BY Amy Carlberg
on May 04, 2015
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
BY Madison N Nunes
on May 01, 2015
Haters gonna hate, but the members of The Prancing Elite aren’t letting that stop them. “When you’re a Prancing Elite, you come in fighting,” member Adrian Clemons, 24, told Kevin Fallon about the criticism the troupe faces dancing in their hometown of Mobile, Alabama. Suffice to say it isn't easy to be black or gay or both in certain red states.
In order to counter bigotry and keep fighting that good fight, the Prancing Elites teamed up with PFLAG to create a PSA. Read More
BY Bee Gray
on May 01, 2015
Vintage filters have long been trending (thanks, Instagram!). Slap a little sepia on most photos and you can transform a passing moment into an instantly nostalgic and unforgettable pic. We all do it — because brunch look so much better when it’s all gold and hazy and looks like a perfect cut-out from a 1967 Home & Garden shoot, obviously — and filters are getting so good that frankly it's sometimes tough to tell anymore whether or not a photograph is a throwback or something you shot on a phone. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Apr 28, 2015
Think back to your first tattoo. Maybe it happened in the basement of a friend’s house, crudely accomplished with a needle and string. Or perhaps you got inked in a shop with some burly dude behind the counter questioning your commitment to the tiny design you’d like forever etched onto your wrist. For plenty of people, doubt is a common theme for their first foray into the world of body modification. But while the first tattoo can be slightly awkward, and certainly nerve-wracking, it’s easy to get addicted to the buzz of the needle. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Apr 23, 2015
"I am such a big fan of Britney Spears. I love ALL her songs which gave me reason to create a portrait of her in Corn Flakes form," explains artist Sarah Rosado, who clearly wasn't listening when her parents told her not to play with her food.
Rosado is based out of the Bronx, where she creates images of famous female singers using cornflakes and kitchen utensils. Her inspiration? A breakfast playlist that inspires her to get crafty. Not only do we love cereal (especially the chocolate-y kind); we also love Rosado and her creative take on some of our favorite ladies. Read More
BY Jamie Bogert
on Apr 21, 2015
Along the right side of your Facebook homepage—among the sponsored ads of things you don’t need and the trending topics you don’t really care about—is the often perplexing list of People You May Know. These people could include: a friend of a friend who you saw at a party, your mom’s cousin, or the neighbor’s dog. This list is the product of a complex algorithmic web, and sometimes it's no big deal. But other times, it can knock the wind right out of you.
Kevin Kantor got gut punched by People You May Know. Read More
BY Natasha Rodriguez
on Apr 20, 2015
Photographer Toby Burrows has captured a series of stunning photographs featuring plus size dancers. The dancers are part of Nothing to Lose, a dance piece from Australian dance company Force Majeure. The piece explores the discrimination and censorship that is applied to bodies deemed “fat,” "big," or “plus-sized” by societal standards. Choreographer Kate Champion’s intention is to portray bigger body types from the perspective of those who have them and not as an outsider looking in and judging. Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Apr 17, 2015
Warning: This four minute time-lapse video with original music might get you teary-eyed. Dutch artist Frans Hofmeester filmed his now teenage daughter, Lotte, for 15 seconds every week since she was born, and sped it up to give us a condensed look at the process of growing up.
Portrait of Lotte shows Hofmeester’s daughter’s transformation from a baby to a young woman. It displays her raw emotion from week to week—sometimes cheerful, sometimes upset or angry, and oftentimes chatty. Read More
BY Evelyn Chapman
on Apr 16, 2015
Ballerinas embody grace, strength, and dedication—all characteristics photographer Lucy Gray saw in her working mother of five. But before Gray met prima ballerina Katita Waldo, she had yet to find the perfect representation of a woman striving to “have it all." Her new book Balancing Acts: Three Prima Ballerinas Becoming Mothers is the documentation of 15 years spent with three mothers at the height of their mentally and physically demanding careers. Read More
BY Evelyn Chapman
on Apr 15, 2015
Afghan women may not be able to ride bikes, but they can skateboard—and these girls could teach Tony Hawk a thing or two. Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson’s compelling new photo series is bringing global attention to Skateistan, a non-profit organization that combines Kabul, skateboarding, and education.
The program was founded by Oliver Percovich in 2007 and uses skateboarding as a tool to empower its students, while providing access to education for children from poor or misplaced families. Read More