"Watershed" by Jeff Rich

Photography // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Jeff Rich is a photographer and educator based in Iowa. His series Watershed, which exists in three parts and was shot entirely on large format film, focuses on the human impact on areas within the Mississippi River watershed. Seen here is Part I - A Survey of the French Broad River Basin.

Hubert Crabières’s “ Iceland”

Photography // Thursday, December 18, 2014
In his documentary series “Iceland”, artist Hubert Crabières gives us an insider’s view of life in the country of Iceland. Instead of showing us the exciting and enticing parts of living in the mid-Atlantic, Crabières shows us the more mundane side of life.

Best of 2014: Photographing the Rise of Hip Hop

Photography // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, Bronx native Lisa Leone was surrounded by the up and coming hip hop community. With her passion for photography, Leone began photographing everything. Little did she know that she was capturing some of the most iconic figures in the world of hip-hop at the inception of their careers. From Grandmaster Flash to Nas, Leone’s images display a raw candidness that is often lost in studio photoshoots. 

Jordan Sullivan's "An island in the moon"

Photography // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Jordan Sullivan is a writer and artist living in Los Angeles, California. He has worked as a day laborer on a concrete construction crew in central Texas, a touring musician in a rock and roll band, a dishwasher in a fancy restaurant, a house keeper to a psychoanalyst, and an artist assistant to photographers Mike & Doug Starn.

Ron Jude's "Lago"

Photography // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Lago is a series by Ron Jude, a photographer currently living in New York. After living on the edge of the Mojave Desert for some time, the series became an attempt for Jude explore memories of the place and "to reconcile the vagaries of memory (and the uncertainty of looking) with our need to make narrative sense of things… It’s like a poetic archeology that, rather than attempting to arrive at something conclusive, looks for patterns and rhythms that create congruity out of the stuttering and incomplete utterances of the visible world." 

Alexis Hunter: The Model's Revenge and More

Photography // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
We lost an important conceptual artist and feminist theorist this year in New Zealand born photographer Alexis Hunter. One of the few things I bookmarked in my researched this year was a fantastic obituary published by the Guardian at the time of her death, that does the artist way more justice than anything I can writer here. 

Best of 2014: 78-87 London Youth by Derek Ridgers

Photography // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Taken in the streets, clubs, basements and bars of London between 1978 and 1987, photographer Derek Ridgers’s newest book is a stunning glimpse into the stylish British youth movements from this time. People dressing up and going out have always been central to Derek’s work from the first days of punk through to the fetish and fringe scenes of present day. 

"Caspian" by Chloe Dewe Mathews

Photography // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Caspian, a series by Chloe Dewe Mathews, sheds light on the port cities that surround the Caspian sea. These cities were made prosperous by the oil boom of the late 90's and, as a result, the distribution of wealth is skewed. In the images, we see the working-class contrasted against the oil-rich middle class, all set in landscapes transformed by drilling machinery and towers. 

Photographer Captures Daily Life As Seen by a Saudi Woman

Photography // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
For his recent series, Lone Canyon, Saudi photographer Faisal Almalki was interested in the female ritual of wearing a veil. The title of the series is a reference to the gap between a woman and the veil that completely shields her face. In Saudi Arabia, this type of dress is more of a tradition than a religious law, and Almalki sought out to investigate, using his camera to document a woman’s perspective. 

Video: William Eggleston - Imagine Documentary

Photography // Monday, December 15, 2014
For anyone interested in understanding the history and acceptance of photography as an art form, the work of William Egglestonis a pre-requisite at some point. This Imagine Series did a an insightful documentary on the photographer years ago and it’s worth some time out of your day.

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