The Argus’ Emmy Peterson Skypes with independent human rights journalist Danielle Villasana about her work on transgender people in Peru, the future of long form photojournalism, and her current work with the survivors of Boko Haram in Nigeria.
Alexey Furman Interviewed by Vegard Orlando
David Maurice Smith interviewed by Lauren Young
David Maurice Smith is a Canadian documentary photographer based in Sydney, Australia. His work focuses on marginalised communities, and people on the fringe of society in Australia and around the world. His fascination with photography developed after travelling and documenting the essence of the places he visited through film photography. This career in photography began after he became frustrated with his career in social services and the institutional restrictions of social work. David uses the medium of photography to creatively engage on a more meaningful basis with social issues, to make viewers feel a sense of empathy and walk away with more questions than answers.
Lauren DeCicca interviewed by Emmy Peterson
Mads Nissen interviewed by Martine Kolstad
Andrea Gjestvang interviewed by Martine Kolstad
Paul S. Amundsen interviewed by Sara Vaagsmyr
Jacob Pedersen interviewed by Zakariyya Paruk
Jacob Pedersen, also known as Alterego Visuals is a photographer and videographer based out of Brisbane, Australia. He studied Bachelor of Multimedia, majoring in Film at Griffith University. Coming from a background of film, Jacob had always turned down photography opportunities until he decided to shoot some photos with friends in order to develop his skills. He believed that having the prior camera knowledge through film helped him to achieve a quicker learning curve, compared to the usual time it takes to learn photography. He is now a very competent photographer who shoots many professional applications, most notably his stage and music photography. Jacob also plays a role in content creation for one of Brisbane’s best lifestyle and fashion blogs, DopeKoto.
Rune Johansen interviewed by Sofie Skadal