Andréanna Seymore – Episode 65

“I really wanted to kind of tackle women being empowered by physical fitness, and being empowered by sports, and what let me into that was discovering roller derby.” Andréanna Seymore’s interest in photographing women in sports as a source of empowerment can be traced back to her own experience of giving up sports in school because there was no support or expectation of success for women in sports. She also sees her mother, a lawyer who defended tenants from eviction, as inspiration for her interest in promoting strong women. We talk about Andréanna’s work, starting a Literacy and Math Program through Photography, her love of Roller Derby, her father the pirate, and the hazards of wet-plate nudist photography. This episode sponsored by the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, & Related Media – Charles Traub, Chair. Links | Book Visit @realphotoshow on Twitter/IG/FB