Photographer's Forum / Rick Benzel

About Photographer's Forum / Rick Benzel

Rick Benzel is a freelance writer, editor and creativity coach based in Los Angeles.

Telling a Human Story: The Photography of PACO CHUQUIURE

Angelo. Villa El Salvador, Lima, Peràº, 2009. From Album Familiar. / © PACO CHUQUIURE When friends tell you they just visited Peru, it's easy to picture an exotic country full of unique places: sacred Machu Picchu, mysterious home of the Incas, voted one of the New 7 Wonders of the World; the Incan [...]

By |2018-05-08T21:36:06-07:00May 10th, 2017|

The Photography of METTE LAMPCOV

Survivor. Guatemala highlands, 2012. From We Need to Talk © METTE LAMPCOV Danish-born Mette Lampcov spent most of her childhood in Spain, later living in London, England before settling in her current home on the outskirts of Los Angeles. She has always had a strong interest in travel, culture and politics. With a [...]

By |2018-02-21T16:39:52-08:00November 14th, 2015|

Behind The Shots with AMI VITALE

Ami Vitale is a renowned photojournalist whose work is exhibited worldwide in museums and galleries and published in international magazines, including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time and Smithsonian. Her work has garnered awards from prestigious organizations such as World Press Photos, as well as the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, the Lucie Awards, [...]

By |2018-02-21T16:39:55-08:00May 15th, 2015|

NORMAN MAUSKOPF Book-Driven Photographer

Lingfield, England 1987, from Dark Horses © Norman Mauskopf It’s not often that you encounter a photographer whose work is driven by long-term projects aimed at being published as books. Norman Mauskopf belongs to that rare breed. Over almost 40 years as a documentary and commercial photographer, teacher and mentor, he has immersed [...]

By |2018-02-21T16:39:57-08:00November 15th, 2014|

MARISSA ROTH: Chosen by a Project

Afghan Women and Children Refugees. Thal, Pakistan, 1988Image © MARISSA ROTH Some photographers consciously choose what they want to shoot ”” landscapes, rodeos, city skylines, the faces of aging ”” but for a few, the creative process is reversed. The project chooses them. Their subject becomes an irresistible, driving force, propelling them forward [...]

By |2018-02-21T16:40:05-08:00May 15th, 2014|
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