Eadweard Muybridge’s Studies in Motion

Photography // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Before the use of moving pictures became prevalent, a well-know nineteenth century photographer was called upon to settle a bet. The photographer was Eadweard Muybridge and the bet was whether or not all four of a horse’s legs leave the ground when galloping. 

Magdalena Bors Builds and Photographs Surreal Landscapes in Her Home

Photography // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Melbourne-based artist Magdalena Bors latest series of photographs features complex, surreal environments within her home. Entitled The Seventh Day, the series required a very labor-intensive and repetitive process to build the sets. The artist is fascinated by the simultaneous strength and fragility of the connection between the natural world and ourselves. 

Instant Cubans by "Carson Sanders"

Photography // Monday, September 29, 2014
Using an Instax Wide as his camera of choice, Georgia-based photographer Carson Sanders traveled to six different parts of Cuba on his 10-day tour of the country. "Cuba is a very mysterious and often overlooked country. I came and I left, it felt like a dream," he says. 

Carla Richmond’s Environmental Portraits

Photography // Monday, September 29, 2014
Photographer Carla Richmond is interested in people. The Los Angeles-based photographer was introduced to portraiture early in her college career and has been taking pictures of people ever since. Through her environmental portraits of friends and strangers, she manages to find beauty in the banal and everyday. 

Farid Rasulov’s Carpeted Rooms

Photography // Monday, September 29, 2014
In his images, Azerbaijan photographer Farid Rasulov creates complex and intriguing interiors. His process includes covering and entire room from floor to ceiling in traditional Azerbaijan carpet patterns and then placing solid white sculptures of animals and reptiles, including lions, horses, dogs, lizards, and cats.

"Pepe" by Bronia Stewart

Photography // Sunday, September 28, 2014
For six weeks London-based photographer, Bronia Stewart hung out in the not-so safe city of Chalco in the outskirts of Mexico City spending most her days hanging out with gang member and storeowner, Pepe Torreblanco. Stewert’s project appropriately entitled “Pepe” documents the lifestyle of Pepe and friends showing similar parallels to Los Angeles gang culture. 

Hassan Hajjaj’s Rock Stars

Photography // Saturday, September 27, 2014
In his newest photographic series, London-based artist Hassan Hajjaj photographs musicians in colorfully patterned garments that he designs and then places each subject, often with an instrument, in front of a patterned fabric background to create a stimulating composition. 

Captive Landscapes Series by Daniel Kukla

Photography // Friday, September 26, 2014
“We, as humans, go to great lengths to satisfy our desire for a connection with the natural world, especially in our interactions with wild and exotic animals. Zoos are the primary site for this relationship, but they often obscure the conflicts inherent in maintaining and displaying captive wild animals.”

Abstraction in Architecture

Photography // Thursday, September 25, 2014
Portugese photographer Manuel Mira Godinho uses building facades to showcase his love of abstraction in everyday life. Through his depictions of reflections, lighting, and physical textures on each building he portrays, Godinho creates individual compositions that form abstracted forms of themselves. 

PRATT PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURES - Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie

Photography // Thursday, September 25, 2014
In part of the ongoing Pratt Photography Lectures series, Magnum Photographers Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie will be having a conversation open free to the public on October 1, 2014. Jim Goldberg is well known for his photographs, multi-media projects and books. His work often combines words and images to create vivid narratives about both insiders and outsiders of society.