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Archive for July, 2018

Survey Finds That Most Artists Don’t Make a Living From Their Artwork

Posted by on July 25, 2018 | Education

In a survey conducted by The Creative Independent, a publication funded by Kickstarter, over 1,000 artists answered questions about their financial wellbeing. Their answers revealed that most artists rely primarily on freelance and contract work to make an average of $20,000—$30,000 a year. Only 12% of surveyed artists listed gallery sales among their top three income... More

An Exhibition in the Bronx Highlighted Latin American Photography

Posted by on July 24, 2018 | Contests/Events

Tinkuy is a traditional dance of the Andes. Men dressed like huallatas or andean geese native to the area, danced and ran around the territory of Chahuaytire before to begin the theatrical courtship with the single women of the community. Highlands of Pisac, Perú. 2016. © Sharon Castellanos / VII Mentor Program

From July 12 through 22, residents of the Melrose neighborhood in the South Bronx were treated to the Latin American Foto Festival, an installation of photo essays by prominent Latin American photographers. The exhibition, which was sponsored by the Bronx Documentary Center, encompassed the entire neighborhood, and was hung in community gardens, on the walls... More

Enter This Prestigious Competition For Young Photojournalists by July 27

Posted by on July 20, 2018 | Contests/Events

Iraqi Special Operations Forces soldiers survey the aftermath of an ISIS suicide car bomb that managed to reach their lines in the Al Andalus neighbourhood of East Mosul.

Open to all photographers entered in a full time photography program, or under the age of 24, the Ian Parry Scholarship is a competition named after Ian Parry, an esteemed photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. Awarded for the past 28 years, this year, there... More

In “Filipinotown,” Rozette Rago Explores The Displacement Felt by Filipino Women Living in Los Angeles

Posted by on July 12, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

Rozette Rago’s big break was more monumental than most. A recent arrival to Los Angeles from the Philippines, Rago was assigned to shoot U2 for a music magazine. The band somehow saw copies of the images she took, and asked for permission to use them on U2’s marketing materials. Rago’s images photographs thus appeared on... More

Theo Deproost, A Photographer In London, Gives the Inanimate An Alien Life

Posted by on July 3, 2018 | Photographer Interviews, Student Photography

Taking photographs of objects in galleries and museums is nothing new in fine art photography — think, for example, of the work of Louise Lawler. What Theo Deproost brings to the theme of museum photography is his experience assisting at a big fashion photography studio in London, where he worked after graduating from Falmouth University... More