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,...
Ralph Nelson President Obama

Ralph Nelson Interview

Ralph Nelson is considered one of the finest and most highly respected unit still photographers working today. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, the unit still photographer works on...

Cindy Sherman Art Review-The Broad Museum- July 2016

Who is the artist Cindy Sherman?  Would she please step forward?   For me, this is the provocative question when approaching her artwork. For forty years she has created some of the most telling and persuasive...
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...

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...
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...
Engaged Observers Exhibition

Engaged Observers Exhibition at The J. Paul Getty Museum

Currently on view is an exceptional exhibition entitled "Engaged Observers," at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Engaged Observers exhibition is about photojournalism and the electrifying power photography has to tell us about ourselves in intimate,...
Fredric Roberts

Interview with Fredric Roberts by Anthony Friedkin

Fredric Roberts is an extraordinary man who abandoned a lucrative career on Wall Street to pursue his dream of becoming a photographer and traveling the world. He instantly distinguished himself with a powerful vision....
Larry Bell

Larry Bell Interview by Anthony Friedkin

Larry Bell came to prominence in the burgeoning Los Angeles art scene during the 1960's as one of the originators of what came to be known as the "Light and Space" movement. Bell's work...
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...