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Melissa Spitz Captures Her Mother’s Battle With Mental Illness and Substance Abuse In a Powerful Series

Posted by on April 22, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

In her series “You Have Nothing To Worry About,” photographer Melissa Spitz, who received her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2014, captures her mother’s struggles with mental illness and substance abuse. The series is on view at the SCAD Museum of Art through April 29, 2018. In the work,... More

Women Photograph Is Offering Grants to Women and Non-Binary Photographers

Posted by on April 17, 2018 | Contests/Events

In collaboration with Nikon, Women Photograph is offering $5,000 grants to support photography projects by visual journalists working in a documentary capacity. Five grants are available, one of which is earmarked for a transgender or non-binary photographer. The projects submitted can be either new or ongoing. Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than... More

Laura Aguilar’s Images Smash Traditional Notions of Beauty, and Emerge Triumphant

Posted by on April 14, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

First shown at Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a symposium of more than 70 exhibitions that showcased Latin American art in Los Angeles, “Show and Tell” is a retrospective of works by Laura Aguilar, a large-bodied Chicana artist who is smashing traditional notions of beauty with her photography. The exhibition, which features more than 100 photographs... More

The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers Is Accepting Applications

Posted by on April 2, 2018 | Contests/Events, Student Photography

Photo © Daniel Castro Garcia

In 2018, the the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced a new grant, the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers. The annual $4,000 grant will be awarded to a student whose photographic work “renews the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s humanistic and compassionate photography.” Additional consideration will be given to projects that promote social change, and... More

Marco Argüello’s “Chroma” Captures Aspects of Tourism Normally Not Photographed

Posted by on March 29, 2018 | Student Photography

Currently located in Athens, Greece, Marco Argüello was born in Texas to Paraguayan parents, and has lived in both Austin and Miami Beach. Entirely self-taught, his clients include Art Basel, Lexus, AFAR, and Travel +Leisure. In his series, “Chroma,” Marco captures tourist environments in locations including Hungary, Vietnam, New Zealand, Hawaii, California, Cambodia, Morocco, Thailand,... More

Working with Intention: Pioneer Stephen Shore on His Career and Staying Inquisitive

Posted by on March 26, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

"Bazaliya, Khmelnytska Province, Ukraine, July 27, 2012"

In the early 1950s, a five-year-old boy had a chemistry set that he loved. His uncle took note and gave him a darkroom set for his sixth birthday, and he relished his new responsibility as developer and printmaker of his family’s snapshots. Within a couple of years, he got his first 35mm camera. That seminal... More

Jonathas de Andrade Culled From A 1950s Study About Race and Class in Brazil to Produce a Thought-Provoking Series of Photographs

Posted by on March 24, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

In the early 1950s, Columbia University, in collaboration with UNESCO, conducted “Race and Class in Rural Brazil,” a study that attempted to establish racial typologies in a country renowned for its racial democracy. Participants were shown photographs of black, white and mixed-race Brazilians, and then interviewed about their perceptions of each subject’s class, attractiveness, intelligence,... More