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Q&A with Artist, Educator and Photographic Curator and Historian Deborah Willis

Posted by on May 24, 2018 | Student Photography

A prolific author, a leading historian and curator of African-American photography, and the department chair of NYU’s photography program, Deborah Willis is noted for her extraordinary knowledge and an extraordinary list of contributions to the art world. But she’s also dedicated to working with and mentoring young artists who are developing their own voice. Get... More

An Exhibition in New York Highlights the Lives of 200 Women Around the World

Posted by on May 17, 2018 | Contests/Events, Photographer Interviews

Currently open at Pen + Brush in New York, 200 Women is a photography and video exhibition that highlights the stories of women around the world, some of them well known, and some of them not. Featured subjects include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Margaret Atwood, Jane Goodall, Gillian Anderson, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, along with a... More

The Launch of MFON: A Contemporary Record of Photographers of the African Diaspora

Posted by on May 16, 2018 | Media

Photo © Oriana koren

Photo-based artists, academics and longtime friends Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu noticed a gap in the photo world: there were no publications dedicated to highlighting and contextualizing the work of female photographers of African descent. Both influenced and inspired in their early careers by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe’s Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers, a survey of... More

An Exhibition by Anahid Ghorbani Aims to Shed Light on the Lives of Immigrants and Refugees

Posted by on May 15, 2018 | Photographer Interviews, Student Photography

In The Edge of Shadows, an exhibition by Anahid Ghorbani open at Filter Photo in Chicago through May 26, the contradictory fears of visibility and invisibility faced by immigrants and refugees is put on display. Using video, installation, and photographic works created in collaboration with participants at the Heartland Alliance, an anti-poverty organization working throughout... More

An Exhibition At the Getty Center Celebrates 100 Years of Fashion Photography

Posted by on May 9, 2018 | Contests/Events

Love it or hate it, fashion photography has a profound influence on modern visual culture. An exhibition at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, entitled Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011, will focus on the specificities of the medium, pairing over 160 fashion photographs with a selection of costumes, illustrations, magazine covers,... More

ICP and Eyebeam Are Hosting a Free Daylong Symposium on Imagery In Today’s Hypermediated World

Posted by on May 8, 2018 | Education

Entitled “Vision and Technology: toward a more just future,” the symposium will bring together artists, technologists and scholars to discuss questions such as “What does it mean for us to build toward just futures for our human and post-human selves?” and “How can visual technologies help both facilitate democratized representation and protect everyday security and... More

In “Natural Deceptions,” Natalie Krick Uses The Women In Her Family To Recreate Fashion and Beauty Imagery

Posted by on May 3, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

In “Natural Deceptions,” the Seattle-based photographer Natalie Krick, her mother, and her sister assume poses sourced from pop culture and personal history — beauty ads, Instagram posts by the Kardashian sisters, a playboy centerfold of Marilyn Monroe, photographs of the photographer’s grandmother — in order to explore both how ridiculous and pervasive such imagery is... More

In a New Body of Work, Lucas Foglia Investigates What Nature Means To Human Beings, Even As Nature Disappears

Posted by on May 1, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

Lucas Foglia began his most recent series, “Human Nature,” after Hurricane Sandy flooded the fields on the farm where he grew up, 30 miles east of New York City. On the news, scientists attributed the severity of the storm to the impact of climate change caused by human activity. “I realized that if humans are... More

Loulou d’Aki Captures Life on Iranian Islands in the Persian Gulf

Posted by on April 30, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

Down by the water, girls in chadors take pictures of each other at sunset on Kish island.

Loulou d’Aki first traveled to Iran to take photographs of Iranian youth as part of a larger project she was working on across the Middle East. Frequently, the subjects she photographed told her that she should visit the islands of Hormuz, Qeshm and Kish. “All of them seemed to agree that I really had to... More