How I Got Here
Leading creatives look back on the ups and downs of their careers
After interning at Magnum Photos as a teenager, Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen went on to join the prestigious agency when he was just 27. As part of our photo special this week, he talks about luck, determination and the importance of a great story
Jim Stoddart, art director at Penguin Press since 2001, talks about an early switch from architecture to graphic design, where he finds inspiration, and the importance of patience and empathy in design. This article is part of our series focusing on designers working in-house.
Amanda Levete is known for daring, ambitious and innovative architectural projects. Last year her practice AL_A completed the £54 million exhibition hall and porcelain tiled courtyard at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London – a project that involved drilling 50 metres into the ground and remodelling a 19th-century screen. Levete studied architecture at the […]
Over the last two decades, Ami Vitale has travelled to over 95 countries, writing, taking photographs and now making films, driven by belief that telling stories helps connect people rather than emphasise differences. Besides working with National Geographic Magazine, she conducts photography workshops all over the world and is publishing a book, Panda Love: the Secret Lives of Pandas. Here, she speaks to us about how she discovered photography, making an impact and more, and tells the stories of some of her images