Shawn Walker, a founding member of the Kamoinge Workshop, documented the lives of regular people and liberated his subjects from stereotypes and invisibility.
As a young man growing up in Harlem, Shawn Walker was shaped not just by what he saw at museums, but also what he heard in clubs. “I grew up as a jazz kid,” Mr. Walker, 77, said. “I heard all the avant-garde players, major influences like John Coltrane and Lee Morgan… Jazz takes something ordinary and changes it. Jazz was the background music to my life.”
In 2008, Chinese photographer Liu Yuan and his wife embarked on a train journey across North Korea. While riding the rails, Liu photographed out the window of his private compartment. "When a male inspector found my Canon 1Ds NMARK III with it 28-300 mm lens, he raised his eyebrows in surprise and quickly brought several of his comrade inspectors over to see it,"