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If you've ever tried to give a dog a bath, you understand what a struggle it is. Most dogs really despise it, and it's a fight to get them in the tub and make them stay. Even after the bath, they are so dramatic about it, running around as if they're suffering, rubbing their faces on the carpet like little freaks. As the human in this interaction though, it's pretty adorable. Sophie Gamand recognized this and decided to devote a book of photography to wet dogs.  In the introduction of her book Wet Dog, Gamand writes, "There is no experience more humiliating for a dog than taking a bath. Read More
Art is my life and my life is art. A lot of people, including myself until quite recently, know Yoko Ono for one majorly negative thing: allegedly breaking up the Beatles. Even now, her name is used as a synonym for "evil female interloper." But Yoko Ono is so much more than that: she's a very important feminist role model. Like many women, Ono's identity has unfairly disappeared into her husband's. We think of her more for who she loved and who she married than what she personally accomplished. Read More
  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
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
When someone says, "I have a special gift for making people feel comfortable in front of my camera," you're inclined to disbelieve them. We've all taken awkward school photos and family portraits. But when Sarah Deragon says it, it's 100% true.  Deragon is the mastermind behind The Identity Project, a black-and-white photo series that documents individuals within the LGBTQ community. "Since we are constantly bombarded with online images these days, I'm so happy that the project has continued to stand out and build momentum vs. Read More
Fighting the patriarchy is literally the best cause, but boy is it exhausting. Since it’s Friday and the sun is out, obviously all we want to do is take a break and look at pictures of cats in jars. These silly felines are stuck in some claustrophobic situations, and it’s hilarious. They'll be sure to re-charge you back into ass-kicking feminist mode. "I'm so dizzy!" "I come here to think." "Is it fun in there?" "Hellz yeah." "Now I has all the moneys. Read More
You’ve no doubt seen her somewhere—maybe in one of two episodes of ANTM, in pics on  her popular Instagram account, or in the giant Desigual ads on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Chantelle Winnie is a modeling force to be reckoned with, and it’s in part due to her rare skin condition, vitiligo. We’re so bored with used to the homogeneity we see among runway models, so Winnie’s quite obvious physical difference is a welcome departure. What was once a hindrance to her well being is now her source of empowerment. Read More
Surprises come in all sizes—some as small as a box full of archived negatives, recounting a female sub-culture in London that was almost forgotten. Meet Ken Russell, who originally wanted to be a ballerina but turned to another kind of art when his father squashed his dream—photography. The freelance photographer-turned-film director soon became known for breaking the rules in his craft, producing some of post-war London's most expressive work. Read More
You may know Ramona Rosales by the playful celebrity portraits she takes, including her iconic cover shoot with Tina Fey for BUST back in 2004. But this summer, Rosales’s work takes a new, but no less vibrant, direction.  Head on down to the De Soto Gallery in Los Angeles, where you can view her new photo series Outside the Lines, on display now through August 24th. This dreamy series may create the illusion of two dimensions, but it also illustrates a narrative that is meaningful on countless levels. Read More
At the time of her death in 2009, Vivian Maier was known only as a lifelong nanny and secretive loner. Today, she is hailed as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. It's a miracle that street photographer Vivian Maier’s remarkable work ever saw the light of day. A career nanny who worked primarily in the affluent suburbs of Chicago for 40 years, starting in the 1950s, Maier took hundreds of thousands of pictures with her Rolleiflex camera. Read More