About a photograph Short Film Series

About A Photograph explores the meaning, impact, and stories behind photographs that changed how we see the world. One photograph, no tricks. Visual storytelling at its essence.

 

John Moore | Getty Images You can view images from John’s time in Monrovia here]

John Moore, a senior staff photographer for Getty Images talks you through his work documenting the catastrophic Ebola virus outbreak in Monrovia, the capital city of the West African country of Liberia.

Please take a look at more of John’s work – http://www.reportagebygettyimages.com/john-moore/

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With sadness, we say goodbye to Robin Williams. Robert Hanashiro talks about his very first time photographing Robin. Robert is a photographer for USA Today and he’s also director, founder and editor at SportsShooter

 

 

Photographer Josh Newton talks to us about his widely viewed wildfire wedding photograph of April and Michael. See more of Josh’s work here.

Josh Newton About A Photograph from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

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Melissa Farlow talks to thinkTankPhoto about her Nat Geo story on Mustangs in the American West – When you’re done, read Melissa’s story in full, here.

Melissa Farlow – About A Photograph from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

 

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50 Years with National Geographic, William Allard is an amazing photographer, story teller. This week in About A Photograph, we talk to Bill about ‘Stan’ a buckaroo – powerful photograph! Please take a moment to visit Mr. Allard’s website

About A Photo with William Albert Allard from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

 

 

This week we take a look at Pulitzer 2014 finalist, John Tlumacki’s photograph from the Boston Marathon bombing, listen to John explain the image in his words. You can download our full press release here.

John Tlumacki – About A Photograph

You can see more of John’s photographs on the Boston.com website

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Ed Kashi’s work in Nigeria is featured this week in ‘About A Photograph’

Please visit Ed’s website here to read more about his work.

 

 

A friend of thinkTank, Al Diaz, captured this photograph of Sebastian De La Cruz.

Read more of Al’s account here – “Photojournalist Confronts Ethical Dilemma”

 

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World Press Photo winner, John Stanmeyer, featured in this week’s “About A photograph”

John Stanmeyer About A Photograph from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

 

 

This week, we have Brian Skerry, an underwater photojournalist who photographs mostly for National Geographic, talking to us about his encounter with the Oceanic Whitetip shark.

Brian Skerry | About A Photograph

Brian Skerry About A Photograph from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

There’s a very interesting ‘situation‘ in Australia at the moment, to do with sharks and the culling of afore mentioned predators – love them or hate them, they look amazing and powerful!

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This week, we have a short film ‘About a Photograph’ by Canon Explorer of Light and thinkTank design board member, Tyler Stableford.

About A Photograph | Tyler Stableford

Think Tank Photo’s newest About A Photograph video features the story behind noted adventure photographer and cinematographer Tyler Stableford’s breathtaking image inside a rare cave in lceland’s Langjökull Glacier. In the video, Stableford relates how potentially dangerous it was to shoot inside a moving glacier.

Please share the love and  about this short film! Thanks!

See the entire series below.

About A Photograph | Jeremy Cowart

About A Photograph – Jeremy Cowart from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

About A Photograph with Adam Elmakias from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

This week we talk with Adam Elmakias, music photographer out of San Diego, about his photograph of Mitch Lucker late front man of deathcore band, Suicide Silence, and his daughter Kenadee. Find Adam on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.

About A Photograph – Ben Lowy #Sandy from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

Our latest About A Photograph comes from Ben Lowy, and from a mobile phone. Sometime the device used to capture the story may change, but the stories don’t change. – Follow Ben on Instagram.

About A Photograph with Deanne Fitzmaurice from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

We’re very excited to share this week’s episode of “About A Photograph” with Deanne Fitzmaurice. Please take a look at Deanne’s work here and feel free to follow her on Facebook.

 

Peter Read Miller | About A Photograph

About A Photograph : Peter Read Miller from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

We’re also lucky to have, and to be giving away to one lucky reader a copy of Peter’s book Peter Read Miller on Sports Photography: A Sports Illustrated photographer’s tips, tricks, and tales on shooting football, the Olympics, and portraits of athletes …all you need to do to enter is share this on Facebook, Twitter or leave a comment on our blog post. We’ll send the signed copy to you wherever you are.


 

Ron Haviv | About A Photograph

About A Photograph with Ron Haviv from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

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Nick Ut | About A Photograph

About A Photograph : Nick Ut from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.


Randy Olson | About A Photograph

About A Photograph : Randy Olson from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

About A Photograph : Randy Olson

Randy Olson talks about his photograph of Churchgate station.

Photograph © Randy Olson

Look through the rest of Randy’s work on his website: bit.ly/15lMSZx Randy is also founder of http://thephotosociety.org/

With thanks to Randy Olson and Triple Scoop Music. triplescoopmusic.com/

Produced by Kurt Rogers and Deanne Fitzmaurice.
Sponsored by thinkTankPhoto.com

 

David Burnett | About A Photograph

About A Photograph : David Burnett talks to us about his photograph of Daniel Cespedes, arrested by the Chile junta. David talked to Kurt about the photograph in our video, if you would like to know more – there’s a great article on this website; bit.ly/1840CrX

David Burnett has been a photographer for more than four decades, like our last video from Joe McNally, David is also listed among the 100 most important people in photography.

Personally, as someone that tried their hand at music photography, David’s work with Bob Marley was the first of his work that I saw – I’ve always been amazed by his ability to capture that moment; bit.ly/16AUMdS

Photograph © David Burnett

Take a look at David’s website here: bit.ly/16rWa9n

With thanks to David Burnett and Triple Scoop Music. triplescoopmusic.com/

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Joe McNally | About A Photograph

About A Photograph : Joe McNally talks about his photograph of Nadia Gracheva of the Russian Bolshoi Ballet, one of the oldest ballet companies in the world.

Joe McNally has been a photographer for more than 30 years, he has photographed for thousands of publications, he’s been a Nat Geo contributor for 23 years running. American Photo magazine list Joe as one of the 100 most important people in photography.

Photograph © Joe McNally

Please read more about this image and the Life shoot on Joe’s website - bit.ly/15UP71Y

With thanks to Joe McNally and Triple Scoop Music.

Produced by Kurt Rogers and Deanne Fitzmaurice.
Sponsored by thinkTankPhoto.com

 

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Sara Naomi Lewkowicz | About A Photograph

About A Photograph : Sara Naomi Lewkowicz from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

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Acey Harper | About A Photograph

About A Photograph : Acey Harper from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo. You can see a preview of the book “Private Acts” on Acey’s website.

You can see all of our “About A Photograph” short films on Vimeo, or below.

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Ami Vitale | About A Photograph

About A Photograph : Ami Vitale from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

See the rest of this series (I personally think these are fantastic ~Sime) HERE

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Steve Winter | About A Photograph

About A Photograph : Steve Winter from thinkTank Photo on Vimeo.

About A Photograph is produced by Kurt Rogers and Deanne Fitzmaurice, co-founders of thinkTankPhoto.

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Simon Bruty | About A Photograph

 

See more of Simon Bruty’s photography here.

About A Photograph is produced by Kurt Rogers and Deanne Fitzmaurice, co-founders of thinkTankPhoto.

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Saul Loeb | About A Photograph

 

See more of Saul’s photography here.

About A Photograph is produced by Kurt Rogers and Deanne Fitzmaurice, co-founders of thinkTankPhoto.

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