A Conversation with Don McCullin

“Well, there’s no question about it, that one does become a junkie, there are war junkies and they are around today. I know individuals, personally, and I can see what they’re suffering from…”   Transcript of the BBC John Tusa Interview with Don McCullin It can’t be easy bearing the title of the world’s greatest […]

INTERVIEW: “Oral History Interview with Arthur Rothstein” (1964)

Oral history interview with Arthur Rothstein, 1964 May 25, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Interview with Arthur Rothstein Conducted by Richard Doud In New York, New York May 25, 1964 RICHARD DOUD: This is an interview with Arthur Rothstein in New York City, May 24, 1964. The interviewer is Richard K. Doud. ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN: […]

INTERVIEW: “Oral History Interview with Gordon Parks” (1964)

Oral history interview with Gordon Parks, 1964 Dec. 30, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Interview with Gordon Parks Conducted by Richard Doud In New York December 30, 1964 RICHARD DOUD: If you would, Mr. Parks, I’d like to hear something about your background and how you became interested in photography in the first place. […]

INTERVIEW: “Gil Blank with Thomas Struth” (2007)

Interview: Gil Blank with Thomas Struth Originally published in Whitewall Magazine, Volume 6, 2007 Gil Blank: I’d like to begin by asking how you perceive the nature of subjectivity within contemporary imagemaking. The concept of subjectivity, and even the word itself, is a loaded one within current artistic discourse, so I think it would be […]

INTERVIEW: “Interview with Brett Weston” (1991)

Brett Weston With New Car, 1978 by Martha Casanave Interview with Brett Weston by Steve Anchell, December 3, 1991 – Originally appeared in PhotoPro Magazine, 1992 He has been called a photographers’ photographer. His virtuoso work has been compared in it’s influence to that of Bach, and parallels have been drawn between his life and […]

An Interview with Guy Tillim (2005)

Ntokozo (right) and his brother Vusi Tshabalala at Ntokozo’s place, Milton Court, Pritchard Street, from the “Jo’Burg” series, 2004   “This is obviously not a war in the conventional sense, but in the sense of a war between the have’s and have nots, undoubtedly.”   Peter Machen speaks to Guy Tillim about his Johannesburg series, […]

An Interview with Jock Sturges (1994)

On April 25, 1990, a group of FBI agents and officers of the San Francisco Police Department raided the studio of photographer Jock Sturges, seizing his cameras, his prints, his computer —   Interview with Jock Sturges, May 25, 1994 On April 25, 1990, a group of FBI agents and officers of the San Francisco […]

Garry Winogrand is Interviewed by Bill Moyers (1982)

“When I’m photographing, I see life. That’s what I deal with. I don’t have pictures in my head.”   Garry Winogrand with Bill Moyers, Creativity, WNET, 1982 “When I’m photographing, I see life. That’s what I deal with. I don’t have pictures in my head. I frame in terms of what I want to include, […]

INTERVIEW: “John Tusa Interviews David Hockney” (2004)

John Tusa Interviews David Hockney As an artist David Hockney is easy to get wrong. For years viewers have responded to the extrovert hedonism of his California pictures, the swimming pools, the sensual lifestyle, the uninhibited colours, the recognisable images. Hockney too has always been recognised as a wonderful draftsman. At a time when some […]

INTERVIEW: “Thomas Ruff talks to Philip Pocock” (1993)

Thomas Ruff talks to Philip Pocock (1993) Philip Pocock: Unlike the Neue Sachlichkeit of Sander or Renger-Patzsch, there is a clear crisis of belief in the objectivity of your medium in your work. True or false? Thomas Ruff: It’s both. It’s true and false. They also used the camera as an instrument to take pictures. […]

INTERVIEW: “Manufactured Landscapes: An Interview with Ed Burtynsky” (2006)

“Manufactured Landscapes”: An Interview with Ed Burtynsky John K. Grande : What made you decide to start your photo lab, Toronto Image Works? Ed Burtynsky : When I graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic, there was no access to professional darkrooms in Toronto. After four years of working at home in the basement, I realized how inefficient […]

An Interview with Lewis Baltz

“I don’t think we need that at all, any more; we already know, to the point of ennui, what the world looks like in photographs.”   Interview with Lewis Baltz: Jean-Pierre Greff and Elisabeth Milon The photographer Lewis Baltz, originally from California, has spent the past thirty years, mainly in urban and suburban surroundings, bringing […]