Juno Calypso's "Joyce"

Photography // Thursday, August 14, 2014
With the right pink accessories and a housewife’s robe, photographer Juno Calypso becomes Joyce. During a Cindy Sherman-esque ritual of production, she transforms into her character Joyce, whose dead-eyed stare is captivating and erie.

Adrian Chesser’s “The Return”

Photography // Thursday, August 14, 2014
From 2006 to 2012, photographer Adrian Chesser photographed the current generation of nomadic Americans who have chosen to live their lives in the wild unknown between Idaho and California. Chesser captured the high and lows of a group who primarily use their basic instincts of hunter/gatherer to survive and move with the seasons as they see fit.

Waterslide Action Shots

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 14, 2014
Krista Long’s I Love Summer! photography series is quite refreshing. Even though the dog days of summer are technically over, it’s still warm outside and these photos are just what we need for a sense of gleeful coolness. Long catches the moment when vacationers exit a waterslide, creating an adorable effect. Enjoy!

“Ray’s a Laugh”

Photography // Wednesday, August 13, 2014
In 2000, photographer Richard Billingham released a book of his photographs titled “Ray’s a Laugh”. The images document the everyday life of Billingham’s mother Elizabeth and father Ray. The series reveals Ray’s severe alcoholism and Elizabeth’s obsessive collecting of pets and cheap chachkies paired with the poverty they have been forced to live in as a result of Ray’s addiction. 

Gregory Halpern's "In-Progress Work from California”

Photography // Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Since 2008 photographer Gregory Halpern has been collecting Californian scenes and portraits for his upcoming book, set to publish with J&L books sometime next year. Tentatively, the series is titled “In-Progress Work from California”. The images are of a lyric-documentary style and show both awe and respect for the subjects depicted, gleaming in the infamous California light.

Ralph Ziman’s “Ghosts”

Photography // Tuesday, August 12, 2014
In his series “Ghosts”, South African artist Ralph Ziman draws inspiration from the arms trade and the civilians that are killed as a result of it. In the series, Ziman explains, “I had six Zimbabwean artists use traditional African beads and wire to manufacture several hundred replica beaded guns like AK-47s, and several replica beaded general purpose machine guns (GPMGs), along with ammunition. 

I am Walé Respect Me

Photography // Monday, August 11, 2014
Having grown up in the Democratic Replublic of the Congo, photographer Patrick Willocq works to depict the country he loves in a way that provides the viewer with an intimate glimpse into the tribal traditions that are still being practices in DR Congo. In his series “I am Walé Respect Me”, Willocq creates a visual narrative describing the stories of multiple Walés (primiparous nursing mothers). 

Video: Self Evident Truths

Photography // Sunday, August 10, 2014
iO Tillett Wright’s project The Self Evident Truths is a photographic document of 10,000 people in the USA that identify as anything other than 100% straight – as in, if you are anywhere on the LGBTQ spectrum in any way, even 1% gay, they want to take your picture!

Jen Kinney's "City Under One Roof"

Photography // Saturday, August 09, 2014
Supported by a grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum and by the Dorthea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize through the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Jen Kinney’s “City Under One Roof” is a documentary project on Whittier, Alaska: a town of 200 residents and only accessible through a 2.6 mile long tunnel that closes at night.

Amanny Ahmad's "Perpetual Motion" @ Slow Culture, Los Angeles

Photography // Friday, August 08, 2014
Bi-coastal multidisciplinary artist, Amanny Ahmad will be exhibiting new paintings, photography and site specific installation at Slow Culture Gallery in Los Angeles that opens tonight. 

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