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Mar 11, 2021

This week Mason, Chris, and Sean consider the work of posthumously-celebrated photographer Francesca Woodman and discuss our culture’s toxic habits of deifying tragic figures, romanticizing struggling artists, and replacing basic human empathy with academic jargon. It’s a heavy one.

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Feb 11, 2021

This week Mason, Sean, and Chris discuss the legendary photography collective Magnum, the effects that recent reporting on sexual misconduct allegations against one of its members is having on the organization, and what we can learn from all of this about how we consume art in general and photography in particular.


Dec 10, 2020

On today’s episode—our final interview of 2020—Mason talks to fine art photographer JP Ryan about pursuing photography at a state school, making art where you grew up, and what it’s like being trained at the end of the film photography era.

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Nov 6, 2020

On today’s episode, we talk to photographer Alana Rios about how the California landscape has shaped her art practice, the history and politics of women in the medium, and why it’s time to stop celebrating the work of Ansel Adams.

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Oct 8, 2020

On today’s episode, the tables are turned as our co-host Sean Ang interviews your host Mason Hershenow — a classically-trained photographer  — about his own art practice, his thoughts on art education, and the over-baked debate of film vs digital.

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