In Focus with David Yarrow
Mankind

Mankind

February 24, 2021

In this episode of In Focus, photographer David Yarrow recalls his travels in South Sudan where he photographed the Dinka people in the photograph that made his career, Mankind (2015). Hear the story behind the photograph that catalysed his journey to becoming one of the world’s most celebrated photographers — he would no longer approach galleries, galleries would approach him. 

 

Read the transcript here: https://www.davidyarrowpodcast.com/transcripts/mankind

Polar Bears

Polar Bears

February 17, 2021

The extreme danger surrounding polar bears makes them poor candidates for portrait photography. Photographer David Yarrow travelled around the world to find a place where he could get close to these majestic animals, and achieved shots that others had previously failed to. This episode tells the story behind his powerful polar bear photographs: 78 Degrees North (2017), Diamonds in the Sky (2018) and Hello (2015). 

Read the transcript here: https://www.davidyarrowpodcast.com/transcripts/polar-bears

North Korea

North Korea

February 10, 2021

Beach resorts, table tennis tournaments and memory cards submerged in hair gel: this episode of In Focus sees David Yarrow take us through his eye-opening trip to uncover the real North Korea outside of Pyongyang, leading to his cinematic Blade Runner (2018) photograph.

Read the transcript here: https://www.davidyarrowpodcast.com/transcripts/north-korea

The Killers

The Killers

February 3, 2021

There are only a few places in the world where there is a possibility of capturing a killer whale on camera. David took his chance in the short intervals of daylight during a Norwegian winter, but he didn’t expect to join the killers in the icy water. In this episode of In Focus, hear the details of the story behind his perspective-shifting orca photo ‘The Killers’ (2019). 

Read the transcript here: https://www.davidyarrowpodcast.com/transcripts/the-killers