Photographer Interviews

Interview: Wendy Ewald, Pioneer of Collaborative Photography

June 1, 2018

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Wendy Ewald

An image from “Arabic Alphabet,” a 2003 collaboration between Ewald and middle school students in Queens, New York.

As the photo community wrestles with questions about who has the right to tell someone’s story, many photojournalists are choosing to put their subjects in control—by giving them cameras or asking them to contribute to the process of making and choosing images. Wendy Ewald has been doing that for almost 50 years. Since 1969, she has taught children and women...

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