The art of photography takes many forms. Thanks to the photographers, photo editors, etc. who willingly share so we can learn from their experiences.
Listed here are resources to expand your vision by learning to see differently, and to improve your craft. Learn from the experiences and lessons learned from others.
Podcasts / Photographer Interviews
- The Candid Frame: Conversations on Photography Podcast: Each week, host Ibarionex R. Perello, brings in-depth, intimate and thoughtful conversations with photographers on living a photographic life. Also check out the The Candid Frame YouTube Channel
- The Photo Untaken Podcast: Renowned photographer Allen Clark trades his camera for a microphone to talk with some of the greatest photographers and artists in the world about how they got their big break, what it took to build their careers, where they find inspiration to stay relevant, and which photo was the one that “got away.” The goal is to bring all types of photographers and visual artists to the table – to learn from and be inspired by those who have seen success.
- A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers: Fortnightly in-depth interviews featuring a diverse range of talented, innovative, world-class photographers from established, award-winning and internationally exhibited stars to young and emerging talents discussing their lives, work and process with fellow photographer, Ben Smith.
- A Photographic Life podcast where photographers answer “What photography means to me?” Hosted by Grant Scott of The United Nations of Photography.
- 10 Frames Per Second: A podcast about photojournalism, with photojournalists, for everyone. You can also listen on Sun. 11am-12pm on WLOY radio, or subscribe via iTunes.
- The Art of Photography by Ted Forbes. Ted makes videos covering famous photographers, photography techniques, composition, the history of photography and more.
- LensWork – Photography and the Creative Process: The longest running podcast on photography. Short 5-10 min comments on photography and the creative process.
- Art of Visuals a Content series to inspire the creators, the mavericks, the hustlers, and the visionaries who believe that art and creativity have the power to impact and change culture. This series shares real authentic stories direct from the world’s most talented creative community.
- Advancing Your Photography by Marc Silber: Photography tips, inspiration and insight straight from professional photographers.
- Create: Tools from Seriously Talented People to Unleash Your Creative Life, interviews of many successful creative people, who share useful tools to help you unleash your creativity, whether you are an artist looking to focus your energy in a positive direction, or someone who wants to add more creativity into your daily life.
- Chris Burkard’s Tips for Creating and Sharing Compelling Images – Interview with Marc Silber – https://www.chrisburkard.com/
- The Pro Photographer Journey – Learn the craft directly from seasoned professional photographers. Join us as award-winning photographers discuss the lessons they’ve learned over the years, as well as tips, tricks, and how they have overcome their mistakes to become respected, ever-advancing professionals in their field.
- Finding a Direction for your Photography (feat. Rachael Talibart)
- Becoming an Artist – How to Find Your Creative Self by Trey Ratcliff – 12 videos, that also include post processing tips using Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
The Art of Photography
- The Art of Photography by Eric Kim
Photographers / Galleries / History
- The International Center of Photography is a leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to champion “concerned photography”—socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world. Through our exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and public programs, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image.
- The International Center of Photography (ICP) launched its new integrated center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
- Fotografiska produces a broad range of rotating exhibitions, form easily accessible to hardcore conceptual, shot by grand masters and emerging talent.
Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
- A film by Thomas Allen Harris
- Explores the American family photo album through the eyes of black photographers, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history to discover images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost. From slavery to the present, these extraordinary images unveil a world confronting the difficult edges of citizenship and what it means to be human.
- Magnum Photos is an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members, with offices in New York City, Paris, London and Tokyo.
- Gordon Parks (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director, who became prominent in U.S. documentary photojournalism in the 1940s through 1970s—particularly in issues of civil rights, poverty and African-Americans—and in glamour photography.
- Roy Rudolph DeCarava (December 9, 1919 – October 27, 2009) was an African American artist. DeCarava received early critical acclaim for his photography, initially engaging and imaging the lives of African Americans and jazz musicians in the communities where he lived and worked. Over a career that spanned nearly six decades, DeCarava came to be known as a founder in the field of black and white fine art photography, advocating for an approach to the medium based on the core value of an individual, subjective creative sensibility, which was separate and distinct from the “social documentary” style of many predecessors. (Wikipedia.org)
- The Sweet Flypaper of Life, DeCarava’s best-selling 1955 collaboration with the poet Langston Hughes. It is a pictorial narrative of family life in Harlem with photographs by DeCarava and text by Langston Hughes. DeCarava wrote ”in spite of poverty, you see people with dignity and a certain quality that contrasts with where they live and what they’re doing.”
- David Zwirner has exclusive worldwide representation of the Estate of Roy DeCarava. Zwirner has articles on DeCarava, and organizes discussions and exhibitions of DeCarava’s work.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson at Magnum Photos
- Cartier-Bresson was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947.
- b. 1908 – d. 2004
- Her self-assigned images of athletic models have led to some of Scruggs’s biggest assignments, including photographing an Olympic athlete for ESPN’s Body Issue.
- She started her own men’s fashion magazine, called SCRUGGS.
- Clients: Rolling Stone, ESPN, The New York Times, Essence, Nike, Chromat, GQ, InStyle
- The New Black Vanguard: Dana Scruggs
- Rolling Stone Issues First Cover by Black Photographer
- Instagram: @danascruggs
- Ruddy Roye Radcliffe is a Brooklyn based documentary photographer specializing in editorial and environmental portraits and photo-journalism photography.
- A photographer with over twelve years of experience, Radcliffe is inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grass-roots people, especially those of his homeland of Jamaica.
- Radcliffe strives to tell the stories of their victories and ills by bringing their voices to matte fibre paper.
- Instagram: @ruddyroye
- A photographer with a concentration in fashion, editorial, advertising, and beauty.
- His work can be seen gracing magazines and advertising campaigns in the United States, South Africa, Egypt, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, The Caribbean, Portugal, Turkey, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates.
- Shamayim was honored as TIME Magazine’s “12 African American Photographers You Should Follow Right Now“.
- Expeditions to unique and exotic places for Photographers, Models, Makeup Artist, Wardrobe Stylist, Hair Stylist, and Videographers.
- Each year Shamayim host a promotional studio workshop for fashion photographers.
- Hugh Brownstone – Hugh is the owner and founder of Three Blind Men and An Elephant. He is a writer, photographer, filmmaker, and YouTuber; producer of the environmental web series Mariner East; and holder of an FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate.
- Trey Ratcliff is an artist on a somewhat quixotic mission to help spread consciousness and mindfulness to the world through photography and creativity. Running the #1 travel photography blog in the world, StuckInCustoms.com, has taken him to all seven continents over the past decade, and Google has tracked more than 140 billion views of his photos, all while building a social media presence. Check his 12 part series: Becoming an Artist – How to Find Your Creative Self
- Jay Blakesberg is a San Francisco-based photographer, filmmaker, and visual anthropologist whose work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, Relix, and many other magazines. He has worked with countless musical artists, including Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Phish, moe., Tom Waits, the Rolling Stones, Carlos Santana, and, the Grateful Dead to name just a few.
- Instagram: @jayblakesberg
- An Insider’s Look at Photographing the Music Industry! by This Week in PHOTO
- He self-publishes, and helps other photographers to do the same via Rock Out Books.
- Damien Lovegrove
- A film about celebrated photographer, Damien Lovegrove: See Damien at his best shooting fashion on the streets of New York City and get his take on art and the life of a photographer.
- Deborah Willis
- Platon (born Platon Antoniou) is a British portrait and documentary photographer.
- Platon was profiled in the first season of the Netflix docu-series Abstract: The Art of Design (“Platon: Photography” S01E07)
- His photographs have been featured on the cover of well-known magazines including Time, Esquire, George, and the New Yorker.
- Platon founded the People’s Portfolio, a non-profit foundation that aspires to create a visual language that breaks barriers, expands dignity, fights discrimination, and enlists the public to support human rights around the world.
- Yagazie Emezi is a documentary photographer from Aba, Nigeria focused on stories surrounding African women and their health, sexuality, education and human rights.
- Jay Myself documents the monumental move of renowned photographer and artist, Jay Maisel, who, in February 2015 after forty-eight years, begrudgingly sold his home—the 36,000 square-foot, 100-year-old landmark building in Manhattan known simply as “The Bank.” Through the intimate lens of filmmaker and Jay’s protégé, noted artist and photographer Stephen Wilkes, the viewer is taken on a remarkable journey through Jay’s life as an artist, mentor, and man; a man grappling with time, life, change, and the end of an era in New York City.
- Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay (DoNotBendFilm.com)
- Haze Kware, photographer and videographer. Works with dancers, circus artists, and athletes, in non-standard locations. Hk Visuals on YouTube.com
- 500px – Join over 15 million photographers from 195 countries to discover and share incredible photos, gain global exposure, and get paid for your work and skills.
- Flickr is one of the most popular and oldest photo sharing sites in the world.
- 1x.com is curated by a group of professionals. That means, after uploading your photograph, is going to be approved or disapproved by a group of professional photographers.