"Drowning World" by Gideon Mendel

Photography // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Gideon Mendel is a fascinating photographer, working uniquely with the medium. I became aware of his work during a recent triennial at the ICP. He has travelled the world to document different communities in the wake of severe flooding. The photographs are stills from his video, which are portraits of people within the community. 

Exposing Chernobyl

Photography // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
For 20 years, photographer Gerd Ludwig has been photographing the aftermath of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster of 1986 in the Ukraine. His extensive collection of images dives deep into multiple effected categories, from the abandoned structures of Chernobyl to the victims and their resulting health issues.

video: Roger Ballen's "Asylum of the Birds"

Photography // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Last week we received an email from Roger Ballen notifying us that his new video “Asylum of Birds” was close to being released and with it the South African artist said, “The video is almost ready; you will not forget it.” And after viewing it several times we agree, it’s unforgettable.

New Orleans’s Ladies of the Night

Photography // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
One piece of New Orleans history that is often overlooked is the photographs taken by E. J. Bellocq of the “ladies of the night”in the New Orleans brothel neighborhood of Storyville at the turn of the century (approx. 1895-1910). His intimate and whimsical portraits of Storyville draw the viewer in to a way of life that has since become much more under the radar. 

"Honor The Treaties" by Aaron Huey

Photography // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A highly overlooked part of America’s history is the Native American genocide. Repercussions are still evident through the marginalization, violence, alcoholism, and terrible living situations on many Native American reservations today. Aaron Huey (Featured in our February 2013 issue) came as a photojournalist but ended up dedicating himself to the people within the community of Pine Ridge...

Through the Lens of Iconic Surf Photographer Steve Sherman

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
For over 20 years now, Sherms has built a career on being able to blend into any situation and capture the most intimate of moments. Best known for his portraits of athletes, artists and musicians from the likes of; Andy Irons, Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, C.R. Stecyk III, Tony Hawk, Dane Reynolds, and Eddie Vedder...

"Holy Men" by Joey L.

Photography // Monday, March 03, 2014
Photographer, director and novelist, Joey L. continues his photojournalistic "Holy Men" series in Varanasi, India, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. His latest installment, which explores the lifestyle and culture of the sadhus, is a profound reflection on the practices of asceticism, self-denial, and spiritual liberation. 

Cheyenne Randall Gives Celebrities an Inked Edge

Photography // Monday, March 03, 2014
Seattle based artist, Cheyenne Randall has created an ongoing project on his Tumblr page titled Shopped Tattoos where he photoshops tattoos onto iconic images of celebrities past and present. After years of creating Native American artwork, Randall turned to his habit of sketching tattoos on celebrities in magazines and used Photoshop to create his current and strikingly realistic images. 

A sleepover with strangers

Photography // Monday, March 03, 2014
Bieke Depoorter is a member of Magnum Photos. She works on long-term projects, and among the vast number of photographic work revolving around strangers hers is a standout. In “Ou Menya” she travelled throughout Russia, knowing very little of the language, and asked to spend a single night in strangers houses. 

Ryan McGinley's First Shots

Photography // Saturday, March 01, 2014
Ryan McGinley is one of contemporary photography’s most celebrated practitioners, known predominantly for his images of the naked youth in transcendent landscapes. AnOther Magazine recently featured McGinley in their printed magazine, publishing his earliest works that initiated his sensibility and style. "This selection was hidden away in my archives, I had to blow the dust off the negatives."

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