Documentary photographer Jonathan Hyman checks in from Bethel, NY. We talk about his travels from Maine to Maryland to photograph towns and “open the economy” rallies during the pandemic, the near-emptiness of New York City on St. Patrick’s Day, the parallels and divergences with post-9/11 America and his photography projects from that era, people coming at him during rallies because of their hostility toward media, how pointing a camera at someone is different than pointing a phone at them, and more. Give it a listen!
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About our Guest
Jonathan Hyman is a freelance photographer based in Bethel, NY. His exhibitions include Flesh & Metal, Bodies & Buildings: 9/11 Vernacular Memorials, and Beyond Ground Zero: 9/11 and the American Landscape. There’s a more extensive bio at his site.
Credits: The conversation was recorded remotely via Zencastr. I used a Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone feeding into a Cloudlifter CL-1 and a Mackie Onyx Blackjack 2×2 USB Recording Interface. All processing and editing done in Adobe Audition CC. Photos by Jonathan, so they’re not on my instagram.