Spotlight is a regular Q&A series delivering the voices of storytellers in visual media. Every month, The Daring spotlights a different visual storyteller through an in-depth conversation about their creative process and most moving work.
“You need space in your head to be creative, and you need to float.”
Dancing in the fields of Walla Walla and in the rooms of a Brooklyn psychiatric ward forces Rachel Wyman to reconsider a traditional path to dance movement therapy and inspires her new paintings, “Blue Pajamas.”
Abby Robinson’s ‘Lamentation’, photographs featuring plywood, chronicles a period of protest and civil unrest in a Soho you won’t find on any walking tour.
Project Unity: Ten Miles of Track in One Day memorializes 20,000 Chinese emigrants employed by Central Pacific Railroad to build the transcontinental railroad.
Linda Kuo’s photographs exhibit resilience, adaptation, and the unsung struggles of domesticated and wild animals…
Chris Facey highlights resilience and the importance of community through photos of double Dutch that leap with overflowing joy.
“We can only experience the world in the form of a body that is inherently temporary”: The artist talks about the human form, drawing people, and why he takes such a multidisciplinary approach.
“The stories of objects and surfaces are the stories of people, time, and history,” says artist and conservator Lisa DiClerico
“My visual language is a little chaotic, human.” The photographer revels in wild, disorienting photos that turn the everyday into magic.
Meet Nicholas Loffredo, whose self-portraits bridge drag racing and queer ballroom cultures. Here, he talks about identity and what art can make possible.
Madge Yang’s multi-media collages depict nuances of the Asian American experience
“I’m making photographs to break the stigma around depression and anxiety,” says Fabric Of Affliction creator Andy Maticorena Kajie
The New York-based photographer on his creative routines, learning to trust his instincts, and why abstract art pushes his vision forward.
The New York-based photographer journeyed back to the land where he grew up and where his family still lives, aiming to further understand Kolkata’s history and document the culturally layered metropolis.
With circuses on the decline, photographs that preserve their legacy are becoming more vital. Photographer Aileen Barney talks about growing up in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and the emotional portraits she’s made of her father, who produced shows for the legendary troupe.
The Dutch photographer talks about pushing her comfort zone and creating before thinking
“This was a way for me to show how serious and deadly this mental illness can be”: Massimo Gammacurta.