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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

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

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

Jason Koxvold “KNIVES” Pop-Up in LES

Posted by on May 25, 2017 | Contests/Events

Photo © Jason Koxvold

Jason Koxvold will exhibit his new series “Knives” at Gnomic Book in New York City from June 1-3. The pop-up exhibition will have an opening reception on June 1 at 7 pm. “Knives” is a combination of landscapes, environmental portraiture and still-lifes, all taken in Koxvold’s hometown in Upstate New York. “The long and short... More

Behind the (Luxury) Curtain: Life in Monaco

Posted by on May 23, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Ottavia Fabbri

Though quality of life can be measured in a number of ways, life in Monaco seems to hit all the marks: as the second-smallest country in the world, it has high life expectancy, luxurious standards of living, beautiful scenery and a mild climate. And, as Ottavia Fabbri’s photography series “One in Three” indicates, a third of... More

Polaroid Notes Written Far From Home

Posted by on May 9, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Nicolas Enriquez

Documentary photographer Nicolas Enriquez has begun a new collaborative mixed-media project, “The Chronicles of an Odyssey,” that combines Polaroid portraits of migrants and refugees with their handwritten thoughts and messages. “[I asked them] to decorate [their] own image freely with colors. A lot of them write love messages, messages to their moms, countries [and] loved ones;... More

Returning to the South Bronx

Posted by on April 24, 2017 | Photographer Interviews, Student Photography

Photo © Sarah Blesener

Photographer and recent Alexia Foundation grant recipient Sarah Blesener has continued to photograph her series about South Bronx teenager Chavi, which we first posted about here last August. Now a sophomore in high school, Chavi has remained close to his friends, and Blesener continues to document the strong bond they have whenever she is back in... More

Simon Sharp’s “Nepali Nintendo”

Posted by on April 19, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Simon Sharp

Simon Sharp, who was recently featured in our sister publication Emerging Photographer for a series on child labor in Nepal and India, is continuing his work on photographing the lives of kids in developing nations. His series “Nepali Nintendo” documents how the children of Kathmandu “make do and mend, reinterpret and find another life for whatever they... More

The W. Eugene Smith Fund Announces a Larger Grant for 2017

Posted by on March 3, 2017 | Contests/Events

Photo © Justyna Mielnikiewicz

Each year, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund recognizes an outstanding humanistic photographer and awards him or her with a grant for a proposed project. This year, the memorial fund has announced an increase from $30,000 to $35,000 for the selected photographer, in addition to $5,000 each for one or more finalists. Past recipients of the grant... More

A Haunting Series Confronts Our Eating Habits

Posted by on February 8, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Anki Grøthe

When photographer Anki Grøthe documented the annual slaughter of the reindeer that live near her hometown of Hemsedal, Norway, she knew it was a perspective that needed to be shared with others. Although Norway has strict rules on animal welfare, and the reindeers’ lives are taken quickly and painlessly, “killing animals is brutal,” Grøthe says.... More