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Faces of Our Times – Photographer Niall McDiarmid’s striking street portraits

Faces Of Our Times – Niall McDiarmid’s striking street portraits show off the best of London and all its diversity The life of an artist is a long and difficult row to hoe. Niall McDiarmid has been working as a photographer for over 20 years, largely for print publications. Recently, McDiarmid published two books Via Vauxhall […]

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Interview with photographer Kevin Faingnaert

Cary Benbow (CB): How would you describe your work to someone viewing it for the first time? Kevin Faingnaert (KF): Social documentary combining portrait, landscapes and structures to tell in depth stories which are both analytical and emotional. I have a sensitive and aesthetic visual approach. CB: Why do you photograph? What compels you to […]

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Interview with photographer Laura Konttinen

Cary Benbow (CB): What is your approach to photography or image-making as a visual artist? Laura Konttinen (LK): What drew me to photography was realizing what a clever double agent it is; a photograph pretends to be an invisible window into an objective past, but is of course a deliberate point of view and often not […]

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Photographer Malcolm Lightner

Malcolm Lightner’s work, as seen here from his new book, Mile O’Mud, will be shown at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery through the end of May. Watch for my upcoming review of Mile O’ Mud – as I slog through his images of Florida mud racing culture and portraits of the people connected to it. […]

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Book Review Photographer

Book Review: Ikinga by Stephan Würth

  In late 2013, Stephan Würth embarked on a whirlwind road trip, winding his way across Burundi, a small landlocked nation in the heart of East Africa.  Discreetly capturing images on an iPhone during his journey, Würth portrays everyday life in the impoverished country, from the bustling open-air markets of its capital, Bujumbura, to the […]

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KENTUCKY CAPTURED: PHOTOGRAPHS INSPIRED BY THE BLUEGRASS STATE

Ralph Eugene Meatyard American, 1925 – 1972 Untitled, 1970 Gelatin silver print 9 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. (24.1 × 29.1 cm.) Lent by University of Louisville Photographic Archives Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky Dates: March 12 – July 17, 2016 Location: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery, South Building South gallery Curated by: Elizabeth Reilly and Marcy […]

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Landscape Photos Capture the Past and the Imaginary

This article by David Schonauer on Vantage highlights landscape photography of the past and present that ultimately helps us understand places unlike any other medium. Out There Landscape Photos Capture the Past and the Imaginary (Intro to article) Some photographs preserve what is gone. Some capture places that were never there. Both are landscapes worth […]

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Interview Photographer

Photography is a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Interview with William Olmsted

William Olmsted’s work does not hit you over the head, or scream at you for attention. It is smarter than that. He shoots mainly with film and film cameras; opting for the approach of selective shooting. His approach toward taking photos involves long walks around his local area once a week or so with his camera, […]

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Interview with photographer J.M. Golding

Cary Benbow: Why do you photograph? What compels you to make the images you create? J.M. Golding: For me, the answer lies in both the process of creating, and in the images that result from that process. In terms of process, making photographs invites me into what the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls a flow state, […]

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Photographer Submission

The Landscapes of photographer Mandy Williams

Mandy Williams is a visual artist working primarily in photography and video. Her work covers range of subjects, but centers around the theme of the social dynamics arising from contemporary culture – particularly how personal identity is affected by environment and how our social and affective lives interconnect. This interest in the psychology of place […]