Street Life is a street photography podcast hosted by John St and Mark Davidson. Each fortnight, John and Mark speak to talented, world-class street photographers - from traditional and established doyens of the industry to innovative and emerging trailblazers - about their work and love for street photography.
Photo Talk: Protests, Photobooks and Posteriors
In this episode, John and Mark discuss photographing protests, the pitfalls and benefits of film photography, getting into fights with photojournalists and their favourite photobooks.
Photobooks mentioned in this podcast:
'Seacoal' by Chris Killip'American Geography' by Matt Black'Women Street Photographers', edited by Gulnara Samoilova'Friction / Tokyo Street' by Tatsuo Suzuki'Second City' by Jesse Marlow'Reclaim the Street' by Matt Stuart and Stephen McLaren'Minutes to Midnight' by Trent Parke'Monument' by Trent Parke
Stephen Dupont is an Australian photographer based in New South Wales.
Stephen is one of Australia’s most acclaimed photojournalists, whose work focuses largely on the human condition, war and climate.
In 2007, he was the recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography for his work on Afghanistan.
He has also won the Robert Capa Gold Medal and several World Press Photo Awards.
Jonny Dub is an award-winning street photographer originally from Manchester in the UK, who is now based in Tokyo.
He is a member of the Tokyo Street Photography Club and last year self-published his first zene, titled Kaiko.
Jonny is known for getting up close and personal on the street and for his use of flash photography, as well as using both film and digital to capture and document the frenetic street of his adopted home.
In 2022, Jonny has awarded first place in the Smithsonian Magazine awards and has been in a finalist in the Paris International Street photo awards.
Jeffrey Karp is a photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jeff’s street photography has a fine art look to it, with a focus on minimalist compositions, straight lines and heavy black shadows.
In 2020, he co-founded the photography collective Stolen Echoes and has previously worked as a curator for the Street Finder Instagram hub. In 2022, he started and released a monthly email newsletter titled A Twenty Percent Creative
Jeff’s photography has been featured by Apple - no less! - as well as Adobe Lightroom, FUJILOVE and having been published in a number of publications such as F8 and Fisheye magazine.
Martin Parr is one of the greatest living photographers on the planet.
He has worked prolifically since the 70s and has published more than 100 photobooks, which is a testament to his work ethic.
Martin is a member and former president of Magnum Photos.
In 2014, he founded the Martin Parr Foundation which aims to champion British photography and also houses the Martin Parr archive.
Joshua K Jackson
Joshua K Jackson is a British photographer based in London. After years working in a corporate desk job, Josh decided to quit in 2017 and focus on his real passion: creating photographs.
Josh’s work focuses primarily on the inner-city streets of London and he has the unique ability of capturing the city in a way that evokes a sense of ambiguity and intrigue, all in his trademark cinematic style.
His work showcases a keen eye for capturing fleeting moments and the human element in urban environments.
Josh has published two monographs - 'Sleepless In Soho' and 'Modern Paradox' – and has had his work exhibited in various locations in the UK, USA, and Europe.
This is a wonderfully engaging series of conversations that flow so naturally. The presenters love of photography is apparent and it shows in their approach to enriching their own photography and delivering amazing content that gets me excited to go out and shoot.
Great to have an Aussie street photography podcast that features photographers from all over the world as well as home grown. I’ve enjoyed the episodes so far and am sure there are many more hits to come. Recommended!