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Author Archive: Sarah Hadley

About Sarah Hadley

Sarah Hadley is a photographer based in LA. You can see her work at www.sarahhadley.com. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Filter Photo Festival in Chicago.

Interview with photographer Charlotte Woolf

Sarah Hadley: How did you first become involved in photography and what led to you working in this medium as an artist? Charlotte Woolf: I have always taken pictures. My mom was my first influence, documenting our family and scrapbooking avidly. I would borrow my mom’s cameras and eventually she started giving me my own. […]


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Interview with photographer Susan Rosenberg Jones

Sarah Hadley: How did you first become involved in photography and what led to you working in this medium as an artist? Susan Rosenberg Jones: I’ve been photographing with intention since I was a child. I must have been about 9 years old and a neighbor, who happened to be a school teacher, noticed my […]


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Interview with photographer Samantha Geballe

Sarah Hadley: How did you first become involved in photography and what led to you working in this medium as an artist? Samantha Geballe: I’ve always loved art. I doodled, painted, and crafted constantly as a child. Art and my imagination helped me escape sadness and pain I felt heavily at an early age. I […]


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Book Review: Richard Nickel Dangerous Years by Richard Cahan & Michael Williams

  This stunning and hefty volume, chock full of rich black and white images and memorabilia, surveys the life and tragic death of photographer Richard Nickel. Between the years of 1957-1971, Nickel worked tirelessly to protect and preserve the work of renowned architect Louis Sullivan as his buildings were being summarily torn down in Chicago […]


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Interview with photographer Aline Smithson

Sarah Hadley: Congratulations on your Kickstarter success, your teaching award, and your book being published this year! You have also been producing LENSCRATCH every day for more than eight years, which is an incredible accomplishment. Engaging with so many photographers from around the globe and in the classroom, what trends are you seeing in photography […]


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Book Review: Gardening at Night by Cig Harvey

Cig Harvey has created a fairy tale of magical realism in her 2nd book, Gardening at Night. In Harvey’s own words, it is “a love story” of becoming a mother and she offers the viewer a feast of color and fantasy in her pictures. A long-time teacher as well as photographer, Harvey weaves a visual […]


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Book Review: We All We Got by Carlos J. Ortiz

Through intimate, heartfelt black and white images, Carlos Ortiz’ book chronicles a culture of violence in America focusing specifically on how it affects today’s youth. Having embedded himself for 8 years in communities on the front line of this problem in Chicago and Philadelphia, his pictures speak volumes about this enduring problem in our society. […]


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