As it's International Women's Day, I thought that it would be great to emphasize women photography. Women photographers were overlooked in the beginning, with a few rare exceptions, like Margret Bourke White, a fearless documentary photographer, Or going back even further at nearly the invention of photography, Julia Margaret Camerot and her Victorian imagery the... Continue Reading →
Creative Artist Accelerator Program
I got this email from City of Sacramento's Art Office, and since I know we have a lot of photography students who plan on making this a side business, or who have other creative endeavors they make money from, I thought this is something definitively worth posting! "Designed for BIPOC-founded creative businesses to take their expertise to the next level, this 6-week accelerator program is ideal for people ready to scale and achieve business growth, and provides the resources needed to take your business from...
Samuel Fosso Post Colonial Self Portraits
We may be too far away to enjoy the full exhibition, but I'm really chuffed to see the retrospective of Samuel Fosso doing the rounds, and in turn increase the visibility and appreciation of this artist. Right now Fosso's work is in Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, with the first-ever large scale retrospective of the French-Cameroon photographer's... Continue Reading →
As we are winter break, I thought I'd add a fun photo piece into the mix. I do hope you like these images, and see the creativity in David Gilliver's images! By Steven Brocklehurst, BBC Scotland News David Gilliver's entry in this year's British Photography Awards was a picture of a summer holiday with a difference.... Continue Reading →
Photographer Natacha de Mahieu visualises the impact of overtourism
My photo history class, Survey of Photography, is starting to explore colonialism in photography and how that morphed into travel photography when I came across this article by Rebecca Liu, "Wish you weren't here". How perfect would it be, how perfect to tie in Stillfried and Brady and the photo craze that created Japonism with the... Continue Reading →
Excerpts reviewing a photo exhibition on the female gaze
Many of the most iconic images of the body have been taken by men -- think Edward Weston's gentle black-and-white photograph of his muse, or Mario Sorrenti's erotic campaign of Kate Moss for Calvin Klein. Meanwhile, less space has been given to female pioneers like Imogen Cunningham or...