiphany that led her to walk away from photojournalism, curiosity, compassion, having an impact and why she doesn’t do ‘hopeless’.
Published 10/25/23
Italian 'environmental visual storyteller', Luca Locatelli, on the circular economy, technological and nature based solutions to the climate crisis, food, fast fashion, creating disorientation in the viewer and how a drip down the Amazon changed his life.
Published 10/11/23
A special celebratory episode to mark the small milestone of A Small Voice podcast reaching one million total dowloads. 🎉🥳👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.
Published 09/27/23
English photographer Ian Berry, on his new book, Water, the importance of luck, getting into Magnum after tea with Henri Cartier Bresson, what you can learn from contact sheets, the huge changes in photography and everything being ‘too woke’.
Published 09/13/23
Faroese/American photographer Benjamin Rasmussen on growing up amidst deeply religious roots, the Faroe Islands being too picturesque, the dark side of his American family, book banning, Trump and his optimism for photography.
Published 08/30/23
Ukranian artist Yelena Yemchuk on the “immigrant parent b******t story”, discovering her calling at art school, Smashing Pumpkins, returning to Ukraine in 1990 and how on visiting Odesa for the first time it was love at first sight.
Published 08/16/23
Magnum Photographer Moises Saman on the catalyst that was 9/11, learning the ropes in Afghanistan, his eight days captive in Abu Ghraib prison, surviving a helicopter crash, the myth of objectivity, trying to show a more nuanced picture, “the framing of the frame”, and facts, truth & questioning.
Published 08/02/23
Dublin-born, UK-based Irish artist Trish Morrissey on family albums, body language, the performative side of her practice and exploring the female experience.
Published 07/19/23
American photographer Curran Hatleberg on saying yes to everything, being open and vulnerable to what might happen, trying to capture the 'atmospheric intensity' of Florida in Summer and how he learnt a formative lesson in trusting strangers.
Published 07/05/23
French documentary photographer Bertrand Meunier on climbing, China, the reverse angle, memory and passion.
Published 06/21/23
A special report from the annual Chico Hotsprings Portfolio Review which took place in Montana, USA in March.
Published 06/07/23