May 6th, 2013
Episode 222 of 386 episodes
Ken Lightis a social documentary photographer, and educator, whose work has appeared in books, magazines, catalogues, on-line media and exhibitions. He is the author of eight books including his most recent book, Valley of Shadows and Dreams(published by Heyday, 2012). Additional books includeCoal Hollow,published in 2006 by The University of California Press, his textWitness In Our Time; Working Lives of Documentary Photographerswas published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in October 2000 and in a revised second edition in 2010. His photo bookTexas Death RowUniversity Press of Mississippi was published in the fall of 1997.Texas Death Rowis a look at life inside the death house as the condemned wait to be executed in Americas largest and most active Death Row. He is a professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California Berkeley and 2012 Laventhol Visiting Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has taught workshops at the ICP in New York City, The Missouri Workshop, Anderson Ranch, the S.F. Art Institute and the School for Photographic Studies in Prague. He was editor of the university of California Press series on contemporary photography and a founder of the International Fund for Documentary Photography which awarded grants to photographers internationally and Fotovision.org anon-profit documentary organization based In San Francisco, California. He is associated with the editorial photo agency Contact Press Images in New York City. www.kenlight.com www.kenschles.com www.thecandidframe.com [email protected]
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