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Archive for February, 2017

The Lives of Lolitas

Posted by on February 24, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Shirley Yu

A new personal project from photographer Shirley Yu explores the Lolita subculture community, which originated in Japan. Lolita fashion is a mix of Victorian and Roccoco styles, with specific sub-styles that include “gothic” “sweet,” “baby,” “classic” and “casual.” The commitment to the Lolita look can go beyond fashion and become a full lifestyle, Yu explains, with members adopting a... More

The Search for Outstanding and Undiscovered Fine-Art Photography is Back

Posted by on February 16, 2017 | Contests/Events

Photo © Jess Richmond

PDN’s annual search for new fine-art photographers, The Curator, is open for entries! The categories include Portraits, Still-Lifes, Abstract/Mixed Media, Landscapes, Urban Scenes and Student Work. Last year, the $3,500 Grand Prize award was given to Jess Richmond, a Parsons School of Design graduate, in the Student Work category. Richmond and five other honorees exhibited their... More

A Haunting Series Confronts Our Eating Habits

Posted by on February 8, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Anki Grøthe

When photographer Anki Grøthe documented the annual slaughter of the reindeer that live near her hometown of Hemsedal, Norway, she knew it was a perspective that needed to be shared with others. Although Norway has strict rules on animal welfare, and the reindeers’ lives are taken quickly and painlessly, “killing animals is brutal,” Grøthe says.... More

A New Generation of Artists in Nairobi

Posted by on February 6, 2017 | Education

Courtesy of Photo Start

For children who live in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, making art may seem like an activity that’s out of reach. The non-profit organization Photo Start is working to change that, however, providing students in the slums of Kibera, Mathare and others with photography equipment and guidance from instructors. The students of Photo Start not only... More