About the Show
Around the Lens is a weekly, roundtable, visual journalism show that began life as an audio-only podcast Nov. 10, 2015, and since become a live-streaming show that appears on both YouTube and as a podcast. Each week visual journalists from throughout the industry come together to discuss news, topics and gear related to or career field. Visual journalism, as we define it, encompasses both photojournalism and documentary filmmaking, and the people who appear as panelists on our show currently do or have represented one or both of those career fields in their professional career or personal lives.
We don’t exclude talk of more general topics related to the world of photography or filmmaking, but they aren’t the focus. If you are looking for a more general interest show there are many to choose from, one of the best is This Week in Photography.
David J. Murphy – Host
David J. Murphy is a photojournalist and filmmaker who currently works near Charleston, S.C. He began his career 16 years ago when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a combat photojournalist. After leaving the Marine Corps he moved to New York City and worked as a freelance photojournalist. He later joined the U.S. Air National Guard and worked at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., as their visual information manager, photojournalist and broadcaster. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in photojournalism from Syracuse University, David joined the U.S. Air Force where he currently works as a public affairs officer.
Zach D. Roberts – Co-Host
Zach D. Roberts is a photo/video journalist whose work has been published in the Observer, The Guardian Online, TheNation.com, Al Jazeera America, Gawker and Newsweek.
He is a photojournalist that splits his time between Upstate NY and Alaska. He is in Upstate New York a lot more than he’d like to be but, it’s closer to where the action is. For the past 10 years he’s been on the trail covering social movements, investigating election theft and corporate crime – usually with 2 Nikons in tow. He’s been to Ferguson, Euromaidan, No NATO, OWS and at two different Trump rallies. He was beaten and trampled at Occupy, arrested there too. Had guns pointed at him in Ferguson and fed the best borscht on the planet by Ukrainians in Kiev.