“The United States of Young Photographers” and Photo Books of 2021: The B&H Photography Podcast12/15/2021
We split our time on this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast between one book and many books. In the first half of the show, we learn about an inspirational new book, Among Peers: The United States of Young Photographers, which profiles the work of student photographers from several workshop programs in the United States. We conclude the episode with an overview of the many wonderful books from 2021 that were featured on the podcast.
To discuss “Among Peers,” we welcome publisher Michelle Dunn Marsh of Minor Matters Books and photography consultant and former director of the Lucie Foundation, Lauren Wendle. As we find out, the book was a creative collaboration between the two, born during the COVID quarantine. It was devised to celebrate the work of young photographers and their mentors, who kept the various programs open and operating throughout the difficult past two years. We learn of their process to fund and edit the book and about the photography mentoring programs themselves. Students from the following programs are represented in the book: NYC Salt, First Exposures—San Francisco; Literacy Through Photography—Houston; Las Fotos Project—Los Angeles; YoungArts—Miami; and Youth in Focus—Seattle. Consider supporting these nonprofit organizations.
After a short break, we run down a list of new photography books we presented on the podcast this year, including books as diverse as those by Todd Bigelow, Barbara Mensch, and Mona Kuhn. Join us for this inspiring episode.
Guests: Michelle Dunn Marsh and Lauren Wendle
Photograph © Jaylen Esparza, Las Fotos Project, Los Angeles
Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: John Harris
Senior Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producer: Shawn C Steiner