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Archive for December, 2016

Varvara Mikushkina’s “Lux and Lumen”

Posted by on December 29, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Varvara Mikushkina

Varvara Mikushkina conceptualized “Lux and Lumen” out of necessity. She was trying to make sense of an overabundance of images she had shot while studying for her MFA at Parsons School of Design, and saw that they all fit under one umbrella as studies of light. They also embodied elements of her heritage. Born in... More

Lyn Slater, Accidental Icon

Posted by on December 21, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Carmen Daneshmandi

Professor and fashion blogger Lyn Slater made an indelible impression on photographer Carmen Daneshmandi from the first moment they met. Slater writes on her blog that she is a proponent of women who live “interesting but ordinary lives” and are, above all, “clear and comfortable with who they are,” a quality that shines through in... More

Dive Into Virtual Reality with The New York Times

Posted by on December 15, 2016 | Education

Photo courtesy of The New York Times

As more media brands develop their own virtual reality (VR) content, it will be increasingly important for photographers to learn the language and techniques of this new medium. Like the rush of stills and motion assignments that turned photographers into directors, VR is poised to become the next frontier, requiring a new set of skills... More

Toy Soldiers: Photographing Russia’s Patriotic Youth Programs

Posted by on December 14, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Sarah Blesener

In April 2016, during a trip to Moscow, photographer Sarah Blesener stumbled upon a cadet class learning how to dismantle AK-47s and get in and out of biohazard suits quickly. This jarring sight, combined with a growing interest in patriotic ideology being taught to kids, inspired Blesener to document patriotic clubs, education and summer camps... More

Matthew Hamon’s “The Gleaners”

Posted by on December 6, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Matthew Hamon

The title of Matthew Hamon’s series “The Gleaners” comes from the 1857 painting by Jean-François Millet of the same name, which depicts three peasant women harvesting grain. Hamon saw similarities to the iconic composition in his own image of two women and a baby pulling fat from the carcass of a bison. “I’m interested in... More

David J. Carol’s “No Plan B”

Posted by on December 2, 2016 | Media

Photo © David J. Carol

David J. Carol has published a retrospective of his wry black-and-white street photography, No Plan B, taken from 1993-2016. Published by Peanut Press, which Carol runs with co-founder Ashly Stohl, No Plan B will be accompanied by an exhibition at the Leica store in SoHo in February 2017. The book comes in a white limited edition—which includes a signed gelatin-silver... More