The Podcast

podcast_logo_1500Released regularly, the Richard Flint Photography podcast features photography news, photography projects, website and podcast links, and much more. Bonus podcasts are also usually recorded each year.

The Richard Flint Photography podcast page, containing a full archive of recordings, can be found at :-

This joint Richard Flint Photography/Darker skies audio podcast covers a broad range of photography related topics and issues that have taken place over the previous weeks.

Although the podcasts does look at certain technical issues from time to time, its main focus is on the process of image making, the photography itself and the photographers who make those fantastic images. We concentrate on the image and not the camera.

The podcasts mention photography websites, multimedia and video that I’ve enjoyed and admired online. Rather than read out the link addresses, many of which are incredibly complex and long, I will place the links on this podcast page so that the digital content mentioned can be easily found and viewed.

The Podcast’s RSS feed can be found at:

More great photography weblinks are added daily to my Twitter feed at

The podcast can also be found in the Apple iTunes store HERE


The November/December 2019 Podcast 

The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge
Robert Capa photographed the breaking of the siege of Bastogne, and the capitulation of German Forces in one of their last offensive operations of the war HERE

Magnum On Set: Rebel Without a Cause
Dennis Stock photographed James Dean giving his most famed performance, only months before his death.  HERE

Magnum On Set: Planet of the Apes
Dennis Stock captured surreal and offbeat scenes in-between takes during the making of the 1968 sci-fi blockbusterter.  HERE

Dennis Stock’s book of images of James Dean as mentioned in the podcast.  HERE

The October 2019 Podcast 

Berlin after the Wall – then and now. Photography by Colin McPherson HERE

Haiti’s cyclists brave protests and poor roads in race for gold. Photography by Andres Martinez Casares, Alexandre Meneghini and Gonzalo Fuentes.  HERE

Candid moments on the London Underground of the 1970s.  Phots by Mike Goldwater.  HERE

Bruce Gilden on the photographer’s changing approach to street photography, and a vision of a long-gone New York City.  HERE

The September 2019 Podcast 

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The August 2019 Podcast 

A fantastic selection of Magnum photographers’ work made during WW2 and in its immediate aftermath. HERE

The Photography of Margaret Bourke-White – 21 images selected from a remarkable lifetime of work by a pioneer in photography and photojournalism, who captured industrial scenes and world events with as much care and craft as her intimate portraits.  HERE

A harsh turn in the weather can’t deter working class folks in North East England from enjoying time by the sea. In the 1970s, Markéta Luskacová captured the people of Whitley Bay as they walked, picnicked, played, lounged, ate and swam at the beach. HERE

Making Hitchcockian Portraits by Philippe Halsman of Magnum Photos  HERE


Images from Jimmy Forsyth’s ‘Scotswood Road’ documenting Scotswood & Elswick in the East End of Newcastle during the 50s & 60s. HERE

An exhibition of photographs taken by Peter Marlow between 2010 and 2012, of the Naves of all 42 of England’s Anglican Cathedrals using natural light at dawn. HERE

The July 2019 Podcast 

Abbas: Vietnam, Forget ME Not images. Abbas’ photographs of the closing years of the Vietnam War, the anti-war movement, and his return to the country some 30 years later.  HERE

Blood, rain and cheers: Tour de France 2019 – in pictures  HERE

Ken Grant’s long-term photo project with a landfill on the shores of the River Mersey in North West England. HERE

The pioneering female photographer Ida Wyman – in pictures  HERE

The June 2019 Podcast 

Associated Press News blog – Article discussing power of photography – Photo of Salvadoran refugees shows power of still images. HERE

Greenland’s ‘unusual’ melting sea ice captured in stunning image HERE

Borderlands: Curator Jen Sudul Edwards reflects on the archive of Magnum photographers’ work made on the border between Mexico and the US HERE

The May 2019 Podcast 

Lost Weegee Crime Photos Revealed! Hiding in a junk-store box, unseen for 82 years. HERE

Photo District News regular weekly Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking HERE


Dave Heath: A master of photographing solitude HERE

The April 2019 Podcast 

“Crying Girl at the Border” by U.S. photographer John Moore of Getty Images has won the 2019 World Press Photo of the Year HERE

W. Eugene Smith’s Warning to the World
The Magnum photographer made his last photo essay about industrial mercury poisoning in the Japanese city of Minamata, helping to bring justice and visibility to the victims HERE

Behind the Image: Chris Steele-Perkins’ New Londoners
The photographer and Londoner on the personal motivation behind documenting the many faces of one of the most diverse cities in the world  HERE

A reluctant rock concert attendee, Bill Owens nevertheless photographed the disastrous 1969 music festival Altamont and the close of an era. HERE

Gimme Shelter – Official Film Trailer

The March 2019 Podcast 

Gerda Taro: The First Woman War Photographer to Die in the Field HERE

William Boyd on Raymond Depardon’s Grisaille Vision of 1980s Glasgow HERE

Peace wall people: the youth of Belfast – in pictures HERE

Tim Hetherington’s Sleeping Soldiers – Looking back at the late photographer’s humanising portraits of U.S. soldiers at rest during a tour in Afghanistan HERE

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The Test Strip Photo Blog HERE

The February 2019 Podcast 

Martin Parr: 48 Years of Photographing the Quirky and Kitschy in Manchester HERE

George Mendonsa, 95, Most Likely the Sailor in a Famous Photo, Dies HERE

The True Story Behind an Iconic Vietnam War Photo Was Nearly Erased — Until Now HERE

Old photos show Katrine aqueduct being built HERE

The January 2019 Podcast 

Greenland’s Vanishing Villages. Jonas Bendiksen’s social documentary photography project looking the push toward modernisation by the Danish government that is leaving many of the nation’s smaller settlements facing shrinking populations and destructive gender imbalances  HERE

The December 2018 Podcast 

Beyond the Myth of the War Photographer. HERE

The photography of Masha Ivashintsova:

The environmental and social issues photography of Lu Guang HERE

BONUS November 2018 Podcast 

Amazon: The Photographic Memory: Press Photography – Twelve Insights  HERE

The remote UK community living off-grid. HERE

BBC iPlayer (UK only) Written and directed by Peter Watkins, The War Game is a drama-documentary made in 1965 depicting the consequences of a nuclear attack on Britain. The terrible aftermath of a nuclear bomb in Kent is portrayed in the style of a news programme.

The November 2018 Podcast 

Living Beneath the Ground in an Australian Desert  HERE

The remote UK community living off-grid. HERE

BBC iPlayer (UK only) Written and directed by Peter Watkins, The War Game is a drama-documentary made in 1965 depicting the consequences of a nuclear attack on Britain. The terrible aftermath of a nuclear bomb in Kent is portrayed in the style of a news programme. . HERE

The October 2018 Podcast 

Roman Vishniac: Jewish photographer between World Wars  HERE

Jane Bown: Observer archive – Gypsies in Hampshire, 14 October 1956. HERE

Magnum: The Troubles: Capturing the Conflict HERE


ICP: The Roman Vishniac Collection. HERE

Terror in focus: the Jewish photographer who captured the rise of Nazism  HERE

Roman Vishniac Biography: HERE

The September 2018 Podcast 

Cloudflare: Offering CDN, DNS, DDoS protection and security  HERE

Sparks Fly on F1 Racetracks. HERE

Wayne Miller: A Human Touch. Looking back on the life and work of the acclaimed documentary photographer and one of Magnum’s former Presidents on the centenary of his birth HERE

Dickey Chapelle : Inside the Daring Life of a Forgotten Female War Photographer. HERE

Brexit worries from the Irish border – a photo essay  HERE

The August 2018 Podcast 

Magnum’s Martin Parr – Fishing for a Future After Brexit  HERE

Werner Bischof: The Boy from Roermond. HERE

Le Mow: the 12-hour lawnmower race – in pictures HERE

Ships and wrecks: the UK’s best coastal photography – in pictures. HERE

Shutterbugs, Pixel Peepers and Others Who Annoy Me  HERE

The July 2018 Podcast 

The Tour de France at its most beautiful  HERE

This is how Washington, England, feels about President Trump’s UK visit. Photographs by Mary Turner/Panos for CNN. HERE

New Brighton revisited – three decades in pictures | A group show brings together for the first time the New Brighton pictures of internationally renowned British photographers Martin Parr, Ken Grant and Tom Wood. HERE

When his career began in the 1950s, Latif Al Ani captured scenes of Iraqi life in a more innocent times. HERE

The June 2018 Podcast 

Photographer Tish Murtha documented her community in industrial England HERE

10 photographers, including David Bailey and Paul Reas, to document the life and landscape of the South Wales valleys during a time of great change. HERE

Rohingya Refugees Earning a Meager Wage in the Fishing Industry. HERE

Photos: Fans of the 2018 World Cup – 40 colorful and emotional shots of supporters in Russia (and back home) cheering on their national teams, and feeling their wins and losses. HERE

The May 2018 Podcast 

A Changing Way of Life For Mongolia’s Dukha Reindeer Herders – 23 photos from the taiga and steppe in north central Mongolia by Reuters photographer Thomas Peter HERE

Photo Updates From Kilauea: The Lava Meets the Sea – 30 amazing images from the past week of volcanic activity on Hawaii’s Big Island. HERE

A gambler’s look at gamblers. A decade long look at the world of gambling through the lens of Martin Amis. HERE

It’s not widely known that before Stanley Kubrick made films, he photographed 1940s New York as a staff photographer for Look magazine. A new book from Taschen and exhibition looks at his early work. HERE

The April 2018 Podcast 

Chris Steele Perkin’s  A Sense of Community: Wolverhampton in the 1970s  HERE

For more background detail behind Chris Steele Perkin’s photography click here HERE

Helen Levitt’s Street Dramas:  Black-and-white photographs between 1934 and 1946, mostly in working class neighborhoods of New York City. HERE

The winners of the professional category of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced, with British artist Alys Tomlinson named as Photographer of the Year for her arresting series on pilgrimages. HERE

Podcast Special: RFP Podcast: Photobook: Northumberland by J C Tordai

The first in a series of special podcasts looking at a photography book taken from Richard Flint’s bookshelf. The first book in this series is the documentary photography book Northumberland by J C Tordai, published in 1993, and a book that has been a big influence on Richard’s photography over the past twenty years.

The March 2018 Podcast 

Photographer Ron Haeberle was at My Lai when American troops killed hundreds of Vietnamese civilians. 50 years after the atrocity, he talks with FOTO about his pictures that changed the course of the Vietnam War.  HERE

Oh Jonny boy: mid-20th century Ireland in glorious technicolour HERE

Surfing Norway in Sub-Zero Temperatures – 30 images fom AFP photographer Olivier Morin who recently spent several days on the beautiful beaches of Norway’s Lofoten Islands, with a group of hardy surfers. HERE

The February 2018 Podcast 

The vanished East End of London. David Granick’s shots from the 1960s and 70s capture a fading world   HERE

The photos that changed America: celebrating the work of Lewis Hine HERE

The July 2017 Podcast 

Seven photos, seven stories: Chris Killip on capturing the declining industrial towns of England in the ’70s & ’80s   HERE

Harf Zimmermann captures the day-to-day of an East German neighborhood in the 1980s HERE


A moody, unsettling look at St. Petersburg. Photos by Igor Posner HERE

The January/February 2016 Podcast 

American airmen in England during World War Two  HERE

Teaching Photography Inside Malawi’s Prisons  HERE

The 2015 World Press Photo winners HERE

Flor Garduño’s Vision in Black-and-White  HERE

Melting Away: Stunning Photos of Disappearing Icebergs  HERE

Britain’s National Media Museum Loses More Than Just a Treasured Archive HERE


Migrants Working Far Away in European Fields HERE

Nowhere to Go Amid Alaska’s Melting Ice HERE

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