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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Estuary Collective Interviewed Lintroller

A while ago, Estuary Collective reached out to us to talk to us about our work, our goals and what Lintroller means to us. What was your intention for creating Lintroller? LISA: I joined the collective because I needed an outlet. At the time, I was working as a hair and makeup agent. My day job…

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Interview: Joseph Maida

Interview by Lisa Gonzalez Photography & GIF by Alex Thebez Joseph Maida is an artist based in New York City, utilizing photography and video to explore “the domestic as they relate to both the American home and the United States’ identity from within and abroad.” Maida’s work has been exhibited at the Bronx Museum of…

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Interview: Aviva Klein

Aviva Klein is a self-taught photographer born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Klein found her career in the music industry enjoyable, but it wasn’t rewarding her in the ways she had hoped. Deciding to quit her job in entertainment marketing, she used an ex-boyfriends camera to explore photography. Alex and I sat down with Aviva…

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Oscar Motuloh on Whiteboard Journal

Oscar Motuloh is one of the most influential figures in Indonesia’s photography and photojournalism community. In charge of ANTARA, the premiere Indonesian photojournalism gallery and agency, Motuloh has been one of the few people pushing photography as both an art form and a medium for social change. Whiteboard Journal recently sat down and talked to…

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Interview: Jeanine Oleson

  Interview by Lisa Gonzalez / Photography by Alex Thebez Jeanine Oleson is a Brooklyn-based, interdisciplinary artist working with photography, video, performance, sculpture, and text. In addition to her work as a fine artist, Oleson is a lecturer and educator having taught at Sarah Lawrence, Parsons the New School for Design, NYU, MICA, and the…

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Interview: Jen Davis

Photography by Alex Thebez Interview by Lisa Gonzalez   Jen Davis is a Brooklyn based photographer who works primarily with self-portraits. Her work not only addresses the larger umbrella of beauty and body, but in a roundabout way, discusses how photography brings us to conclusions of our own appearance and desires. Jen invited us to…

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Interview: Anthony Tafuro

Interview by Lisa Gonzalez  Photography by Alex Thebez ANTHONY TAFURO invited me to his massive Astoria apartment (he has a real dining room table!) for a chat about his work and to meet his dog. A Tierney Fellowship recipient, the Long Island born photographer discusses the development of his new project, his approach to documentary, and the dark…

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Interview: Robert Hickerson

Alex Thebez speaks to Robert Hickerson at his exhibition, “Debasement” at AMO Studios How did you get into the business of making art? When I was a junior in high school I decided I wanted to go to art school. I had been making films since I was 7 or 8, and was really invested in going to film…

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Interview: Peter Marquez

Alex Thebez speaks to Peter Marquez at his childhood home in the Upper West Side. Interview and Photography by Alex Thebez. What was it like to grow up in the city? Growing up in the city was a lot like growing up in anywhere else, there was a lot of sitting on couch’s smoking weed and playing Super…

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Interview: Lisa Gonzalez

Photography by Alex Thebez Lisa Gonzalez Interview by Vicki Thai   Vicki Thai: Can you tell me about how you became involved and what interested you in blogging? Lisa Gonzalez: I emailed a professor a few months ago and said “I want to gain more curatorial experience. How do I do it?” He suggested I look into using…

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Interview: Jeanie Choi

Vicki Thai speaks to Jeanie Choi Photography by Alex Thebez  From Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Jeanie Choi will be graduating from Parsons the New School for Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography. Jeanie uses photography, video and performance in a series of collaborations with her family. Her work was recently exhibited at the Radiator Gallery…

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