Sex obsession, prostitution, and drug addiction with Antoine D’Agata

Photography // Monday, March 10, 2014
Antoine D’Agata took up photography later in his life, about ten years ago. He’s currently 53. His images depict what he is intimately close to in his life before he picked up the camera; he uses it as a tool to express his perception of reality. These photographs capture from the inside the life of sex obsession, prostitution, and drug addiction. His reality is a nightmare, entrenched in violence, sex, and drugs.

"Occupy Kiev" by Barbaros Kayan

Photography // Sunday, March 09, 2014
In the wake of plans by the Crimean parliament to set a referendum to endorse joining Russia, we take a look at documentary photographer Barbaros Kayan and his coverage of the Ukrainian protests in his series, "Occupy Kiev." 

Nuclear Weapons Series by Paul Shambroom

Photography // Saturday, March 08, 2014
Paul Shambroom has done a number of projects around governmental issues like nuclear weapons or high-level security. In the mid 90’s he was granted amazing access to photograph areas, which would be unimaginable today. Shambroom gets entry to the manufacturing locations, test sites, military conference areas, science laboratories, and even crews of bombers or submarines. 


Erotica // Saturday, March 08, 2014
Alexander Tikhomirov is young, Russian photographer with a passion for shooting gorgeous, tattooed Russian women. Not only does he capture the sexual appeal of beautiful women, he does so with an amazing talent, style and technique...

The photography of Raphaël Année

Photography // Friday, March 07, 2014
Raphaël Année, a young photographer and graphic designer hailing from France, is one of the flourishing members of the Parisian art crew, "The Coolege". Endowed with an inarguable aptitude for capturing the spirit and lifestyle of the Parisian youth culture, Année's work is gritty, visceral and unsentimental, the perfect compliment to the raw aesthetic that The Coolege embodies.

Prison Inmates Appeal to Their Younger Selves in Trent Bell’s Photographs

Photography // Friday, March 07, 2014
In 2013, architectural photographer Trent Bell began a series titled REFLECT Project, in response to a friend who was sentenced to thirty-six years in prison. Bell couldn’t help but feel troubled by his friend’s circumstance and realized that there were moments in his own life where it could have easily been him in the same situation. 

"Grapevine" by Susan Lipper

Photography // Friday, March 07, 2014
Susan Lipper's project “Grapevine” is a collision of the photographer's personal experience and the highly unusual town of Grapevine Hollow, West Virginia. She was travelling through on a roadtrip but was so fascinated by the town that she chose to stay for a while. Lipper’s diary is abysmal and bold; with her flash she illuminates the near anarchic town. 

Richard Renaldi’s "Touching Strangers"

Photography // Thursday, March 06, 2014
Next month marks the release of Richard Renaldi’s photo book titled Touching Strangers. The project began in 2007 when Renaldi began approaching total strangers and asked to photograph them physically interacting with each other. The result was images that display the human tendency toward tenderness and affection than can be found even between complete strangers. 

“Yangtze, The Long River” by Nadav Kander

Photography // Thursday, March 06, 2014
Nadav Kander is an Israeli photographer who is internationally renowned for his unique landscapes. In his book “Yangtze, The Long River” he spent three years winding along the banks of this enormous body of water for his project. The book starts out with a bold fact that the population living along its banks is much greater than the population of the United States at around 450 million people. 

V1 Gallery presents "American Pictures" by Jacob Holdt @ Bad News, Brooklyn

Photography // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Jacob Holdt (b. 1947, Denmark) changed the cause of photography without being aware of it. He invented a practice situated at the intersection between documentary and artistic photography, a practice characterized by a strong sense of visuality, an awe inspiring humanity, but also a keen sense of sociopolitical awareness. 


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