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Lily Barber

Questions with an Educator: Ralph Masullo

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Ralph Masullo. Ralph is a New York based fine art photographer and educator with a vast background in the commercial world. He has built a career as a professional photographer for 30+ years, and now works to share all of his experience with his students at Suffolk County Community College. Ralph’s career shift towards fine art photography happened organically as his interest grew in photography education. Here, Ralph details this…

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Questions with a Pro: Carol Liscovitz

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Carol Liscovitz. Carol is a Maine-based architectural and commercial photographer who uses her background as a career architect to inspire and bring greater depth to her work. She aims to tell a story through her work by defining the relationship between site and structure. Here, Carol describes how she transitioned from working as an architect to architectural photography, what she wishes she knew as a photographer just starting out, and…

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Questions with an Educator: Kenneth A. Ragsdale

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Kenneth A. Ragsdale. Ken is a New York based photographer and professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ken has a very unique process based solely on personal memory that combines many art forms to create captivating three-dimensional constructions from which he derives his images. He hopes that his own innovative work inspires his students to continue innovating the photography industry. Here, Ken details how his work came to revolve solely around…

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Questions with a Pro: Michael Gomez

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Michael Gomez. Michael is a Nashville based commercial photographer with an emphasis in the music business. He also owns and operates Westlight Studios, a rental studio, in Franklin, Tennessee. After relocating to Nashville from England, Michael began building his career in the photography industry through assisting and wisely utilizing his connections within his community. Here, Michael details the origins of his career in photography, the marketing techniques he used to…

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Questions with an Educator: Mary Farmilant

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Mary Farmilant. Mary is a Chicago-based fine art photographer who is well known for her work photographing abandoned hospitals. She finds the foundation of photography to be in the intention of the work, and with her background in nursing, the intention and meaning of her abandoned hospitals project are extremely apparent. She now holds the position of adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago, where she earned both her Bachelor of…

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Questions with a Pro: Douglas Barkey

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Douglas Barkey. Douglas is a photography and digital media artist who specifically works in advertising, portraiture, landscape, documentary, and digital montage. He has spent much of his life traveling between cultures, and finds his work to be highly influenced by Latin American artists, musicians, and relationships. He brings a very unique and worldly perspective to his projects. Here, Douglas speaks about the origins of his passion for photography, how he…

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Questions with an Educator: Ben Kerns

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Ben Kerns. Ben is a Fashion and Lifestyle photographer and filmmaker based in Seattle, Washington where he also teaches photography and digital filmmaking at the Art Institute of Seattle. He has a passion for exploring light and human emotion. Throughout his career as a freelance photographer, he has developed an expertise that he works to share and pass on to his students. Here, Ben outlines a bit about his digital filmmaking,…

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Questions with a Pro: Tracy + David Stills and Motion

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Tracy Boulian and David Ahntholz who make up Tracy + David Stills and Motion. Tracy + David Stills and Motion is a husband and wife photography and motion duo, based in Southern California. Both Tracy and David are former news photojournalists, who’ve pivoted into shooting lifestyle imagery for advertising and commercial clients, but continue to employ many of the skills they gained working as photojournalists. Their work is captivating, and…

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Questions with an Educator: Bob Sacha

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This week’s Questions with an Educator article features Bob Sacha. Bob is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher, and photographer, as well as a collaborator on visual journalism projects. After beginning his career as a staff photographer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, his career branched out significantly. He has been a contributing photographer for LIFE and National Geographic, and a freelance photographer for countless other magazines. He shot the video for the Guardian US team project that won the…

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Questions with a Pro: Michael Clark

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Michael Clark. Michael is an outdoor photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and landscape photography. He has a passion for action himself given what he is willing to do to capture the most captivating image. He is a former physicist which allows him to bring a very unique perspective to photography. Here, he shares with us some details about his background in physics, advice about transitioning to full-time photography, and…

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