Jamie Cope’s house is filled with pictures of people…pictures so beautiful you practically want to lick them. Or at least I do. They are all black and white, and all printed with exquisite attention to light and shadow. There is an amazing intimacy in her portraits, as though she’s looking INTO the people she’s photographing, and they’re letting her. I couldn’t help wondering how she did it. What were they talking about? How did she catch them being so much…themselves?
We sat on her couch one long, sunny fall day in Montpelier and talked for the better part of an afternoon–about photography, marriage, and eating tacos on Olvera Street in Los Angeles. Come listen…
The photographs we talk about in the interview are all featured below, in the order in which we speak about them.
A very special thanks to John Snell and Jamie Cope for allowing me to feature these photographs! Thank you also to Rob Spring.
This program is brought to you in part by a grant from WGDR, Goddard College and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Also big thanks to David Schulman for allowing me to feature a track from his new album, Raise It Up, which you can find here.
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