54 episodes

Fortnightly in-depth interviews featuring a diverse range of talented, innovative, world-class photographers from established, award-winning and internationally exhibited stars to young and emerging talents discussing their lives, work and process with fellow photographer, Ben Smith.
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A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers Ben Smith

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 153 Ratings

Fortnightly in-depth interviews featuring a diverse range of talented, innovative, world-class photographers from established, award-winning and internationally exhibited stars to young and emerging talents discussing their lives, work and process with fellow photographer, Ben Smith.
TO ACCESS THE FULL ACHIVE SIGN UP AS A MEMBER AT POD.FAN!

    228 - Valerie Belin

    228 - Valerie Belin

    French photographic artist Valerie Belin on on the dual influence of American minimal art and Italian baroque art, presence and absence, the theme of beauty, how women are ‘attacked’ by stereotypes, comic books and the importance of Photoshop to her practice.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    227 - Linda Troeller

    227 - Linda Troeller

    American photogrpaher Linda Troeller on modelling for Ansel Adams, a lifetime of self-portraiture, nudity, prudishness, women’s lib, the erotic life of women, living in the Chelsea Hotel for 20 years and how Alexander MacQueen influenced her visual palette.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    226 - Nicole Tung

    226 - Nicole Tung

    Photojournalist Nicole Tung on working in Ukraine, drone warfare, risk management, social media and the question of whether photojournalist is an ‘important’ job.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    225 - Mitch Epstein

    225 - Mitch Epstein

    Esteemed American photographer Mitch Epstein on New York, editing, India, Garry Winogrand, working on films and trial and error.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    224 - Edward Burtynsky

    224 - Edward Burtynsky

    Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky on ‘moving through grief to land on meaning’, ambiguity through scale, lessons learned from entrepreneurship, vertical integration and the importance of hope.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    223 - Lorenzo Castore

    223 - Lorenzo Castore

    Italian photographer Lorenzo Castore on formative experiences, a picture that changed everything, the importance of finding stories and making life an adventure and his lifelong project Time Maze.

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

Drawgrlfan ,

Insightful

Ben Smith’s podcast is one of the best on photography. I especially like that he focuses on the photographer rather than foolishly trying to make it a conversation between two equals. Two pet peeves: first, he is at times too intimidated by the photographers to push back or probe further when necessary (Ian Barry’s offensive comments re sexual harassment, Chris Anderson’s perennial evasiveness about his post-processing, etc). Second, he doesn’t own up to it in subsequent episodes after listeners call him out on social media. Public acknowledgement, a sincere apology, and pledge to do better (followed by action, of course) are owed and would elevate the podcast. Taking accountability reflects maturity and professionalism, and it would deepen trust and credibility with listeners.

bigbabygenius ,

I’m glad.

That the millionth episode didn’t have any yucky girls on it!

Sims in TX ,

Great learning and inspiration tool

Listening to Ben Smith’s Small Voice podcast is probably the best one thing a photographer can do to open the mind, learn, get inspired, and improve one’s process. I discovered the work of photographers I never knew and found the authentic and witty conversations invaluable for advancing my journey in photography. Thank you Ben for covering all the relevant aspects that are unique to each photographer as only an experienced pro could do.

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