©Monty Montgomery

Street Focus 92: Small Town Street Photography

This week on Street Focus my guests and I discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being a street photographer in a small town. Ken Lyons from Kapunda, Southern Australia and Monty Montgomery from Oshkosh, Wisconsin share their stories.
Valerie during photo exhibit opening

Street Focus 91: Photo Exhibit Special

This week on Street Focus, my guest is Jeff Harrington, the director and curator of the Mpls Photo Center. We discuss my experience jurying my first international call for entry Meet Me Downtown and also my solo exhibit Paris Je T'aime from idea to grand opening, and all the steps in between.
Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 1972.

Street Focus 86: One Hour With Peter Turnley

My guest this week does not need an introduction. He has covered the world's most important events for the past 30 years. His images have appeared on the covers of the most prestigious news magazines. Please enjoy an hour with Peter Turnley!
©Nicholas Goodden

Street Focus 81: Q&A and Street Challenge

In this episode of Street Focus, my guest co-host, Nicholas Goodden and I answer questions about the social media platforms we use and why, how to deal with coming back empty from a photo walk and more.
©Rick Sammon

Street Focus 77: Q&A and Street Challenge

This week my guest co-host is travel photographer Rick Sammon. Together we answer questions about interacting with subjects on the streets, how to handle a complaint and whether or not we have an objective when we hit the streets with our camera and much more.
©Michael Rammell

Street Focus 74: Sleeping Commuters with Michael Rammell

We often talk about the importance of personal projects on this show and making the time to go out with the camera every day. Today my guest is UK photographer Michael Rammell. He embarked on a photographic journey during his daily commute to work and photographs sleeping commuters. In this episode we talk about his projects, the idea behind it and how much he’s learned so far.
©Valerie Jardin

Street Focus 73: Q&A and Street Challenge

This week my guest co-host is the new director of the Minneapolis Photo Center, Jeff Harrington. He gives advice to photographers interested in exhibiting their work in a gallery and much more. After the Q&A, we announce the winners of the last Street Challenge and announce a new one before giving our picks of the week. Enjoy!