Seattle, WA 98109
Photographers Dick Carruthers, Bruce Talamon and Chona Kasinger, join Crosscut’s Managing Editor, Mark Baumgarten, to discuss a range of topics, including what it has it been like to photograph live music again, the responsibility of photographers to capture and document history, what’s been lost and gained in the conversion to digital, the policies and contractual rules that photographers face, and the barriers and strategies for capturing this unprecedented moment in history.
Dick Caruthers and Bruce Talamon both appear in the upcoming PBS broadcast of ICON: Music Through The Lens.
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About the speakers:
Mark Baumgarten (moderator) is the managing editor at Crosscut where he oversees a newsroom of dedicated reporters, producers and editors telling the stories of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. He is also the host of the Crosscut Talks podcast and the At-Large live event series.
Dick Carruthers is a prolific, award-winning multi-camera TV and film director specialising in live events, concert films and documentaries. From a degree in Drama, Theatre and Television Studies, Dick toured as video director for The Rolling Stones, Oasis & Take That amongst others, helping to forge a new standard of live camera & large screen production, before concentrating on producing and directing films and large scale visual projects with music legends such as Paul McCartney, The Who & Led Zeppelin.
Bruce Talamon has been a contract photographer for Time Magazine and a contributing photographer for the Los Angeles Times and New York Times, Premiere Magazine, People, Rolling Stone, Hello, Paris Match, Vanity Fair, Ebony and Jet Magazine and is the author of Bob Marley Spirit Dancer, WW Norton, NYC, 1994.
Chona Kasinger is an internationally published editorial and commercial photographer currently based in Seattle. Born in the Philippines and raised between the bustle of Metro Manila and the suburbs of Seattle, she is inspired by idiosyncrasy, community and connection. When not taking photos, she is an avid home baker, occasional hand model, collector of photography books and admirer of clouds. Her favorite food is DQ soft serve and maintains it is best enjoyed behind a steering wheel on a rainy day. Be sure to ask her about the time she actually got stuck on an island.
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