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The Photo Brigade Podcast

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The Photo Brigade blog's podcast series, photographers talking to photographers about the business of photography. Hosted by New York photographer Robert Caplin with a new guest each episode!

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The Photo Brigade blog's podcast series, photographers talking to photographers about the business of photography. Hosted by New York photographer Robert Caplin with a new guest each episode!

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Great series

By AllisonSarahJoyce - Nov 10 2013
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Very insightful series about how photographers have started and made it in the business.

Love This Podcast!

By PhotoLewis - Jul 30 2013
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Great interviews with great photographers and others in the field. They always have some great advice and great insight into the profession today and of yesteryear. I look forward to them every time a new one pops up.

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Great series

By AllisonSarahJoyce - Nov 10 2013
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Very insightful series about how photographers have started and made it in the business.

Love This Podcast!

By PhotoLewis - Jul 30 2013
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Great interviews with great photographers and others in the field. They always have some great advice and great insight into the profession today and of yesteryear. I look forward to them every time a new one pops up.

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The Photo Brigade Podcast

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The Photo Brigade blog's podcast series, photographers talking to photographers about the business of photography. Hosted by New York photographer Robert Caplin with a new guest each episode!

104 - Jared Polin - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto.com chats with Robert Caplin about the brand and social community he's built over the past 5 years. They talk about his background in photography and how he grew his YouTube presence to over 500,000 subscribers, and where things go from here. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Apr 07 2016

56mins

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087 - Ron Haviv - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert sits down with acclaimed war photographer Ron Haviv of VII Photo Agency in New York. They talk about his background in photography that led to covering conflicts and natural disasters around the world, his new book "The Lost Rolls", the business of photography, and how important it is to diversify their revenue streams in order to make a living as a photographer. They discuss social media, video work, safety, workshops, Ron’s infamous scarf, and much more on this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Dec 14 2015

1hr 3mins

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093 - Ben Lowey - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode, Robert chats with Ben Lowy about his acclaimed career covering international conflict, natural disaster, as well as commercial work for various brands. They also talk about his his early adoption of mobile photography and social media to tell stories in a new way. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!Benjamin Lowy is award winning photographer based in New York City. He received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. Since then he has covered major stories worldwide. In 2004 Lowy attended the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, he was named in Photo District News 30 and his images of Iraq were chosen by PDN as some of the most iconic of the 21st century. Lowy has received awards from World Press Photo, POYi, PDN, Communication Arts, American Photography, and the Society for Publication Design. Lowy has been a finalist for the Oskar Barnak Award, a finalist in Critical Mass, included in Magenta Flash Forward 2007, as well as the OSI Moving Walls 16 exhibit. His work from Iraq, Darfur, and Afghanistan have been collected into several gallery and museum shows, and shown at the Tate Modern, SF MOMA, Houston Center for Photography, Invalides, and Arles. His work from Darfur appeared in the SAVE DARFUR media campaign. In 2011 Lowy's Iraq | Perspectives work was selected by William Eggleston to win the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. The book is currently available and in stores now. In 2012, Lowy was awarded the Magnum Foundation Emergency fund to continue his work in Libya. In the same year, he received the International Center of Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Photojournalism. In 2014, at the age of 35, Lowy received a Distiguished Alumni Award from Washington University in St Louis. Lowy is based in New York City. He is currently represented by Reportage by Getty Images. BenLowy.com

Jan 27 2016

1hr 35mins

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094 - Brad Smith - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with photo editor Brad Smith, the former Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated where he oversaw all the photographic content. Prior to SI, Brad was the sports photo editor for The New York Times, assistant director of photography for the White House during the Clinton Administration, and director of photography at Sports Illustrated for kids and Sports Illustrated Women. They talk about workshops, promotion, his new projects, and how he uses social media to find great photographers working out in the field. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Feb 05 2016

1hr 1min

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119 - Anthony Geathers - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with Brooklyn-based photographer Anthony Geathers. They talk about Anthony's career path, serving two combat deployments in the Marine Corps to Afghanistan as a machine gunner before attending the School of Visual Arts and beginning his freelance career shooting sports and athletic portraiture. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Oct 03 2016

58mins

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123 - BP Miller - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with BP Miller about his career in photojournalism, their recent expansion to San Francisco with Scott Strazzante and what it has to do with putting photojournalists back to work. They also talk about his working for charitable organizations and giving back to the industry that has treated him so well. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Nov 22 2016

43mins

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107 - Andrew Renneisen - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert Caplin chats with photographer Andrew Renneisen who specializes in documenting conflict, race, and ethnic and social issues domestically and internationally. They talk about how he started out, his internships, business, and about his upcoming move to Nairobi, Kenya where he will be represented by Getty Images Reportage. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Jun 01 2016

38mins

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099 - Drew Gurian - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with music and celebrity photographer Drew Gurian about building his business from scratch after years  soaking in knowledge and traveling the world as Joe McNally's 1st assistant. They talk about the importance of networking, promotion, dealing with clients and much more. Drew also talks about landing big clients like Nikon shooting campaigns for newly-released gear. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Mar 09 2016

53mins

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121 - Luke Copping - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with Buffalo-based editorial and commercial Luke Copping about his career and business sense while serving on the national board of ASMP and juggling his many clients. They talk about his charitable work taking pictures of adoptable pit bulls from a local rescue shelter, look at his work, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Oct 19 2016

41mins

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115 - Dorie Hagler - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert Caplin chats with photographer Dorie Hagler, a documentary storyteller. They talk about her career path and background as a newspaper photographer in New Mexico and her various projects including photographing in prisons and her ongoing portraiture project “me&Eve”. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Sep 07 2016

45mins

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092 - GaryHershorn - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with veteran wire photographer Gary Hershorn about this nearly four decade-long career working for the wires. They talk about Gary's transition into editing for Flipboard and now as he focuses on using Instagram and other social media to share his beautiful photos of NYC. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast!

Jan 21 2016

1hr 8mins

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111 - Shin Woong-jae - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with South Korean photographer Shin Woong-jae about his long-term project documenting the devastating effects from production of semiconductors in electronics to the health of humans and electronics. They also discuss his career path from marketing and brand management to his studies at ICP, and becoming a full-time photographer living and working in New York whilst traveling the world working on self-generated projects. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Jul 30 2016

51mins

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118 - David Goldman - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with David Goldman, a Brooklyn-based photographer who specializes in topics around human rights, marginalized people, and maternal health.They talk about his background shooting celebrities and rock stars in LA, his career path, and much more! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Sep 28 2016

49mins

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109 - Gary He - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Gary He, a friend and fellow photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. They talk about Gary's career path, when they both interned in NYC in 2005, and about his newest venture into app development. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Jul 08 2016

42mins

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122 - Limor Garfinkle - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with Limor Garfinkle, a New York-based photographer originally from Israel. They talk about how photography saved her life and how she got into the photography business only 5 years ago and fully supports herself taking pictures. They also talk about her new portrait series and give a first look. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Nov 11 2016

36mins

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106 - Jake Naughton - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert Caplin chats with New York-based photographer Jake Naughton who specializes in stories about LGBT and immigration issues worldwide. They talk about his career path, schooling, his time working for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, his projects near home his travels abroad. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast! 

May 23 2016

54mins

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052 - Jay Westcott - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with Jay Westcott, a freelance photographer based in Norfolk, VA specializing in DC politics and Capitol Hill for the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, among many other publications and clients. They met 10 years ago both as students at the Eddie Adamas Workshop in upstate New York and have been friends ever since. They talk about Jay's career path as they talk about everything business and discuss how they negoitate contracts, deal with clients, promote themselves through blogging, networking, and much much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Nov 10 2014

56mins

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048 - Rob Tringali - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with accomplished Sports Photographer Rob Tringali. Robert met Rob back when he was covering the Yankees during his internship with the New York Times back in 2005. Rob's travels the country and world covering sports for some of the top sporting magazines from ESPN to Sports Illustrated. They go into some great detail discussing the changing business landscape in sports photography that's taken place over the past decade, talk about how he got into the business, and much more in this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Sep 22 2014

56mins

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046 - Ben Norman - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with fellow New York City freelancer Ben Norman who shoots for the likes of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, among many other editorial and commercial clients. They met back when Ben interned for their mutual friend Vince Laforet, back when Vince was full-time in NYC. They talk about how Ben set himself apart from his competition, building his career in New York as a freelancer, and all the business behind freelancing in the Big Apple from diversifying your client base, licensing stock, building corporate clients through the daily editorial gigs, and making and maintaining those important contacts in the industry. Sit back, relzx, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Aug 21 2014

49mins

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047 - Grover Sanschagrin - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with co-founder of PhotoShelter.com and SportsShooter.com, the one and only Grover Sanschagrin. They've been pals for over a decade now and actually met through Sports Shooter, a social community for photographers that Grover created before Facebook. They talk about his career, how the AP Laser Photo System blew his mind in the pre-internet days, making money in the photography industry, following your passion and dreams, as well as his latest venture into the world of Tequilla that resulted in his brief relocation to Mexico and the development of his blog and iPhone app TequilaMatchmaker. So sit back, relax, and sample some high-end Tequilas with Grover and Robert in this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Sep 08 2014

52mins

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130 - George Kalinsky - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert Caplin chats with George Kalinsky, official photographer for Madison Square Garden. One of the institutions of "The World’s Most Famous Arena” is not just the venue, but George, the house photographer himself, who has celebrated his 50th Anniversary covering over 10,000 events over the years. He’s been the team photographer for The Knicks and has seen some of the most iconic moments in sports, politics, music, and religion. He has endless stories of friendships with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Mohammed Ali. We talk about his unconventional entrance into the world of photography which led to his life-long position at The Garden, his background as a designer, his exhibits and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Mar 07 2017

1hr 7mins

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129 -Melissa Golden - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Atlanta-based photographer Melissa Golden. As a return guest on the podcast, this was Melissa’s first since we’ve begun video podcasting, so it’s extra exciting to not only share her fun stories of covering everything from celebrity portraiture, DC politics, forest fires and more, but we get to see her work too. We talk about her career path and the importance of networking both online and in person to keep her name at the top of editors lists. We also talk about how she works with a photo agency and how it benefits her on both the journalistic and commercial side with negotiation and administrative work. We learn her 5-year goal and also get her advice to youngsters who hope to start a career in photojournalism. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Mar 06 2017

45mins

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128 - Alex Scott - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Alex Scott, a talented freelance photographer and photo editor for ABCNews.com. He made his way to NYC as a photographer but has ended up in the world of photo editing as his career has developed him which has inspired while working directly with some incredible photographers. We talk about his personal projects and travels and the importance of building trusting relationships with subjects and how to work with different communities and cultures. We talk about his background at university both in journalism as an undergrad to graduate school for photography at Missouri to find a clear vision for himself. While editing nearly full time, he’s been working on an ongoing personal project outside his apartment doors documenting his own NYC neighborhood. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Mar 02 2017

42mins

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127 - Smita Sharma - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Smita Sharma, a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in both New York and India, about covering gender and human rights issues. We talk about how she started he career by working for newspapers in India before coming to Manhattan to attend a short course at the New York Film Academy, which subsequently led to her applying to the International Center For Photography, where she learned from the perspectives and experiences of her fellow students via critiques and their life experiences. We talk about the importance of workshops she’s attended, general networking, and working with a group of her peers as a member of the Koan Collective. We also discuss her career path and how she's navigated the world of freelance photography since going professional in 2013, to the point where she’s now been published by various international publications including CNN, The Washington Post, New York Times, BBC, among many others. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Mar 01 2017

38mins

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126 - Eric Thayer - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode, Robert Caplin talks with Eric Thayer about his work covering the 2016 US Election since the primaries, his time with Donald J. Trump, and covering the refugee crisis around the world. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Feb 28 2017

35mins

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125 - Harry Benson - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode, Robert Caplin chats with the one-and-only Harry Benson, who initially rose to fame alongside The Beatles, having covered their inaugural trip to the United States in 1964. They talk about his legendary career working with world leaders and celebrities, as well as capturing crucial historical moments. They also discuss the new documentary "Harry Benson: Shoot First" chronicling his epic career. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Dec 22 2016

1hr 32mins

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124 - Michael Zagaris - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Rock & roll photography legend Michael Zagaris about his career documenting the greats in music as he toured with the Rolling Stones, The Who, kicked it with Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, David Bowie and scores more! They talk about his just released book “Total Excess” chunk full of his music archives and also discuss Michael’s 40+ years as the team photographer for both the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland A’s and all the crazy stories in between! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Dec 01 2016

43mins

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123 - BP Miller - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with BP Miller about his career in photojournalism, their recent expansion to San Francisco with Scott Strazzante and what it has to do with putting photojournalists back to work. They also talk about his working for charitable organizations and giving back to the industry that has treated him so well. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Nov 22 2016

43mins

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122 - Limor Garfinkle - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with Limor Garfinkle, a New York-based photographer originally from Israel. They talk about how photography saved her life and how she got into the photography business only 5 years ago and fully supports herself taking pictures. They also talk about her new portrait series and give a first look. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Nov 11 2016

36mins

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121 - Luke Copping - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with Buffalo-based editorial and commercial Luke Copping about his career and business sense while serving on the national board of ASMP and juggling his many clients. They talk about his charitable work taking pictures of adoptable pit bulls from a local rescue shelter, look at his work, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Oct 19 2016

41mins

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120 - Mohammed Elshamy - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with Mohammed Elshamy, a 22-year-old Egyptian photojournalist based in NYC who covers some of the world's most dire events such as the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, the political unrest and street violence in Egypt, the European refugee crisis, the armed rebellion in South Sudan, and much more. They discuss his career path and the physical and mental toll (PTSD) this sort of coverage has on photographers who document such issues. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Oct 19 2016

51mins

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119 - Anthony Geathers - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with Brooklyn-based photographer Anthony Geathers. They talk about Anthony's career path, serving two combat deployments in the Marine Corps to Afghanistan as a machine gunner before attending the School of Visual Arts and beginning his freelance career shooting sports and athletic portraiture. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Oct 03 2016

58mins

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118 - David Goldman - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with David Goldman, a Brooklyn-based photographer who specializes in topics around human rights, marginalized people, and maternal health.They talk about his background shooting celebrities and rock stars in LA, his career path, and much more! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Sep 28 2016

49mins

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117 - Kerri MacDonald - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with The New York Times Social Media Photo Editor Kerri MacDonald about her career path and all things social. They talk about the importance of maintaining an active social presence and how she built, maintains, and launches all the NY Times accounts. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Sep 27 2016

1hr 4mins

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116 - David Geffin - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with his good friend, business partner, and stellar fashion photographer and DP David Geffin about what's going on in the industry, how to stay inspired, and what it takes to transition careers for those who want to take their photo and video work to a more professional, income-generating level!

Sep 13 2016

58mins

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115 - Dorie Hagler - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert Caplin chats with photographer Dorie Hagler, a documentary storyteller. They talk about her career path and background as a newspaper photographer in New Mexico and her various projects including photographing in prisons and her ongoing portraiture project “me&Eve”. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Sep 07 2016

45mins

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114 - Cameron Michael - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert Caplin chats with his friend Cameron Michael, a commercial photographer, Director of Photography, and Advanced Motion Control Timelapser. They talk about Cameron's career path, some of his super cool projects (that he's allowed to speak about), and much more! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Sep 02 2016

38mins

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113 - Jonah Markowitz - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with documentary photographer/filmmaker Jonah Markowitz about his documentary projects, portrait work, his background in air pollution research before his transition into photography, his grant with View Find, life as a freelancer, funding long-term projects, his feelings on multimedia and social, the importance of empathy in documentary work, and recognizing the lack of diversity and privilege of storytellers in the industry. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Aug 25 2016

47mins

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112 - Kevin Larkin - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with his long lost photo editor Kevin Larkin who worked the New York Times Picture Desk while Robert interned over a decade ago. They talk about Kevin’s career path as both a photographer and editor, his move to Dubai to start a newspaper, and his transition back to freelance photography back in the US.

Aug 12 2016

44mins

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111 - Shin Woong-jae - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with South Korean photographer Shin Woong-jae about his long-term project documenting the devastating effects from production of semiconductors in electronics to the health of humans and electronics. They also discuss his career path from marketing and brand management to his studies at ICP, and becoming a full-time photographer living and working in New York whilst traveling the world working on self-generated projects. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Jul 30 2016

51mins

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