Podcast: Legends – Keith Carter, Douglas Kirkland, and Joyce Tenneson


Sometimes you just have to shake your head and say, “Wow, it was a good day.” When you have the opportunity to sit and chat about photography with Keith Carter, Douglas Kirkland and Joyce Tenneson, things can’t be all bad.

On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast we return to recordings made at B&H OPTIC and Depth of Field Conferences and present segments of our conversations with these three photo legends—and we are not using that word lightly when speaking about these artists. Unique and prolific in their respective genres, each bring a sense of humility and sincere respect for the artistic process and the medium to which they have given so much. With Keith Carter we compare music, sculpture, and literature to photography and hear of his mother’s early influence on his career. With Douglas Kirkland we also chat family and how a humble upbringing brought him to photography and the glamour of Hollywood. We also find out where and when Doug Kirkland's and Allan Weitz's photo careers intersected. After a short break, Joyce Tenneson discusses being inspired by surroundings, exploring the inner self through photography, and accepting new challenges. Each of these photographers has created enough, accomplished enough, to rest on laurels, but each is still striving, experimenting, and creating. Like I said, sometimes you just have to say, “Wow.”

Join us for this special episode and listen for information about our upcoming B&H Photography Podcast FUJIFILM X-H1 Sweepstakes.

Guests: Keith Carter, Douglas Kirkland and Joyce Tenneson

© Joyce Tenneson
© Joyce Tenneson
© Joyce Tenneson
© Joyce Tenneson
Fireflies, 1992. © Keith Carter
Meagan’s New Shoes, 1993. © Keith Carter
Radio Flyer, 2000. © Keith Carter
Keith Carter and Allan Weitz © John Harris
Joyce Tenneson © John Harris
Joyce Tenneson and Allan Weitz © John Harris
Douglas Kirkland and Allan Weitz with the last issue of Look magazine, on which they worked together. © John Harris


Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: John Harris
Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producer: Lawrence Neves