Finding our people is something I think we all strive for. For some of us, this is easy and for others, it can be quite difficult. In the landscape and nature photography community, there are well-established cliques of people who photograph together frequently, often comprised of white men. Why this is the case has always been a mystery to me; however, I genuinely always want to put myself in the shoes of others who are not like me to understand what it is like to live like them.
This week I had the pleasure of hanging out and chatting with Angela Ledyard. Angela is a landscape photographer living in Texas, originally from Ohio. She recently created a group called the Black Female Landscape & Nature Photographers, which has become a prominent community and beacon for African American nature photographers. It was awesome hearing her story and to hear about why and how she created the group. I think you'll enjoy our chat.
On this week's episode, we discuss:
- Angela's journey into photography.
- Why Angela has chosen nature photography as her medium.
- Why and how Angela created the Black Female Landscape & Nature Photographers community.
- The challenges of being a black female in the landscape photography realm.
- What Angela's goals are with her photography.
- How moving from Ohio to California changed how she saw nature as a photographer.
- Angela's 5-day trip to Peru and what it was like for her to photograph there.
- And a lot more!
Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
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- Watch podcast episodes on YouTube.
Here is who Angela recommended on the podcast this week:
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