The Documentary Photographer Podcast
Episode 32: Carly Clarke—Photographing Cancer when You're the Patient
In 2012, Carly Clarke was diagnosed with cancer. One of her coping mechanisms was to document her treatment journey. But what does it take to photograph a story that could end with your own death? And why do it with a Pentax 6x7—a cumbersome camera at the best of times; an absolute
monolith for a patient ravaged by cancer and chemo? Carly Clarke had the grit and desire to do both.
You can see the photographs Carly took during her time with cancer took in the Reality Trauma gallery on her website: www.carlyclarkephotography.co.uk
Episode 31: Gabrielle Motola—Recovery through Discovery
Have you ever been lost as a photographer or cast adrift as a human being? This episode is for you.
Gabrielle Motola talks frankly and openly about dealing with a range of professional and personal setbacks. This is an episode about life, joy and struggle. It's about staying connected to your soul as a photographer, as an artist, as a creative, as a human being. It's also about facing down upsets by taking action. Massive action (ride to Iceland on a 250cc motorbike) and small action (take just one photograph, connect with one person, however fleetingly). Above all, this episode is about staying true to yourself and finding beauty and purpose in a turbulent, messy and sometimes frightening world.
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Gabrielle on Instagram: @gmotophotos
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