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Posts Tagged ‘documentary photography’

Along the Trans-Mongolian Railway

Posted by on December 15, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Jacob Wallwork

Australian photographer Jacob Wallwork is most comfortable wandering, and had for years wanted to take the Trans-Mongolian Railway, which follows along an ancient tea-trade route in China, connecting to Russia by way of Mongolia. This year, he was able to make the trip with two friends, starting in Beijing and ending in Saint Petersburg. These... More

Nicola Muirhead’s “In Brutal Presence”

Posted by on September 7, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Nicola Muirhead

Though London-based photographer Nicola Muirhead has been working on the series “In Brutal Presence” for the past year, the work, about the residents of Notting Hill’s Trellick Tower, has a greater sense of urgency after the tragic fire in Grenfell Tower this past June. Like Grenfell Tower, Trellick Tower is a brutalist-style high rise and,... More

The Youth of Tripoli

Posted by on August 31, 2017 | Student Photography

Photo © Betsy Joles

Betsy Joles is an American visual journalist and a student at the University of Texas whom we previously recognized for her work documenting Syrian refugees adjusting to their new lives in Turkey. Her latest series, photographed this summer in Tripoli, Lebanon, provides a different view of the northern port city that has been overshadowed by... More

Finding Nuance in Teenage Relationships

Posted by on July 28, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Jazmin Chase

Narratives about teens typically focus on their seemingly impulsive nature, their obsession with social media and a proclivity for drug use and sex, photographer Jazmin Chase says. In her series “The Electromagnetics of a Teenage Reality,” she ditches the broad brush for a much finer one while photographing high schoolers from two New York City... More

Catching Waves in Rockaway

Posted by on July 19, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Gabriele Griseri

New York City living and surf culture may not seem to mesh, but along the long arm that extends from Queens, around Brooklyn, is Rockaway Beach, where a thriving surf community congregates—some year-round, even in the freezing temperatures. Italian photographer Gabriele Griseri has made his way out to to the Rockaways to capture this surfing... More

Tracie Williams’ “Feed the Flame”

Posted by on June 9, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Tracie Williams

This documentary series by photographer Tracie Williams was almost lost to the world. After living with and photographing the Dakota Access Pipeline protestors for three weeks, her camera, audio recorder, memory cards and cell phone were confiscated during the eviction of the Oceti Oyate Camp on February 23, 2017. Williams says that just hours before her... More

Jason Koxvold “KNIVES” Pop-Up in LES

Posted by on May 25, 2017 | Contests/Events

Photo © Jason Koxvold

Jason Koxvold will exhibit his new series “Knives” at Gnomic Book in New York City from June 1-3. The pop-up exhibition will have an opening reception on June 1 at 7 pm. “Knives” is a combination of landscapes, environmental portraiture and still-lifes, all taken in Koxvold’s hometown in Upstate New York. “The long and short... More

Behind the (Luxury) Curtain: Life in Monaco

Posted by on May 23, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Ottavia Fabbri

Though quality of life can be measured in a number of ways, life in Monaco seems to hit all the marks: as the second-smallest country in the world, it has high life expectancy, luxurious standards of living, beautiful scenery and a mild climate. And, as Ottavia Fabbri’s photography series “One in Three” indicates, a third of... More

Polaroid Notes Written Far From Home

Posted by on May 9, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Nicolas Enriquez

Documentary photographer Nicolas Enriquez has begun a new collaborative mixed-media project, “The Chronicles of an Odyssey,” that combines Polaroid portraits of migrants and refugees with their handwritten thoughts and messages. “[I asked them] to decorate [their] own image freely with colors. A lot of them write love messages, messages to their moms, countries [and] loved ones;... More

Returning to the South Bronx

Posted by on April 24, 2017 | Photographer Interviews, Student Photography

Photo © Sarah Blesener

Photographer and recent Alexia Foundation grant recipient Sarah Blesener has continued to photograph her series about South Bronx teenager Chavi, which we first posted about here last August. Now a sophomore in high school, Chavi has remained close to his friends, and Blesener continues to document the strong bond they have whenever she is back in... More