The Art of Photography is an online video show created and produced by Ted Forbes.
The show’s mission is to bring diversity and a deeper understanding of photography by providing a 360 degree view of the medium.
The show launched in 2008 to address the lack of photography based content available on the Internet. The show was created simply to be the show that Ted wanted to watch himself. It simply didn’t exist so why not make it himself? The show was originally a side project and a creative outlet for Ted to talk about the subject dearest to his heart.
In the early days, YouTube had a 10 minute limit on video uploads so the show was primarily released on iTunes as a video podcast. By 2010 the upload limit on YouTube was increased and the show began its HD distribution there.
By 2014 popularity had increased to the point where Ted was able to leave his day job to work on the show full time. Currently the show is being produced 3 times a week and includes several major documentary projects.
Ted Forbes has spent his career as a photographer and film producer. Before dedicating his work to The Art of Photography, he spent 7 years working at the Dallas Museum of Art as the head of their Digital Media program producing documentary films, exhibition media and television media spots for the Museum’s curatorial and marketing efforts. Various projects included working with Jean-Paul Gaultier, Zahi Hawass (on the 2009 King Tut exhibition), New York based artist Jim Hodges, New York Islamic Curator Sabiha Al-Khemir and a host of local artists on various exhibition installations and interview materials.
In 2014, Forbes began to work on The Art of Photography full time with the mission of bringing photography and art education to online audiences. The show is filmed in Dallas, Texas in a studio located in Deep Ellum.