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This Week in Photo is one of the longest running photography-centric podcasts in the industry. Hosted by Frederick Van Johnson, the show is a weekly round-table discussion of the major happenings in the world of photography. You’ll also find deep one-on-one interviews with the industry’s hottest photographers and companies. The show is irreverent, educational and occasionally hilarious!

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This Week in Photo is one of the longest running photography-centric podcasts in the industry. Hosted by Frederick Van Johnson, the show is a weekly round-table discussion of the major happenings in the world of photography. You’ll also find deep one-on-one interviews with the industry’s hottest photographers and companies. The show is irreverent, educational and occasionally hilarious!

    Visual Momentum: Photographing Women in a Conflict Zone

    Visual Momentum: Photographing Women in a Conflict Zone

    Colombian documentary photographer Juanita Escobar focuses on the lives of women who've settled along the Orinoco River.

    Straddling the Colombian and Venezuelan border, the river is a symbol of the geographical divide, border conflicts, and numerous adversities that Juanita has found women, in particular, vulnerable too. In her long-term documentary series, she has been traversing the expanse surrounding, immersing herself in the lives of the women who now call it home.


    Juanita focuses on two main themes of photographic research; gender and territory, in her exploration of human behavior and the environment. Her working method is rooted in ethnography, for 11 years she has been investigating in the Orinoquia where she’s also currently working on a project that has received the Magnum Foundation fund 2018.

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    • 40 min
    Photographers and COVID-19

    Photographers and COVID-19

    A very special episode of TWiP — a replay of last night's webinar titled Photographers and COVID-19. I'm joined by Molecular Biologist Stephen Scharf, and Hospital Administrator Amy Brooks.


    Stephen Scharf has a broad scientific background in molecular diagnostics, human molecular genetics, cardiovascular genetics, molecular genetics of cancer, HLA, and DNA forensics, and PCR. He has extensive industrial experience in molecular biological product development.

    Amy Brooks has worked for the past 15 years in hospital administration at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. Amy earned her undergraduate degree at Lewis and Clark College and earned two master's degrees at Portland State University (Geography) and Warner Pacific College (Organizational Leadership).

    Some of the topics we discuss…

    * Where did the virus come from? Discuss SARS, Bird Flu, and other Coronaviruses. * Why is this one spreading so fast?* Is it a foregone conclusion that pretty much everyone will contract this virus?* Who is most susceptible?* Social responsibility (People not listening and still interacting in groups etc) -- impact.


    * Masks - best practices* Gloves - best practices* The reality of social distancing* Should I sanitize my mail/packages? How?


    * How do I know if I'm sick?* What do I do if I feel sick?* Is contracting the virus a death sentence?


    * When/if things get really bad and we move to a "triage/battlefield medicine" modality, who makes (and how is) the decision made regarding who gets treated, and who doesn't?* What does it mean to be "sick enough" for treatment?* As a photographer, is it our responsibility to document this unprecedented time in global history? Or should we ride it out and document the aftermath* What's the impact on events where large groups gather? Sports, Movies, Parades, etc.* Is there such a thing as a "Post Coronavirus world"? And if so, what does that look like?

    Notes from Stephen Scharf

    * COVID-19 is a very dangerous virus. More contagious and pathogenic than SARS.• Analysis of viral structure has spike protein that binds to lung cells that makes it more pathogenic than SARS.• R0: 2 – 3 “measure of infectiousness” Can be influenced by social distancing• Series Interval: 5-7.5 days: People can be shedding virus while asymptomatic• Case lethality index: 10-30X higher than Influenza (country, healthcare system & demographic dependent)• Very important to use meticulous hygiene and appropriate precautions.* Importance of social distancing (graph from Australian video)• Slide 1 from Australian video* States in the Midwest are seeing a very rapid increase in no. of cases in the last week.* Practice social distancing even if the state does not have SoE or stay-at-home policy.* Hypertension: If taking ACE2 up-regulator BP medication, consult with your doctor* Be sure to recover fully. Some people are sick for 5-6 days, start to feel better, resume normal activities and then “crash” suddenly.* Not just a disease for Seniors; 58% of patients are ages 18-54* Check your local country public health web sites for local information on the current state in your vicinity* If on photo assignments, wear gloves and use appropriate protective equipment.* Take notice if you lose the sense of smell or taste.

    References and Informative Links

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Living Among What’s Left Behind, with Mario Cruz

    Living Among What’s Left Behind, with Mario Cruz

    In this interview I speak with social injustice photojournalist Mario Cruz. We discuss his impactful project "Living Among What's Left Behind" — a photo essay covering life along the Pasig River in Manila's economic center.

    21% of the population live below the poverty line and are forced to live in their own pollution. Mario's photographs show, in graphic detail, the living conditions and the danger these human beings are forced to endure on a daily basis.


    About Mario Cruz

    Mario Cruz is an independent photographer focused on social injustice and human rights issues. His projects have been recognized worldwide. Mario's work has been published in Newsweek, International New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, El Pais, CTXT and NEUE Zurcher Zeitung.


    Editor’s Note:

    Visual Momentum refers to the flow of storytelling and its effect on the viewer’s thinking process. This series highlights creators who are successfully using their tools and minds to create an impact on the world through imagery with the intent of inciting action. With the support of Fujifilm, we share their stories.

    Be sure to also check out the written article on ThePhoblographer.com.

    About FUJIFILM North America Corporation (Fujifilm)

    FUJIFILM North America Corporation (Fujifilm) is empowering photographers and filmmakers everywhere to build their legacies through sharing their stories. Grounded in its 85-year history of manufacturing photographic and cinema film, pioneering technologies in lenses and coatings, and driving innovation in developing mirrorless digital camera technologies, Fujifilm continues to be at the center of every sto...

    • 33 min
    Doing Shots with Skylum!

    Doing Shots with Skylum!

    In this interview something new… Vodka shots while speaking with Skylum's Chief Growth Officer, Evgeny Tchebotarev! Let's see what secrets a little "truth serum" is able to reveal!


    • 48 min
    The Full-Time Real Estate Photographer

    The Full-Time Real Estate Photographer

    In this interview, I'm joined by self-taught real estate Thomas Vargeletis. Thomas shares his journey to building and operating a highly successful photography business. He discusses how he automates his business, photography techniques, employee management, training, camera choices and more.


    In his own words...

    Tom is the founder and CEO of TV Photography, a Massachusetts based real estate photography and videography company. Tom got his start in real estate after his military service. Working as a real estate agent listing properties, Tom decided to start taking high-quality photos for his listings after a few bad experiences with local photographers.

    After the long and tedious work of learning how to conduct a photoshoot, he realized that this wasn't just going to be for his listings alone.

    When he knew that he was ready, Tom built his real estate photography business from scratch. Ever since building this 6-figure photography business, Tom has developed a passion for sharing lessons learned from the years of practical experience, training, and trial and error. Tom is the host of the Full-time real estate photographer podcast and author of the full-time real estate photographer book.

    You can find the book by searching for its name, or "Thomas Vargeletis" on Amazon, and you can find the podcast here, or by searching the name on your favorite podcasting app.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Traveling Photographer

    The Traveling Photographer

    In this interview I chat with globetrotting photographer Curtis Jones. We discuss his adventures and learnings while traveling around the globe and taking amazing photographs. You'll find out how exactly he prepares for a photography adventure where he may not have access to the typical niceties that we city-dwellers likely take for granted. What does he pack? What does he leave behind? What if he gets sick? It's all here.



    About Curtis…

    It takes a certain personality to appreciate the details of a climate rarely inhabited by people.

    Curtis Jones has spent most of his career saturating himself in the polar regions of the planet, dividing his residency between Newfoundland and Nunavut, Canada.

    Over the last decade, his adventurous lifestyle has taken him across the Gobi Desert by kite buggy, on a 2300 km unsupported traverse of the Greenland Ice Cap, Antarctica, and a lifetime of climbing and exploration worldwide. Working for both the private and public sector, he has documented work for environmental initiatives, literacy, Canadian National Parks, climate change and tourism in the Canadian Arctic.

    Collaborating with world-class athletes, production teams, and local cultures and communities, he has built his career delivering a personal view of the raw, wild, and often untamed. His work has been seen in National Geographic Adventure, Canadian Geographic, The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post Canada and more.

    Between commercial clients, he is often seen leading photography workshops in the polar regions of the Earth, sharing his appreciation for adventure with others. A collector of interesting stories, Curtis is rarely seen far from a camera, tent, or a good punchline.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

cjstampfli ,

A must have Podcast for all photographers

The range of topics, guests and discussions makes this a must have for photographers of all levels. Quality production values make it stand out also.

Mgidney ,

Dilution dilemma

I used to really love this podcast listening every weekfor the hour and a half or so while I ran. Then like a cancel it grew tumors and became many shows that were to say the least - flakey. Then the main show evaporated at episode 500.
Now there is nothing left that I want to listen to. I dont want to listen to endless weddings or printing or guff like that - I want a long general program that has many guests that have a broad range of topics. The specialty shows are just, well dull.
Please consider having a solid across the industry core show again. That is audio, I am not interested in video podcasts - at all - I am on bicycle, running or on the bus. Audio is GOOD.
For now I am unsubscribed, but I check every few weeks to see if it is sorted out again.


Rob_vE ,

Inspiring travel photography show

This is a regular podcast on my long list of shows. Rob talks to interesting guests who managed to make travel photography a major part of their life. It is always interesting to hear their stories and I look forward to the new episodes each time. Keep up the great work.

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