Our top 10 most read Q&As of 2019

These were our most popular interviews from the last year, with a few of them appearing on this list for the second year in a row. In fact, the most read Q&A from 2019 was also the most read Q&A from 2018. How that happened is a mystery to us. As always, we count ourselves lucky to have the opportunity to talk to such talented and inspiring visual storytellers. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the New Year!

1. Jason Eskenazi’s post-Wonderland odyssey brings him full circle

Jason Eskenazi’s first photo book, Wonderland: A Fairy Tale of the Soviet Monolith, won the best photography book award from Pictures of the Year International in 2008, and brought the photographer a lot of notice, including interviews on NPR’s All Things Considered, and Studio 360. READ MORE

2. How David Scott Holloway went from covering Nazis to traveling with Anthony Bourdain

David Scott Holloway talks about his career — from photographing Jane Goodall and Anthony Bourdain to covering the rise of white nationalism in the U.S. READ MORE

3. The beauty in Brutalism

While Washington, D.C. is home to many architectural styles — from neo-classical and federalist to post-modern — none inflame passions as much as the brutalist designs that make up a core of buildings constructed in the U.S. Capital in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. READ MORE

4. You might be surprised what you can find on D.C.’s streets

There are some cities that get all the love when it comes to street photography. New York, Havana, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai seem to show up on everyone’s top 10 list. Washington, D.C.? Not so much. READ MORE

5. Talking weddings with Fearless Photographers founder Huy Nguyen

Huy Nguyen’s career in photography has spanned from photojournalism, to wedding photography, to education. Before founding both Fearless Photographers and the Foundation Workshop, Huy cut his teeth making photos for The Virginian-Pilot and The Dallas Morning News. READ MORE

6. Gulnara Samoilova is paying it forward

Growing up in the former Soviet Union, Gulnara Samoilova was a serious downhill skier with aspirations of a career on the slopes. But when she was 15, she took a photography class and immediately fell in love with the magic of watching an image coming to life in the developing tray. READ MORE

7. Duane Michals on innovating, gay imagery and digital (he loves it)

Duane Michals is a renowned photographer, with books, exhibits, retrospectives and decades of acclaim for his images. But there’s a word he prefers more than photographer to describe himself: Storyteller. READ MORE

8. How David Hobby’s simple idea for a blog turned into a really big deal

You could say David Hobby was in the right place at the right time, or better put, he had the right idea at exactly the right time. READ MORE

9. Back from war, Andrea Bruce is rediscovering America

In 2003, Andrea Bruce was on a plane headed to Iraq, almost by accident. She was a last-minute fill-in for another Washington Post photographer who had to drop the assignment because of a family emergency. READ MORE

10. Lucian Perkins on his long, strange trip – or how sometimes, the story finds you

Looking back on Lucian Perkins’ four-decade-long photographic journey — from his days as a student photographer at the University of Texas studying under the legendary Garry Winogrand, through a photojournalism career that includes two Pulitzer Prizes — it’s clear that there’s no simple way to tag him. READ MORE

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