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A conversation series on photography where host Jordan Weitzman sits down with emerging and established photographers, publishers and editors to discuss their work.

Magic Hour Jordan Weitzman

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

A conversation series on photography where host Jordan Weitzman sits down with emerging and established photographers, publishers and editors to discuss their work.

    Mary Manning

    Mary Manning

    On an unusually mild winter evening this past February, I got together with Mary Manning at her apartment in NYC. She is the author of Blueprint and First Impressions of Greece, and has contributed to numerous publications, most recently, a wonderful image text exchange with the author Olivia Laing in the Spirituality issue of Aperture. In 2006, she started the blog Unchanging Window, which became an important creative outlet for her and a way of finding community. She has shown with Canada (gallery) in NYC, has shot for Ekhaus Latta, and recently contributed photos to the Dimes Cookbook.
     
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    • 36 min
    Drew Sawyer

    Drew Sawyer

    Just before the world went into Covid-19 lockdown, I got together with Drew Sawyer at his apartment in the Bedstuy. He’s the photo Curator at the Brooklyn Museum, and among the numerous exhibitions he’s worked on in his current and previous posts at MoMa and the Columbus Museum of Art, he recently gave the Russian Ghanian photographer Liz Johnson Artur her first solo museum exhibition, resurrected the color work of Gary Winogrand and put together an incredible survey of queer work in the past 50 years in Art After Stonewall. Drew earned his Ph.D in art history and archeology at Columbia University, where his dissertation was a critical re-examination of Walker Evans. 
     
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    • 39 min
    Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.

    Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.

    On the chair next to me sat a worn out copy of Toni Morrisson’s Beloved, a favorite which Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. told me he’s read at least three times. We were sitting at the kitchen table in the apartment which he’s been living at in Flushing, Queens, on the upstairs floor of a yellow and burgundy house museum dedicated to the work of Louis Ladimer. Ladimer was the inventor of the carbon-filament light bulb, an addendum and improvement to Thomas Edison’s original lightbulb. So the photographer is living in the house of someone who helped a great deal with the way we see, and in Elliott’s case, it seemed particularly apt. At his recent solo show in New York at Nicelle Beauchane, his photographs radiated with grace and elegance, a heightened sensitivity to form, rendering unexpected, complicated and beautiful images out of his everyday life.
     
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    • 45 min
    Vince Aletti

    Vince Aletti

    Vince Aletti has been writing and reporting on culture for over 50 years. He was the first person to write about disco for Rolling Stone in the early 70’s, he worked as a senior-editor for the Village Voice for over twenty years and was the photo critic for the New Yorker until 2016. In this episode, Jordan Weitzman sits down with Aletti at his storied, book and art filled east village apartment to talk about it all.
     
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    • 41 min
    Carmen Winant

    Carmen Winant

    Just last weekend, a piece of Carmen’s - a portrait in multiple images of Toni Morrisson was featured on the last cover of the New York Times Magazine of the decade. The culmination of an eventful past couple of years for Carmen, she released two new books - Notes on Fundamental Joy with Printed Matter and My Birth with SPBH Editions. That book accompanied her show of the same name in MoMa’s New Photography in 2018. In that powerful installation, she used two facing walls to tape up over 2000 found photographs of women giving birth.
    Winant was born in San Fransisco, studied at UCLA and the California College of the Arts and now lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, artist Luke Stettner and their two sons, Carlo and Rafa. She is the Roy Lichtenstein chair of studio art at Ohio State University where she teaches as well.

     
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    • 42 min
    Allen Frame

    Allen Frame

    Jordan Weitzman sits down with photographer Allen Frame at his home and talk about everything from his early days in Boston with Nan Goldin and David Armstrong, to where his sense of space in his photographs comes from.

     
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

rocheknows ,

Outstanding

Leave behind the technical podcasts; this is one of the only ones you need to listen to. Insightful, honest, intelligent and a great one for road trips and bus journeys.

A key learning tool for artists.

Miss Katie P ,

Superb.

Love these interviews. Always thoughtful and inspiring. Lots of discussion around the subject of photography as a medium rather than just bios with the subjects. Lots of depth. Can’t help but come away feeling motivated and inspired. Thank you.

teenageburtbag ,

Great Podcast

This is an awesome podcast with some big/respected names, diving fairly deeply into the philosophy of photography without droning on too long.

Good resource to improve the way you practice!

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