Anthony Friedkin Corner

Deborah Cloyed teaching lesson at Samy's Camera Photo Camp

Deborah Cloyed Interview

Samy’s Camera has always been committed to and enthusiastically supported educational programs promoting photography. By emphasizing both the artistic and the vocational potential in photography, they have offered numerous classes, put on special workshops,...
William Eggleston

William Eggleston at LACMA by Anthony Friedkin

William Eggleston changed photographic history with his saturated color images of everyday life. In the 1960's, he pioneered the use of color photography and the snapshot for aesthetic and artistic expression. Eggleston was also...
Anthony Friedkin

Introduction to Samy’s Newsletter

Welcome to Samy's newsletter. My name is Anthony Friedkin and I will be hosting this special venture. Los Angeles is one of the most important and vibrant centers for photography in the world. We have...
Douglas Kirkland

Interview with Douglas Kirkland by Anthony Friedkin

Douglas Kirkland is one of the most respected and celebrated photographers of the last fifty years. His career and the people he has photographed are legendary. At age twenty-four, Kirkland was hired as a...
Sigma 500mm Ultra Telephoto

Sigma 500mm f4.5 Ultra Telephoto Lens Review

I have been working with telephoto lenses for as long as I can remember. From my earliest days as a teenage photographer and all along the way (some 50 years later) the telephoto lens...
Gerd Ludwig

Interview with Photographer Gerd Ludwig

On April 26, 1986, the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl in Ukraine became the sight of the worst nuclear accident in history. Authorities waited 36 hours after the explosion to begin the evacuation of 336,000...

Beauty Culture Exhibition at Annenberg Space for Photography

From photography's earliest beginnings the medium has abundantly explored the details of feminine beauty in a vibrant way. This exploration dates as far back as the Daguerreotype era, as early as 1835. Fast-forward through...
Jeff Dunas

Interview with Jeff Dunas

I'm sitting with Jeff Dunas at his lovely home and photo studio, located above the Sunset strip in Hollywood., California. I'm here to Interview Jeff about the upcoming Photo Festival in Palm Springs. Jeff...
Robert Frank The Americans

Robert Frank’s The Americans Review

A powerful photograph can change our lives and help us better realize who we are and the world we live in. By defining and immortalizing a moment so indelibly and with great skill the...
Panasonic Review

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review

PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-G7 DIGITAL CAMERA REVIEW BY ANTHONY FRIEDKIN Recently, I was asked to try out the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Digital SLR and share my impressions with our readers. Upon picking the camera up, I was...