Photojournalist Colin Finlay on Kingston Icons of Photography

Colin Finlay

“Photojournalism is the base root for all of my photography,” says world-renowned photographer Colin Finlay, who has since transitioned successfully into advertising.

“Now I use the same lens selection for both photojournalism and advertising. I am in the Killing Fields of Cambodia one day and the next, I’m with Frank Sinatra’s former home on Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills photographing a huge ad campaign with the mud of the Killing Fields still on my boots,” he said.

Finlay is featured in Kingston’s Icons of Photography 20 Questions microsite.

One of the foremost documentary photographers and a four-time winner of Pictures of the Year, presented through the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Finlay has documented with compassion, empathy and dignity the human condition as it has unfolded throughout the world for the last 17 years. His varied career has included photographing famine and genocide to creating more than 40 advertising campaigns for several national and international companies.

[Site: Kingston Icons of Photography]
Photo: Mark Edward Harris

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.