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 Semetkoâ€™s life has been one lucky break after another. After 10 years of […]
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 â€œBig Fourâ€ civil rights organizations) led by James Farmer. This gave Adelman close access to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other movement leaders. He rode […]
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 Momoharaâ€™s photographs take their inspiration […]
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 â€” images by photographers like Imogene Cunningham, Brett and Edward […]
When I lead kayak tours at Channel Islands National Park, I often tell visitors theyâ€™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 Californiaâ€™s kelp forests, an […]
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 […]
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 NBAâ€™s most important and iconic images.
Since 1986, Bernstein has served as […]
Ken Light is a social documentaryÂ photographer in the classic sense,Â shooting exclusively black-andwhiteÂ film. He photographs peopleÂ who otherwise would never beÂ seen or heard. You might think Ken is aÂ dinosaur in a digital world, but in fact, he isÂ a professor in the University of California atÂ Berkeleyâ€™s cutting-edge graduate photojournalismÂ program.
Lightâ€™s latest book, Valley of Shadows andÂ Dreams, will be published […]