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Photographer Interviews

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

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

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

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

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

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