Ed Templeton has spent the last twenty years documenting youth culture from the streets. A former professional skateboarder, Ed’s interest in photography and art was driven, in part, by the founding of his company Toy Machine. This year, Templeton released Wayward Cognitions (Um Yeah Arts). Here, Templeton talks about diving into his immense archives for the new book and the things that catch his eye on his daily photo missions.
Rest assured, the New Orleans Photo Alliance, the non-profit that runs Photo NOLA, does a bang up job. They run a terrific festival, and showed me a hell of a good time. I’m thrilled to have seen so much to share with you, and will commence with that now.
Justyna Mielnikiewicz has won the 2015 Aftermath Project Grant for “A Ukraine Runs Through It,” a project exploring tensions in modern Ukraine using Dnieper River as a symbolic dividing line. The $20,000 grant, offered by the nonprofit Aftermath Project, supports documentary photography that addresses the legacy of conflict.
Self Portraits Examine the Disparity Between We Are When We Wake Up and The Person We Present to the World
Mel Keiser’s Becoming Mel is a series of paired self-portraits—one taken immediately upon waking, the other after she’s put herself together for the day—repeated each day for a month. The series resembles a before-and-after beauty feature, but Keiser, a brainy Chicago photographer and artist, has more on her mind than lip gloss and hair style. Her work asks you to look at the gap between sleep-blurred Mel and bright-eyed Mel and rethink what you know about identity and the self.
when Bryan Denton, a native Californian, thought about getting outside his comfort zone for a forthcoming photo essay, he settled on a truly exotic locale.
In one of the many strange scenes in Preston Gannaway’s new book, a ceramic camel peaks out from the side of a bar while water crashes onto the street beside it. The drinking establishment bears a sign that reads “Noreaster Specials.” This is Ocean View, Virginia, in a nutshell.
Flickr Sorry for Selling Creative Commons Photos as Wall Art, Will Stop and Refund All Sales To Date
In a message posted today to the Flickr blog titled “An Update on Flickr Wall Art,” Flickr head honcho Bernardo Hernandez apologizes for the program saying, “We’re sorry we let some of you down.”