BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 23, 2015
Long before Instagram was invented, Amanda Marsalis was taking photos of her food.
An accomplished photographer who’s worked with Vogue, GQ and the Guardian -- not to mention BUST -- Amanda began taking Polaroid photos as a teenager, snapping mementos of her life. As she grew older and more successful and began to travel around the world for her work, her Polaroid photos grew more and more interesting -- and more and more beautiful.
Now, Amanda has gathered a selection of photos from the past eight years in new book, “A Catalog Of Constant Motion. Read More
BY kaya payseno
on Sep 18, 2015
Before froyo and studio apartments that cost more a month than any car I will ever own, the Lower East Side was home to those with no other housing options. Though almost uninhabitable, the then dilapidated and abandoned buildings became a haven for a vibrant community of squatters who worked to make them livable.
Photographer Ash Thayer found herself entering this world, like many others, through force of circumstance. No money. No options. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Sep 08, 2015
It’s safe to say that artist and journalist Alexandra Penney is a bit of a feminist powerhouse. Not only did she create the iconic pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness, but her work has returned time and again to women’s issues, whether she’s serving at the helm of Self Magazine or making photographs of blowup sex dolls as commentary on women and objectification. Throughout her fine-art career, she has continued to revisit one other subject: flora. Read More
BY Holiday Black
on Sep 03, 2015
Lately, our great nation has had some up and downs with feminism. We’ve seen blows to abortion rights, birth control access and equal pay, and the recoil of protections against domestic violence. In 2012, Liora K decided to do something about it. She reached for her camera. She wanted something that could be shared quickly, something that was easy to understand.
Liora’s work stems from a belief in intersectional feminism, and seeks to highlight women from a variety of backgrounds, races, and sizes. “Women are varied and diverse. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jul 20, 2015
Retro pin-ups can be cute or sexy, classy or silly. However, one thing they’re usually not is scary. But with artist Eva Stenram’s alterations, you might not ever be able to look at pin-up photos the same way again.
In Stenram’s series “Parts,” she edits photos by leaving the whole background, but removing every part of the featured woman from the scene—except one leg.
Stenram explains her intent in her artist’s statement: "The leg becomes a kind of prop or decoration within the interior…. Read More
Amy Herrmann, an Australian photographer, is trying to photograph 100 women for her “Underneath, We Are… Women,” series. And, she plans on photographing them in nothing but their knickers.
Herrmann’s project was created to photograph a diverse group of women from all walks of life: skinny, fat, short, tall, mothers, trans, tattooed, scarred, young, old. The end goal is to “[showcase] the amazing diversity that is the female form. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 29, 2015
Like any talented photographer, the late Mary Ellen Mark’s photos leave us wanting to know more about her unexpected subjects. Luckily, NPR’s Chris Benderev tracked down the child who was featured in one of Mark’s most memorable shots entitled, “Amanda and her Cousin Amy,” and here’s what we learned:
The nine-year-old girl seen smoking a cigarette in the photo (shown above) is now known as Amanda Marie Ellison. She is 34 years old, lives in Lenoir, NC, and she says of the photo shoot, “Never forgotten it. Never in my life have I forgotten it. Read More
BY Isabel Bartholomew
on Jun 23, 2015
Roughly 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia, and one artist uses hers to fuel her creativity. Photographer Jenna Martin’s work is dramatic and dreamy: “Reality and the dream world become switched in a way,” Martin tells The Huffington Post. “Reality is very hazy and hard to remember, and any sleep I do get has dreams that are incredibly vivid.”
In her photo series “To Dream a Dream,” these vivid images come to life. Though insomnia energizes Martin’s photography, it is a constant challenge in her life. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 22, 2015
We know Monday mornings can be rough, so here’s a way to ease into the week. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sheep view.
Photographers Ding Ren and Mike Karabinos started this project because 2015 is the year of the sheep and just because they “enjoy the ‘sheep view’ when riding trains in the Netherlands. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 17, 2015
Our society's one-dimensional idea of what it means to be a feminist can be so aggravating. It can be so unbelievably frustrating when such a crucial part of your identity is constantly misunderstood. Photographer Erin Lefevre wanted to change the conversation with her new series: This is what feminism looks like.
Lefevre's series is inspired by her own feelings on feminism and her desire for greater representation of diverse feminists. Read More