In 1993 Photo-Talk showcased photographers and their work on a weekly basis on DCTV channel 58 in Denver, Colorado. Previously Photo-Talk offered a platform for photographers to share their photography, their back-stories and talk about their work or the medium in general to an audience. Here the audience gains a deeper understanding of what the photographer’s images mean to the photographer. The power of Photo-Talk was being able to see each photographer’s perception and how each found a unique path to their success.
After watching several interviews, the audience understands that there isn’t just one definition of the medium, or a single need that it fills nor a single formula to success as a career. There are just creatives on their own individual path… each with a fascinating story. For those with an interest in photography and those making the images, Photo-Talk allows a larger perspective of the whole community. Besides the entertainment through viewing the interviews, fellow photographers gain insights and inspiration by the varied back-stories associated with every photographer’s journey is.
It enabled the audience to see their own unique path as being OK instead of feeling a need to replicate the journey of a single mentor. The beauty of this is its universal application to all endeavors in life.
There are many discussions over whether the Mayan prophesies for the new millennium means the End of Times or a New Golden Age. Photographers have a similar discussion about what the future means for the new digital age for photography? Increasingly silver based film and paper are becoming less available. On January 19, 2012 and after a hundred-thirty-one years… Eastman Kodak declared bankruptcy. Photo-Talk will be collecting an oral history from the photographic community. Not only will the discussions continue on the meaning of photography from each photographer’s point of view, but Photo-Talk will integrate a multitude of social media sites to interactively document this major transition in photographic process and how it affects those using it.