The Charm of Serendipity: a Conversation with CRAIG SEMETKO

La Crêperie. Edinburgh, Scotland, 2005 © 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 [...]

By |2018-02-21T16:39:55-07:00May 15th, 2015|

Visions of Liberty, a Conversation with BOB ADELMAN

1962, Lunch Café sit-in on Route 40 between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. © 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. [...]

By |2018-02-21T16:39:56-07:00February 15th, 2015|

EMILY HANAKO MOMOHARA The Archaeology of Family

Ohashi: Chopsticks, 2006. From the Desert Sands Project / © EMILY HANAKO MOMOHARA 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 [...]

By |2018-02-21T16:40:06-07:00February 15th, 2014|

Mental Landscape: A Conversation with STU LEVY

Barbara Crane ©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 [...]

By |2018-02-21T16:40:08-07:00September 15th, 2013|

ERNEST H. BROOKS II the Light Beneath The Sea

The Magnificent Blue © ERNEST H. BROOKS II 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 [...]

By |2018-02-21T16:40:10-07:00May 15th, 2013|

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 [...]

By |2018-02-21T16:40:22-07:00February 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 |2018-02-21T16:40:23-07:00November 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, [...]

By |2018-02-21T16:40:27-07:00May 15th, 2011|

David Burnett: What Could Be Better Than This?

Making an appointment with a photojournalist is a challenge. David Burnett never knows where his next job will take him or when he will depart. This has been the life of one of America's most accomplished photojournalists for over 40 years. His portfolio reads like a history book ”” the Vietnam War, the revolutions in Chile and Iran, the fall of the Berlin Wall. He has photographed presidential campaigns since the 1970s and all of the presidents from Kennedy to Obama.

By |2018-02-21T16:40:30-07:00February 1st, 2011|