Posts by Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

October 26, 2021

See the Amazing Winners of the 2021 Close-up Photographer of the Year Competition

Photographers from 56 countries entered their unique perspectives of the world into the Close-up Photographer of the Year contest. Over 9,000 images were submitted to the competition, which is in its third year, and Norwegian photographer Pål Hermansen was named the overall winner for his fascinating photo of insects laid on a table. The photo, which also won the Insects category, was something that happened practically by accident.

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October 14, 2021

French Underwater Photographer and Biologist Wins the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards

French underwater photographer and biologist Laurent Ballesta has been named the Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the Natural History Museum's annual contest. His photo of camouflage groupers emerging from a murky cloud of their eggs and sperm beat out over 50,000 other images to take the top prize. Taken in French Polynesia, the photograph is the fruit of five years spent observing these fish and their breeding habits.

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