199 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. Music: © John Moody.

A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers Ben Smith

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 137 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. Music: © John Moody.

    197 - Martin Parr (#2)

    197 - Martin Parr (#2)

    Returning for a second chat, the man who the Daily Telegraph declared to be, “arguably Britain’s greatest living photographer”, Martin Parr, on formative influences, scraping into Magnum by one vote, taking lots of bad pictures, and why he may eventually ditch his DSLR in favour of his phone.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    196 - Eugene Richards

    196 - Eugene Richards

    American documentary photographer Eugene Richards on why he self-publishes, the 'obsessive experience' of revisiting his contact sheets, being out of touch with what journalism is, tips on getting to know the subjects of a story, and why he left Magnum.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    195 - Aaron Schuman

    195 - Aaron Schuman

    American photographer, curator, writer and educator, Aaron Schuman on takeaways from assisting Annie Leibowitz and printing for Wolfgang Tilmans, documentary, balance, seeing the world through clear, fresh eyes and how a letter to Richard Avedon changed everything.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    194 - The Year In Review 2022

    194 - The Year In Review 2022

    The traditional year-end summary of all the brilliant photographers who had a chat with me on the podcast in 2022. Happy new year!

    • 57 min
    193 - Paddy Summerfield

    193 - Paddy Summerfield

    British photographer Paddy Summerfield on Mother and Father, early years, abandonment, loss, and hope, lyric writing and why seven other photographers have been traipsing around his garden.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    192 - Stephen Shore

    192 - Stephen Shore

    Legendary American photographer Stephen Shore on experimentation, ambition, the three phases of mastering a discipline and being attentive in the midst of life.

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

Bjorn Moerman PHOTOGRAPHY ,

THIS IS HOW INTERVIEWS ARE DONE

Ben's Small Voice podcast is always high on my list of photography podcasts to listen to. It is the pinnacle of photographer interviews. I like how the interview often goes of on an unexpected tangent. Keep up the hard work!

toomanyzoommeetings ,

Smart and entertaining podcast

Unlike most podcasters, Ben rarely inserts himself into the conversation. He keeps his focus on his guest, asking well-researched questions and encouraging his guests to talk at length about their lives, experiences, and photo practices. He is also one of the few podcasters who regularly interviews women.

Layrayy ,

best photo podcast

there are so many garbage photo podcasts. without even comparing this one to those, this is a very solid pod. i discover new artists, and get a really good sense of them with bens curious and deep interviewing skills. thank you!

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