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Misconceptions and Perceptions

Photographs are universal communicators, bridging the gaps that words create…except when they don’t. The photographer captures one instant in an image with specific intent, so what happens when those intentions are misconstrued?

Iron Fist, Ironed Face

Celebs who have digitally altered their press photos: the Kardashians, Beyoncé, Trump, and—interim Kazakhstani President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev? Since he entered office in March, his press office has released photos in which his face has been blatantly photoshopped

Queer Representation: Transgender Portraiture

“He looks weird.” My 8 year old nephew tells me as he looks at an image on my laptop of a transgender man from Lorenzo Triburgo’s “Transportraits” series. At this point my response is instinctual, “What makes you say that?”. With a sigh of relief, my nephew tells me that he was only speaking about the model’s tattoos and the vibrant painted backdrop, not objecting to the very existence of transgender man. But most of the time, these reasons aren’t so benign.

RuPaul's Dragcon 2018

RuPaul’s DragCon provided a platform for fans – of all ages and backgrounds – to meet and interact with world-renowned RuPaul's Drag Race Queens, celebrities, and icons in a friendly and accessible environment. 

Son-Jung Wan: Fashion Week 2018

Son Jung Wan was born and raised in South Korea. Majoring in Industrial Craft at Sookmyung Women's University then, attended design school at International Mode in Seoul. She then took the fashion into her own hands and opened up a shop in 1989.

Wigstock 2018

Wigstock returned with a vengeance . After a long hiatus, which made most think was already dead, the ''Wig Out’’ extravaganza did not disappoint . I was glued right in front of the stage for almost 10 hours without even a glass of water. The setting was pretty symbolic, the Brooklyn Bridge with it’s flag down at half mast ( due to McCain's passing )

KARINE LAVAL: Poolscape

The colors were almost supernatural. I thought it was amazing. They were actually reinforcing what I was trying to capture, the theatricality of the place. I had never seen pictures like that, with that color for that subject matter … . So, I decided to do a whole series.

The Sex of Sexuality

With the advent of Instagram and other photo-based social media, everyday women have started reclaiming control over their bodies in the public sphere. The female nude has emerged out of the niche art spaces and now lives on our phone screens as a thing of beauty.

Bangladesh: Pressed for Freedom

Award-winning photographer and activist Shahidul Alam, 63, was arrested in Bangladesh last week for his alleged comments against the Awami League government. Alam spoke out about the recent student protests in Bangladesh to Al Jazeera in an interview. About 20 other journalists were also attacked during the protest.