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September 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Join me at Tony Bezsylko’s Solo Exhibition,
It’s not so Black and White – The Documentary Photography of Tony Bezsylko

Bob Culshaw Awards
Excellence in Photography
SoJie 16, June 2012

Photographic Art – 2nd Place
SoJie 8, October 2010

Debbie Steer Award
Excellence in Nature Photography
SoJie 8, October 2010

Stare. It’s the way to educate your eyes. Pry, Listen, Eavesdrop.
Die knowing something. You are not here long.
Walker Evans

The camera is a remarkable instrument. Saturate yourself with your subject, and the camera will all but take you by the hand and point the way. – Margaret Bourke-White

Photographers stop photographing a subject too soon before they have exhausted the possibilities.- Dorothea Lange

it is not a factual photograph per se. The documentary photograph carries with it another thing, a quality in the subject that the artist responds to. It is a photograph which carries the full meaning of the episode or the circumstance or the situation that can only be revealed – because you can’t really recapture it – by this other quality. There is no real warfare between the artist and the documentary photographer. He has to be both.- Dorothea Lange, Mary Ellen Mark

Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion…the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate. – Dorothea Lange

Hands off! I do not molest what I photograph, I do not meddle and I do not arrange. – Dorothea Lange

I’d like to think of myself as a documentary photographer, documenting life. Perhaps not life in the general sense, maybe it is just my life I am documenting, what was in front of me at the time and the way i related to it. – tony

  • Joined: January 2010


John H White

Scott Strazzante photographer for the Chicago Tribune photographs and write about Pulitzer Photographer John H White, recently fired along with the entire photographic department of the Sun Times. /
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National Geo's Daily Dozen

Very proud to have my photo “Biting the Dust” featured in The Daily Dozen. This is my 4th photo to make the Daily Dozen. “Biting The Dust”: / “”
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Sad Day for Photojournalism

I haven’t been on RB for a few months busy with work. Hope to catch up with everybody’s work and respond to comments about mine soon. Meanwhile felt I had to post this / Earlier this week the Chicago Sun Times laid off it’s entire photography staff and decided to have the reporters take the necessary photos with their i phones. This was an especially sad and poignant day for me. One o…
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Nat Geo Photo of the Day

My Photo Obama 2008 was chosen this week as one of the photos of the Day in National Geo. Here is the link I believe this is the fourth time I have had a photo chosen and it is definitely a thrill. tony
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