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Ilpo Musto in the Spotlight

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In the Spotlight: Ilpo Musto – photographer and journalist

 

ilpo.musto@gmail.com www.ilpomusto-travelphotos.com


When and why did you join the Guild?

I’ve been a professional photographer/journalist for over 30 years. I joined the Guild this year as I’m doing mostly travel photography & journalism these days.

What are you working on at the moment?

Just been in Rome taking photos for a travel magazine and...
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"My first sight of Manaus was in darkness. Naked bulbs illuminated vignettes of local life: men fixing fishing nets whose recent catch was dangling from hooks beside simmering pans illuminated by oil lamps in roadside stalls. It was a scene barely touched by the 20th century, never mind the 21st. Like a beckoning beacon, the lights of the ship dominated this scene straight out of the pages of a Joseph Conrad novel: remote, secretive, unknowable, a barrio pressed against a dark interior."

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