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Visual Arts

Welcome to the Show Me Podcast, hosted by Geoff Livingston. Every podcast a guest joins Geoff and discusses how images tell stories, and what makes them work (or not).

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IGDC Founder and Instagram whiz Holly Garner came by to discuss one of her favorite influences, Alfred Stieglitz. Stieglitz was a late 19th and early 20th-century photographer who was instrumental in making photography an accepted art form. 

Then we discussed Holly's undertaking of IGDC ten years ago, and how the meetup and online curated platform has involved and inspired an entire genre of DC photography on Instagram and via in-person meetups. Then we discussed her own progression as a photographer via the @golightly handle on Instagram.

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Jarob Ortiz is the National Park Service Heritage Documentation Program photographer. In addition to his own fantastic photography, he came by to discuss the very surreal and amazing Manufactured Landscapes project by Edward Burtynsky. We discussed the amazing way Burtynsky captured human impact on natural landscapes using a blend of natural and created symmetry. 

Then we discussed some of Jarob's own work, including his Alabama Civil Rights Trail and Staten island projects for the National Park Service. This is truly a fantastic episode. Soak up Jarob's insights and talent here.

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Some photographs stand the test of time, for example, Richard Avedon's emotional take on Marilyn Monroe. One of DC's most influential photographers Jarrett Hendrix stopped by Show Me to discuss his take on the image, and Avedon's body of work as a whole. Then Jarrett and Geoff discuss evolving styles and how some photographers photograph what their hearts compel them.

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Around the Lens Host and visual content creater, Dave Murphy joined Geoff Livingston for a Show Me podcast on James Nachtwey and wartime photography. They discussed why James Nachtway's wartime photography and general photojournalism is so striking. Then they discussed David's work in the military and the Around the Lens podcast.

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Exposed DC's Noe Todorovich came by Heartcast Media Studios to discuss Gordon Park's seminal photo American Gothic. Parks was an iconic African American photographer who documented race relations, and was best known for his work directing the movie Shaft. Afterwards, Noe and Geoff Livingston discuss Exposed DC's annual photo contest and some past winners, and her own fine art photography.

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Richard Binhammer of Binhammer Photographs was in town and stopped by Heartcast Media Studios to discuss Robert Frank and his incredibly influential photography book The Americans. We then talked about Richard's ongoing project Roadside America, infrared photography and then chatted about PhotoNexus in Santa Fe this July.

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Snap DC Author Angela Pan joins Geoff Livingston for this fun episode discussing landscapes. And if you are talking landscapes, then you need to discuss Ansel Adams. Angela and Geoff dive in and discuss Ansel's lasting impact into the digital age, and then Angela's own experiences photographing Washington, DC and the National Mall. The two then go on to discuss travel photography.

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Focus on the Story Founder Joe Newman joins Geoff Livingston for episode 3 of the Show Me Podcast, where the two discuss why the Colin Kaepernick photo used by Nike for the Just Do It Campaign was so much more successful than the GQ Cover shot taken during the exact same shoot by Martin Schaller. The two then go on to discuss storytelling via photography in  Cuba, the Trump Inauguration, and the 2019 Focus on the Story Click DC photo festival.

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Copyright lawyer John Mason joins Geoff Livingston for a conversation about Huawei and Apple, and how they use photography -- perhaps in an illegal fashion -- to promote their smartphones. John and Geoff go on to discuss copyright law as it applies to photography.

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Former director of White House Photography and photojournalism pioneer Sharon Farmer joins Geoff Livingston for a fascinating discussion about photographing United States Presidents. Sharon Farmer led the Clinton White House with its photography, and was the first African American and first woman in her position serving the President.

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