Episode 197

Distilling Lifescapes From the Road with Dante Bowen Hendricks


November 14th, 2023

44 mins 41 secs

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About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week I’m joined by a longtime friend as we both were about to hit the road for weekend adventures fitting our global missions. Photographer, Dante Bowen Hendricks found his calling as a young boy in Guyana when his uncle gifted him a rotating globe that sparked Dante's fascination with world cultures. After immigrating to Brooklyn as a teen, Dante set aside his passion for photography to work in his family's shipping business. But a trip back home reignited his love for the art.

Dante dove into developing his skills, studying at the International Center of Photography. Though he does commercial work digitally, Dante prefers shooting personal projects on film. He's exhibited in New York as well as Baltimore and is new local, New Orleans. He is also a co-contributor along with fellow Brooklyn-bred photographer, Phillip Moi-Thuk-Shung to Inferno, a forthcoming book of photo essays. Dance and spiritual traditions are among Dante's favorite subjects. His distinct style retains a sense of childlike wonder, conveying cultures with sensitivity and nuance. Listen as Dante shares his globetrotting journey of discovering both himself and the world through his lens.

Where to find Dante?
On Instgram
On Threads
On Facebook
On YouTube

What’s Dante reading?
Unreasonable Behavior: An Autobiography by Don McCullin
Slightly Out of Focus by Robert Capa
Ceasar: Life of a Colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy
Napolean: A Life by Andrew Roberts

Other topics of interest:
Geography of Guyana
About Flatbed Trucking
Talk like a Trucker
Guyanese Metemgee
About Seawall Sundays
Fuji GW690 Cameras
Lika Cameras
Kodak Potra
Knotting Hill Carnival
Ndyuka People
Chevalier Film