Photography 2.0 NY Photo Buyer: Catherine Talese

LiveBooks founder, Michael Costuros, introduces photo editor Catherine Talese, whose diverse career has spanned magazines like GQ, Quest and Absolute. This was a pretty interesting perspective from the photo buyer-side that photographers don’t hear often enough. She’s also has a very in-depth appreciation for the history of photography and the greats that have preceded the current generation of photographers.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the number of editors that say they like to get postcards and pin them up on their wall for inspiration, and see high-quality prints. There’s definitely something to be said about the tactile experience of viewing photography, as oxymoronic as it sounds.

And it was totally inspirational that she took time in her career to do a “passion project” where writers and photographers donated their work for art’s sake. This seems to be one cause where it’s cool to give away your work for free!

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Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter.

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