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Lily Barber

Questions with an Educator: Bill Gaskins

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Bill Gaskins. Bill is a photographer as well as an educator at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). He is fascinated by the myths of photography and American Culture, as well as the photographic representations of African American people. Here, Bill describes the main focus of his work, his techniques for connecting with his students and his monograph, Good And Bad Hair: Photographs by Bill Gaskins. We…

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Questions with an Educator: Brian Storm

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Brian Storm. Brian Storm is the founder and executive producer of MediaStorm. MediaStorm is an award-winning film production and interactive design studio that gives voice and clarity to the most pressing issues of our time. They feature inspiring and moving stories in their digital publication, share proven techniques to elevate storytelling in their online training, and produce engaging projects for clients around the world. They’ve also developed the…

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Questions with a Pro: Virginia Hamrick

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Virginia Hamrick. Virginia is a photographer who specializes in architecture. She loves the opportunities architectural photography provides for her to collaborate with the various people who bring architecture to life. Here, Virginia describes how the digital age has impacted her business, how she handles the unpredictability of the photography industry, and the keys to effective collaboration. We asked: Please describe how you came to specialize in architecture.  How did…

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Questions with an Educator: Tomiko Jones

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Tomiko Jones. Tomiko is a photographer, as well as Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Photography with a Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Arizona in Tucson and has been recognized with awards such as 4Culture and CityArtists (Seattle). Her work studies transitions in landscape, and here, she explains how this focus came to be….

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Questions with a Pro: Terrence Jones

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Terrence Jones. Terrence is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based photographer who photographs everything from fitness to fashion to food. He has a very diverse portfolio and is focused on continuing his education through workshops and conferences. Here, Terrence describes what drew him from computer science to photography, how he has diversified his business, and how he works through the unpredictability of the industry. We asked: You were enrolled as…

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Questions with an Educator: Sonya Naumann

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Sonya Naumann. Sonya is a California based conceptual art photographer as well as an educator. She is very comfortable in the classroom and loves assisting students in the process of finding their vision. Here, Sonya outlines her thesis, “Thousand Dollar Dress,” her main sources of inspiration, and her favorite piece of advice to share with her students. We asked: Please describe your thesis “Thousand Dollar Dress.” How did…

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Questions with a Pro: Kenneth Wajda

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Kenneth Wajda. Kenneth is a portrait and editorial photographer with both national clients and clients concentrated in Denver and Los Angeles. He started his career as a photojournalist with The Times of Trenton in New Jersey over 30 years ago and has been photographing ever since. Here, Kenneth explains how he ensures client comfort on set, how and when he chooses to utilize film, and how his work came to focus around portraiture.  We asked: How do you work through the obstacle of a client…

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Questions with a Pro: David Emmite

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features David Emmite. David is a Portland, Oregon-based advertising photographer and animator constantly driven by his curiosity about the objects and world around him. Before opening his studio in Portland, David trained in Atlanta and has been shooting for major advertisers for 23 years. Here, David explains how curiosity came to drive his creative process, a bit about opening his own studio, and how he incorporated motion into his…

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Questions with an Educator: Dr. T.J. Thomson

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Dr. T.J. Thomson. T.J. is a former visual journalist and current professor in visual communication and media at the Queensland University of Technology. He is the 2019 Anne Dunn Scholar of the Year and is the author of “To See and Be Seen: The Environments, Interactions, and Identities Behind News Images” (published in 2019 by Rowan & Littlefield International). He describes here his transition from industry to academia,…

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Questions with a Pro: Mike Roemer

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Mike Roemer. Mike is a Green Bay, Wisconsin-based commercial and editorial photographer. He has won first place awards in Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Best of Photojournalism and National Headliners, and most recently Best Of ASMP, along with being a three-time winner in the Pro Football Hall of Fame photo contest. He started his career in newspapers and transitioned to freelance photography when he started his own…

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