ISO 400: Amanda Rivkin Talks About Photojournalism Internationally

President Elect Barack Obama waves to a crowd of 250,000 through bullet proof glass after becoming the 44th U.S. President on election night in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois on November 4, 2008.

President Elect Barack Obama waves to a crowd of 250,000 through bullet proof glass after becoming the 44th U.S. President on election night in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois on November 4, 2008. Photo by Amanda Rivkin

All photographs are copyrighted and used with permission by Amanda Rivkin.

In this episode of ISO 400, we hear from Amanda Rivkin, an American photojournalist currently based in Chicago who has a wealth of international experience, having worked in places like Azerbaijan, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Turkey. She’s been published in a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, Le Monde and Newsweek among others. She has a deep understanding of storytelling and an eye for subtlety that you don’t often find in news photographs.

If you’d like to see Amanda’s work, you can check out her website and follow her on Instagram @amandarivkin and on Facebook.

As always, our music is provided by Yuki Futami, a New York-based jazz musician.

The episode is embedded below.

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National Geographic Photographers Talk About Their Scariest Moment

Iceland © Bob Krist

Iceland © Bob Krist

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Adventure is the word many people would say when they think of National Geographic photographes. I certainly do. Thumb through the pages of any given issue, and you’ll see images from a wide range of often exotic locales. They’re images that not only look great, but they have something to say. Rarely do we give thought to what went into the making of those images. How exactly did they get the shot of that tiger, and how the hell did they get to the top of that mountain? These are questions worth considering, and those assignments are not without their pratfalls.

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