Emile Askey – Episode 57

“You know I had a meltdown and went to hang out in the desert for a couple weeks…came back…I talked to my brother and he’s like, you say good things but you don’t do anything good. You have all these ideas…your at 10,000 feet, nothing is on the ground for you…” Emile Askey was born in California to a Macedonian/Australian mother and an African American father. At a very young age his mother convinced the family to move from LA to Australia because, she was concerned with gangs in the public schools and as she put it to Emile, he wasn’t black enough to go to public school and he wasn’t white enough to go to private school. The constructs of race and identity are present in Emile’s work but also in how Emile sees his work in relationship to the work of others. In particular, Emile believes his identity and personal experiences allows him to photograph where other historically important, mostly white, photographers have traveled and yet make photographs that others could not make because of who they were at the time and how people interacted with them. Links: http://www.emileaskey.com/ https://www.instagram.com/emileaskey/ http://lenscratch.com/2016/10/emile-askey/ https://www.aint-bad.com/article/2017/08/14/emile-askey/ Visit www.thephotoshow.org realphotoshow on Twitter/IG/FB Twitter twitter.com/realphotoshow Instagram instagram.com/realphotoshow/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realphotoshow