In this episode, we are joined by photographer and photo editor Caroline Tompkins to discuss her latest body of work on swimmers in Ohio, going viral for her catcalling project Hey Baby, inhabiting the hyper-masculine culture of truckers, finding fulfillment working as a photo editor, zine making, gender equality in the photo world, and a slew of diverse and interesting books. We think she set the record for bringing the most photobooks!
A native of Cincinnati, OH, Caroline Tompkins received a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, aCurator, Al Jazeera America, Lenscratch, Dazed, and others. She currently lives in Brooklyn, working as a freelance photographer, photo editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, and zine maker at Girl Pains.
Here are links to the spreads for the books we discussed:
- Hey Baby by Caroline Tompkins
- Rider by Caroline Tompkins
- Garage Still Lifes by Corey Olsen
- Kalev Erickson: More Cooning with Cooners
- Daniel Gordon, Still Lifes, Portraits & Parts
- Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective
- Eleanor by Harry Callahan
- Heaven is Closer Than You Think by Amy Harrity
- Molly Matalon 2013-2014
- Photography is Magic by Charlotte Cotton
Executive Producer / Host Bryan Formhals
Executive Producer / Audio Engineer / Music Tom Starkweather
Co-Host / Producer / Photographer Brett A. Davis
Recorded May 13th, 2016 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn
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