Photography

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Anna King
Inside Anna King’s Photos of Pleasure and Tedium

“My visual language is a little chaotic, human.” The photographer revels in wild, disorienting photos that turn the everyday into magic.

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Visual Storyteller Nicholas Loffredo is broadening the definition of queerness
Nicholas Loffredo Is Broadening the Definition of Queerness

Meet Nicholas Loffredo, whose self-portraits bridge drag racing and queer ballroom cultures. Here, he talks about identity and what art can make possible.

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Madge Yang
A New Kind of Historical Record

Madge Yang’s multi-media collages depict nuances of the Asian American experience

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Photo essay on mental health
Seeing the Mind: A Narrative Photo Essay About Mental Health

“I’m making photographs to break the stigma around depression and anxiety,” says Fabric Of Affliction creator Andy Maticorena Kajie

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Jake Dylan on Collage Art, Provoking Creative Thinking

The New York-based photographer on his creative routines, learning to trust his instincts, and why abstract art pushes his vision forward.

“Kolkata’s Ethnicity Is Within People in Small Areas”: Akshat Bagla on Local Storytelling

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.

Meet Photographer Aileen Barney Whose Images Preserve the Fading Circus Industry

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.

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Flora

When I moved to South Orange, all this garbage, all the things I love about New York, even the bad parts, they were not here. Everything was pretty. I resisted it because I’d worked with people who took fantastic pictures of flowers. It’s been done, and greatly. But flowers were presenting themselves to me.

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Botanica, Photographs Investigating Details in Nature

A photographic study of micro-ecosystems, the backbone of our biosphere.

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Acavallo: Photographs from Burning Man

Feeling turnt, burnt, tripped, and flipped. But most of all, feeling blessed.

Notes on Living With Plants

Findings and observations from someone without a green thumb.

Between Fiction and Documentary

Sometimes people get a degree in something and then realize they’re no good at it, or it’s just not for them. Well, Melissa Schriek’s returning to that fork in the road at the start of her career and we dive into how documentary work shaped her creative vision.

The Talent Whisperer

Hi, this isn’t Entourage. Brianne Almeida paints a sound picture of her life as an agent — conference calls before coffee and all.

Art and Commerce

We hang out with Jonathon Kambouris and talk about what it’s like to bring his creative vision to campaign photos that brands commission from him. Sometimes it involves foam coring off his set.

Be Kind For Real

A story about Daniela Groza, an artist and taxi driver in New York City rising to the challenges presented by coronavirus in pretty intense situations.

The Better Clients Bureau

Most schools of thought go like this: take the big gig. It’s money in your pocket. It’ll even let you do the art you love on the side. Well, Christine Blackburne’s doing it all backwards, then.

Luciano Fileti
Becoming Present

A story about a thousand ideas swirling in your head and finding the good one to make your problem. Luciano Fileti questions inspiration and stays in the moment.

You’re Already in the Unknown

Sure, there’s plenty of talk from established creatives dispensing advice. But what of the new eyes seeing the industry anew? Maria Baez has been making pictures for 5 years and this is her story.

Parts of a Whole: Adriana Letorney on Internet Structure and Content

In 2008, when media jobs dried up overnight because the economy crashed, Adriana Teresa Letorney didn’t know what to expect. So she did the most logical thing she could.

Life After Birth

Photographer Heather White tells the story of how she became a birth doula after the death of her first child and the emotions that came with the truth.