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Lily Barber

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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Questions with an Educator: Thomas Werner

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Thomas Werner. Thomas is a photographer, author, and Assistant Professor of Photography at Parsons School of Design in New York. Thomas has experience lecturing internationally on topics from fashion to contemporary professional practices. He is the former owner of the Thomas Werner Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea Art District, has spent time working for the Department of State as a cultural representative in Russia, and has been a photography consultant for…

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Questions with an Educator: Leena Jayaswal

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Leena Jayaswal. Leena is a photographer, a filmmaker, and the director of the Photography Concentration at American University in Washington, D.C. Much of her work focuses on the intersection of being Indian and American, which has been nationally recognized in galleries around the country. She has also spent time working with the well-known Mary Ellen Mark and the Sandra Berler Gallery. On top of her successes with photography, Leena has…

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Questions with a Pro: Nate Smith

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Nate Smith. Nate is a Baltimore-based architectural photographer and drone pilot specializing in large commercial properties. He combines his traditional photography experience with drone photography to deliver each client’s specific vision. Here, Nate describes his transition from video to still photography, the process of becoming an FAA certified drone pilot and how he decided to incorporate drones into his work, as well as some of his strategies for marketing and…

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Questions with an Educator: Chip Williams

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Chip Williams. Chip is a North Carolina-based photographer, filmmaker and educator at Appalachian State University. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry, which he shares with his students in the classroom. Here, Chip outlines his path to becoming a professor of photography, his philosophy about storytelling, and his most successful business and teaching strategies. We asked: What inspired you to become a professor of photography? How did you go…

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