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A Series About Environmental Threats Facing New Orleans, and More, On Display at the 2018 SVA Thesis Exhibition

Posted by on June 14, 2018 | Contests/Events, Student Photography

In New Orleans, the phrase Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler, which is Cajun French for “let the good times roll,” is used as a call to party. A series of photographs by Alison Gootee with the same name depicts the opposite of celebration. Instead, the images capture the infrastructure, some of it crumbling, built to... More

An Exhibition Presents the Work of 12 Emerging New York-based Artists

Posted by on June 7, 2018 | Contests/Events, Photographer Interviews

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In “Daybreak: New Affirmations in Queer Photography,” an exhibition open at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art from June 9 through September 2, 2018, the work of 12 emerging New York City-based artists is presented. Collectively, they explore what a queer community looks like in 2018. The work, all of which were made... More

A Series by Emily Prusak Captures the Graphic Beauty of a Fashion Collection

Posted by on June 6, 2018 | Student Photography

A recent graduate from Kent State University, where she studied Visual Communication Design and Photography, Emily Prusak is interested in the intersection between design and photography. In “Arguments & Eruptions,” Prusak captures the senior thesis collection of fashion student Alanna Lizun. The collection is inspired by the connection between man and nature. “Her collection shows... More

In a Series by Amber Shields, the Aging Female is Celebrated

Posted by on June 1, 2018 | Student Photography

“Historically, the aging female body has been marginalized in Western mainstream media,” says photographer Amber Shields in a statement about “Visions of Johanne – The Aging Female Body,” a series that captures her grandmother, Johanne, during the last fifteen years of her life. “It is rarely seen, much less celebrated, and it remains virtually invisible... More

An Exhibition of Works by Deana Lawson is Currently Open at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Posted by on May 30, 2018 | Contests/Events, Photographer Interviews

Known for taking remarkably intimate photographs that are rich with detail, Deana Lawson made a big splash with a series of gorgeously composed images of black families at the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Currently, an exhibition of her photographs is open at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) through July 22, 2018. Presented as part of... More

Great Reads on Photography to Begin Your Summer

Posted by on May 29, 2018 | Education

Summer is here, and that can mean…well, boredom if you’re used to being engaged during the school year. Have no worries — summer is a great time to work on that personal project you’ve been thinking about for months. Or reading some things that will expand your perspective on the medium you love best —... More

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