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Podcast Episode 94: This is Rianne Hogewoning

Delighted to have the fab Rianne Hogewoning on the Podcast for episode 94! Rianne was 5th in the Netherlands on TiR for 2020, and 60th in the world, and she’s amassed 10 awards from us so far. She was a real pleasure to talk to, and she shares so much, including:

a certain image that’s had an impact on her,
photographing something that scared her,
how she got her first wedding,
the Full Monty,
the story behind one of her specific Reportage Awards,
having her Facebook and Instagram hacked,
and so much more…

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Collection 24 Judges

It’s an honour to reveal our judges for Collection 24! Many thanks to these five world-class photographers, as they’ll be poring over our thousands of submissions: (Clockwise, from top-left) Hilde Hoebers (Belgium), Matt Badenoch (UK), Tunde Koncsol (Hungary), Flavius Partan (Romania) and Henri Deroche (France).

There’s just a couple of days left to submit: Submit by 23:59 GMT on 23rd November 2021. Members receive 60 Reportage Award & 18 Story Award entries per year, all included in your membership fee – as well as many more benefits. Join us to submit.

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Podcast Episode 93: This is Laura Beth Davidson

It was really lovely to talk to the brilliant Laura Beth Davidson for episode 93 of the Podcast! Based in the USA, Laura Beth was in our Top 100 Photographers Worldwide on This is Reportage: Family for 2020, and she shares so much on the episode today, including:

the importance of documenting a family’s environment as well as the people,
Harry Potter voice impressions,
advice for if you’re just starting out as a documentary family photographer,
talking us through a typical family shoot,
the story behind one of her very powerful and emotive Family Story Awards concerning her daughter, Alice
writing Instagram captions,
ordering at Starbucks,
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 92: This is Ronan Palliser

Loved chatting to the fab Ronan Palliser for episode 92 of the Podcast! Ronan was 5th in Ireland on TiR for 2020, and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him a few times now – he’s a really lovely guy, and he did one of the best conference talks I’ve ever seen as well. We talk about that on the episode today, as well as many other things, including:

why he’s ‘not just a bride or groom photographer’,
the stories behind a couple of his Reportage Awards,
our Netflix synopsis game,
how he typically works on a wedding day,
his involvement with the Irish Professional Photographers and Videographers Association
the definition of ‘documentary’,
and so much more…

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This is How: ‘When the party is over…’ by Kristof Claeys

‘This is How’ is back…! After some time off, I’m thrilled to be bringing back this regular feature, where our members share exactly how they ‘got the shot’. Kicking off the renaissance today, we have the brilliant Kristof Claeys, telling us exactly how he captured this Reportage Award of his. Kristof was ranked 11th in the World here on TiR for 2020, and 16th in the World over on our sister-site for documentary family photography, This is Reportage: Family. I also had the pleasure of interviewing him on our Podcast.

Kristof really takes us on an in-depth dive into his thought process, equipment used, inspirations and more… a really fantastic read. Thanks so much, Kristof!

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