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Archive for August, 2017

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

Preserving African Culture: Yannis Davy Guibinga’s Latest Series

Posted by on August 29, 2017 | Student Photography

For his latest portrait series, “Things I Won’t Forget,” 22-year-old photographer Yannis Davy Guibinga of Gabon, Africa, wanted to elaborate on a story he’s been telling about the diversity of cultures and identities in Africa. For this project specifically, his goal was to communicate the importance of cultural preservation in what he says are increasingly westernized African communities. “Colonization has affected... More

Lauren Brodzik’s Color and Critique

Posted by on August 29, 2017 | Student Photography

Colorful and clean, Lauren Brodzik’s visual style is still evolving. The Detroit-based photographer is currently enrolled at the College for Creative Studies and already has an accolade under her belt as one of the Grand Prize winners in last year’s PDNedu Student Photo Contest. One of her latest series is an untitled test shoot, where... More

Photographing China’s Offbeat Spaces

Posted by on August 24, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

After several years away from China, Tianxi Wang’s return home resulted in a project “Listen to the Rivers,” in which he found a new perspective in photographing “unexpected” landscapes in his home country. This series, “The Shadows Under Light,” is a follow-up to the previous work, further exploring uncommon locales in China during a three-month... More

The Cowboys and Cowgirls of Love Valley

Posted by on August 21, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Lila Barth

Tucked away in the Brushy Mountains of North Carolina lies Love Valley, a town founded in the 1950s that is modeled after the Old West. With automobiles banned from the town limits, the small community relies on horses for transportation, and tourists are primarily drawn to the area for the miles of horseback riding trails... More

Why You Should Go to Photoville 2017

Posted by on August 11, 2017 | Contests/Events

Photo © Kisha Bari

One of our favorite fall events is returning to Brooklyn Bridge Park from Steptember 13-24. Photoville will take place among a sprawl of shipping containers along the Brooklyn waterfront, and the wide array from container exhibitions, outdoor installations and nightly events is always a unique experience. The Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Brewery beer garden with tasty... More

Mandar Parab Asks You to Choose Your Shade

Posted by on August 9, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

How we identify with our skin color goes far beyond what we see in the mirror, according to this multimedia project “My Shade Is…” by photographer Mandar Parab. Parab asked strangers in New York City’s busy and diverse Union Square to stop and choose from 12 cards that represent different skin tones; then he photographed... More

Sinziana Velicescu’s “still. life.”

Posted by on August 3, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Sinziana Velicescu

When we last posted the work of Sinziana Velicescu, she was photographing playful images of solitary trees in urban settings. She has also produced a series on the American West, through which she “explores traces of the American Dream.” The palette, composition and themes in “still. life.” are unmistakably hers, with color blocking of coral,... More