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Lily Barber

Questions with an Educator: Koci Hernandez

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features, Koci Hernandez. Koci is a widely recognized photographer and educator who holds the position of Assistant Professor at UC Berkley. He has received countless accolades for his education skills and has completed truly captivating photography projects. He has also published a book titled, “The Principles of Multimedia Journalism: Packaging Digital News.” Here, Koci tells us a bit about his California Youth Prison Systems Project, explains what it took to…

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Questions with a Pro: Benton Henry

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Benton Henry. Benton is an architectural, aerial, commercial and industrial photographer covering the Southeastern region of the United States. He has been producing visual work for over 30 years and has expanded to book publishing during this time. He is an FAA licensed drone pilot, which has especially come in handy for his large scale architectural work. Here, Benton details how he found his niche in the photography industry, shares…

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Questions with an Educator: Susan kae Grant

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features, Susan kae Grant. Susan kae Grant is an inventive and influential artist, educator, curator and early proponent of photographic book arts. Her innovative studio practice and distinct personal vision represent one of the medium’s more sustained and recognizable contributions to fabricated photography and book art. She has lectured and exhibited her work throughout the United States and internationally. Public collections representing her photographs and book-works include George Eastman Museum; J. Paul Getty Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Tokyo Photographic Museum; Victoria & Albert National Art Library;…

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Questions with a Pro: Eric Politzer

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Eric Politzer. Eric is a Los Angeles-based editorial portrait photographer, who focuses his work around music, dance, fitness, hospitality and higher education. He has worked closely with non-profit organizations to give voice to those who would not normally have one. Here, Eric speaks to how he gives voice to individuals through his photography, how he handles stress in the industry, and his thoughts on the future of photography….

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Questions with an Educator: Patti Hallock

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features, Patti Hallock. Patti is a Colorado-based fine art photographer, as well as a professor of photography at the University of Colorado at Denver. Work from her project, “The West is Here,” was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, CO. Not only does she excel in photography, but she has also developed an app for artists. Here, Patti details what this app is used for, what led her…

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Questions with a Pro: James Farrell

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, James Farrell. James is a Brooklyn-based photographer specializing in photographing active individuals. He strives to convey the vision of what it really means to be an athlete through his photography. He works with countless big-name clients such as Nike, NFL, Forbes, and many others. Here, James explains how he decided to focus his career around athletes, advice about photographers getting paid for what they are worth, and his biggest stressor…

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Questions with an Educator: Beth Green

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features, Beth Green. Beth is a New York-based, fine arts photographer, who was one of the first women to cross the threshold into shooting sports photography. She has been an advocate for female photojournalists throughout her career, and she has seen the differentiation between male and female photographers fade. She also spent time as a photo editor for Newsweek before opening Beth Green Studios in 1989. Here, she details how her career led…

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Questions with a Pro: Dylan Buyskes

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Dylan Buyskes. Dylan is a Buffalo, New York-based photographer and founder of Onion Studio. Dylan and his team highly emphasize collaboration and communication, in order to adequately reflect the client’s vision through their own creative vision. His partner in both life and business is his wife, Robyn Buyskes. Here, Dylan details what it is like to be married to his business partner, what he learned growing up as the…

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Questions with an Educator: Nate Larson

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features, Nate Larson. Nate is a Baltimore-based photographer and educator at the Maryland Institute College of Art. His more recent work explores the linkage between human experience and the particular location where the event occurred. His work is exhibited both nationally and internationally and is included in collections such as High Museum Atlanta, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and many more. Here, Nate outlines his recent projects, “Geolocation” and “Centroid…

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Questions With a Pro: Jeremy Ruzich

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Jeremy Ruzich. Jeremy is a Kansas City-based photographer, artist, poet, and filmmaker who works to tell the stories of nonprofit organizations, small grassroots groups, churches, schools, and other groups that have a desire to get their stories out there. He keeps the viewer in mind when creating, which highly influences how he ends up approaching his work. Here, Jeremy details how he ended up specializing in non-profits, where he typically…

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