April 11th, 2016
Episode 359 of 402 episodes
Sven Markus Victor initial career path was that as a doctor. Though he had an interest in photography, he succumbed to familiar and cultural pressure to study medicine. But at some point, he realized it could only be a career in photography that would bring him happiness and fulfillment. So, he’s made the choice to replace the stethoscope with a camera. Part of that transition has involved a recent collaboration with US-based photographer Riley Draper. They journeyed to Greece to document the fate of tens of thousands of refugees, largely from war-torn Syria. Situated in these make-shift camps in the small town of Idomeni, these men, women and children struggle to survive as Western counties debate what’s to be done with them. All this is happening in the midst of economic crisis in Greece, growing xenophobia and fears of terrorism. Victor and Draper’s work attempt to put a face a people that are often looked upon as some amorphous mass. His work, and the work of photographer and reporters like him, hope to humanize a crisis that shows no sign of diminishing or going away. Resources: Sven Markus Victor Svenmarkusrichter.com Riley Draper https://www.facebook.com/riley.draper Mark Power http://www.markpower.co.uk Alex Soth http://alecsoth.com/photography/ Build your website today by taking advantage of Squarespace’s free trial. Remember to use the offer code “Candid Frame” to receive 10% of your first purchase. Join Ibarionex for a day of street photography on April 16th. Ibarionex will walk you through his process for working on the street. He will demonstrate how to master key camera settings, evaluating light and contrast, working with strangers and getting past fear and anxiety. The day culminates in a feedback session where the images of the day are discussed. Sign up today by visiting the Los Angeles Center of Photography or click here. Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for iOS. Click here to download for Android Click here to download for Windows 8 Support the work we do at The Candid Frame with your donations via PayPal. Visit The Candid Frame website and click on the PayPal donate button today.