"Backra Bluid" by Stacey Tyrell

Photography // Monday, March 30, 2015
In her series Backra Bluid, Brooklyn-based artist Stacey Tyrell investigates the origins of her mixed heritage. A Caribbean-Canadian with roots also in England, Ireland and Scotland, Tyrell transformes herself into relatives from both her past and present on her European side to explore the perceptions and constructs of "Whiteness". 

The Coldest City On Earth

Photography // Monday, March 30, 2015
With all of this harsh weather rolling into spring, it seems only fitting to reflect on how it could be worse. In the city of Yakutsk, Russia the average winter temperature is −30 °F but can reach −80 °F making it the coldest major city in the world. New Zealand photographer Amos Chapple decided to venture to the frozen landscape of Yakutsk and capture the harsh winter lifestyles that it’s inhabitants are forced to live. 

EYES WIDE SHUT

Photography // Sunday, March 29, 2015
In her latest series “How We See” artist Laurie Simmons explores the notions of beauty, identity, and persona, by photographing close-up portraits of young women; evoking the tradition of the high-school portrait—when teenagers present their idealized selves to the camera. 

Snapshots of “Dangerous” Women

Photography // Saturday, March 28, 2015
Coinciding with Women’s History Month, Rizzoli Publications will be releasing a book containing a collection of photographs gathered by art collector Peter J. Cohen depicting adventurous and rebellious women during the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s who visually pushed through the boundaries of acceptable behavior for women in their time. 

Girl on Girl Collective

Photography // Friday, March 27, 2015
Girl on Girl is an experiment aimed at creating an environment for female artists to create, learn and collaborate with one another. The collective began, and is based at Syracuse University, but is spanning across the country to create an atmosphere where women can show their own work, analyze each others work, and get together to make new works through encouragement and support for one another. 

"9" by Paul Garcia

Photography // Friday, March 27, 2015
Before deciding to become an artist, photographer and painter Paul Garcia went to school for biochemistry and then once again for journalism. His scientific and documentary background is clearly evident in his series 9, a series of nine compositions comprised of nine separate images in a grid, each with a defined relationship that serves as the image's title. 

Interview: Janet Delaney "South of Market" @ de Young Museum, SF

Photography // Thursday, March 26, 2015
Hurricane Katrina drenched, decimated and maybe resuscitated New Orleans. The Big Three abandoned Detroit, leaving a place struggling for structure and street lights. A room in San Francisco will buy a house in another urban center. The dynamics of cities is measurable and personal, and Janet Delaney’s South of Market, currently on view at San Francisco’s de Young Museum, documents her firsthand experience as a resident and keen-eyed photographer during the 1970s and ’80s

Hyper-realistic Doll Children

Photography // Wednesday, March 25, 2015
In her series “Mother Love”, photographer Jamie Diamond spent a year immersing herself within the Reborner community where a group of self-taught female artists hand craft, collect, and treat hyper-realistic child dolls as their own offspring. 

Viva Las Luchadoras!

Photography // Tuesday, March 24, 2015
In his series “Viva Las Luchadoras!”, London-based photographer Nick Ballon photographed the Bolivian wrestling scene. Not only does Ballon show us each athlete’s colorful wrestling persona, but also the behind-the-scenes elements that make up each show. 

"A Tented Sky" by Kristen Hatgi Sink

Photography // Tuesday, March 24, 2015
In her series, A Tented Sky, photographer Kristen Hatgi Sink plays with the notions of youth, fragility and beauty. Taking the title from poet Edna St. Vincent Millay's piece "Renascence", a piece about a the cycle of life and death, Sink's work addresses a fantasy of feminine sexuality, spanning from adolescence to adulthood. 

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