With Thanksgiving around the corner, you will most likely have to endure another terrible family photo. You will have to hold onto your sanity as grandchildren to grandparents are corralled into a line, all fussing and delaying as they fidget with their clothes and hair, roll your eyes as whatever amateur photographer spends what feels like hours getting everyone to not blink for at least three seconds, and then have to start go through all of that all over again when someone inevitably doesn’t like how they look in the photo.
The renowned, World Press Photo winning Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam has been granted bail after spending over a 100 days in jail for speaking out against the Bangladesh government.
From my start as a photographer, the staging of my sets has been cinematic, much like a still extract from a film. My lighting techniques have followed suit and are now more dramatically cinematic. At the end of the day, photography is about light, colour, emotions revealed in my model’s expressions. For me, it’s primarily about lighting and colour. I can make a drab, mundane setting something incredible lighting it cinematically with a mixture of flash and daylight working with cross-lighting.
Ball culture, the house system, the ballroom community, and similar terms describe an underground LGBTQ subculture in the United States in which people "walk" (i.e., compete) for trophies and prizes at events known as balls. Some who walk also dance; others compete in drag categories, designed to emulate other genders and social classes. Most participants in ball culture belong to groups known as “houses”
For the past four decades, photographers Angela Beckwith and Carol Fisher have spent their working lives in Africa documenting the lives and communities of several cultures throughout the continent. In their newest book, African Twilight, Beckwith and Fisher have compiled over 15 years of work in order to capture some of the oldest and most varied cultures in human history before they disappear forever.
“YA’LL SHOT HIM!” Manny Ortega yells outside a bodega in Brooklyn, as he uses his cell phone to film an arrest by the New York Police Department (NYPD). Tension quickly escalated between officers and an African-American man as Manny captures the death of the community’s beloved Darius Larson, or “Big D.”
“I would like to bring attention to a new feminism, where artists like me decide to bring light and hope to this conversation. Women’s bodies and natural beauty is what makes us powerful. We will only be cherished and respected when we respect ourselves.”
“It’s a film about isolation, it’s a film about struggling to find comfort in solitude. Which is a very real dilemma for people in their 20s because being alone can be very exciting but also, predictably, very scary.” - Avery Duncan.
The film’s appeal for human decency will no doubt fall on deaf ears in many quarters, no more so than that of the current U.S. administration, whose umber grotesque of a leader has done the utmost to play on his electorate’s tendency towards xenophobia and isolationism.
Sara Greenberger Rafferty has exhibited widely since 2001, including solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; The Kitchen, New York; Eli Marsh Gallery at Amherst College, Massachusetts; Fine Arts Center Gallery at University of Arkansas; and a commissioned sculpture for the Public Art Fund. Gloves Off, the first traveling survey of her work with accompanying fully illustrated catalogue published by SUNY Press, completed a three-venue tour last year
We are living in a time of fear that is substantial, consistent, and bipartisan. Today, as people began congregating at the pools before sunrise, the general consensus was that of a universal anxiety, but this is not a new feeling. Fear has long been manufactured and promoted advantageously in the political sphere, with visual media serving at the forefront of our contemporary political dialogue.
Eclectic Polling stations like the ones in the images of Ryan Donnell tell the story of access, diversity and civic duty in the American electoral system.