The Image, Deconstructed (TID) is an interview blog that examines an image or a theme, and attempts to deconstruct the mental approach behind it. TID is non for profit and volunteer-based. Its primary goal is to provide a collective insight to the psychology of photojournalism and serves as a resource for a purposeful approach to photography.

If you are interested in serving as a guest interviewer, or have a recommendation for someone to interview please

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How TID came to be:

“When I see an image that moves me, the first question that I want to know is: How was that picture made? Early in my career, I didn't know how much thought was put into making images that have impact. I had little idea of the psychology of photojournalism.

I was speaking with Logan Mock-Bunting, who suggested I start this blog as a venue for this type of discussion. After bouncing around names with other friends, we came up with the title of: The Image, Deconstructed.

The purpose of this weekly blog is to create a greater understanding of the psychological approach to photojournalism. As a reader, you're invited to ask the organizers of this blog about a certain image you'd like to know more about." - TID co-creator, Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor is a visiting professor at the University of Colorado Boulder.


Logan Mock-Bunting is a freelance photographer who has photographed in over a dozen countries for a wide variety of editorial and advertising

clients. His images have been published in books, magazines and newspapers all over the world, including National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, WORLD Magazine, and many others. He has been recognized with several national and international honors and grants, including awards in Pictures of the Year International, the Alexia Foundation for World Peace, National Hearst Competition, and the National Press Photographers Association.

One of his life's goals is to surf off of every continent. With 6 down so far, he's looking for insight on how to knock that pesky Antarctica off the list. Give him a shout if you have any insight on how to do so...

TID Role: Co-creator, interview, edit

Preston Gannaway has worked as a documentary newspaper photographer for more than 10 year. Her story on the St. Pierre family, Remember Me, was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. A native of North Carolina, she began her career in rural southwest Virginia after earning a Bachelor of Arts in fine art photography. After stints in New Hampshire and Colorado, she returned to Virginia in 2009 to join the staff of The Virginian-Pilot.

TID Role: interview, edit

Sam Saccone is a 2011 Ohio University graduate in the School of Visual
Communication where he majored in photojournalism and minored in computer science. Some of his work can be seen on MediaStorm, CNN, Fortune and The Virginian Pilot. He is currently employed at a full service web shop in Rhode Island.
When he is not in front of his computer, you can most likely find him
playing some old bluegrass reel on his mandolin.

TID Role: All things technical, site design and code

Pattie McNab is a photo editor based in NYC. When not advising, editing and obsessing on all things media she is running after her two children wondering if they could get any cuter…or putting them timeout.

TID Role: Advise on visual & content organization, social media, archiving,






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