Street Focus 83: A Conversation With AP Photo Editor Richard Vogel

This week I sit down with LA based AP photo editor Richard Vogel, we talk about his career and the many challenges photo journalists face today.

Who is Richard Vogel?

I currently work as a Photo Editor for the Associated Press in Los Angeles with over 30 years of experience in the photographic industry, I previously worked as a photographer for the AP based in Hanoi, covering news and features throughout Asia. I studied fine art photography at the San Francisco Art Institute and after leaving college I worked in New York for photographers such as Annie Leibovitz and Mary Ellen Mark and worked as a black and white printer for Bruce Gilden.  I live in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles with my wife, two dogs and well I lost count of the cats. My real passion now is shooting on the streets of LA and I try to make it out everyday to shoot something. I hold street shooting seminars working out of the Perfect Exposure Gallery.

Follow him on Instagram at @richardvogel

About The Author

Host, Street Focus

The day I picked up a camera I became a storyteller. I now live and breathe in pixels! After working as a commercial photographer for several years, I realized that my love for the craft could serve others. Sharing the passion is now where I focus all my energy through teaching international photo workshops, speaking at seminars, writing, blogging and now podcasting. I am also thrilled to be an X Photographer for Fujifilm USA. Although I photograph everything and anything that moves me, my passion for mankind drives me to shoot street photography every day. I thrive on searching the story in a single frame. Find my Street Photograph: First Steps and Beyond on my website!

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