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Podcast Episode 101: This is Tsvetelina Deliyska

A real pleasure to talk to the fab Tsvetelina Deliyska for episode 101 of the Podcast this week! Based in Bulgaria, Tsveti has won 4 Reportage Awards from us, and 2 Story Awards, and was ranked in our Top 100 Photographers Worldwide for 2020. She talks about lots of different things in the episode, including:

shooting a wedding where both the bride and groom were blind,
how she captured one of her specific Reportage Awards,
live chickens at weddings,
the experience of seeing her work exhibited,
our Netflix synopsis game,
shooting her first weddings on film when she was only 19,
and much more…

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Collection 25 Judges

Time to reveal our judges for our first Awards Collection of 2022! Thanks so much to these five fantastic photographers who will be judging our individual and story award entries for Collection 25 (clockwise, from top-left): Lisa Hu Chen (USA), David Scholes (UK), Catherine Hudson (France), Simone Miglietta (Italy), and Miguel Ponte (Portugal).

It’s a whole new Awards-year here on This is Reportage, and you have the best chance to be on our Top 100 Photographers in the World and Top Storytellers in the World lists for 2022 if you enter the very first Collection. The deadline is only a few days away: Submit by 23:59 GMT on 24th January 2022. Apply to join us to submit.

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Podcast Episode 100: This is the 100th Special

We’ve reached our 100th episode! Can you believe it? It feels very surreal to me; it honestly only feels like a couple of months ago that it all began. We launched on November 7th 2019, and in just over two years I’m so happy to say we’ve reached this pretty special milestone. We’ve had over 76,000 listens so far, which means that each episode gets listened to over 760 times on average… amazing!

I’m so thrilled that the photographers I talk to each week get to share their stories, tips and advice with so many people all over the world. Thank you so much for listening!

As this is a special milestone, I thought I’d do a bit of a different episode, and I thought it would be nice to do a kind of ‘montage’ episode, where I’m featuring clips from past episodes. Now, this is in no way a ‘best of’ episode, as there has been far too much great content shared over our all the episodes so far – it would need a 10-hour episode to do one of those – but it is just a selection of some clips that stood out to me, or made me smile, or clips that gave a good sense of what the Podcast is about.

It would have been impossible for me to feature every single photographer that I’ve interviewed so far (see above about needing a 10+ hour episode for that!) but you will hear from over 30 of my guests, including Valter Antunes, Sanne De Block, Rowena Meadows, Adam Johnson, Tyler Wirken, Rocio Vega, Yves Schepers, Gretchen Yost, Pedro Vilela, Lisa Hu Chen, David Scholes, Julia Rose-Greim, Franck Boutonnet, Dominique and Liam Shaw, Katrin Küllenberg, Ross Harvey, Menino Conhece Menina, Sam Docker, and many more…

If you’re a regular listener, hopefully you’ll enjoy re-visiting some things you’ve heard before, or perhaps it’ll point you to some episodes that you may have missed – and if you’re brand-new to the Podcast, I hope this episode gives a good taster of what you’ve got in store if you want to delve into our back catalogue of episodes.

We’re also celebrating this milestone with a contest, where you can win 1 of 10 This is Reportage or This is Reportage: Family memberships – worth £100 each. See below on how you can win.

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This was 2021

Welcome to ‘This is 2021’, where some of our members – 179 of them, to be exact! – share some of their favourite documentary wedding captures from last year. We’re featuring one image per member who contributed, but note that doesn’t mean it’s their single favourite shot of 2021 – how hard would it be to pick just one? – but each image is definitely in that photographer’s Top 5 favourites of the year.

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Podcast Episode 99: This is Joosje Janssen

Happy New Year, everyone! I’m very happy to be back with the Podcast and chatting to the fab Joosje Janssen today. Joosje was recently ranked in our Top 10 Netherlands Photographers of 2021 on This is Reportage: Family, and we talk all things documentary family photography today, including:

behind the scenes on her childbirth Family Story Award
top tips for improving your documentary work
her journey to becoming a photographer
comparing your work to others’
our Netflix synopsis game
length of sessions and making your clients feel at ease
the story behind her rabbit-hutch Award
and much more…!

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