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The Diffusion Tapes

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Conversations with artists, writers and curators working in the field of fine art photography. Created by Blue Mitchell, publisher of Diffusion, an annual "artfully crafted" photography magazine.

Conversations with artists, writers and curators working in the field of fine art photography. Created by Blue Mitchell, publisher of Diffusion, an annual "artfully crafted" photography magazine.

Location:

United States

Description:

Conversations with artists, writers and curators working in the field of fine art photography. Created by Blue Mitchell, publisher of Diffusion, an annual "artfully crafted" photography magazine.

Language:

English


Episodes

Diffusion Tape no.10: Ken Rosenthal

11/3/2020
Welcome to Diffusion Tape no. 10 with photographer Ken Rosenthal. You’re listening to our long-awaited season finale. Well, I don’t know if you can call nearly two years of slow-releasing a season, but I’m going with it. It’s been a crazy time for all of us so I’m pleased to close out this chapter of the Tapes by sharing my conversation with Ken Rosenthal, one of my most favorite people I’ve met while publishing Diffusion. Recorded April 29th, 2019, All conversations are recorded...

Duration:01:04:58

Diffusion Tape no.9: Hamidah Glasgow

5/18/2020
Welcome to Diffusion Tape no. 9 with curator Hamidah Glasgow. Hamidah is a member of Strange Fire Collective and is the Executive Director of the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. We sat down for a nice chat during the 2019 Photolucida Festival in Portland. I’m in awe of this woman and I hope you enjoy hearing some of her personal stories as much as I did. We talked about her youth, her path to art, her exciting and unconventional career path (spoiler alert, there’s...

Duration:00:51:51

Diffusion Tape no.8: Aline Smithson

2/25/2020
Welcome to Diffusion Tape no. 8 with the photographer, curator, editor, writer, and educator Aline Smithson. Smithson wears many hats and in our conversation, we talked about the cultural evolution of photography, female representation in the medium, archiving in a digital world, portraiture, Smithson’s personal art history, her family, and the importance of play in the creation of photography. Aline Smithson is a Los Angeles based artist best known for her conceptual portraiture and a...

Duration:00:55:06

Tape no.7: Mike Sakasegawa

11/22/2019
Back in March of this year I had the pleasure of sitting down with photographer, writer, and podcaster Mike Sakasegawa while he was in Portland attending a conference. I became aware of Mike a few years back because of his own podcast called Keep the Channel Open where he primarily converses with photographers and writers. In our conversation we talk about his work, the authenticity of photography, his podcasting projects, and his progression as a photographer, writer, and activist. And of...

Duration:01:11:43

Tape no.6: Heather Evans Smith

9/16/2019
For Tape no.6 Heather Evans Smith was in town to give an artist lecture at the Portland Art Museum and I was happy to sit with her for an evening recording session. We explored creative beginnings, the development of her artistic voice, plus she shared some entertaining anecdotes from her journey thus far. Recorded March 21st, 2019, All conversations are recorded face-to-face. These are… the Diffusion Tapes. Show notes: Heather Evans Smith Heidi Kirkpatrick Portland Art Museum - Brown...

Duration:00:37:39

Tape no.5: Ray Bidegain

7/29/2019
In Tape no.5 I visited photographer and educator Ray Bidegain at his home here in Portland, Oregon. We talked about his youth, his journey from commercial to fine art and his general thoughts on the craft of photography. Ray also turned the tables on me for the last few minutes of the chat. Recorded January 29th, 2019. All conversations are recorded face-to-face. These are… the Diffusion Tapes. Show notes: Raybidegain.com Finding Beauty Brooks Institute University of Arizona Irving...

Duration:01:03:37

Tape no.4: Katharine T. Jacobs

4/15/2019
In Diffusion Tape no.4 I had a sit down with Katharine T. Jacobs. I caught up with her while she was visiting Portland this past December. Katharine filled me in our her photo history, shared some personal stories, her challenges, and unpacks some of her photography baggage. Recorded Nov 2, 2018. All conversations are recorded face-to-face. These are… the Diffusion Tapes. Show notes: Katherine T. Jacobs San Jose MFA Program Montana State University California College of the Arts Blue...

Duration:00:54:14

Tape no.3: Heidi Kirkpatrick

2/11/2019
In Diffusion Tape no.3, I visit with mixed media photographer and educator Heidi Kirkpatrick at her home and studio in Portland, Oregon. We talked a little about her history, her evolution from 2-d photography to 3-d photo objects, her camaraderie with fellow photographers, her themes of femininity and family history and how teaching has been one of the most rewarding parts of her photo career. Recorded Nov. 2 2018. All conversations are recorded face-to-face. These are… the Diffusion...

Duration:00:51:41

Tape no.2: Lori Vrba

1/14/2019
In Tape no2 I chat with Lori Vrba. Vrba is a multimedia/mixed media photographer, curator, retreat host, and fire eater. We talk about her journey in life, personal work, family, her friendship with Keith Carter, some notable exhibitions and her involvement with Pigs Fly Retreats and Click! Photography Festival. Recorded during that very festival, October 2018. All conversations are recorded face-to-face. These are… the Diffusion Tapes. Show notes: Lori Vrba PhotoNOLA Click! Photography...

Duration:00:45:52

Tape no.1: George Slade

12/17/2018
For Tape no.1 I sat down with writer, curator, historian, walking photographic encyclopedia, and guinea pig, George Slade. We talked about his history in photography, his passion for the medium and his camaraderie with Minnesota photographers. Recorded during Click! Photography Festival, October 2018. All conversations are recorded face-to-face. These are… the Diffusion Tapes. Show notes: PhotoNOLA Photolucida Click! Aline Smithson Lenscratch Brian James...

Duration:00:57:38

Teaser: The Diffusion Tapes

12/7/2018
Hi friends, I’m Blue Mitchell, photographer, publisher of Diffusion Annual, and now podcaster. You’re listening to the Diffusion Tapes, a podcast where I chat with photographers, curators and writers working in the field of fine art photography. More specifically, the tapes are conversations with people that I’ve befriended on my journey as an artist and publisher. In these conversations I get to learn a little more about these folks that I admire and respect and I’m inviting you into the...

Duration:00:00:35