"That very same day that I started I was shot by an Israeli soldier. I was shot with an…M6 or M16 rifle…and I almost certainly should have died...."
Yola Monakhov Stockton has so many great stories to tell. Born in the former Soviet Union, grew up in NYC, became a conflict photographer, got shot, transitioned to the art world, published a book, and now teaches in Buffalo. Kai and Michael had a fantastic, and a touch long, conversation with Yola just after she finished up her panel discussion at Photoville on photography and education.
Photo of Yola by Nick Butler
© Yola Monakhov Stockton - The Nature of Imitation
© Yola Monakhov Stockton - Post-Photography
© Yola Monakhov Stockton - Ramallah
Michael, Yola, and Kai