EP110 - James Whitlow Delano & Everyday Climate Change

December 7, 2017

Photographer James Whitlow Delano talks about his work spanning over two deacdes covering environmental and social issues in Asia.

He discusses the popular Everyday Climate Change Instagram feed and the importance of social media in raising awareness of global issues.

James Whitlow Delano's Website - http://www.jameswhitlowdelano.com

James Whitlow Delano on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jameswhitlowdelano/

Everyday Climate Change on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/everydayclimatechange/


EP109 - Documenting the migration & refugee crisis, a discussion with Daniel Castro Garcia

November 23, 2017

Photographer Daniel Castro Garcia talks about his work on the project about the migration and refugee crisis in Europe. He's the recipient of this year's Eugene Smith Grant. 

Apologies for the noise in the background. Daniel has made great efforts to find good Wi-Fi connections for this Skype interview. The best we could do was to do the interview in a cafe near his house.



Daniel Castro Garcia's website: http://danielcastrogarcia.com/

John Radcliffe Studio: www.johnradcliffestudio.com

Follow Daniel on Instagram @foreignerdigital

If you'd like to purchase a copy of "Foreigners: Collected Writings 2017," go to http://johnradcliffestudio.com/foreigner.newspaper.shop.html


EP108 - On the bridge

November 18, 2017

In this week's episode DJ is in conversation with Timo Chu from 360 Asia while on an assignment on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. It is the world’s longest bridge-cum-tunnel with dual three-lane carriageway and DJ and Timo spent a day together shooting for a project. In the news we talk Spark V MavicPro plus a few annoucements.

Find 360 Asia at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBsJDqgOf2VakMxuG-Tz7Gg


EP107 - On the Ground, reporting from all corners of the US

November 4, 2017


Kathleen McLaughlin discusses a new reporting project - On the Ground; reporting from all corners of America - a series created in partnership with the Guardian US and The Economic Hardship Reporting Project. It serves to address the lack of rural voices and perspectives in America's mainstream media.


  • The "On the Ground” series - https://goo.gl/VqJt5p
  • The Guardian’s overview of the "On the Ground” series: How we're working with reporters from around America to cover class and inequality - https://goo.gl/Q4Hpai
  • The Economic Hardship Reporting Project website, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting reporting on American financial struggle http://economichardship.org/
  • The UK is also making moves to support regional news - BBC opens applications for regional titles to take in reporters as part of the Local News Partnership - https://goo.gl/yLddvE
  • Kathleen McLaughlin @kemc
  • A superb read by Kathleen: The big journalism void: ‘The real crisis is not technological, it’s geographic’ https://goo.gl/nvhxID
  • Also by Kathleen: America’s local newspapers might be broke - but they’re more vital than ever - https://goo.gl/dCVjjx

Episode 106 - Graduates - past and present

October 10, 2017

In this episode, Christine Schindler catches up with Gemma Thorpe and Nathan Gibson. Gemma is a graduate from the MA in Photojournalism at Dalian, and Nathan, a new graduate from Beijing's IMMJ just this year. Previously they worked in a collective together in Sheffield, UK, and now they are pursuing their own projects here in China, Gemma on football fans, and Nathan who has just completed his final MA project on an ethnic group in the far reaches of Northeast China.


EP105 - A New Start

September 27, 2017

In this episode DJ talks with MA graduate and Multimedia journalist Christine Schindler about the new MA in Hangzhou, the students they have attracted and what they can hope to get out of the next two years. In the news IBC has finished and there are a few new productucts that have come to light including a new everything in one mini documentary camera.


EP104 - Ripping up the rule book

September 6, 2017

DJ goes solo again discussing the process of ripping up the rule book and rebranding of his VLOG, Drone and Phone. The show can be found on Youtube at https://youtu.be/C8mBXDj5F6E. In the news DJ discusses the updated Mavic Pro, a new POV camera from Sony and a major upgrade to the excelled Ricoh Theta 360 camera.


EP103 - Multicam shooting/editing

August 11, 2017

In the second in the series of DJ talking shop, he speaks about multicam shooting and editing. In the show he mentions a video he recently worked on but as we publish this it is not available yet. We will update this page with a link once it goes live.

Here is the video I am speaking about - https://youtu.be/GrX2R7bZcQk


EP102 - All About Audio

July 24, 2017

DJ hosts alone to discuss his audio setup and how to get the best audio while working alone on assignments. 

In the show he mentions moving with the camera while doing interviews - have a look here for a good example https://youtu.be/Zz5zEZFBi6A. He also mentions a recent interview for Time Magazine which you can find here https://youtu.be/8H4OKXlv6eo.

At the end he recommends Lut Gallery from Color Grading Central https://www.colorgradingcentral.com/lut-gallery/ and the simple but effective Katana carrier for the Mavic Pro https://www.polarprofilters.com/products/katana.



EP101 - Ethics & Politics of Representation.mp3

May 30, 2017
Suchitra Vijayan and Benjamin Chesterton discuss the ethics and politics of representation in photojournalism. The conversation was sparked by the recent Souvid Datta / LensCulture /Magnum case where an image portraying and identifying a trafficked child being raped was used to promote a photo award.