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Photographer Interviews

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

Laura Aguilar’s Images Smash Traditional Notions of Beauty, and Emerge Triumphant

Posted by on April 14, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

First shown at Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a symposium of more than 70 exhibitions that showcased Latin American art in Los Angeles, “Show and Tell” is a retrospective of works by Laura Aguilar, a large-bodied Chicana artist who is smashing traditional notions of beauty with her photography. The exhibition, which features more than 100 photographs... More

Working with Intention: Pioneer Stephen Shore on His Career and Staying Inquisitive

Posted by on March 26, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

"Bazaliya, Khmelnytska Province, Ukraine, July 27, 2012"

In the early 1950s, a five-year-old boy had a chemistry set that he loved. His uncle took note and gave him a darkroom set for his sixth birthday, and he relished his new responsibility as developer and printmaker of his family’s snapshots. Within a couple of years, he got his first 35mm camera. That seminal... More

Jonathas de Andrade Culled From A 1950s Study About Race and Class in Brazil to Produce a Thought-Provoking Series of Photographs

Posted by on March 24, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

In the early 1950s, Columbia University, in collaboration with UNESCO, conducted “Race and Class in Rural Brazil,” a study that attempted to establish racial typologies in a country renowned for its racial democracy. Participants were shown photographs of black, white and mixed-race Brazilians, and then interviewed about their perceptions of each subject’s class, attractiveness, intelligence,... More

Into the Woods: Ellie Davies on her Otherworldly and Philosophical Forest Scenes

Posted by on March 23, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Ellie Davies

When fine-art photographer Ellie Davies was a child, she and her twin sister would walk through the woods with their mother, a painter who helped them enjoy sights and sounds discovered through silence and awareness. Years later, while pursuing a master’s in photography from London College of Communication, the Dorset-based artist realized how much she... More