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Capturing Heritage & History in Real Time

Lynsey Weatherspoon, Kenna Klosterman

Capturing Heritage & History in Real Time

Lynsey Weatherspoon, Kenna Klosterman

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Our weekly audio podcast We Are Photographers brings you true stories from behind the lens and behind the lives of your favorite photographers, filmmakers, and creative industry game-changers. From their struggles to their wins, host Kenna Klosterman discovers the real human stories about why they do what they do.

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In this episode, we explore Lynsey’s recent coverage of the Black Lives Matter protests in Atlanta. As a natural empath, hear how she connects with people as a way to infuse the emotion of the scene unfolding into her images. We talk about her evolution as a photographer across different genres and how personal projects have led her to being hired. Find out why Lynsey says, “When you work in dignity, your integrity becomes your foundation.


Lynsey Weatherspoon is a portrait and editorial photographer based in both Atlanta and Birmingham. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, ESPN, and ESPN-owned The Undefeated. The fingerprint of heritage can be found on assignments and personal projects featuring Black Lives Matter, Gullah Geechee culture, unsung players in the Negro Baseball League, and the last of a dying breed – a shoe cobbler. Her work has been exhibited at The African American Museum in Philadelphia and Photoville NYC. She is an awardee, The Lit List, 2018. Her affiliations include Diversify Photo, Authority Collective, and Women Photograph.