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Questions with an Educator

Questions with an Educator is the newest Strictly Business category. It was created to capture the incredible depth of knowledge, experience and talent that our Educator members bring to their students, the ASMP community, and the greater photography industry at large.

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 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 an Educator: Paul Shambroom

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Paul Shambroom. Paul is a photographer as well as an Associate Professor in Art at the University of Minnesota. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Creative Capital grantee. In addition to those honors, he has published two monographs and has another, Past Time, to be published this Spring. Here he describes how those monographs came about, how his work came to focus around American power and culture,…

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Questions with an Educator: Andy Mattern

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Andy Mattern. Andy Mattern’s recent work engages photography’s aesthetic conventions and physical materials as subject matter. Since 2015, he has served as Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His work is held in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Tweed Museum of Art, and others. He is represented…

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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 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 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 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 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 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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