Words on Pictures is a regular series of audio/visual interviews with photojournalists around the world. 

David CarsonDavid Carson

From the Streets of Ferguson Missouri

David Carson is a staff photographer / videographer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. News Photographer executive editor Donald Winslow recorded this interview with Carson while Carson was shooting protest events and rioting in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, in the afterath of the August 9th police shooting of unarmed 18 year-old Michael Brown. 

Before working in St. Louis, he worked at the Naples Daily News, in Naples, Fla., and was a contract photographer at the Providence Journal-Bulletin in Providence, R.I.



Kim Komenich by Chuck Gathard

Kim Komenich

Early Influences

In this episode of Words On Pictures, the National Press Photographers Association's new audio podcast, photojournalist Kim Komenich shares his thoughts on his early photographic influences that helped shape his vision as a young shooter growing up in Manteca, CA.

Komenich was a staff photographer for the San Francisco Examiner from 1982 to 2000 and the San Francisco Chronicle from 2000 to 2009.

In 1987, Komenich won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for his coverage of the Philippines "People Power" Revolution.


William Albert Allard by Donald Winslow

William Albert Allard

Not Riding Into the Sunset,Yet

William Albert Allard a significant force in American photojournalism for more than five decades. He is the author of six highly acclaimed books including the award-winning Vanishing Breed, a collection of his photographs and writing about the real cowboys who remain in the American West. Now in his 51st year as a photographer and writer, his images have graced the pages of National Geographic for most of that time. 

In late July, a major exhibit of Allard's work called “Portraits Of America," opened at the Cortona On The Move photography festival in Tuscany Italy. News Photographer Editor Donald Winslow caught up with Allard at a small cafe in Cortona's central piazza.

Riccardo VenturiRiccardo Venturi

Staying on the Story

Riccardo Venturi is an Italian photojournalist based in Rome who started his career documenting Italian and European social issues such as illegal immigration and the rise of Nazi movements in Germany. In the mid 1990s his attention turned to covering conflict, mostly in Afghanistan but also including strife in Kosovo, Somalia, Liberia, Libya, and the Gaza Strip. Ever since the catastrophic earthquake in 2010, Venturi has been covering the Haitian’s recovery efforts and the seemingly endless struggle for life in the impoverished island nation. Venturi talked with NPPA about his reasons for staying on a story after the other journalists leave.