Anthony Suau Visual Nomad

May 9, 2009

Suau’s work from 1990-1992 in Romania is what inspired me to come here in the first place. I have read interviews with him but have been hard pressed to find video, until now that is!

From the Leica website: “Filmed only a week before leaving for Amsterdam to receive the 2008 World Photo Press Award, Leica joined photo journalist Anthony Suau as he used his camera on assignment in Spanish Harlem to document the “Feed the Children Drive” as part of his ongoing coverage and interest in the economic downturn. As he traveled to Wall Street to discuss this major achievement in photo journalism, Leica had the opportunity to hear about his recent travels and how he captured both the award winning photo and the other images in this series on the economic and home foreclosure crisis in the U.S.”

It’s nice to see that he still shoots film with M6s!

Check out his amazing archive here.

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The weekly meeting of Bucharest based press photographers

February 26, 2009

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This group of Romanian photojournalists has been an oasis of like-minded brethren for me here in Bucharest. Each Tuesday night from around 8 pm to midnight or later, we meet in a bistro close to the center.


“The maximum, that is what has always interested me.” – Josef Koudelka

February 24, 2009

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I was in Bulgaria overnight wandering around the border town of Ruse in the snow and drinking the very good Zagorka beer. Being in such a state of liminality at night amongst people whose language you cannot make out made me think of Josef K and all his years of wandering. How fresh one feels to be in a new place, how easily the photographs come.