PODCAST: Stuart Freedman – Documentary photographer

This week I’m speaking with documentary photographer Stuart Freedman. We discuss power dynamics within photography, the need to lead with empathy and curiosity when exploring human stories, the benefits of getting support from others – be it a mentor or an photography agency, the need to be relentless in our pursuit to get the important stories we document in front of audiences…and so much more…I really enjoyed our chat, and there’s so much to learn from the wealth of experience Stuart so generously shares.

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Books mentioned: ⁠The Englishman and the eel⁠ | ⁠The Palaces of Memory⁠

Podcast hosted and produced by Chris King

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