Nikolas Ventourakis (b.1981) is an emerging photographer originally from Greece who moved to London to study and eventually work. With his series Leaving Utopia included in the main program of this year’s Athens Photo Festival, he seems to have hit his stride. He speaks in this interview with Katherine Oktober Matthews about chasing opportunities, the economic crisis in photographs and being on the periphery of the art world.
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American photographer Steve McCurry (b. 1950) has created some of the most recognisable images in the history of photography, including his iconic 1984 image ‘Afghan Girl’. He’s shot photo projects around the world for National Geographic and has been a member of the Magnum photo agency since 1986. More recently, in 2010 he had the opportunity to shoot the last roll of Kodachrome transparency film that rolled off the production belt. He was in Amsterdam to promote his new book from Phaidon, Untold: The Story Behind the Photos, and took the time to sit down with GUP’s online editor Katherine Oktober Matthews to speak about working hard, keeping the right frame of mind, and managing expectations.
To acknowledge the team efforts that often go into works of photography, GUP #38 is all about a revival in the wisdom of ‘1+1=3’.
American photographer Scot Sothern began photographing prostitutes on the streets of LA in the ’80s. In this interview, he speaks about being angry, taking pictures to kick people in the nuts, and beautiful women that go to new lows.
Eyes in Progress offers a workshop on documentary photography by the Magnum photographer Patrick Zachmann, taking place in Paris from the October 9-12, 2013.