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Interview with featured photographer Vasilis Ntaopoulos

F-Stop Magazine: How did you first become involved in photography and what led to you working in this medium as an artist? Vasilis Ntaopoulos: I got into photography in 2013, initially out of curiosity to learn how to use a small digicam I had around the house. Then, I found that the process of photography
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Interview with photographer Sahat Zia Hero – Rohingyatographer Magazine

Today, over a million Rohingya refugees are housed in overcrowded camps dispersed throughout southeast Bangladesh. The Rohingya people in Myanmar suffered decades of marginalization, exclusion, and violence under military rule. After riots and a mass exodus of hundreds of thousands to Bangladesh or Southeast Asia in 2012, violence and discrimination reached a new peak in
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Interview with photographer Steve Howse

Steve Howse’s series “Charro” is a documentary photo project over ten years in the making. Howse places photographs alongside interviews to tell the story of the Mexican Charro and their place in contemporary Mexican society. The Charro, typically an elaborately dressed horseman or cowboy, has been widely written about and many photo projects have been
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“Tributo all’inespresso” by Gian Luca Groppi

Gian Luca Groppi was born in Piacenza and lives and works in Genoa. For more than 30 years he has dedicated himself to photography, mainly in black and white and personally printed in the darkroom. In recent years he has also begun to experiment with digital color. He has been defined by the critic Lorella
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Interview with photographer Vicente Fraga

F-Stop Magazine Issue #119 features the work of Vicente Fraga. Images are featured from his project Adeus. Fraga creates attentive portraiture, quiet landscapes and vignettes of the disappearing traditional way of rural life for people from the Galicia region in Spain. His encounters with people have left a profound impact on him; and he represents
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Interview with photographer Mary Crnkovic Pilas

While reviewing submissions for Issue 118’s theme, Street Photography, the work of Mary Crnkovic Pilas stood out from the mass of submissions – but not for the criteria I initially expected. The broad topic of street photography has many tropes and themes within, and singular images of people behind rainy, misty, or fogged up windows
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Interview with photographer Ekaterina Pavlova

Work from Ekaterina Pavlova’s project ‘Mother’s Diary’ is featured in Issue 117 – Black and White. The diaristic, visual exploration of her hopes and fears pertaining to her personal experience of motherhood are cathartic, reflective, and painfully honest. Pavlova’s brave work lays bare her reality in stark contrast to what she previously considered as the
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Interview with photographer André Ramos-Woodard

  While reviewing the work online for André Ramos-Woodard’s portfolio in Issue #116, I recalled hearing them speak about their work on the podcast Keep the Channel Open. André’s frankness and upfront honesty struck me in a very positive way. They talked about the importance of reaching a Black audience through their work in part
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Interview with photographer Rasha Al Jundi

  No matter how many gagillion images I’ve seen, within the thousands of that I’ve really seen, sometimes I get blindsided by a photographer’s work and realize I’m witnessing something really worth slowing down, absorbing, questioning and asking about. Fortunately I was able to ask Rasha Al Jundi about her portfolio of work for Issue 116.
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Interview with photographer Maria Oliveira

  Maria Oliveira’s work is based upon her personal experiences. Her artist statement talks about being interested in creating work about both “physical and mental umbilical places”. The term ‘liminal’ is a good term – but something about the word ‘umbilical’ being used in artistic context intrigues me. Oliveira’s work featured in Issue 116, from
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