ANITA DOUTHAT: Emissary Of Light

Over the past 20 years, as photography has become increasingly hands-off, Anita Douthat has literally run the other way — and, one might say, into the light. Produced without a camera, her photograms rely on the sun to expose images placed directly on ultraviolet light-sensitive printing-out paper. At once skeletal X-ray and intricate detail, these light drawings of objects evoke connection to the human body, speaking of breeze and breath with the delicacy of half-remembered dreams.
By |September 15th, 2015|

The Charm of Serendipity: a Conversation with CRAIG SEMETKO

He began his professional career as a comedy writer and actor for corporate events and wandered into photography later in life. At first he enjoyed street photography purely for pleasure and had no expectations. But serendipity stepped in, and since then Craig Semetko’s life has been one lucky break after another. After 10 years of […]

By |May 15th, 2015|

Visions of Liberty, a Conversation with BOB ADELMAN

Bob Adelman is one of the iconic photographers of the 1960s civil rights movement. He was the official photographer for CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality (one of the “Big Four” civil rights organizations) led by James Farmer. This gave Adelman close access to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other movement leaders. He rode […]

By |February 15th, 2015|

EMILY HANAKO MOMOHARA The Archaeology of Family

Emily Hanako Momohara creates conceptual landscapes in homage to her Japanese and Hawaiian heritage. Intrigued by collective memory and its relationship to the imagination, her images combine the real and fictional to create places that explore familial history, legacy, myth and belonging.

Dealing with issues of loss and death, many of Momohara’s photographs take their inspiration […]

By |February 15th, 2014|

Mental Landscape: A Conversation with STU LEVY

At the edge of Portland, Oregon’s Washington Park, with its roses, Japanese gardens and forest trails, Stu Levy welcomes me into his bungalow home. Right away he gives me a tour of the art that he and his wife, Cris Maranze, collected over 35 years — images by photographers like Imogene Cunningham, Brett and Edward […]

By |September 15th, 2013|

ERNEST H. BROOKS II the Light Beneath The Sea

When I lead kayak tours at Channel Islands National Park, I often tell visitors they’re only seeing half the park. The other half, an underwater world beneath the hulls of our kayaks, extends one nautical mile around each of the five windswept, volcanic islands. The national park holds a third of California’s kelp forests, an […]

By |May 15th, 2013|

Santeri Tuori

A small boy struggles to don a red shirt. A little girl spins and dances, engages the camera, forgets it. A woman alone in a room with a camera shifts in her chair, changing her expression as she falls in and out of thought. We are in a forest. The light shifts, the trees sigh […]

By |November 15th, 2012|

HE’S GOT GAME: An Interview with Andrew D. Bernstein

Andrew D. Bernstein is recognized as one of the most important sports photographers working today. Though he is a master at capturing action, he is also a highly skilled portrait photographer. His gifts for composition, lighting and timing have resulted in some of the NBA’s most important and iconic images.

Since 1986, Bernstein has served as […]

By |February 15th, 2012|


At age 78 and still going strong, Rich Clarkson has been a force in photography since the 1950s. Always a stickler for excellence, he was known as a tough boss to work for but one who would make you a better photojournalist. A book produced for a July 2010 reunion of 34 of his photographers at the Topeka Capital- Journal says it best: Rich Clarkson touched our minds, hearts and souls in ways that nobody else ever did. Fear became respect. Respect became admiration. Admiration became friendship. Friendship became love. We all owe Rich more than we can tell or show — except by what we’ve done after we left the Topeka Capital-Journal. The long list of legendary photographers who worked for Clarkson includes Susan Biddle, Brian Lanker, David Alan Harvey, Rod Hanna, Chris Johns, Sarah Leen, Jim Richardson, Gary Settle, Bill Snead and many more.
By |November 15th, 2011|

Ken Light :: Photographs As Part Of The Conversation

Ken Light is a social documentary photographer in the classic sense, shooting exclusively black-andwhite film. He photographs people who otherwise would never be seen or heard. You might think Ken is a dinosaur in a digital world, but in fact, he is a professor in the University of California at Berkeley’s cutting-edge graduate photojournalism program.

Light’s latest book, Valley of Shadows and Dreams, will be published […]

By |May 15th, 2011|