Journal: Santos Muñoz

Anthony in Bushwick, 2016 Me and Patrick from “This Close”, 2017 Kirk and Chris from “The Three of Us”, 2016 Luke in LA, 2016 Jonathan and Adrian from “Together”, 2016 Jose in Bushwick, 2017 Patrick in Bushwick, 2017   Santos Muñoz is a photographer and artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. To see more of…

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Zora Murff: Corrections

Linn County Juvenile Detention and Diversion Services was established to provide monitoring and rehabilitation services to youths on probation. Zora J. Murff has spent the last year working in the juvenile criminal justice system, and his project, Corrections, is the product of a conversation with a youth regarding his electronic ankle monitor: “I want this thing…

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Georges Salameh sees men dream

“‘Your home will be the one where you would put your head to sleep and for a pillow one dreamgrove.” These words were pronounced by a prostitute, hosting a scared 12 years old kid. He was one of thousands of Greek survivors from the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922. To reach Lebanon, he walked barefoot…

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"Lost Boys" by Liz Calvi

Lost Boys is a portrait series of young men who have encountered adulthood, and then returned to their parent’s suburban homes after spending time on their own. The series belongs to photographer Liz Calvi, and the portraits depict young men facing a reality of returning home in a culture that places such value on self-sufficiency and…

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Joseph Wilcox: Harper High School

“Make no mistake; the students at Harper High School are different. What makes them compelling isn’t the national spotlight that recent coverage has thrown onto them, or the fact that they attend school in West Englewood, one of Chicago’s most violent south side neighborhoods. What makes them different is that despite all of this, Harper…

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Jackie Nickerson "Terrain" at Jack Shainman Gallery

Jackie Nickerson began photographing Zimbabwean farm workers in 1996 as a way to change the perception that those who work in African agriculture are impoverished, unmodern people. The resulting series, Farm, focused on the unique and beautiful clothing the workers made for themselves, and by doing s,o highlighted the worker’s identity, individuality, and ultimately their…

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Nico Krijno is stuck between photography and painting

Nico Krijno is a South African photographer who has an affinity for fruit and building sculptures. His technique of flattening three-dimensional subjects touches upon the nature of painting- creating two-dimensional representations of objects. As much as we may hope for photography’s advantage of perfect representation, it finds itself between the two-dimensions of painting and illustration…

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5×5 by Olivia Gilmore

For this 5×5, I began with a few concepts: Classicism and the uncanny. Themes of Classicism and the uncanny persist through photography, from its conception in the 1800s, through present, contemporary image making. Classicism refers to the Western traditional aesthetic. This ideal is accomplished through formalism, balance, and often restraint. The uncanny has qualities 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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Pauline Miko: As Light Aligns

Pauline Miko is a Belgian photographer currently based in New York.  One of her ongoing series, “As Light Aligns” is serendipitous, gentle and delicate. Combining sensitive portraiture with carefully selected spiritual imagery, Miko creates a narrative that implies a sense of other-worldliness without being vulgar about its subject matter. Miko balances the stern, concrete stares…

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Ina Jang's nearly faceless world

What Ina Jang removes from her photographs may be just as important as what she keeps in. The Seoul-born, Brooklyn-based photographer has been very busy since graduating from SVA’s BFA photography program in 2010- Tokyo Photo, Foam Talent, Flash Forward, and Hyères Festival in 2011. In 2012 she completed her MPS in the graduate fashion…

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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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