Photographer Andy Sweet’s South Beach of the late 1970s

3.21.2019 News

Shtetl in the SunIf not for a family discovery of boxes of 8x8-inch work prints, photographer Andy Sweet’s body of work might have been lost forever. The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU has opened the first solo exhibit of Sweet’s photography, “Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach 1977-1980,” which runs through June 23.© Andy Sweet Andy Sweet (center) was an affable and fun-loving young photographer, having just entered his artistic journey and becoming well known for... Continue Reading >

Veteran photographer Joel Meyerowitz continues to evolve

March 2019 issue Profiles

If you want to find out what world-famous photographer Joel Meyerowitz has been up to for the past 50-some years you could start with the 352-page retrospective of his life’s work, “Where I Find Myself,” which was published last year on his 80th birthday.Right off the bat, in the first chapter, he drops hints. He writes, “How did I get here? Living on a farm in Tuscany. Nearly 80 years old, and once again the force of photography provokes me to think about something I’ve never... Continue Reading >

Joel Meyerowitz: ground zero historian

2.25.2019 News

Longtime New York City resident and acclaimed chronicler of its vibrant street life Joel Meyerowitz was out of town when the Twin Towers were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. Five days later, he rushed to the site but discovered it had been cordoned off. All he could see from four blocks away was smoke rising in the distance. Nevertheless, he raised his Leica to take a photo and was immediately slapped on the back by a policewoman who shouted, “No photographs, buddy, this is a crime... Continue Reading >

How Ami Vitale made the 2019 Lavazza calendar

March 2019 issue News

“It was a match made in heaven,” says seasoned photojournalist Ami Vitale of her recent partnership with coffee company Lavazza for its annual calendar. She photographed six pieces of artwork in outdoor spaces in various parts of the world for the project.What she loved about it: The project struck a chord with Vitale because of its uplifting theme: highlighting communities that have connected with their natural environment in a positive way. In 2009, after years photographing human... Continue Reading >

Awe-inspiring photos from a storm-chasing career

February 2019 issue News

Grapefruit-sized hail? Cloud-to-ground lightning that melts asphalt? Fleeing a 50-mile-wide supercell in a van jetting 95 miles per hour? They’re all worth it to witness the terrifying power and unimaginable beauty of a summer tempest, according to former storm-chasing photographer Camille Seaman. Her book “The Big Cloud” shares her best photographic works from years stalking supercells in the American West.    Her start: After many years photographing the melting poles in the Arctic... Continue Reading >

Pete McBride’s epic photographic journeys

December 2018 issue Profiles

Documenting the Colorado River and the Grand CanyonLike most people who grew up in the Western United States, native Coloradan Pete McBride is acutely aware of water. From Colorado to California, life and lifestyle have been shaped by this ever-diminishing resource that provides the lifeblood to communities carved out of the desert, nourishment for farms bullied up from the arid ground, and catalyst for legal disputes between cities, states, and nations. Yet water remains something most... Continue Reading >

Less gear, more vision

11.25.2018 News

Why Pete McBride used minimalist gear for an epic journeyWorking on location means hauling your gear to wherever you need to shoot. That can be a backbreaking chore even if you’re just photographing in one location.Now consider the chore if you’re hauling your gear across 700-plus miles of rugged terrain … along with everything you need to eat, sleep, and survive for weeks at a time. You really start to think about weight and efficiency. And those considerations go beyond your... Continue Reading >

Science experiments lead to artful photographs

November 2018 issue News

Kaleidoscopes of form and colorEpsom salt, acetaminophen, vitamin supplements: It’s hard to believe these common drug store supplies are the subjects of Justin Zoll’s vibrant microscopy series.“I’ve always been very interested in science,” says Zoll, who often did experiments with a friend who owned a microscope. One day the pair connected Zoll’s DSLR to the microscope, and Zoll liked the result. He purchased his own microscope through eBay and began experimenting with... Continue Reading >