Ashley Yu: What is it about cowboy culture and the Great American West that fascinates you so much?
Norm Clasen: I grew up with it. It was part of my younger life and that has made it very easy for me to photograph it now.
It is now time to put an end to, yet again, cancelling plans and instead snuggling under the covers with your heat-radiating beau. The time has come to take off the handcuffs and step back into the social arena. It’s Spring Equinox today, and your 2019 starts now.
Sarah Sunday: Your process of creation seems very intricate and complicated. Can you describe it?
Meghann Riepenhoff: I hand coat cyanotype emulsion onto paper and then introduce the paper into the landscape, in waves, rivers, rain, snow, ice, etc. Elements from the landscape physically inscribe into the photochemistry.
Vicente Wolf: Around 45 years ago I was working with my partner at the time, Bob Patino, with Richard Avedon, the photographer, in his studio, and he said, "You know, you should be collecting photography. It's the next trend of collecting." And it started this tsunami of purchases that has gone on for 35 years.
From artists deemed enemies of the state in Venezuela to the installation of female statues in NYC, this is all you need to know about what happened this week in the art world.
Molly Soda: I’ve always been drawn to private spaces and the bedroom as a backdrop. The bedroom is where we connect with each other virtually and I love being able to get a glimpse of that when I’m online. The desktop in some ways is like the second bedroom for me, housing all of my clutter and intimate thoughts.
In the fifth century, St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, infamously banished snakes into the sea and righteously doused Christianity over the pagan country, evangelizing thousands. His name has been made known internationally and, following his death on March 17 in the year 461, has been memorialized and celebrated with greatly-known holiday St. Patrick’s Day.
If you’ve been feeling like your thoughts are jumbled, you can’t articulate yourself, and you feel like you just got a punch in the gut, it’s probably because Mercury just went into retrograde. While this happens every 88 days, it creates mayhem for people, and if you think you’re not subjected to this, think again.
Photographing the inhabitants of the city back in the 40s and 50s, Vivian Cherry was one of the first female street photographers to capture the thronging masses going to and fro the island of Manhattan. Though Cherry passed away on March 4 in her home of Albuquerque at 98, her images of New York City of halcyon days remain iconic.
Laurie Simmons: My work often reflects where I am in my life at the moment. When I first had children I was doing work at the Ventriloquist Museum, Vent Haven, in Kentucky. When I started traveling extensively for the first in my adult life I was doing the tourism pictures.
In another instance of why Facebook should just crawl into the same grave as MySpace, millions of people across the world had trouble accessing Facebook and its sister companies, including Instagram and Whatsapp. Who the hell cares--that one basic white girl from your high school can’t upload a mirror selfie of her in Lululemon yoga pants!
Ken Schles: There’s an inherent risk in the way I’m approaching the subject matter. Trump has energized a lot of people to stand up for their beliefs that wouldn’t have previously. I’d probably count myself among them. I’m definitely risking my bodily self. I’ve been arrested 8 times in the last 14 months.