Heroes – Emeke Obanor Gives a Voice to Survivors

Emeke Obanor is a Nigerian photographer whose series of portraits are featured in an article I wrote in F-Stop Magazine in June of 2020. Since that time, his work has gained more attention in international press and he has received a number of awards and grants. His series “Heroes” is centered around a group of girls who were abducted by Boko Haram militants operating in … Continue reading Heroes – Emeke Obanor Gives a Voice to Survivors

Featured photographer Rachael Banks

Rachael Banks is a photographer from Louisville, Kentucky, and is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Northern Kentucky University. In a recent issue of F-Stop Magazine, I was fortunate to interview her and feature her work in the thematic context of animals  – while acknowledging her work focuses primarily on family dynamics, relationships, and nostalgia. She is also especially interested in social subcultures and identity … Continue reading Featured photographer Rachael Banks

GenderQueer – Intimate and Genuine: An interview with Chloe Aftel

GenderQueer — Intimate and Genuine Gender is a current topic of discussion and debate — politically, and socially. A political debate wages on in several states to decide who should use which restroom based on their assigned gender at birth, versus the gender with each person identifies themselves. Time Magazine’s cover story for March 27, 2017 is ‘Beyond He or She’; how a new generation is defining how they relate … Continue reading GenderQueer – Intimate and Genuine: An interview with Chloe Aftel

After the Firebird – Magical images by Ekaterina Vasilyeva

Storytelling is something we humans have always been doing, to some degree. Telling all sorts of tales has been an important part of our lives for millennia. Themes that all great storytellers use; birth, growth, destruction, death, and rebirth are important aspects of what it is like to be human, and what its like to experience life. There are a number of Russian folktales that … Continue reading After the Firebird – Magical images by Ekaterina Vasilyeva

Interview with photographer Carrie Schreck

Cary Benbow (CB): Why did you become a photographer? How did you get started? Carrie Schreck (CS): I messed around a bit with film as a kid but the real answer this: when I first lived in San Francisco, my boyfriend and I never locked our car. It’s best just to leave it unlocked with nothing in it; if someone breaks in, at least you don’t have to … Continue reading Interview with photographer Carrie Schreck

Photography Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Wobneb Magazine archives – William Olmsted interview, September 2015 It has been just over a year since the first big interview published in Wobneb Magazine. The old Tumblr site archive is sitting quietly, ready for a travel back in time, but I will point back to the companion post in Vantage on Medium.com so the work of William Olmstead can shine. Thanks to everyone who … Continue reading Photography Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

A Process of Healing – Interview with photographer Tarah Sloan

I came across a series of images by Tarah Sloan when reviewing work in the F-Stop Magazine exhibition, Family, earlier this year. The exhibition took place at a time when Sloan was not able to give her input for an interview, but I had the chance to revisit her work; and I am glad for the opportunity. In our interview, she revealed the back-story for her … Continue reading A Process of Healing – Interview with photographer Tarah Sloan

Interview with photographer Marc Sirinsky

Memories are not the key to the past, but rather, to understanding our future. It is a common human trait to construct our own personal histories based on our own story, our own experiences, and this that actually makes us all connected in the same way. Through his own life and experiences, Marc Sirinsky’s work connects to us all in one manner or another, by reaching out to … Continue reading Interview with photographer Marc Sirinsky