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Alex Kuczynski and Susan Anderson: The Gold Standard

Alex Kuczynski and Susan Anderson discuss the iconography of beauty and celebrity that has created a culture of obsession and conformity.
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Frank Ockenfels: Frank Ockenfels

Frank Ockenfels discusses his extensive career, from portraits to album covers and movie poster photography.
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Amber Valetta and Amanda de Cadenet: Forever Young?

Amber Valetta and Amanda de Cadenet discuss the former's personal journey through high fashion, a world obsessed with youth and beauty, and how her life experience has deepened her work as a model, collaborator and artist.
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Elaine D’Farley and Philip Gefter: Beauty: The Real vs. The Ideal

Elaine D’Farley and Philip Gefter discuss the editorial decision-making process behind contemporary images of beauty and the dichotomy between what is real vs. inspirational or fake.
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Lauren Greenfield: Lauren Greenfield

Lauren Greenfield discusses her new film and looks at the universally intoxicating quality of beauty, as well as its oppressive effects on female body image.
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Randall Slavin and Charlize Theron: The Making of 24 Portraits

Randall Slavin and Charlize Theron give a personal, in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of the images in Slavin's exhibit The Making of 24 Portraits.
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Peter Fetterman: Everything You've Always Wanted To Know About Collecting Fine Art Photography

Peter Fetterman discusses the fundamentals of fine art photography, including the history of the photography market, what creates the value of a photograph and the current "blue chip" photographers.
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Kwaku Alston: Unique Beauty

Kwaku Alston shows a selection of his celebrity and personal portraits and discusses symbols of beauty in our culture and how he responds to them.
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David Fahey and Mark McKenna: Herb Ritts - A Discussion

David Fahey and Mark McKenna recall working with famed fashion photographer Herb Ritts.
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Leonard Nimoy: Goddess: An Exploration of the Divine and the Secular Forms of Beauty

Leonard Nimoy discusses his work as a photographer and our culture's perception of beauty.
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Davis Factor

Davis Factor provides a glimpse into his journey as a photographer, entrepreneur and creative pioneer.
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Nikki Sixx and Kristine McKenna: Life Through The Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx and Kristine McKenna discuss This is Gonna Hurt (based on Sixx’s journals and photographs), exploring beauty, its perception and how we view ourselves.