Photographing the Rise of Hip Hop

Photography // Friday, June 13, 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. 

Living with dissociative identity disorder

Photography // Friday, June 13, 2014
“Hi, I’m Luna. I’m twenty years old, and I’m an art history student. I run an art collective… [and] I like to make zines and art.” The camera pans softly over the little trinkets and treasures filling the home of the director, Laurence Philomene, and her partner, the star, Luna e Los Santos. The twenty-four minute documentary, My Girls, is an intimate look into Luna (and some of her alters)’s experiences living with dissociative identity disorder, and the life they share with Philomene.

The National Womb

Photography // Thursday, June 12, 2014
In photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s photo series “The National Womb”, a unique and unknown program was the focus of her work. In 2008, the de facto government of Nagorno Karabakh, a republic located within Azerbaijan, created the “birth encouragement program” which pays newlyweds cash for getting married and cash towards each baby they birth. 

The Minimalist Architectural Photography of Luisa Lambri

Photography // Thursday, June 12, 2014
Luisa Lambri offers a fresh perspective on architectural photography. She captures abstract details of building interiors, which emulate bold, minimalist paintings. Lumbri is also influenced by the landscape surrounding these buildings and explores the juxtaposition between man-made structures and their natural setting.

The work of Eylül Aslan

Photography // Thursday, June 12, 2014
Eylül Aslan is hard to pin down, and rightfully so. Her photographs seem to flirt with the absurd, pushing and breaking the formal rules of composition, and yet her images are technically exquisite, capturing warm light and savorous color centric to all of her work. 

Red Ball of Sun Slipping Down

Photography // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
In 1969, Eugene Richards travelled to the Mississippi Delta of Arkansas to be a volunteer for VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), a branch of AmeriCorps that was designed specifically to help fight poverty throughout America. Richards ended up staying in Arkansas until 1972, photographing and creating close relationships with his subjects during his stay. 

PETER FUNCH's "LAST FLIGHT: AN AMERICAN ANTHOLOGY" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Photography // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
On July 2, 1937 the beloved aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean. The same year the Works Progress Administration began construction on a bridge, which would later bear her name. It crossed the Missouri River between Buchanan County, Missouri and, Atchison, Kansas, Earhart’s hometown. Earhart was declared dead in absentia in 1939, the same year the bridge was completed.

The Importance of Remaining Aware When Taking a Picture

Photography // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Henry Wessel has an eye for subtle humors in American culture. "His photographs of parking lots, beach-goers, and shrubbery – all illuminated by the Western light Wessel loves – find poetry in the commonplace and document the social landscape in a manner that is casual yet compelling,” as stated by Pace/Macgill Gallery. While his photos are spontaneous by nature, they create an everlasting dialogue about society.  

Return of the Rudeboy

Photography // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Photographer Dean Chalkley and creative director Harris Elliot are bringing the ‘Rudie’ back to the forefront of London’s attention in a new exhibition at Somerset House. Acknowledging the essence of what it is to be a Rude Boy in the 21st Century, the collaborators photographed over 60 individuals who embody the swagger, style and attitude that has always been quintessential to this particular subculture.

The work of Eileen Quinlan

Photography // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Eileen Quinlan uses various household objects, like yoga mats and mirrors, to examine consumer culture and feminism today.  Her works are featured in San Francisco MoMA’s “New Photographers 2013” in which she explains her collection of photographs titled Laura.

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