Category: Portfolios & Galleries

  • Communism(s): A Cold War Album — Blind Magazine

    Communism(s): A Cold War Album — Blind Magazine

    Communism(s): A Cold War Album — Blind Magazine

    Autocracy is on the rise. An obvious statement maybe, but one rooted more and more firmly in the present albeit with a shaky-hand salute to the past. From Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan, through Napoleon, Stalin, and Hitler, and more recently, Hussein, Assad, and Orban, autocratic rule has caught fire and threatens the order of sovereign nations across the globe. Add to that a troubling set of indicators in the volatility presently in the US political system, and it’s clear that autocracy has never left.

    via Blind Magazine: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/news/communisms-a-cold-war-album/

    Upon first viewing of the classic, black-and-white, observe-and-capture images in Grace’s book, one familiar element is the public displays of larger-than-life portraits dotting the bland concreteness of the cities Grace traveled through. Stern visages of elected officials and members of the various politburos who maintained the status quo of communism overlaid on society created a sense of menace, as if Big Brother was watching everyone’s every move.

  • In Photos: The Spectacle of the Jan. 6 Hearings Consumes Washington – The New York Times

    The Spectacle of the Jan. 6 Hearings Consumes Washington

    The Spectacle of the Jan. 6 Hearings Consumes Washington

    One photographer’s account of the commotion surrounding the biggest investigation in Washington since Watergate.

    Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/23/us/politics/jan-6-hearings-photos.html

    One photographer’s account of the commotion surrounding the biggest investigation in Washington since Watergate.

  • Living on the Streets in One of America’s Richest Cities — Blind Magazine

    Living on the Streets in One of America’s Richest Cities — Blind Magazine

    Living on the Streets in One of America’s Richest Cities — Blind Magazine

    For six years, Robert Gumpert documented the unhoused in San Francisco. Division Street is the culmination, named for the street where the project began. Combining first-person narratives, found text and Gumpert’s photographs, it is the story of lives lived on the streets in one of the richest cities in America.

    via Blind Magazine: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/news/living-on-the-streets-in-one-of-americas-richest-cities/

    “I began walking the streets and thinking about what I was seeing. Walking home from the jail I would sometimes run into people living on the street who I ‘knew’ from jail. Some of them wanted copies of their jail photos; or a new one, which I did.”

  • The Long Hunt – The Leica camera Blog

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    In his long-term project, Adrian Alvarez reveals the thinly populated area of northern Spain.

  • My Wonderland – The Leica camera Blog

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    I’m not a big fan of sitting in front of my computer processing my images in Lightroom; so I do my best to get near to optimal settings when I’m on the street. Then, I spend less than two minutes processing an image. I always add a little bit of luminosity, and luminance, and adjust the colours slightly; but all this is very fast.

  • Polar Night | by Mark Mahaney – burn magazine

    Polar Night | by Mark Mahaney

    Polar Night | by Mark Mahaney

    Polar Night | by Mark Mahaney  71.2906° N, 156.7886° W Utqiaġvik, Alaska Top of the world they call it. Don’t feel that way. Feels like the bottom. So dark there’s no end. So cold there’s no feel. …

    via burn magazine: https://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2022/05/polar-night-by-mark-mahaney/

    Mark Mahaney’s Polar Night is a passage through a rapidly changing landscape in Alaska’s northernmost town of Utqiagvik. It’s an exploration of prolonged darkness, told through the strange beauty of a snowscape cast in a two month shadow. The unnatural lights that flare in the sun’s absence and the shapes that emerge from the landscape are unexpectedly beautiful in their softness and harshness. It’s hard to see past the heavy gaze of climate change in an arctic town, though Polar Night is a visual poem about endurance, isolation and survival.

  • Juxtapoz Magazine – Adger Cowans: Sense and Sensibility

    Juxtapoz Magazine - Adger Cowans: Sense and Sensibility

    Juxtapoz Magazine – Adger Cowans: Sense and Sensibility

    Adger Cowans is a celebrated photographer whose wide-ranging work includes the civil rights movement, jazz musicians, landscape, and artistic stu…

    Link: https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/photography/adger-cowans-sense-and-sensibility/

    Adger Cowans is a celebrated photographer whose wide-ranging work includes the civil rights movement, jazz musicians, landscape, and artistic studies of the human form, water, and light. He is also one of the founding members of Kamoinge, a Black photographers collective whose mission is to ‘Honor, document, preserve and represent the history and culture of the African Diaspora with integrity and respect for humanity through the lens of Black Photographers.’

  • Wee Muckers – Youth of Belfast | By Toby Binder – burn magazine

    Wee Muckers – Youth of Belfast | By Toby Binder

    Wee Muckers – Youth of Belfast | By Toby Binder

    Wee Muckers – Youth of Belfast | Toby Binder »If I had been born at the top of my street, behind the corrugated-iron border, I would have been British. Incredible to think. My whole idea of myself,…

    via burn magazine: https://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2022/05/wee-muckers-youth-of-belfast-by-toby-binder/

    »If I had been born at the top of my street, behind the corrugated-iron border, I would have been British. Incredible to think. My whole idea of myself, the attachments made to a culture, heritage, religion, nationalism and politics are all an accident of birth. I was one street away from being born my ‘enemy’« writes Paul McVeigh, Belfast born novelist and author of ‘The Good Son’.

  • Rediscovering Shepard Sherbell’s “Soviets” 30 Years Later — Blind Magazine

    Rediscovering Shepard Sherbell’s “Soviets” 30 Years Later — Blind Magazine

    Rediscovering Shepard Sherbell’s “Soviets” 30 Years Later — Blind Magazine

    A charity sale at the Ki Smith Gallery, in partnership with the MUUS Collection, is raising money for The Kyiv Independent through the photojournalist’s work.

    via Blind Magazine: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/news/rediscovering-shepard-sherbells-soviets-30-years-later/

    A charity sale at the Ki Smith Gallery, in partnership with the MUUS Collection, is raising money for The Kyiv Independent through the photojournalist’s work.

  • Juxtapoz Magazine – Stacy Kranitz: As It Was Give(n) To Me

    Juxtapoz Magazine - Stacy Kranitz: As It Was Give(n) To Me

    Juxtapoz Magazine – Stacy Kranitz: As It Was Give(n) To Me

    For the past twelve years, Stacy Kranitz has been making photographs in the Appalachian region of the United States in order to explore how photograph…

    Link: https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/photography/stacy-kranitz-as-it-was-give-n-to-me/

    As the narrative of As it Was Give(n) To Me unfolds, the book provides an intimate perspective on a region forced to transition away from coal extraction as its dominant source of economic stability, an opioid epidemic that has wreaked havoc on communities, and the role of Appalachia in a politically divided nation.

  • The Style and Swagger of Charrería, Mexico’s National Sport | The New Yorker

    The Style and Swagger of Charrería, Mexico’s National Sport

    The Style and Swagger of Charrería, Mexico’s National Sport

    The photographer Carlos Jaramillo produces painterly portraits with an idiosyncratic flair.

    via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/the-style-and-swagger-of-charreria-mexicos-national-sport

    Jaramillo was twenty-four years old when he visited Mexico for the first time. The commitment to American assimilation that he had in his early youth faded, and he began to explore a sort of third place: the flux that exists between two cultures

  • Earth Day 2022: Inspiring Environmental Advocacy Through Photography – PhotoShelter Blog

    Earth Day 2022: Inspiring Environmental Advocacy Through Photography - PhotoShelter Blog

    Earth Day 2022: Inspiring Environmental Advocacy Through Photography – PhotoShelter Blog

    For nearly two centuries, photography has played a role in educating the public about both the familiar and the unknown elements of our ever-changing environment — including the many species that live among us, the constant changes to our climate, and the incredible sights to be seen and explored around the world. Photography can truly…

    via PhotoShelter Blog: https://blog.photoshelter.com/2022/04/earth-day-2022-inspiring-environmental-advocacy-through-photography/

    Photography can truly make an impact on conservation efforts and environmental advocacy. It’s one reason why every year for Earth Day, we ask our community of passionate PhotoShelter members to share their wildlife, nature and conservation photos. If not to inspire change, these photos can at least shine a light on the vast, breathtaking world around us.

  • Revisiting the Early Days of New York Hip Hop — Blind Magazine

    Revisiting the Early Days of New York Hip Hop — Blind Magazine

    Revisiting the Early Days of New York Hip Hop — Blind Magazine

    Sophie Bramly photographed the artists, musicians, and dancers who created the most influential cultural movement of the late twentieth century. 

    via Blind Magazine: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/news/revisiting-the-early-days-of-new-york-hip-hop/

    Sophie Bramly photographed the artists, musicians, and dancers who created the most influential cultural movement of the late twentieth century.

  • Earth Week: Mandy Barker: Hong Kong Soup: 1826 – LENSCRATCH

    Earth Week: Mandy Barker: Hong Kong Soup: 1826 - LENSCRATCH

    Earth Week: Mandy Barker: Hong Kong Soup: 1826 – LENSCRATCH

    This week we are featuring bodies of work are linked by this thematic lens:  making the often-invisible nature of the global climate and the ecological crisis more visible using conceptual, lens-based art techniques.  Each body of work speaks to a different aspect of the climate and ecological crisis:  sea level rise; coral bleaching; habitat loss

    via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/04/mandy-barker-hong-kong-soup-1826/

    Hong Kong Soup:1826’ is a series depicting waste plastic collected from over 30 different beaches in Hong Kong since 2012

  • Faith – The Leica camera Blog

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    I worked on this project using my secular intuition to confront my own fears and questions about religion, looking at the believers, their rituals and relics. In the end it raised more questions than answers, and I’m okay with that.

  • Peter van Agtmael: “I Try to Criticize Myself and Criticize the Country at the Same Time” — Blind Magazine

    Peter van Agtmael: “I Try to Criticize Myself and Criticize the Country at the Same Time” — Blind Magazine

    Peter van Agtmael: “I Try to Criticize Myself and Criticize the Country at the Same Time” — Blind Magazine

    Opening April 14 at the Bronx Documentary Center in New York, Look At The USA gathers photographs from 17 years of photographer Peter van Agtmael’s work to draw a complex picture of post 9/11 America.

    via Blind Magazine: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/news/peter-van-agtmael-i-try-to-criticize-myself-and-criticize-the-country-at-the-same-time/

    Essentially, what I thought I knew about the country was soon being dismantled by what I was seeing with my own eyes. It was the feeling that something was wrong about how I perceived the United States and its place in the world, in its history and its own present. Dozens of questions turned into hundreds. They don’t necessarily get answered fully in the work, which is anyway open ended, but at least they get explored.

  • Young European Photographers, Episode 1: Michalina (Poland) — Blind Magazine

    Young European Photographers, Episode 1: Michalina (Poland) — Blind Magazine

    Young European Photographers, Episode 1: Michalina (Poland) — Blind Magazine

    In this first episode of Young European Photographers, we visit Polish photographer Michalina Kuczyńska, who documents the social tensions and protests her country has experienced since the far right came to power.

    via Blind Magazine: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/lab/young-european-photographers-episode-1-michalina-poland/

    Michalina Kuczyńska is the youngest member of the Archive of Public Protests (APP), a collective of eighteen photographers created in 2019 by Rafał Milach, who has collected images of Polish protests since 2015, that is, since the conservative national party Law and Justice (PiS) came to power.

  • A Muntagna | Emanuele Occhipinti – burn magazine

    A Muntagna | Emanuele Occhipinti

    A Muntagna | Emanuele Occhipinti

    A Muntagna | Emanuele Occhipinti Mount Etna and the surrounding area is an island within an island. It’s the highest active volcano in Europe, a majestic presence that touches all of Sicily and all…

    via burn magazine: https://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2022/04/a-muntagna-by-emanuele-occhipinti/

    “‘A Muntagna” is a long journey around Mount Etna and the surrounding area, telling the deep bond that unites the volcano to the women and men who live there, and the extraordinary normality of lives lived in the presence of such a giant, which at any time can generate seismic events. An ambiguous relationship, halfway between the most total devotion and the constant fear for it. They say that when an eruption ends, Etna is already preparing the next one: it’s the eternal confrontation between the volcano and the human beings who have decided to rely on his benevolence.

  • Stop Over – The Leica camera Blog

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    In candid images, Magnum photographer Moises Saman tells the story about the fate of refugees in Jordan.

  • Views From My Balcony: The Process of Turning Lockdown Into a Body of Work – PhotoShelter Blog

    Views From My Balcony: The Process of Turning Lockdown Into a Body of Work - PhotoShelter Blog

    Views From My Balcony: The Process of Turning Lockdown Into a Body of Work – PhotoShelter Blog

    For many photographers, the pandemic has been a time to step back and take stock of their lives and work. It’s provided opportunities to get more organized, look for inspiration and make adjustments to their businesses.  For Gunther Deichmann, a PhotoShelter member and photographer based in the Philippines, inspiration was waiting for him just outside…

    via PhotoShelter Blog: https://blog.photoshelter.com/2022/04/views-from-my-balcony-the-process-of-turning-lockdown-into-a-body-of-work/

    For Gunther Deichmann, a PhotoShelter member and photographer based in the Philippines, inspiration was waiting for him just outside of his apartment in Manila. Over the last two years, Gunther has compiled more than 18,000 images from a single location: his 10th floor balcony. “Views From My Balcony” is a body of work that turns seclusion from COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions into something magical. It stands as proof that art can be created anywhere, even in the face of monotony.