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“There’s this expression, ‘The Decisive Moment,’ I’m sure it functioned for a while, but the question in a photograph isn’t when, it’s why…I want people to look at my photographs and the ‘why’ is there, it’s how I teach photography, it’s all one thing for me.”

Thomas Roma has been a teacher and mentor to many photographers, including me.  His list of accomplishments, which includes fourteen and counting monographs, is far too long to even try to include here, but you can check them out on his website linked below.

Some links to sites mentioned during the show:

See Tom’s extensive bio, media links, and published books at

Follow Tom on Twitter @ThomasRomaPhoto

Check out Tom’s gallery at

Here is a link to Giancarlo Roma’s site that sells special editions of Lee Friedlander photo books:


Hosts: Michael Chovan-Dalton & Kai McBride