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Jim Mortram - Photography for Change pt.3/3 - Final Togcast Episode

Jim Mortram - Photography for Change pt.3/3 - Final Togcast Episode

December 10, 2021

For our final ever episode we welcome Jim Mortram to The Togcast. Jim is a British social documentary photographer and writer based in Norfolk. His ongoing photographic work Small Town Inertia records the lives of a number of disadvantaged and marginalise people living near to his home.

We chat to Jim about the power of photography to bring change in society. We also discuss how his photography has brought change to the people he works alongside, and to himself. Be sure to follow Jim on Twitter (@JAMortram) or via smalltowninertia.co.uk 

This episode concludes our mini-series discussing 'Photography for change' and is the final Togcast ever. Many thanks to all of you who have listened over the years.

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The Togcast was co-created by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders. Many thanks to all the guests and listeners who helped us to rack up over 500,000 downloads and lots of fun memories.

To find out more about Sam Gregory you can visit his website: https://www.samgregory-photography.com

And for more on Paul Sanders, please visit: https://www.discoverstill.com

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Finally a big thanks to Fotospeed (https://fotospeed.com) and WEX Photo Video (https://www.wexphotovideo.com) for sponsoring the show over the years.

Robin Hammond - Witness Change - Photography for Change pt.2/3

Robin Hammond - Witness Change - Photography for Change pt.2/3

November 26, 2021

We're delighted to be joined by award-winning photojournalist Robin Hammond to discuss the power of photography to bring change, and the fantastic work of his non-profit organisation Witness Change. Their mission statement reads "Stigmatized people are often excluded from their own stories. We use visual storytelling to support these people as they reclaim the narratives of their lives to achieve necessary change such as influencing policies, attitudes and behaviours that affect them."

Robin is a National Geographic Explorer and his career recognition includes the winning of two World Press Photo prizes, the RF Kennedy Journalism Award, six Pictures of the Year International Awards, the W.Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography, the recipient of six Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism and being named by Foreign Policy as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers.

Check out more on Witness Change via their website: www.witnesschange.org and see more about Robin via www.robinhammond.co.uk

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We'll be back for the final ever Togcast episode in a couple of weeks featuring Jim Mortram - don't miss it!

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory (www.samgregory-photography.com)

 

Toby Smith - Climate Visuals - Photography for Change pt.1/3

Toby Smith - Climate Visuals - Photography for Change pt.1/3

November 12, 2021

In the first of the final 3 Togcast episodes (ever!) we chat with photographer Toby Smith about ClimateVisuals.org and the power of photography to affect and influence change in the field of climate change. Toby has had work published with National Geographic, the New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and the Royal Geographic Society to name just a few.

Toby and the Climate Visuals team have competed lots of research exploring how viewers react to and understand imagery around the climate change topic. This has led to a range of recommendations from Climate Visuals to help content creators and editors to ensure compelling images are used in the best way to connect with different audiences.

We hope you enjoy this episode, you can find out more about Climate Visuals and their research on this page, and you can see Toby's work via his website.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory (https://www.samgregory-photography.com)

In Focus: Photography in Higher Education

In Focus: Photography in Higher Education

June 1, 2021
In this 'In Focus' episode we're talking about photography in higher education, both studying and teaching. We've talked to students, ex-students, tutors and mature returners to get a picture of the photographic degree scene.
 
There are a number of photography courses and options for studying for both young adults and mature students. In this episode we wanted to get a feel for a photography degree course, how to find the right one, what the role of the tutor is and what you might expect to do afterwards.
 
Contributors: 
 
Big thanks to the following for contributing to the show:
 
Lottie Davies: lottiedavies.com 
Lucy Cooksley: lucycooksley.com 
Victoria Cooke: vcphotography.website 
Sarah Blandford: sarahblandford.com 
 
If you're interested in exploring a degree in photography we'd recommend checking out UCAS.com for more information on courses and locations.
 
The Togcast is recorded, edited and mixed by Sam Gregory. Thanks for listening!
Bonus Episode: Helen Iles (Mountain & Coastal Safety)

Bonus Episode: Helen Iles (Mountain & Coastal Safety)

May 20, 2021

We wanted to share the full interview with Helen Iles from our recent 'In Focus' episode because it goes into more detail about staying safe whilst out in the landscape. Big thanks to Helen for sharing her knowledge and experience with us.

If you want to download a free copy of her Kit PDF please visit: https://www.thetogcast.com/latest-episode

Patreon Bonus Content & Support

We are now on Patreon sharing extra content including full interviews for all the In Focus episodes, bonus videos discussing various elements of photography, behind the scenes mini-podcasts, photo-walks and much more.

Check out https://www.patreon.com/thetogcast to get involved from just £4 per month!

In Focus: Staying Safe & Being Prepared

In Focus: Staying Safe & Being Prepared

May 1, 2021

In this second 'In Focus' episode we put the spotlight on staying safe whilst out photographing in the wild places and urban spaces of the world. With stories of what can go wrong, and plenty of advice on how to be prepared, hopefully this episode will remind us all to plan suitably when heading out locally or further afield with our camera.

Staying Safe & Being Prepared

Many thanks to Doug Chinnery, Helen Iles, Magnus Lindbom, Simon Calder and Tom Hall (Lonely Planet) for their contributions. Do check out their websites to see more of their work and be sure to follow them all on social media.

Helen Iles has kindly shared her personal kit & apps recommendation in PDF form to download from the Togcast website. Please visit https://www.thetogcast.com/latest-episode to download for free.

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We have 3 tiers of support, starting at just £4 per month. Your support makes it possible for us to dedicate time to make all this extra bonus content and keep pushing the quality of our main episodes higher and higher :)

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Bonus Episode: Kieran Dodds - Photojournalist

Bonus Episode: Kieran Dodds - Photojournalist

April 15, 2021

Here's another of the full interviews we conducted for our recent 'Snapshot of a Pandemic' episode. In this podcast its Kieran Dodds, an award-winning photojournalist. Check out more of his work here: https://www.kierandodds.com

SUPPORT US ON PATREON

We're also very excited to announce the launch of our ISO Club on Patreon. There are 3 levels of support starting at just £4 per month. If you enjoy what we do and want more of it then head over to https://www.patreon.com/thetogcast to check out the ways you can access extra episodes, bonus content, livestream videos and more.

Bonus Episode: Stuart McGlennon Interview - Full Version

Bonus Episode: Stuart McGlennon Interview - Full Version

April 8, 2021

We're going to be sharing some of the full interviews we conducted for our recent 'Snapshot of a Pandemic' episode. First up is our chat with Lake District based photographer and gallery owner Stuart McGlennon. Check out more of his work here: https://www.lensdistrict.com

SUPPORT US ON PATREON

We're also very excited to announce the launch of our ISO Club on Patreon. There are 3 levels of support starting at just £4 per month. If you enjoy what we do and want more of it then head over to https://www.patreon.com/thetogcast to check out the ways you can access extra episodes, bonus content, livestream videos and more.

Thanks for listening, we'll be back next week with another full interview from our Snapshot of a Pandemic episode.

In Focus: Snapshot of a Pandemic

In Focus: Snapshot of a Pandemic

April 1, 2021

Welcome back to the first of our new style ‘In Focus’ episodes. Each month (on the 1st) we will release one new ‘In Focus’ episode focussing on specific topics within the photography world. There will also be bonus episodes in-between so stay subscribed via your favourite podcast app to get all the latest episodes.

Snapshot of a Pandemic

This first ‘In Focus’ episode features the story of 10 figures in the photography world over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. We talk about their first reactions, how they’ve had to adapt and diversify and their thoughts on an uncertain future. This covers areas of their business, their personal life and most importantly their photography.

The Contributors:

A huge thanks to all ten contributors to this episode. Check out their work via the website links below:

We’re Back! What Happened & What’s Next…

We’re Back! What Happened & What’s Next…

March 29, 2021

After 6 months away...we're back! Firstly with this short interlude episode where we apologise for our absence and explain what happened, and what's next.

Excitingly, our new 'In Focus' series will be starting on Thursday 1st April so stay subscribed for the next era of the Togcast Photography Podcast - bigger & better than ever before!

Stay in touch via social media and www.thetogcast.com

Thanks for your patience and for coming back, we'll speak to you soon :)

Sam & Paul

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