In part II of our interview with French photographer, Melanie-Jane Frey, we discuss the motivations and inspirations behind her artistic work, after a 20-year career covering war, social issues and politics. Discover why Melanie considers using the right tools to be so important and how it can affect your creative process as a photographer.
Photo: German opposition leader Angela Merkel leaves UMP party head office in Paris, after a press conference with France's Interior Minister and president of France's ruling Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party, Nicolas Sarkozy - Credit: © Melanie FREY
Melanie-Jane Frey is a French photographer, who has spent more than 20 years working as a photojournalist, with a focus on political reporting. After learning the ropes at the prestigious agency Magnum Photos, working with many distinguished photographers, Melanie-Jane embarked on a journey to tell the stories to enhance understandings of war, social issues and politics. She now devotes much of her time to her artistic work, opening her own studio - Studio Ambrotype & co. - in 2017, using old photography techniques to produce more contemporary images. Read the first part of our interview with Melanie-Jane, on her journey and experiences of working as a photojournalist, and the change of direction in her work.
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There aren’t many people who can say they’ve been shot at, charged at by elephants and rhinos, contracted malaria, or dressed up in a panda suit covered in urine and faeces just to get close to them. Yet these are just a handful of the experiences that Ami Vitale has encountered over the last 18 years, working as a photojournalist for some of the world’s best-known publications, including National Geographic Magazine.
Who is Chi Modu?
Chi Modu is a photojournalist responsible for producing some of the most iconic images of the Hip Hop movement. Throughout his career he has worked with legends of the genre, including Tupac, Biggie and Snoop Dogg, and his photos helped to define Hip Hop culture.
At the Russian Academy of Science, Vladimir Putin stands surrounded by scientists and bodyguards. Joining with reformers, he was handpicked by Yeltsin and elected to Russia’s highest office in 1999. He has ruled the country with a strong hand and watchful eye – either as Prime Minister or as President – ever since. © Gerd Ludwig / National Geographic Creative
Gerd Ludwig is a documentary photographer who has travelled the world shooting for publications including National Geographic, Time, Fortune and Geo. He is the author of several books “Broken Empire-After the Fall of the USSR”, the award-winning “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl” (essay by Mikhail Gorbachev), “Minus 2/3 – The Invisible Flash” and recently “Sleeping Cars”.
Chi Modu has had a fascinating career as a photojournalist. In Part I of our interview we talked about his experiences involving the world's biggest Hip Hop artists and his latest project, UNCATEGORIZED. In the second half of our chat Chi talks about the business behind his passion, the changing face of photography and social media.
Chi Modu is a photojournalist who's responsible for producing some of the most iconic images of the Hip Hop movement. Throughout his career he has worked with legends including Tupac, Biggie and Snoop Dogg and his photos helped to define Hip Hop culture. He has recently released Tupac Shakur Uncategorized, a book featuring 200 pages of previously unseen photos of the rapper 20 years after his death. In Part I of our interview, Chi talks about how he began shooting with Hip Hop's biggest stars and why an empty billboard inspired one of the most important turning points of his career.