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  • Michael Grecco is an award-winning commercial photographer and film director noted for his iconic celebrity portraits, innovative magazine covers, editorial images, and advertising spreads for NBC/Universal, GE, Pfizer, HBO, Kodak, ABC, IBM, Yahoo!, ESPN, Wired, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Premier and more. His distinguished work is regularly featured in prestigious galleries such as Louis Stern, G. Ray Hawkins, Stephen Cohen and Fahey Klein. Michael makes his second appearance on the show to discuss his recent book, Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978-1991. The seminal book provides a a personal and intimate of the punk rock scene. It includes iconic images of performances, portraits, and rare backstage moments of punk-rock legends. Resources Michael Grecco Days of Punk Album Recommendations Sex Pistols - Never Mind Bollocks The Clash - London Calling Buzzcocks - Love Bites The Mekons - Fear and Whiskey Au Pairs - Sense and Sensuality Mo-dettes - The Story So Far Websites Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Frames Magazine Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download it for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • Debe Arlook is an award-winning American artist working in photography. Arlook’s conceptual and documentary work is a response to her surroundings and the larger environment. Her projects depict the inner and outer worlds of human relationships, informed by her studies in filmmaking, psychology, and spiritual practices. Arlook’s latest project, one, one thousand, is a collaboration between Debe, her sister, Lori Sandler, and her son, David. This unconventional documentary exposes the impact of a rare and incurable form of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, on Lori and David. At 28 years old, David endures seizures, has scoliosis and severe autism and requires 24-hour care. After years of pursuing conventional approaches to stop seizures, Lori turned to unconventional healers, working in energetic and mystical realms. Her love for David and finding meaning through their circumstances fuels her dedication to his care and her own personal and spiritual growth. Resources Debe Arlook Mathew Finley Elinor Carruci Revealing: Art, Disability, Stigma and Compassion Panel Websites Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Frames Magazine Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download it for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

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  • Mike Poggioli came to see photography as a serious creative outlet when he moved to Chicago in 2015 and became enamored by the beauty of the city’s architecture. He was particularly drawn to the L trains, experiencing every ride through The Loop, Chicago’s downtown center, as a complimentary architecture tour. Mike then brought his newfound love for cityscapes to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he studied clinical psychology. It wasn’t until he began a clinical internship in Asheville, North Carolina, that he ventured into landscape photography. While there, Mike quickly discovered a passion for capturing the layers of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He is currently based out of Asheville, NC. Resources Mike Poggioli Bryan Minear   Websites Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Education Resources: The Visual Path eBook Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download it for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • We wrap up the year with a special conversation with photographer Sean Tucker and painter/podcaster Jeffery Saddoris. Through their respective YouTube channel and podcasts, they have helped educate and inspire countless photographers and other creatives. This conversation revolves around a discussion of what defines success and how we each assess where we have been and where we are going with our respective creative lives. Resources Sean Tucker Jeffery Saddoris Websites The Candid Frame PayPal Contribution Link Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download it for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • In this episode, Ibarionex shares details about recent events that have impacted the production of the show for the last several weeks, including flood damage to the studio. He explains how the show will be returning to its regular production schedule in 2023, which will include a celebration of its 600th episode. Websites The Candid Frame PayPal Contribution Link Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download it for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • David Ulrich is an active photographer and writer whose work has been published in numerous books and journals, including Aperture, Parabola, MANOA, and Sierra Club publications. Ulrich's photographs have been exhibited internationally in over seventy-five one-person and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, and universities. He is currently co-director of the Pacific New Media Foundation in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. He has taught for Pacific New Media, the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, and was a Professor and Chair of the Art Department at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He served as Associate Professor and Chair of the Photography Department of The Art Institute of Boston for fifteen years. His recent book is The Mindful Photographer Websites David Ulrich Stephen Shore Todd Hido Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Chico Review Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download it for . Click here to download Become a Patron! Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort. You can do this by visiting or the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • Evan Tanaka is the creative mind of Naka Studios, an LA-based creative production studio that has generated and inspired well-known and up-and-coming brands. Offering innovative ways to help brands stand out through social media, marketing campaigns, ads, and so much more, Evan brings the vision to life. He creates something that makes a huge impact by taking the concept, working together, and collaborating.    Websites Evan Tanaka Cole Walliser Kostas Garcia Brayden Figueroa Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download it for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • Ed Kashi is a renowned photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker and educator who has been making images and telling stories for 40 years. His restless creativity has continually placed him at the forefront of new approaches to visual storytelling. Dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times, a sensitive eye and an intimate and compassionate relationship with his subjects are signatures of his intense and unsparing work. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and compelling rendering of the human condition.  Kashi’s innovative approach to photography and filmmaking has produced several influential short films and earned recognition by the POYi Awards as 2015’s Multimedia Photographer of the Year. Kashi’s embrace of technology has led to creative social media projects for clients, including National Geographic, The New Yorker, and MSNBC. From implementing a unique approach to photography and filmmaking in his 2006 Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook to paradigm-shifting coverage of Hurricane Sandy for TIME in 2012, Kashi continues to create compelling imagery and engage with the world in new ways. Along with numerous awards from World Press Photo, POYi, CommArts, and American Photography, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide. His editorial assignments and personal projects have generated eleven books.   Websites Ed Kashi Isadora Kosofsky Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download it for . Click here to download for Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • Arturo Soto was born in 1981 in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. He has published the photobooks In the Heat (2018) and A Certain Logic of Expectations (2021). Soto holds a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Oxford, an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and an MA in Art History from University College London. He curated the exhibition Foreign Correspondence at the Architectural Association and took part in the first edition of Forecast Platform at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. His work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the books Primal Sight, Imaginaria, and the Subjective Atlas of Mexico. Soto's photobook reviews have been published in ASX, Elephant, and the VII Foundation. Websites Arturo Soto Thomas Locke Hobbs Moyra Davey Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Chris Suspect Day of the Dead Workshop Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download it for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • Ex-medical doctor Norman Seeff emigrated from South Africa to New York in 1968 to pursue a career as a photographer, filmmaker, and designer. Three years later, he relocated to Los Angeles as Art Director at United Artists Records, where his album cover designs and photography received many Grammy nominations. He went independent in 1975 and has worked with hundreds of artists, including Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Ike and Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Joni Mitchell, and many others. Seeff is now engaged in documentary filmmaking, focusing on exploring the inner dynamics of the creative process. Websites Norman Seeff Sebastiao Salgado Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Chris Suspect Day of the Dead Workshop Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download it for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • KAREN BALLARD is an award-winning photojournalist and local 600 motion picture still photographer based in Los Angeles. Entertainment clients include Warner Bros, Universal, Sony, Paramount, Netflix, CBS Films, Amazon, The Walt Disney Company, Lionsgate, HBO, and ABC Television. Editorial clients have included Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Paris Match, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Washington Post Sunday Magazine, and The Los Angeles Times among others. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Karen was based in Washington, DC, for 16 years, an accomplished photojournalist she covered major news stories at The White House, on Capitol Hill, the Middle East, and Haiti. In 2002 Ballard was embedded with the 101st Airborne in Kandahar, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf for the ABC series "Profiles from the Frontlines" a Jerry Bruckheimer/Bertram Van Munster Production. Karen is a full-time member of the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers. Websites Karen Ballard Carol Guzy Sam Abell Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Chris Suspect Day of the Dead Workshop Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download it for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • Gregory Heisler (born 1954) is a professional photographer known for his evocative portrait work often found on the cover of magazines, such as Time, for which he has produced a number of Man, Person, and People of the Year covers. Among the awards, Heisler has received are: 1986 ASMP Corporate Photographer of the Year, 1988 Leica Medal of Excellence, 1991 World Image Award, 2000 Alfred Eisenstaedt Award Heisler has now joined the Multimedia Photography & Design program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University as a distinguished professor of photography, according to an announcement by the NPPA on April 25, 2014. Websites Gregory Heisler Norman Seeff Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Chris Suspect Day of the Dead Workshop Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download it for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • Beautiful Diaspora / You Are Not the Lesser Part is an exhibition that challenges ideas of who is worth remembering and forgetting in the stories of a place. It is currently being exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in (Chicago) Asha Iman Veal is a curator for the show and serves as the Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), and faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Farah Salem is a Chicago-based artist and art therapist/counselor. Her multidisciplinary practice is rooted within photography and expands into video, performance, fiber, and installation.  Websites Museum of Contemporary Photography Asha Iman Veal Farah Salem Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download it for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • Nancy Baron was born in Chicago and is now based in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California. In her fine art documentary photography, she uses portraits, landscapes, and architectural photographs to record the world nearby with a hopeful bias. Her background in filmmaking, including the documentary form, has inspired her to honor the still image while giving it a cinematic tone. Baron’s two monographs, The Good Life > Palm Springs and Palm Springs > The Good Life Goes On are published by Kehrer Verlag and are held in the collection of the Library of Congress and in various museum libraries, including MOMA, LACMA, the Getty, The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin.  Nancy’s third monograph, Palm Springs Modern Dogs at Home, was published by Schiffer Books in September 2020. Websites Nancy Baron Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • J. Kern (b. 1978) is an American artist whose work investigates ideas of home, ancestry, and a sense of place. His portraits focus on intimate, interdependent relationships of people, animals, and landscapes as a means of exploring how ancestry shapes identity and how myth intertwines with personal history. His camera has led him from an inquiry into his lineage in the farming communities of Scandinavia and Ireland to the examination of similar communities near his home in Minnesota.  Increasingly, his attention has been captured by the next generation of young people, who may or may not be the stewards of rural communities and economies in the future. His latest book is titled The UnChosen Ones. Websites R.J. Kern Greg Heisler Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Curious Society Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • Since 2011, Natasha Egan has served as the executive director of the MoCP, where she was previously the associate director and curator since 2000. She has organized over sixty exhibitions at the museum and worldwide, focusing on contemporary Asian art and artists concerned with societal issues such as the environment, war, and economics.  For over a decade, she taught in the photography and humanities departments at Columbia College Chicago, including a course she co-taught in Shanghai focusing on the arts and culture of China. Natasha holds a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Puget Sound, an MA in Museum Studies, and an MFA in Fine Art Photography from Columbia College Chicago. Websites Museum of Contemporary Photography Martine Guitierrez Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Curious Society Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer whose prolific career includes assignments in nearly 70 countries. McNally is known worldwide as not only one of the top, technically excellent photographers of his generation, but his charming demeanor, confidence, and humor make him a sought-after choice from CEOs to celebrities to commercial and magazine clients alike.  McNally is equally comfortable climbing buildings or lighting a telescope to capture quiet, sensitive subject matter with confidence in medical surroundings. He has shot numerous cover stories and highly complex features for National Geographic, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated, where his research skills and unmatched preparedness were highly valued. McNally won the first Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Journalistic Impact for a LIFE coverage titled, “The Panorama of War.” He has been honored numerous times by Communication Arts, PDN, Graphis, American Photo, POY, and The World Press Photo Foundation. He has also adapted to the Internet-driven media world where his work is regularly cited in social media surveys as a source of inspiration and industry leadership. McNally is a proud Nikon Ambassador and also a recent member to the Capture One Ambassador team. His latest book is The Real Deal: Field Notes from the Life of a Working Photographer   Websites Joe McNally Doug Mills Yunghi Kim Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Curious Society Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .  

  • David Hume Kennerly has been a photographer on the front lines of history for more than fifty years. At 25 he was one of the youngest winners of the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism. Kennerly’s 1972 award for Feature Photography included images of the Vietnam and Cambodia wars, refugees escaping from East Pakistan into India, and the Ali v. Frazier “Fight of the Century” World Heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Garden. Two years later Kennerly was appointed President Gerald R. Ford's Personal White House Photographer. Websites David Hume Kennerly Carol Guzy Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Curious Society Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for . Click here to download Become a Patron! Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort. You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • Cig Harvey (b.1973) is a British-born artist and writer, who lives in Maine, USA, working in large-format color photography and poetry, whose practice seeks to find the magic in everyday life. She uses both images and language to explore sensory experiences and elevate the everyday. Rich in an implied narrative, deeply rooted in the natural world, her work is devoted to the topic of what it is to feel. Cig has published four sold-out books: You Look at Me Like an Emergency (Schilt Publishing, 2012); Gardening at Night (Schilt Publishing, 2015); You an Orchestra You a Bomb (Schilt Publishing, 2017); Reveal (with Andrea Modica & Debbie Fleming Caffrey; Yoffy Press, 2020); and Blue Violet (Monacelli / Phaidon, 2021). Websites Cig Harvey Debbie Fleming Caffrey Madeleine Morlet Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Curious Society Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort. You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

  • Meryl Meisler was born 1951 in the South Bronx and raised in North Massapequa, Long Island, NY. Meryl began photographing herself, family, and friends while enrolled in a photography class taught by Cavalliere Ketchum at The University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1975, Meryl returned to New York City and studied with Lisette Model, photographing her hometown and the city around her. After working as a freelance illustrator by day, Meryl frequented and photographed the infamous New York Discos. Meisler began releasing large bodies of previously unseen work. Meryl’s first monograph, A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick (Bizarre, 2014), received international acclaim. The book juxtaposes her zenith of disco photos with images of the burned-out yet beautiful neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn in the 1980s.  Her latest monograph, New York PARADISE LOST Bushwick Era Disco (Parallel Pictures Press 2021). Meryl lives and works in New York City and Woodstock, NY, continuing the photographic memoir she began in 1973 – a uniquely American story, sweet and sassy with a pinch of mystery. ClampArt represents her work.   Websites Mery Meisler Tequila Minsky   Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Curious Society   Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops   Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .