Invisible Photographer’s interview with photo curator, Yumi Goto
Invisible Photographer recently ran an interview with noted photo curator, Yumi Goto. An advocate for photojournalism, she has made the scene in Asia a whole lot more exciting in the last few years. In this in dept interview, she shares her startling entry into photojournalism – during the civil war in Cambodia in the 90s, her insight on the photo documentary scene in Asia and advice for budding photojournalists.
In her role as curator and editor, she has guided and nurtured many photojournalists to produce outstanding work.
The photographers I’ve collaborated with are taking risks at different levels to capture moments. Although I appreciate and respect their passion and energy, the question I often ask them is: “Why are you so committed to the subject matter of your photographs?” My question is always expecting an answer – there must be a personal connection to the subject matter. Being so intimate to the subject, what is the secret behind the images? Why do the images have to be brought to the public? Sometimes, they are too personal to share with the public or are even considered taboo.
(read on HERE)
With the success of the recent Asian Women Photographer’s showcase, Yumi Goto looks forward to an exciting year of organizing workshops and judging for awards such as;
- Tokyo Documentary Photography Workshop – applicants accepted until 5th March 2011
- KL Photo Awards – submission period 1st – 20th March 2011
For more inspiring work curated by Yumi, check out;
- pdfX12 - an online, monthly free photo journal that presents and features a series of photos by various photojournalists living and working in various communities around the world.
- I WAS THERE – a blog presenting “behind the lens” experiences of photographers and shares their relationship with the subjects and events they have encountered in their work.
- Asian Women’s Photographer Showcase – a showcase of 15 of Asia’s most promising women photographers in the field of photojournalism, documentary and investigative visual story-telling.
- Blindgirls – A Showcase of the Best Emerging Asian Women Photographers – A diverse showcase of Photography from Asian women photographers doing photojournalism, documentary, and visual story-telling, alongside the work of emerging women photographers living in Delhi (22nd January 2011, New Dehli)
- Reminders Showcase ‘Asia and Inochi, visual storytelling’ in Tokyo – Reminders Project focuses on introducing issues through photography produced by photographers from around the world (12th February 2011, Tokyo)
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