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On this PPN Camera and Inspiration episode, Marco interviewed the biologist, photographer, and author Dr. Pia Parolin on the show. Pia has published different books in the field of biology and in the field of photography. With her latest photo project “Water People Stories”, she uses the access and skills that she has in both professions, to make her scientific work more accessible to the broad public.
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Inspirational Photographer of the Month:
Pia picked Russian-born American photographer Anastasia Samoylova. Anastasia’s work revolves around environmentalism, consumerism, and the picturesque. She has exhibited her work in many museums worldwide. She has also published several photo books with some of the finest publishers in the industry.
You can find out more about Anastasia Samoylova’s work by visiting her website:
Water People Stories - The creation process for meaningful photo projects:
In the main segment of this show, Pia shared how she started her latest photo project “Water People Stories” - the project combines her work and skills as a scientist in wetland ecology and as a photographer for street- and documentary photography. Pia realized that scientists are often good at communicating their results amongst themselves. But they are usually not that good at communicating it outside the scientific world. Pia wants to change that with her new photo project, where she combines her scientific experience and access with her photography. In this project, she wants to tell individual stories about people all around the world, and how water impacts their daily lives.
For those people who live in urban spaces, access to water is taken for granted. But that is not the case for people all around the world, and climate change and global warming may have a negative impact on the water supply for many more people in the future.
Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month:
Pia picked the photo book: "Floridas" by Anastasia Samoylova.
From the publisher’s description:
“Evans witnessed modern Florida emerging in the 1930s, with its blend of cultures, waves of tourism, stark beauty, and blatant vulgarity. He photographed there until the 1970s, making Polaroids that still feel contemporary. Samoylova inherits what Evans saw coming. With intelligence and humor, she picks her way through the seductions and disappointments of a place that symbolizes the contradictions of the United States today. In Floridas, photographs by Samoylova and Evans are presented in parallel, weaving past and present, switching between black-and-white and color imagery…”
The book is published by Steidel and has 192 pages
Photo Festivals that Marco and Pia mentioned:
German Street Photography Festival is a part of PHOTOPIA 21. - 24. September 2023 (Hamburg, Germany)
Regensburg Festival of Photography 23. - 26. November 2023 (Regensburg, Germany)
Open Your Eyes Zurich from September 8. - October 15. 2023 (Zurich, Switzerland)
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About this show:
On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and creating stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.
Marco Larousse is a journalist and fine art, street and documentary photographer, educator, speaker, and podcast producer of photography related topics - MarcoLarousse.com. Marco has a background in photography of 30+ years.
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