Big thank yous to our amazing juror, R. J. Kern, for selecting the photographs for today's exhibition. Thank you to all who submitted and congratulations to first place winner, Janet Holmes, R.J. shares thoughts on juroring here: Lewis Hine said a wonderf
Lewis Hine said a wonderful thing a long time ago: “We should be photographing two things. The things that should be put right and the things that should be appreciated.” David Hurn used to have this quote on his wall when he was teaching. When I learned of this, it made me appreciate that a Magnum photographer such as David Hurn didn’t have to be a war photographer to create an important image. There are subjects more on the domestic side that interest me more. Hope, humor, empathy are qualities I value in a photograph.
Sometimes the work we create, though powerful at the time, continues to be relevant, historical, and just plain interesting over the course of time. Thirty years ago, Los Angeles photographer, Thomas Michael Alleman, was a freelance newspaper reporter in
Photographer Justin Maxon‘s current project, “Heaven’s Gain” is currently on display at Photoville. Join Maxon and photographer Alex Welsh with Dr. Fatima Hafiz-Walid, Temple University professor and President and Facilitator of Transformative Education Associates; and Andre Mitchell, Found and CEO of Man Up! Inc. on Saturday, September 21 for a panel discussion about documenting communities impacted by gun violence presented by The Magnum Foundation.