Back in 2009, the photographer embarked on a cross country project to photograph the streets named in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s honor in cities from New Orleans, to Philadelphia, to Los Angeles. Ultimately her photos leave us to answer the paramount question: where is the best place to commemorate a man like Martin Luther King?
Singh discovered the ecstasy of color during his countless journeys across the Indian subcontinent: on the banks of the Ganges – he travelled the river from its source in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal – in the Kashmir mountains, in remote villages, in the bustle of city crowds.
There is a commercial need for these kind of images, as well as a greater need to see people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and ages partake in the drug as a part of their everyday routine. Social change is largely effected through perception, with photography being the perfect medium. StockPot Images helps to normalize the drug in our collective conscious, evolving our understanding.
Sun reflecting off a blank background creates an indeterminate space. Women, men, children pose in front of void white, the illuminated extremes of their edges disappear in the glare, become pure light; shadows descend down the spectrum of their body, catch on their ridges and furrows, define their forms.
Today’s store window, (one of my favorite photo subjects) is a showcase for the talents of a display designer as well as the merchandise within. Walking along Fifth or Madison Ave, store windows hat use elaborate props, lighting, scale and color always caught my eye. The particular seductive mannequins seen in MUSEE project a distinct glamour-much like the runway models that I have photographed for over 4 decades.
Two years ago, I read an article about the horrible circumstances of people with albinism (PWA) in Tanzania. It described the widely held superstitions among Tanzanians - including the widespread practices of so-called witch doctors who use their body parts in potions. Because of these practices, PWA are persecuted, attacked and killed. They are considered not to be human.
Recently, I’ve been considering how pain is an undervalued resource, particularly the role it plays in driving invention. My painting “Night is Deaf and the Morning Remembers” alludes to Alexander Graham Bell’s discoveries. The home fractures and the living room spills into the grass. Isn’t it profound that the man who invented the telephone and dramatically improved global communication was unable to be heard by his own deaf mother?
I work on all kinds of other projects, I have black and white series I’ve been picking away at since 2009 called Unnatural History which spoofs the The Natural History Museum. I was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship so I’m starting that whole body of work. I won’t see the results of it until 3 or 4 years from now because I work slowly. It’s just me and my partner Cathleen; we build pretty much everything.
Yes, definitely. I felt such a sense of responsibility and in my community, pride is motivating force in most everything. I didn’t want to embarrass anyone but I also wanted to make images that were true to the feeling of a place, a person and my experience within it. As the work deals with difficult issues like abuse, and addiction, living in that head space took an enormous emotional toll
Pixel-Collage is a series of collages. A collage means pasting together at least two existing elements to create something new, a new world, a new image, a new light. Doing this means giving a response through Form: Form is not just an idea, Form is the core. I want to give Form, because giving Form is the most important thing. The plastic covering is part of this form. The plastic is not a protection but the will to frame my work myself
Wrapping up Musée's top picks of 2017 comes the list of 10 best photographs. The photographs were selected by the staff from the photographs featured in the print magazines that were released in 2017 as well as featured on the website. With a large selection to choose from we look forward to seeing the list in 2018.
California is the much anticipated debut book by photographer John Chiara. Chiara’s photography elicits an arresting sense nostalgia as we are taken on a tour of California as seen through the lens of the photographer’s handmade analogue field camera. It is Chiara’s exquisitely distinct photographic process that sets his work apart. Imagery and memory meet and become singular in California.