Photo Brigade Podcast #108 with Stan Honda

By Robert Caplin

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Stan HondaStan Honda is a New York-based photographer and worked as a photojournalist for 34 years, most recently for Agence France-Presse (AFP), the French news agency. He covered a wide range of topics including news events, politics, economics, sports and human interest stories. Photographing the space shuttle program for five years was a highlight of his time at AFP since he has been following the space program since childhood. Personal projects include documenting the U.S. concentration camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II, his parents and relatives among those held. Photos of the sites and survivors can be seen in the Internment Camp section. A continuing project involves night sky landscapes, combining his long time interest in astronomy and photography. He has worked as an artist-in-residence at four national parks: the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Wupatki in Arizona and Rocky Mountain in Colorado, photographing the sky and the landscape with the aim of helping preserve our view of the night sky. Photography of Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico was used in a report that led to Chaco being designated an International Dark Sky Park.

 
On this episode Robert chats with New York- based photographer Stan Honda, who has worked as a photojournalist for 34 years, most recently for Agence France-Presse (AFP). On top talking and sharing images from his years of covering a wide range of topics including news events, politics, economics, sports and human interest stories, they discuss personal projects including documenting the U.S. concentration camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II. Most recently he’s been pursuing a project involving night sky landscapes, combining his long time interest in astronomy and photography. As an artist-in-residence at four national parks: the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Wupatki in Arizona and Rocky Mountain in Colorado, he has been photographing the sky and the landscape with the aim of helping preserve our view of the night sky. Sit back, Relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

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Robert CaplinAbout the writer: Robert Caplin is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Manhattan who specializes in documentary, travel, celebrities, portraiture, and events. He’s a regular contributor to The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal and his work has been published in National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, and Newsweek. His clients include individuals such as Justin Bieber, Tiki Barber, and Victoria Justice and organizations such as The International Emmy’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, and American Electric Power. His photographs were honored at the 2010 Clio Awards for advertising, and HarperCollins published his long-term documentary as part of Justin Bieber’s New York Times Bestselling visual autobiography, First Step 2 Forever, which has sold over a million copies in 25 languages.

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