American Geography: Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to Present

The 345 photographs in American Geography (divided by regions) address ways in which different histories and traditions of land use have given rise to different cultural transitions, such as the growth of industry in the Northeast, agricultural developments in the Midwest, the legacies of slavery on the economies of the South, and the mining of natural resources as well as environmental crises in the West. … Continue reading American Geography: Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to Present

Behind the Obstacles

Vladimir Tereshkov’s photos of Hip-Hop Culture in Iran It may be hard to imagine there is a hip-hop culture in Iran, considering the tense political situation in the Middle East and the region’s relations with the United States. The movement appeared in the 1990s, when hip-hop artists mainly focused on socio-political topics. This led to a quick reaction from the government: some rappers had to … Continue reading Behind the Obstacles

All of Us: Portraits of an American Bicentennial by Richard Beaven

In All of Us: Portraits of an American Bicentennial there are only two portraits which don’t show us the entire person being photographed. The approach Richard Beaven takes to include the whole person in his his project photographing the community of Ghent, New York allows the viewer to get a feel for who each person is, how they hold their hands, how they stand alone … Continue reading All of Us: Portraits of an American Bicentennial by Richard Beaven

Little Romances by Jordanna Kalman

Jordanna Kalman photographs prints of her own photographs, and they become a physical object. She surrounds them with elements from her garden or other personal items. This is done not to evoke nostalgia or sentimentality but to deepen her physical connection and/or claim to the images and distance them from the viewer. Kalman poses questions to herself about what it means to be a woman. … Continue reading Little Romances by Jordanna Kalman

Call for Entry: Center for Fine Art Photography – 30 over 50

Submit to the Center’s call for work: 30 Over 50: In Context Juror: Arnika Dawkins 30 Over 50 | In Context Talent is not reserved for the young, and (hopefully) with age comes wisdom. We are looking for work from artists over the age of 50 making work that reflects our times. Whether the work engages with events of 2020 or is from a long … Continue reading Call for Entry: Center for Fine Art Photography – 30 over 50

Bear Girls (Bärenmädchen) by Ute Behrend

Somewhere in North America or Canada, there is a tribe of Indians who dress their pubescent girls in large bearskins. The girls all live together just outside the village, the bearskins protecting them from the gaze of the adults and boys. They are even advised to be particularly slow and clumsy, to mimic the movement of a bear. This protected environment allows them to mature … Continue reading Bear Girls (Bärenmädchen) by Ute Behrend

Doug’s Gym: The Last of its Kind by Norm Diamond

Norm Diamond notes that on his first trip to Doug Eidd’s gym in downtown Dallas, he climbed a sagging wooden staircase to find a rundown old gym above a storefront attorney’s office. The place held a sense of an outmoded era, and while Diamond avoided gyms for most of his life, he was attracted to this one for its themes of memory, loss, and mortality. After … Continue reading Doug’s Gym: The Last of its Kind by Norm Diamond

Light Work & Syracuse University Transmedia: Remote Lecture Series

Light Work and the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University announces the Fall 2020 lineup for a new remote lecture series, The new collaboration brings together leading dynamic contemporary voices in the field of photography. S. Billie Mandle, Hannah Price, Irina Rozovsky, Lesley A. Martin and Penelope Umbrico represent a range of approaches, styles, and ideas! :: Registration is open. Claim your spot … Continue reading Light Work & Syracuse University Transmedia: Remote Lecture Series

My Mother, Myself - Introspective Healing

A Photographic Project by Jessica Paullus I became aware of Jessica Paullus’ work in the past couple years, and then was suggested to get in touch with her through a third person. After Jessica and I had spoken and had some conversation about the work, I became more greatly attuned to the gravity of her project, My Mother, Myself. I’ve had a photo book by Lorena … Continue reading My Mother, Myself - Introspective Healing