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 Maddie Maschger
on Jan 05, 2015
Meet Molly Matalon, a prolific young photographer and recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts. Only 23 years old, Molly has already hit the ground running and made quite the name for herself with her slick frankness and incredible eyebrow game. I sat down with Molly and asked her a few questions about making it as a female photographer and her tips and tricks of the trade.
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi, I’m a 23-year-old photographer and lady living in Brooklyn, NY. I’m originally from Boca Raton, Florida. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Oct 21, 2014
My first encounter with the work of Chloe Fay Worth Smith came in the form of large mounted color print of a mattress stained with menstrual blood. In a group show at Sarah Lawrence College, the work was magnetic and alluring, its uncomfortable subject matter elevated by its aesthetic beauty. The vision, so ordinary in the context of girlhood humiliations, became unfamiliar through her lens, emerging like the mysterious remains of some remarkable event. The image remained emblazoned in my memory, alternately unnerving and liberating me from the abashment that stirred within. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 13, 2014
Skin: we're all wrapped up in it. But some of us have to consider it more often, and more seriously, than others. How would you feel if your skin bubbled and swelled wherever it was touched? Photographer Ariana Page Russell decided to make art out of it.
She has dermatographia, a condition which makes her skin hypersensitive. She's used this interesting feature of her body like a canvas, drawing on her skin and then photographing the designs the raised tissue creates. Read More
BY Alanna Vagianos
on Oct 16, 2013
Hannah Price grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado and had never truly experienced street harassment until she moved to Philadelphia. If you’ve ever walked around in a big city (New York is definitely no exception), you’ve felt the horrible effects of street harassment. Read More
BY Alanna Vagianos
on Oct 09, 2013
Beyoncé posted a new video on her Tumblr dedicated to her tour photographer, Yosra El-Essawy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Raised in London, Yosra moved to New York in 2006 and ended up as one of Beyoncé's photographers on her 2013 Mrs. Carter World Tour.
Starting off as a casual bystander who was the only one with a camera at a friend's wedding, Yosra has traveled all over the world photographing people and creating art. Read More
BY Alanna Vagianos
on Oct 08, 2013
Although I'm only 22-years-old, I've always wondered what lessons I would teach my daughter if I one day choose to have children. The top three fall along the lines of love yourself unconditionally, be kind, and don't take shit from anyone (it's a work in progress). During my daily internet trolling, I came across another amazing lesson that I could teach my imaginary daughter some day: be inspired - not by Disney princesses or super models - but by real, badass, history-making women. Read More
Austin, Texas based “lifestyle” photographer Jaime C. Moore is sick of Barbie. And Disney Princesses too. Now before your feathers get all ruffled, let’s talk about why. As the mother of a 5 year-old daughter and a professional photographer, Jaime wanted to take photos of her daughter in new and creative ways that would not only look great on film, but also get her daughter thinking about the kind of woman she can grow up to be. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Feb 12, 2013
Photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero turns her feelings of discomfort and awkwardness into striking images in her project, Wait Watchers. The photographs depict Morris-Cafiero, an obese woman, performing everyday tasks and actions in public. Using a tripod and self-timer, she is able to capture self portraits that are often rendered heartbreaking by cruel passers-by in the background.
Having struggled with her weight all her life, Morris-Cafiero is well aware of the unabashed stares and rude remarks she attracts in public spaces. Read More