Space for Arts’ co-founders culminated a 4-day visit to Berlin by hosting Karen Frank & Allyson Torrisi for a discussion of their work and “Women in Photography” for an invited group of studio owners, photographers and creatives.

Allyson, Deputy Director of Photography for People Magazine formerly of Popular Mechanics, described her creative process and the planning of the photography used in Popular Mechanics illustrating articles on topics as diverse as the iPhone, shale fracking and nuclear power plants.

Karen Frank, Director of Photography of ESPN Magazine presented iconic images from ESPN’s much heralded “Body Issue.”  Karen described the inspiration, process and sensitivity needed to capture powerful images of elite athletes while nude.

During the post presentation Q&A the discussion ranged from specific issues surrounding the planning and execution of some the images presented to the opportunities for women photographers and creatives as well as Allyson & Karen’s specific workplace experiences.  Informal conversation among SfA’s guests and the panelists lasted late into the evening affording all to gain insight and greater understanding of the differences and similarities of our industry across markets and cultures.

All photos are courtesy of Roland Jancic.