|© Brian David Stevens|
fototazo has asked a group of 50 curators, gallery owners, blog writers, photographers, academics and others actively engaged in photography to pick two photographers that deserve (more) recognition - the underknown, the under-respected as well as not-appreciated-enough favorites. A little more information on the project is available in the first post in the series here.
Today we continue the series with responses from Julie Grahame.
We began the series with responses from Nicholas Nixon, Matt Johnston, Blake Andrews, John Edwin Mason, Aline Smithson, Colin Pantall, Michael Werner, Liza Fetissova, Laurence Salzmann, Bryan Formhals, Richard Mosse, Shane Lavalette, Amy Stein, Amani Willett, Wayne Ford, S. Billie Mandle, Leslie K. Brown, Gordon Stettinius, Marc Feustel, Hin Chua, Adriana Rios Monsalve, Daniel Augschoell, Larissa Leclair, Elinor Carucci, Pieter Wisse, Daniel Echevarría, Natalie Minik, Qiana Mestrich, Jason Landry, Rona Chang, Stella Kramer, Joanne Lukitsh, Yumi Goto, Gwen Lafage and Heidi Romano.
Julie Grahame is editor-in-chief of aCurator, a full-screen photo magazine that launched in early 2010. Born in London, Grahame emigrated to New York in 1992 to manage the photo syndication agency Retna, and later she became the production manager and an editor for the online fashion magazine ZOOZOOM.com. Grahame also writes a photo blog, works for the estate of Yousuf Karsh, and advises photographers in the arena of social media. She is a member of American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) and American Photography Archive Group (APAG), a portfolio reviewer for American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and American Photographic Artists (APA), and a contributing writer for PDN’s Emerging Photographer magazine.
Selections: Brian David Stevens and Michael Putland
|© Brian David Stevens|
Brian David Stevens is a photojournalist, or a social documentarian, out of London, England. We "met" through social media and we hit it off, sharing politics and humor. His ongoing series of b/w portraits of WWII veterans on Remembrance Day are stark yet gentle, moving and necessary. BDS opened my eyes, introducing me not least of all to an intimate project he executed on reclusive poet and artist Billy Childish. I feel that the strength of his conviction is apparent in every frame he shoots; his work is non-judgmental and you can sense his interest in his subjects.
|© Michael Putland, Georgie Fame, London, 1999|
Michael Putland has been shooting music since the day he almost quit… As he was about to lock up the studio because he had no work, his phone rang. Could he go shoot Mick Jagger? The rest, cheesily enough, is history. Michael became the Stones tour photographer for a spell in the 70s, and beyond that he shot thousands of bands in the 70s, 80s and 90s for the UK press, record companies and more. Because he was always just grateful for the access, Michael has never over-exploited his archives. In the late 70s he started a photo resale agency and elevated other photographers. Just so quietly talented, Michael is working on new ways to show his work, especially a new series of triptychs.
|© Michael Putland, Mick, Bob and Pete, New York, 1978|