Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.
For the past four years, I have been photojournaling protests against Donald Trump and his Administration.
The recent Black Lives Matter protests brought a new wave of photos, so many so that it caused me to look at the entire album. With the election coming up it seemed like a good idea to review this project and look to overarching themes.
From basic civil rights to democratic principles, the same themes kept appearing over and over again in the protests. They were:
See the photos in the podcast or on my personal website in a photo essay format, or just listen to the podcast to hear about those protest trends, the major issues that define the Trump presidency.
Please share this episode/photo essay with your friends. Most importantly register and vote.
This Memorial Day weekend, please let me take you through a virtual tour of Olympic National Park. So many of us have lost trips and planned vacations to the coronavirus quarantines, and are now just re-emerging into our local neighborhoods. To make things easier, I hope to take you to the magical place I feel in love with last year, Olympic National Park.
This Show Me video podcast and associated transcript/photo essay takes you from the south of the park in the Lake Quinault region all the way to the ocean and then to the north, where we will visit Hurricane Ridge. The podcast will show you 40 photos over 20 minutes.
Before I begin, a little back story… In April 2019 I toured Olympic National Park over five days and four nights. The goal was to build an Instagram guide for Aramark’s Nation’s Vacation group of lodges in Olympic National Park. Thank you to the Nation’s Vacation team for letting me share some of those photos taken on that trip with everyone.
I hope you enjoy the journey. A full transcript, including photos, is available on geofflivingston.com.
Don’t miss Episode 2.6 featuring Nana Gyesie, who is featured in this episode.
There is no portrait quite like that of an animal, whether it’s a cute K-9 friend or an animal in the wild. Photographer Jeffrey Morris joins me for this very special episode all about photographing animals, starting with the amazing (mostly) wildlife work of Joel Sartore.
With mass extinctions becoming commonplace, Joel Sartore is on a mission to photograph every wild species he can. Jeff noted that Joel Sartore who shoots amazing animal portraits in “studios” adapted for the species and location. While his work is mostly with wild animals, it has influenced how Jeffrey’s approach to photographing domestic animals.
Of course, Jeffrey’s work is fantastic, too, including this episode’s featured dog pic. We show several images (in addition to Joel Sartore’s work), and discuss how Jeffrey gets magic pet pics that makes their human friends gush with emotion.
I am proud to dedicate this special animal photography episode to my mother nationally syndicated astrologer Jacqueline Bigar, who passed away days before this episode was published. She loved animals more than anything else on earth, and I know she would watch this episode over and over again. I love you, Mom.
Sebastião Salgado is one of the most influential photographers to emerge out of Latin Ameria. A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, his works have inspired many, including Show Me Podcast episode guest Kirth Bobb.
Kirth and I discussed Genesis, his wide-ranging works between 2004-2011 that show the unblemished faces of nature and humanity. From wildlife to the human condition in aboriginal and worker communities, we see how his works show incredible stark scenes.
Then we discuss Kirth’s incredible vision, as he is increasingly recognized as one of DC’s most creative photographers.
Enjoy this very special and inspiring episode of the Show Me Podcast.
February 19th marks the opening of the 2020 Exposed DC Photography Show, an annual exhibition featuring the best photos illustrating life in DC during the past year. I sat down with Exposed DC Executive Director Noe Todorovich to discuss some of the 43 award winners.
Noe’s second appearance on the Show Me Podcast (her first episode featured American Gothic by Gordon Parks) examined nine of the award winners works in four loose themes.
Glitter championship/celebration pics by Brian Moseley, Brian Gray, and Ather Ahsan
Lifestyle pics by Diana Nguyen and Iñaki Sánchez
Classic street images by Gina Falcone and Sofia Sebastián
Classic DC images by Erika Nizborski and Craig Nedrow
Watch or listen to the episode to learn about these award-winning images.
See the 2020 Exposed DC Photography Show at Touchstone Gallery
You can see all the award-winning works via the Exposed DC exhibition.
Even better, you can meet the photographers during the opening night reception on Wednesday, February 19. Full disclosure, my image Scoot Down the Highway was an award winner.
Details are below.
Opening Night Reception, Wednesday February 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.
– Exhibit hosted by Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Avenue NW
Exhibit hours (free admission):
Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday through Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.
Closing day: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Tickets and more information are here: http://exposeddc.com/2020/01/15/the-2020-exposed-dc-photography-show-opens-february-19/
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Episode 2.2 Kristen McNicholas on What Makes a Good Award (2019 Sony World Photography Awards)
Photography awards are all the rage. Who is good, what image is the best? But are they actually that good or is it a subjective debate?
Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (formerly with National Geographic) and I debate, using the 2019 Sony World Photography Award winners as our subject. Listen to what we liked — and didn’t like — about last year’s winning photos.
Lawrence Jackson, Official White House Photographer during the Obama Administration, discusses his time there as visualized in his new photography book, Yes We Did. Lawrence not only served the Obamas for eight years, but he had a unique perspective as an African American photographer chronicling Barack and Michelle Obama’s time in the white house, and their impact on America.
Lawrence saw the Obamas’ personal sides, their incredible ability to impact children, and how people reacted to them. Listen to or watch this very special opening episode of Show Me Podcast Season 2 below.
You can learn more about Lawrence’s book and his photography on jacksonimages.com.
Part two of our special September 11 episode Lt. Colonel Robert J. Darling (retired) picks up right where we left off, starting with the collapse of the World Trade Center North Tower through the desperate attempts by FDNY and NYPD to rescue any survivors and the White House bunker team’s efforts to secure America’s skies, and its cities against further attacks. Be prepared, this is an emotionally trying episode of the Show Me Podcast.
September 11 remains one of the most visceral moments in American history. Lt. Colonel Darling served as the logistics lead in the White House during September 11, and joins Geoff Livingston to remember the attack through the photos. You can learn more about Lt. Colonel Robert J. Darling and his book, “24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker, 9/11/01” on robertjdarling.com.
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