What the F-Stop Podcast - Life Through Photography

What the F-Stop Podcast - Life Through Photography

'WTF-STOP' Podcast is home to 'PHOTO TALK' podcast, 'FRONTLINE REPORTING' & 'WTF-STOP' - TOP 10s’. In ‘PHOTO TALK’ I chat with photographers about their life and connection to the world through photography. In ‘FRONTLINE REPORTING’ I chat to photographers who are at the frontline of news, world events, or creating long-term bodies of work. ‘TOP 10s’ is coming soon, all will be revealed. Plus lots of other photography-related stuff.


July 29, 2023 66 mins
Janine Wiedel is a New York-born documentary photographer and visual anthropologist based in London since 1970. She has been covering issues of social concern since the late 1960s.
Her career has mainly focused on groups struggling to survive on the edges of mainstream society. These projects have become significant studies, books, and exhibitions, and have fed into Wiedel’s extensive archive and photo library which contains a uniqu...
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David Hoffman has worked as an independent photojournalist since the 1970s. It didn’t take long for him to discover that documenting the increasingly overt control of the state over our lives was what motivated him. He soon decided to run his own photo library, giving him the freedom to choose his own subject matter. His work sheds what some might see as an unforgiving light across racial and social conflict, policing, drug use, po...
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Barry Lewis is a London-based photographer and filmmaker, founder of Network Photographers, who has worked internationally for books and magazines from Life magazine to National Geographic.

As well as photojournalism and portraiture, he has directed over 20 documentaries, commercials, and art films. His work has been exhibited at the V&A, The Museum of London, The Photographers Gallery, and Modern Art Oxford.

Notable exhibitions an...
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Photographer, documentarian, and digital storyteller Daniel Meadows (b. 1952) has spent a lifetime recording British society, challenging the status quo by working in a collaborative way to capture extraordinary aspects of ordinary life through pictures, audio recordings, and short movies.

He is best known for his 1973-74 journey around England in the Free Photographic Omnibus when he traveled 10,000 miles in a converted double-deck...
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Denis Thorpe joined his local newspaper with the ambition of becoming a reporter. Circumstances dictated that he was assigned to the photography department and immediately became enamoured with that medium’s creative possibilities. For Denis, photography became his passport to another world.

After National Service with the Royal Air Force, he pursued photojournalism, inspired by Picture Post and the early Magnum photographers. Thor...
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John Walmsley has been a freelance documentary photographer since leaving Art School in 1968. His final year project was on A.S. Neill and his democratic school, Summerhill, was published by Penguin Books in 1969 (updated edition planned for March/May 2021). His work has been published in 1,000+ books worldwide (He is the author or joint-author of 15 of them).
In one form or another, his work is also held at the National Portrait ...
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Marilyn Stafford was given a Rolleiflex camera by a friend in New York in 1947, which first piqued her interest in photography, and to support herself in between acting roles, she found work assisting US fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo.
Her photographic career was formally launched in autumn 1948 when she took her first portrait of Albert Einstein for friends who were making a documentary film about him. She was given a 35mm...
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In this episode, I talk to Daily Mail photographer Jamie Wiseman who is on the frontline documenting the unfolding events of the war in Ukraine.

Jamie Wiseman is a London-based news photographer working for The Daily Mail Newspaper. He began his career at the highly respected National Newspaper Agency in York under the guidance of the late industry giant John Pick, he moved to London in 1997 and has worked in conflict zones and phot...
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Roger Hutchings is an award-winning British documentary photographer who studied at Newport School of Art in Wales mentored by the Magnum photographer David Hurn. Thereafter he worked with the London Observer Newspaper as a roving photojournalist covering British and World affairs. Subsequently, he joined the photographic agency Network Photographers undertaking assignments for many of the World's leading news magazines. Between co...
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John Bulmer was a pioneer of colour photography in the early 1960s working for the Sunday Times Magazine from the very first issue till the 1970s.

He was brought up in Herefordshire, became a passionate photographer, and when he went to study engineering at Cambridge continued taking photographs- first for the University newspaper Varsity and then for Image, a picture magazine that he co-founded. He also started shooting stories on...
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Geoff Howard, documentary and reportage photographer, based in London.
His archives cover commissioned editorial photography, personal and self-assigned work, and architectural photographs taken for publishers. The files contain many thousands of images, taken over five decades.

His photographs are in the National Portrait Gallery collection in London, the Museum of London collection, the London Guildhall Archive, Tokyo Metropolitan ...
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Documentary photographer Nick Hedges talks about his life and his connection with the world as a photographer over the last 50 years.

Nick Hedges was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, 1943. He studied photography at Birmingham College of Art 1965-1968, and as a final project, he worked with Birmingham Housing Trust on an exhibition about the city’s badly housed. On leaving college he became a photographer and researcher for Shelte...
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Magnum Photos photographer Ian Berry talks about his time working in South Africa and in England, while we look through his favorite photos both from his lifes work and from his book on South Africa entitled 'Living Apart'.

Originally recorded in the Print Room at Magnum Photos in London on Feb 28th, 2019.
Magnum Photos: https://www.magnumphotos.com/photogra...

Ian Berry was born in Lancashire, England. He made his reputation in Sout...
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Vegas-based American artist and photographer Diane Bush talks about her time as part of the Exit Photography Group in the 70s and her life connection with the world as a photographer.

Diane Bush is an American activist artist and photographer, who trained in the U.K. In her later years, Bush has embraced public art through public participation projects using fiber art (Yarn Bombing) and performance. "I think of myself as a problem ...
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Bolton-based photographer Don Tonge talks about his life, growing up in Bolton, and his connection with the world as a photographer over the last 50 years.

Don Tonge has worked as a freelance photographer for many years shooting Press PR and Portraits. Don has a lifelong passion for Documentary Photography and has an extensive archive dating back to the 1970s. Don’s archive heavily features the daily life of people in his hometown ...
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Photographer John Angerson talks about his life and his connection with the world as a photographer.

John Angerson (b.1969 Bristol, England) started his career in the early 1990s, covering the fall of the Berlin Wall and the changing geopolitical landscape of Eastern Europe. Since then, his work has continued to explore the different languages of documentary photography, focusing on how specific communities form, shift, and develop....
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