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Richard Kalvar
American, b. 1944
Apr 10, 2013
Good news for the illiterates out there: this is a textless blog post. Only pictures. More...
Mar 26, 2013
Last week I did a Facebook chat/interview with Blake Andrews. It’s an interesting format, because you express yourself spontaneously but can correct what you write. After it was over, Blake sent me a few more questions to answer that he had forgotten to ask, and I was able to make myself sound a little more coherent. You should check it out:

http://blakeandrews.blogspot.com/2013/03/q-with-richard-kalvar.html... More...
Mar 21, 2013
I hope you’ve noticed that the Magnum Store is now selling the magazine we’ve just published based on the work I did at the Republican and Democratic conventions in the US last year, called Conventional Photography. This is part of the Looking for America series. Faced with the dramatically declining press use of photographic essays, we’re exploring new ways of showing our pictures, and of making... More...
Mar 12, 2013
As I came into the Congress Center in Davos one day, I saw a minor commotion. Naturally I elbowed my way in. Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg was speaking with a colleague and an admirer, and being filmed by a video crew. I subsequently learned that she was about to publish a book called “Lean In”, and the filming (unusual at Davos) was presumably done for its promotion. I took... More...
Mar 7, 2013
A number of years ago I made the very regrettable error of allowing myself to be born into a family that didn’t have much money, so when I started photographing in a serious way, I had to find a means of making a living. At the time it didn’t seem to me that I could do that through my personal photographs, so I began to seek professional work taking pictures. I suppose that to support my habit I... More...