VII: photojournalists in conversation

Santiago Mostyn

Namely his Mississippi River project. You can see a few of these in a corner of Needles + Pens, a zine and DIY art store in San Francisco.

Also, the VII photo agency multimedia gallery contains videos from 2006 of photojournalists James Nachtwey, Ron Haviv, Christopher Morris, Lauren Greenfiled and John Stanmeyer speaking at length to Alex Chadwick of NPR or to a lecture audience about their careers and work. The conversations are from seminars, so they’re about a half hour or so long, not the usual soundbyte snippets.

I was most interested to hear about their early careers. Greenfield talks about going through Nachtwey’s film while an intern at National Geographic. Nachtwey himself makes a horticulture joke and talks about his late self-education – why he left Time for an obscure New Mexico newspaper, when he decided he was ready for the big time, learning to think locally.


~ by Jin on February 8, 2009.

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