Sally Bedell Smith

A great by-product of photographing someone more than once is that if a comfort level is established during the first session a deeper, more rewarding experience can occur at future shoots. When I first photographed Sally Bedell Smith for Vanity Fair (in 2002) it didn’t take long before we were on our way to a […]

http://look3.org

LOOK3 may well be the tightest, most focused entry in the burgeoning field of photography festivals. Over four days in early June LOOK3 devotes itself to the power of documentary photography presented in the small city of Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia and (in the surrounding countryside) several world-class photographers.¬†Workshops, seminars, exhibitions and […]

One that almost got away…

A great by-product from over thirty years in photography is the joy I still feel when I find a lost image, a photo that I don’t initially remember shooting but that resonates with me in a way that is hard to describe. In the mid-1970’s I was fortunate to be the first staff photographer at […]

NYT

This recent image by 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Damon Winter from The New York Times needs no caption…it almost has a soundtrack. Wow. I can’t really say why it stopped me any more than the hundreds and thousands of others that have been shot in Afghanistan…but it did.