Journal: André Viking

  André Viking’s “Family Familiar” is a series of recontextualized found family photographs. Removing these photographs from the burden of the album, Viking attempts to create a new narrative that tells a clearer story of his family. To see more of his work, visit his website and follow him on Instagram.   Facebook — Instagram

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Feature: “Con Chau” by Heather Sten

Heather Sten is a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from California, Heather is known for her subtle portraiture work. Wielding a thoughtful and empathetic tone in her practice, Sten captures her subjects elegantly with a sense of peaceful stillness. “Con Chau” is a project that stemmed from Sten’s fear of losing her grandmother,…

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Feature: “Recent Works” by Ian Lewandowski

Ian Lewandowski has been photographing people since he picked up his first camera. In his ongoing body of work, Lewandowski creates laborious portraits using a large-format view camera. A process that is generally uncommon today, Lewandowski refers to an archive of images that he collects — then translate into his portraiture work. Through a process of collaboration…

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Journal: Nicholas Mehedin

  Nicholas Mehedin is a photographer from Lumberland, NY. His series “Remnants” is an attempt to capture the tensions between modernity and the restrictive nature of American rural life. Balancing a sense of dread with romanticized notions of country living, Mehedin put forth his struggles to reconcile his own identity with that of his family’s. To…

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Feature: “Mother, Father, Brother, Son” by Meron Menghistab

Meron Menghistab is an Eritrean-American photographer based in New York City. Working primarily in editorial, Menghistab is primarily concerned with portraiture and documentary work. A sense of community is important to Menghistab’s work, and is ever-present in his storty-telling. In “Mother, Father, Brother, Son” Menghistab is looking directly at the people around him. Tell us…

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Journal: Crystelle Colucci

Crystelle Colucci is a photo based artist creating and working in Brooklyn, NY using the mediums of photography, collage, video and painting; her work often revolves around themes of relationships, family and intimacy. To see more of Colucci’s work, visit her website and follow her on Instagram. This journal is part of Collection: A Family,…

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Interview: Ken Castaneda

Ken Castaneda is a visual artist based in New York City. He attends the School of Visual Arts. Ken likes to shoot himself and other people, and even sometimes himself with other people. Recently, Ken had his first solo-exhibition showcasing his new series, Frontera Familiar. At 21, he is pushing the boundaries that are placed…

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Sanjin Hadzalic

Born in Bosnia, Sanjin Hadzalic is a documentary photographer currently based in the Netherlands. Snapshots After the War is a series of re-photographed images found by Hadzalic and remains the only form of concrete memory he has of his home country.

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Natasha Kofe: In the Country of Last Things

Natalie Kofe is a photographer based in Moscow, Russia. Her series “In the Country of Last Things” is her attempt to conserve the tranquility and the aesthetics of a disappearing rural lifestyle. For the series, Kofe, drawn by the ethereal, frozen quality of the Black Sea Coast, returns to Kushugum, a small town where her…

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Julianne Nash: Unseeing

As my grandparents sit in their respective chairs, a soft golden light fills the living room through large bay windows. I know this light. It’s the same warm light that has fallen upon me for years as I spend time alongside them. Recently, my grandmother has slowly begun to lose her vision.  The more she…

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Christiana Rifaat: So it goes

Christiana Rifaat is a photographer from Florida. Her series “So it goes” depicts quiet domestic scenes that carry complex emotional tensions. The recurring cast of Rifaat’s family members occupy spaces within the home that look familiar, but feel foreign. The beautiful light Rifaat captured on film often conflicts the lingering, deep shadows that bring out feelings of…

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Sam Cannon: Family Portraits

“Brady Family Portrait” Sam Cannon is a photo and video artist currently attending Rochester Institute of Technology. “My family has only ever taken one family portrait. I was six.  Since then my sister passed away, my mother and father divorced, and our family unit disbanded.  I’m fascinated with the use of family portraits in our…

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Michael Marcelle: "Kokomo"

Michael Marcelle is a Brooklyn based photographer who recently completed his MFA at Yale University. His ongoing series “Kokomo” is a documentation of his immediate family and his hometown. Incorporating constructed dioramas, digital manipulation, appropriated family photographs and traditional photography, the work forgoes a diaristic approach to the subject matter, and instead builds an alternate…

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Sarah Pfohl: The Country Line Road

 Sarah Pfohl is a photographer based in Central New York. Her recent project, “The Country Line Road” features images of her mother who has lived in rural New York for 52 years. Shot in southern Madison County, New York, Pfohl’s photographs documents the vastness of the 26-acre tract of land that her family owns. Pfohl’s photographs embed her…

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