Featured photographer Frank Marshal

The work of Frank Marshal is an understated, insightful look at the American condition. As he writes in a statement for his work, his images equate “faded dreams, and a realization that we have been ridiculed by our fantasies. A mundane landscape which demands your attention and portraits which demand recognition. We realize there is nothing to break our fall, so we fell. As I … Continue reading Featured photographer Frank Marshal

Photography Podcasts: Now Hear This

This is the second installment of a series of posts about photography podcasts. I mentioned in the first post that I like to listen to others speak about their experience as photographers, or how they came to be photographers. As someone who both creates and writes about photography, I’ve found it very beneficial to read and hear the stories of others. Thanks to folks who shared some … Continue reading Photography Podcasts: Now Hear This

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

Homecoming 2021

Student Call for Entry Booksmart Studio in collaboration with Float Photo are launching a new photographic publication and FREE call for entry for the printed publication  Homecoming 2021, sponsored by FUJIFILM, dedicated to graduating photography students from around the world, all current senior undergraduate art students, current second-year MFA students, and all graduates of the class of 2020 are eligible to submit and participate. (We … Continue reading Homecoming 2021

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

Photography Podcasts: Now Hear This

As someone who creates and writes about photography, I also like to listen to others speak about their experience as photographers, or how they came to be photographers. I’m less concerned about the tech, or which lens is the best for bokeh effects, or the latest mirrorless camera with new computational abilities. But it’s good to keep up to date on the technical part of … Continue reading Photography Podcasts: Now Hear This

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