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Photographer Interviews

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

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

Finding Nuance in Teenage Relationships

Posted by on July 28, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Jazmin Chase

Narratives about teens typically focus on their seemingly impulsive nature, their obsession with social media and a proclivity for drug use and sex, photographer Jazmin Chase says. In her series “The Electromagnetics of a Teenage Reality,” she ditches the broad brush for a much finer one while photographing high schoolers from two New York City... More

Less is More: Victor Koroma on Achieving Maximum Impact with Minimalist Lighting

Posted by on July 27, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

(Click the thumbnails above to enlarge the photographs.) Photographer Victor Koroma describes himself as a grown up kid; someone who still enjoys the simple pleasures of childhood—toys, games, crayons—but now, instead of playing with them as he would in his youth, he’s photographing them in a vibrant style that he describes as “witty, whimsical and fun.” Koroma’s... More

Catching Waves in Rockaway

Posted by on July 19, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Gabriele Griseri

New York City living and surf culture may not seem to mesh, but along the long arm that extends from Queens, around Brooklyn, is Rockaway Beach, where a thriving surf community congregates—some year-round, even in the freezing temperatures. Italian photographer Gabriele Griseri has made his way out to to the Rockaways to capture this surfing... More

Finding “Awkward Pleasures” on the Street

Posted by on July 12, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Bangkok-born, New York City-based photographer Poupay has an eye for unusual moments in ordinary spaces. Her series “Awkward Pleasures” is a collection of street images that present the eccentricities of the seemingly mundane, which exist everywhere but require special attention to be seen. She writes: “There are little surprises hiding everywhere without our notice. Since... More

Sharon Draghi’s “Split Tree Road”

Posted by on July 7, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Sharon Draghi

Photographer Sharon Draghi turns the camera on herself, her family and their lives in the suburbs of New York for her series “Split Tree Road.” Draghi’s photographs muse on the solitariness of one’s inner world, which we each have regardless of the bonds we make and the spaces we share with family. “It is about... More

Tracie Williams’ “Feed the Flame”

Posted by on June 9, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Tracie Williams

This documentary series by photographer Tracie Williams was almost lost to the world. After living with and photographing the Dakota Access Pipeline protestors for three weeks, her camera, audio recorder, memory cards and cell phone were confiscated during the eviction of the Oceti Oyate Camp on February 23, 2017. Williams says that just hours before her... More