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Real Photo Show with Michael Chovan-Dalton is a Podcast about Photographers and Photography.

Music by Giancarlo T. Roma & Kai McBride

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Real Photo Show with Michael Chovan-Dalton is a Podcast about Photographers and Photography.

Music by Giancarlo T. Roma & Kai McBride

    Andrew Cenci | Louisville - Ep.108

    Andrew Cenci | Louisville - Ep.108

    "Photography has been a really healing practice for me and a spiritual practice in terms of just going out and making work."

    Andrew Cenci is a photographer based in Louisville Kentucky. He was visiting New York last year to see the Winogrand show. Andrew works full time in marketing but he has immersed himself in and has become part of the photo community of Louisville. He is mostly self-taught and I wanted to talk to him about creating his life in photography in a smaller community of artists. We talk about the opportunities he has found in foundations and grants and the work he published in Huck Magazine on the Kentucky Derby. Andrew started out in college sports radio and then came to Louisville to study Theology, both of which still influence his work today.

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    This episode sponsored by the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, & Related Media - Charles Traub, Chair.
    http://www.mfaphoto.sva.edu/

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    • 51 min
    Amr Alfiky | Muslim in America Ep.107

    Amr Alfiky | Muslim in America Ep.107

    "I think we are going to need these pictures in 10 years because everybody's talking about what happened in Egypt, but no one is talking to us about what happened to us after we were kicked out of our own country."

    Amr Alfiky is an Egyptian award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker based in New York City. He was studying medicine when the Egyptian revolution began. Working as a medic during the uprising, Amr was accused of aiding the enemy and served time in prison on several occasions. He was not allowed to complete his degree in medicine and had to flee Egypt and leave his family in order to avoid more prison time. During this transition from Egypt to the United States, Amr began using his phone to document his life and that work became a visual diary that was published by the New York Times Lens Blog in 2016. Since then Amr has participated in many workshops and internships in the photojournalism world and has done work for many of the major news outlets. Amr’s work documenting the Muslim American experience in the U.S. has been featured in The New York Times, Reuters, TIME, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Huffington Post and other major international publications. He is currently a frequent contributor to The New York Times and Reuters.

    Photo © Amr Alfiky

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    This episode sponsored by the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, & Related Media - Charles Traub, Chair.
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    • 41 min
    Mark Steinmetz | Carnival - Ep.106

    Mark Steinmetz | Carnival - Ep.106

    "That's the pleasure of photography, it's really just kind of daydreaming with these borders around the world and what's in and what's out."

    Mark Steinmetz was in town to talk about his new book Carnival, published by Stanley/Barker. In-between a talk at The Bronx Documentary Center, another one at The Penumbra Foundation, and a book signing at Dashwood Books, Mark sat down with Anna Roma and I in his tiny hotel room in Manhattan. We talk about everything from Mark's origins to photographing with Garry Winogrand, to creating a workshop with renowned photographer and his wife, Irina Rozovsky. There is a short phone conversation at the end of this episode with Mark about his fashion work and his workshop, The Humid, that he hosts with Irina.

    https://www.marksteinmetz.net/
    https://www.thehumid.com/
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Sasha Wolf | PhotoWork - Ep.105

    Sasha Wolf | PhotoWork - Ep.105

    "I do think it's really important to help people out with as much information sharing as possible, especially when you get to a certain point in your career and you have information to share."

    Sasha Wolf is a curator, editor, art dealer, and most recently, the creator and editor of PhotoWork: Forty Photographers on Process and Practice. Sasha is also one of the most generous people in the photo world with her time and her advice, and that is a big reason for her wanting to create this book, to help photographers who feel adrift. We have an amazing conversation about putting this book together from creating the questions, to picking the photographers, and of course, to the experience of reading the responses. Sasha just also happens to represent some of the most important photographers working today, many of whom are included in this book.

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    https://aperture.org/shop/photowork-forty-photographers-on-process-and-practice

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    • 42 min
    Madeline Djerejian | Double Portrait - Ep.104

    Madeline Djerejian | Double Portrait - Ep.104

    "I looked at these images and I thought, what's this about? I had very faint memories about it and so in order to sort of fill in the gaps, I wrote to people and asked them what they remembered about evacuating Beirut…I thought how am I going to make sense of this, what am I going to do with this text…"

    Madeline Djerejian is a fascinating artist whose work brings together photography, literature, and writing in a very unique way. Sometimes the work is the writing and sometimes the writings inform the work. The arc of Madeline's life and career has roots in the Armenian Genocide and her family's immigrant story is complicated and inspiring. We discuss two of her pieces in-depth, Letters to Simon and PRIMER (Jungle Battles) so you should click on the links attached to this episode to see the work.

    https://www.madelinedjerejian.com/
    https://www.madelinedjerejian.com/primer-1-1
    https://hoosacinstitute.com/Madeline-Djerejian
    https://www.instagram.com/madsmadsworld/


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Matthew Abbott | Land Where the Crow Flies Backwards - Ep.103

    Matthew Abbott | Land Where the Crow Flies Backwards - Ep.103

    "I had to mature to a place where I was interested in the stories…It's not just about pretty photographs…I think you need to come to a point where you have a genuine interest in what you are photographing and the stories you are trying to tell and that takes time."

    Matthew Abbott is a documentary photographer based in Australia. He covers social and political issues around the world but, most recently, he has been working on projects that raise awareness about Indigenous Australians. He has been on assignment and has published his work with The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel, just to name a few. His series, "Land Where the Crow Fly Backwards" explores the impact of global climate change and the decline of communities along the Murray Darling Basin, including the impact on the lives of the indigenous population. He was also the 1st place prize winner in the Rust Belt Biennial which included a spot on this show, although I think I would have had him on eventually anyway.

    https://www.matthewabbott.com.au/
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    • 44 min

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