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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

RIT Is Offering A Free Workshop For High School And Community College Photography Teachers

Posted by on April 24, 2018 | Contests/Events, Education

On May 18, the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT’s) photography department will produce a free workshop for high school and community college photography teachers. The objective is to bring teachers to RIT for the day, and inspire them by introducing them to leading photographic educators. At a similar event on April 13th, participants had presentations,... 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

Women Photograph Is Offering Grants to Women and Non-Binary Photographers

Posted by on April 17, 2018 | Contests/Events

In collaboration with Nikon, Women Photograph is offering $5,000 grants to support photography projects by visual journalists working in a documentary capacity. Five grants are available, one of which is earmarked for a transgender or non-binary photographer. The projects submitted can be either new or ongoing. Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than... 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

The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers Is Accepting Applications

Posted by on April 2, 2018 | Contests/Events, Student Photography

Photo © Daniel Castro Garcia

In 2018, the the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced a new grant, the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers. The annual $4,000 grant will be awarded to a student whose photographic work “renews the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s humanistic and compassionate photography.” Additional consideration will be given to projects that promote social change, and... More