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Lily Barber

Questions with an Educator: Rick English

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Rick English. Rick is a Georgia-based photographer and professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has had a very successful career in photography and has also expanded to video and book publication. Here, Rick describes his teaching style, how he incorporated video into his business, and a bit about his documentary, “Preventing Genocide.” We asked: How do you engage your students? How would you describe…

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Questions with a Pro: Don Shepard

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Don Shepard. Don is an award winning photographer based in the Midwest. He started his career in law enforcement, and through some unique opportunities within that field, ended up opening his own photography studio. He now photographs a wide variety of subjects and particularly enjoys producing black and white images. Here, Don explains his path from law enforcement to photography, some of the things involved with transitioning to…

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Questions with an Educator: William Snyder

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features William Snyder. William is a four-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and editor who has also spent the last 18 years as The Who’s official photographer. He is now the Director of the Photojournalism Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he went to school himself. He has had great success working in newspaper, as a freelance photographer, and also just recently released his first book, Join…

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Questions with a Pro: Cory Howe

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Cory Howe. Cory is a photographer and retoucher at Hormel Foods, a position he worked towards initially as an editorial photographer with his own studio. He is now one of the top food photographers in corporate America and his passion for food is what has led him to his leadership role overseeing the entire photography studio at Hormel Foods. Here, he describes how his work came to revolve…

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Questions with an Educator: Kim Komenich

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Kim Komenich. Kim is an Associate Professor and head of the photojournalism sequence at San Francisco State University. He has had, and continues to have a very successful career in photojournalism; even winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1987. He now shares his extensive career experience with his students and works to help them navigate the rapidly changing photojournalism industry. Here he details his prize winning project, his path…

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Questions with a Pro: John Slemp

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features John Slemp. John is an aviation photographer operating out of Atlanta, Georgia. He has been the Membership Chair for ASMP’s Atlanta Southeast Chapter in the past and now holds the position of President. He is a military veteran himself and is currently working on an extensive project focusing around WWII Bomber Jackets. Here, John details this project, explains what led him to being a licensed drone pilot, and…

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Questions with an Educator: Arno Rafael Minkkinen

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Arno Rafael Minkkinen. Working with the body in natural and urban landscapes—without assistants and without manipulation—Arno Rafael Minkkinen’s self-portraiture stands as one of the genre’s longest, nonstop continuities in the history of photography. He was born in 1945 in Helsinki, Finland, coming to Brooklyn, New York, through Ellis Island with his family as a six-year-old in 1951. With a BA in English from Wagner College on Staten Island,…

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Questions with a Pro: Randal Crow

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Randal Crow. We asked: Please provide a brief background of yourself. Randal said: Starting out in 1989 as a photographer’s 1st assistant in a busy commercial studio, I polished my skills in a wide variety of areas. We were shooting tabletop products, fashion, executive portraits, groups, architecture, industrial locations, and in all formats up to 4×5. My B&W skills were further refined as I processed and printed a…

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Questions with an Educator: Ron Tarver

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Ron Tarver. Ron is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Swarthmore College, as well as a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer for his work documenting school violence in the Philadelphia public school system. He is a seasoned photojournalist who spent 32 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer and has also been recognized for his work in the field of fine art photography. Here, Ron details his Pulitzer Prize winning project, how…

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Questions with a Pro: Leah Overstreet

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Leah Overstreet. For two decades, Leah Overstreet has specialized in portrait, lifestyle, and documentary photography for editorial and commercial clients. She has worked as an assistant photographer, a photo editor for magazines and a photo director for television. Here, Leah details her experience as Photo Director for MTV and how she got there, the steps it took to open up her Frontrunner Gallery in TriBeCa, and her strategies for overcoming…

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