Rich Clarkson tells about his life as a journalistic photographer beginning in high school and then extending to sports photographer. After much success he advances to photographer editor at National Geographic. He was also photo editor for Rick Smolan’s highly successful book series A Day in the Life. Interview in 1993.
Michael A. Smith preceded the photography workshop formula by by bringing in nationally recognized photographers to guest lecture in his photographic classes. He spends a lot of time traveling the US in his International truck and photographing with his large Banquet cameras in b&w. Smith’s first book, Landscapes 1975–1979, was awarded Le Grand Prix du Livre at the Rencontres Internationale de la Photographie in Arles, France. The Swiss publication Print Letter states “For the first time in the 11 years of the Rencontres, a deserving book has won the book prize.” Interview in 1993
Jim Baker took a job in which he thought it entailed maintaining the darkroom. It actually required him to direct the photography program at Anderson Ranch that brought in some of the most esteemed photographers in North America. Later he went on to be directer of the center for 11 years. Jim talks about the center, his role there and his photography. Interview 1995.
Though John Ward was born in Washington DC and has a Doctorate in physics, he gave it all up to live in Estes Park, Colorado and pursues fine-art photography. He shows his large prints and talks about his use of the large format Rocky Mountain b&w work as well as new venture into Kodak’s highly technical color Dye Transfer Process. Interview 1993.
Paula Chamlee uses an 8X10 view camera and travels for months in a camper truck. She has received several grants, including one from the Leeway Foundation for “Excellence in Photography.” She has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries, just recently at Gallery 291 in San Francisco and at the James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Thirty museums in the United States collect her work including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, and Library of Congress. Interview 1993.
Paul F. Moloney is an international award-winning photojournalist for more than 50 years at the Greeley Tribune in Greeley, Colo. Paul talks about his career beginning as a sports photographer and how later that transitioned into a more general type of journalism. Then Paul found joy in teaching photography to students at the University of Colorado and the Colorado Art Institute. Interview was in 1993.