If you happen to be traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, fighting your way through a stiff current of people like a spawning salmon returning instinctively to your home waters, you may find yourself sitting for long periods of time, wondering: “How did I get here? What should I read?” For help with that second question, look no further!

Below, we’ve gathered together a list of long reads about photography from our archives to help you pass the travel time. These are some of our most-read stories from the past several years, full of insights about photography and living a creative life. Happy Thanksgiving!

PETE SOUZA ON HIS LONG-TERM PHOTOGRAPHIC PARTNERSHIP WITH PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

MARY ELLEN MARK: ON PORTRAITURE AND THE MOMENT

RINEKE DIJKSTRA: SEEING IS BELIEVING

JOEL MEYEROWITZ ON WHAT HE’S LEARNED: PART I

JOEL MEYEROWITZ ON WHAT HE’S LEARNED: PART II

CARRIE MAE WEEMS ON RACE, SEXUALITY, HISTORY AND FINDING MEANINGFUL WORK

VETERAN FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER PAMELA HANSON TALKS ABOUT HER ENDURING CAREER

HOW MARK PETERSON STAYS INSPIRED AND HOW HE’S FUELED HIS LONG CAREER

ANTOINE D’AGATA: PHOTOGRAPHING LIFE AT SOCIETY’S MARGINS

WHY GERHARD STEIDL IS A BOOK PUBLISHING MASTER

ROBERT SHULTS: A FORMERLY HOMELESS PHOTOGRAPHER ON HOW TO (AND NOT TO) PHOTOGRAPH HOMELESS PEOPLE

FROM VOLCANOES TO GLACIERS, CARSTEN PETER ON SHOOTING IN CHALLENGING CONDITIONS

HELPING COMMUNITIES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES: BRENDA ANN KENNEALLY’S “UPSTATE GIRLS”

AYANA V. JACKSON CONFRONTS RACISM WITH RECREATIONS OF HISTORIC IMAGES


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