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The Phoblographer is a website that explores the psychology of photographers as they do their work. It also offers reviews, tips, tutorials and news from a lifestyle point of view. The site explores the photography world and pop culture’s effects on the art form.

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Chris Gampat- Editor in Chief

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Chris Gampat is the founder of The Phoblographer and he manages all of the daily tasks. He has worked for a large number of publications on the web and spent some time at both Magnum Photos, and B&H Photo Video. He specializes in content development and Social Media marketing campaigns for the creative industry. Chris is a former paparazzi, portrait photographer, wedding photographer, and photojournalist. These days, he’s primarily a photo editor.

If you’d like to contact Chris or are more interested in how he can help you, promote/review your product, contact him at ChrisGampat[at]thephoblographer[dot[com. Chris lives in the NYC area and is always happy to work with new vendors.

Anthony Thurston- Curation Editor


Anthony is an internationally published photographer and writer based in the Pacific Northwest. Specializing primarily in boudoir photography, Anthony also appreciates a variety of other photography genres including sports, nature, and lifestyle. He currently resides in Oregon with his wife, Brittany, and two children, Michael and Noah. …And his Fuji X-Pro2.

At the Phoblographer, he handles and works closely with the news and culture team.

He can be reached at AnthonyThurston[at]thephoblographer[dot]com

Mark Beckenbach- Copy Editor


Mark began photographing in earnest in 2006. He has exhibited in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. He is a founding member of Camera of the Month Club, and a member of NYCSPC: two New York City photography groups that host open monthly meetings, exhibits, and publications. Mark’s focus is on street photography and he makes pictures with a Yashica p&s and a Bessa R3A. Some of his work can be found on Instagram under the name hussshhh. He currently resides in Manhattan’s Chinatown with his fiancé and they are expecting their first child in December.

Jamiya Wilson- News and Culture Writer

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Jamiya Wilson is a portrait photographer residing in New York City. For over a decade, he has created compelling imagery with simplicity being the driving force behind his style. Renown for his photographs of women, his use of skillful composition and a mastery of light has made him a sought-after image maker. A diligent student of the craft, his goal is to create timeless and iconic photographs while always striving to push himself farther than the day before.

Jamiya works primarily in the United States frequenting studios and locations between New York and Los Angeles. He returns to the Phoblographer after receiving a new photography degree, and mostly deals with writing news and culture for the site.

Jamiya can be reached at jamiyawilson[at]thephoblographer[dot]com

Robin Wong- News and Culture Writer

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Robin Wong is a blogger and photography-enthusiast based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A fun fact: Robin was previously a practicing Civil Engineer who quit his job to pursue his passion in photography. Robin is an active photography product reviewer of primarily Micro Four Thirds system, and is renowned for less technical and more user-experience and photography heavy approach of his reviews. Robin boldly claims that having fun is the most important thing to do in photography, and has coined the phrase “shutter therapy” which simply means having an enjoyable time doing a photo walk with your camera. Robin shoots mostly street photography, but also dabbles in insect macro, landscapes and sometimes portraits. You can easily spot Robin on the streets of Kuala Lumpur in the weekends doing shutter therapy either by himself or with a group of friends.

Robin can be reached at RobinWong[at]thephoblographer[dot]com

Daniel Schaefer: Phoblographer Academy Coordinator


Daniel Sawyer Schaefer is an NYC based Photographer, Writer, and recovering magician. From photographic pursuits as simple as portraiture, or complex as long term documentary projects, to custom tailored photo workshops, Professional grade camera sales and even as far as the Zombie Apocalypse. Inherent Narrative is the driving force in all of Schaefer’s creative pursuits.

At the Phoblographer, he manages and coordinates workshops and all educational incentives.

Daniel can be reached at DanielSchaefer[at]thephoblographer[dot]com

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