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“Find the stories that unite us” — Award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale presenting in Portland, Oregon USA January 22

“Empathy is the key to great stories” –Ami Vitale I had the great honor of meeting American photojournalist and National Geographic contributor Ami Vitale in Siena, Italy in October at the Siena International Photography Awards Ceremony and Festival. Ami won the Storytelling category in Siena and the prestigious title of “Best Author 2017.” She gave her powerful and inspiring National Geographic LIVE presentation at the University of Siena. Her message that we must “find the stories…

Bodies and broken wires: Matt Black documents Puerto Rico

I met documentary photographer Matt Black last winter at a Magnum Photos workshop in San Francisco. I was humbled by his approach and his willingness to do the hard work and immerse himself into communities where he is literally a stranger, in order to show the world important truths. This morning, I came upon his Twitter feed — he’s currently working in Puerto Rico and his images are incredibly powerful. No fake news here. Matt…

Ready, Set, Siena

I’m all packed up and ready to make the leap to Italy today with a layover in Amsterdam that I plan on taking full advantage of with a long city walk. It’s time once again for the Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) event & Festival in beautiful Tuscany. I’m looking forward to meeting photographers around the world and reuniting with friends from Pistoia to Switzerland to Bangladesh. Home | SIPAContest | Siena International Photography Awards…

Coming Soon: Photographer Amy Sacka

Amy Sacka is a brilliant photographer based in Detroit, Michigan USA. I met her at a Magnum Photos workshop in San Francisco and interviewed her recently for LensCulture. I’m pleased to announce the piece will go live on the site this Saturday, May 6. I know you’ll enjoy learning more about her and her work — and her stunning and heartfelt documentation of her home city. Detroit has a complex history going back to the beginning.…

Photographer Profile: Luca Bracali

FujiLove Magazine recently published an article I wrote on renowned Italian photojournalist, explorer and conservationist Luca Bracali. Over the past year, I’ve traveled the world interviewing amazing artists like Luca who are dedicated to making a difference in the world. For them, being an accomplished practitioner & commercially and/or artistically successful isn’t enough. The common denominators between them are passion and a strong desire to use their talents and skills for the greater good. Here…

A Learning Weekend in SanFran: More than Just Pretty Images

Thanks to California photographer Jan Sears for the opportunity to share his recent post about a Magnum Photography workshop we both attended in San Francisco. It was a fantastic experience. Great write-up, Jan! I’ll continue on the SanFran theme in the days to come with some information about the Photofairs festival also going on during my visit, as well as come city experiences. “Those of you familiar with Magnum Photography know that they are the…

Looking for a true adventure? Look no further.

Renowned Italian photographer, journalist and explorer Luca Bracali has announced his 2017 workshop schedule, with locations including India, Norway, Namibia and Iceland, among others. I met Luca in Italy while attending the 2016 Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) Contest event and the Siena Art Photo Travel Festival and quickly learned that not only is he a talented photographer, but extremely passionate and dedicated to his true calling — shedding light on environmental issues around the…

A Matter of Perspective: Street Photography and Privacy Rules Around the World

A photographer must always work with the greatest respect for his subject and in terms of his own point of view. – Henri Cartier-Bresson Last spring, Espen Eichhöfer, a well-known photographer based in Berlin, appealed a conviction that he was wrong to publicly display a photo of a woman crossing a street and display it in an open-air photography exhibition at C/O Berlin. Read my full piece here at Street Photography Magazine: http://streetphotographymagazine.com/a-matter-of-perspective-street-photography-and-privacy-rules-around-the-world/ Cartier-BressonjournalismlawPhotographyprivacyprivacy lawsStreet Photography…