The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

Ibarionex R. Perello

Arts, Visual Arts, Business, Careers, Society & Culture

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A photography podcast featuring conversations with the world's best established and emerging photographers.


The Candid Frame #196 - Sam (Whittier Sam) Smotherman

July 22nd, 2013

Episode 233 of 386 episodes

Sam (Whittier Sam) Smothermanis narrative street photographer from Los Angeles, who believes in the power of dialogue and that is what he tries to create through his images. Not just a dialogue between observers but within the whole process. He is not removed from his pictures, but chooses instead to speak where subjects often have no voice, making sure to give articulation to those who have not only shared their image, but their words. Photography helps him to define and connect him with the world and his surroundings in a way it does not when he is not shooting. It is not just about the seeing or feeling an image; he wants to be compelled to think. Conveying truth in his images is important and he looks for the beauty in the broken because that is often where the truth lies. Working to show the conditions of life on the margins, he wants all people to feel they can help make the human condition better by working for social justice and spiritual grace. www.thecandidframe.com [email protected]

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