On polar bears & fireflies with Outside, Creative Live Podcasts
It’s been a busy month for me, revving into 2021 with a bevy of podcast appearances. First up is Outside Magazine’s excellent podcast, where I get into the details of a polar bear attack and what it’s like to experience that as a photographer in a new environment (the sea ice) for the first time. There’s an excerpt above, and you can listen to the entire episode here.
Next up is my talk with Creative Live’s We are Photographers podcast, which is an excellent survey of professional photographers and what they are dealing with in the world. I spoke with Kenna about the importance of bearing around different cultures, and how cultural bias can poison your photography and journalism. I also got into some talk about animism, or how fireflies are actually fairies. The video above has an excerpt about that. You can find the entire podcast here.
August 25, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
Great story. I’m really enjoying watching and listening to your experiences in the arctic via your videos, talks, and podcasts. It’s great to hear the different perspectives the natives have on polar bear deaths vs our western perceptions.
August 27, 2022 @ 8:05 pm
Great and informative talks! I really appreciate your approach to relations with the people living in areas where you’re working: talking to them and accepting their gifts like they’re real people. Who knew?
Also, I gotta say, Avatar is my favorite TV series, so I’m thrilled that you referenced it!