This week we talk with Joe Decker, photographer and co-creator of the website God Hates Shrimp. We not only talk about how the website came to be, but we also talk about the role of humor and satire in social commentary. Where is the line between free speech and hate speech? How do we navigate tragedies like the Charlie Hebdo shootings when one has problems with the content the paper was producing?
Joe Decker is a nature photographer, author and educator living in Northern California. His work has been exhibited across the country from the Smithsonian to LACDA in Los Angeles, and he has been awarded artist residencies in Petrfiied Forest National Park, Iceland, Svalbard, Antarctica and Greenland. He is the author of The Tuesday Composition, published by Flatbooks Publishing. He is also the co-creator of the website God Hates Shrimp with the late Ryland Sanders.
Joe’s Photography Site: Rock Slide Photography