Posts by Jessica Stewart

December 9, 2018

Interview: Russian Street Photographer Documents the Extreme Temperatures of His Hometown

What is life like in the cold extremes of eastern Russia? For street photographer Alex Vasyliev, his hometown of Yakutsk provides a blank canvas for the artist to work his magic. Enveloped by chilling temperatures during the winter, the city is the backdrop for his work, which documents the daily lives of those around him. Yakutsk is the capital of Yakutia, an enormous Far Eastern federal district known for its extreme weather.

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December 6, 2018

Amazing Winners of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest

Young photojournalists from around the world showed off their incredible skills by entering the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest. Russia’s only vehicle for unearthing up and coming photojournalists, the competition is open to photographers age 18 to 33 years old. The contest is named after Russian photojournalist Andrei Stenin, who tragically lost his life in 2014 at age 33 while on assignment in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine.

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December 4, 2018

Brutalism: What Is It and Why Is It Making a Comeback?

They say that trends are circular and what’s old becomes new again. This is true for fashion, music, and art. In the case of architecture, there’s no architectural style that exemplifies this principle better than Brutalism. From the mid-20th century, this style rose in popularity before reaching its peak in the mid-1970s, when it came crashing down as a model of bad taste.

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December 3, 2018

A Photojournalist’s Inside View of the Deadly California Wildfires

For over twenty years, photojournalist Noah Berger has literally placed himself in the line of fire to gather news footage of the United States’ worst wildfires. Each year, he spends roughly six months documenting fire season, using his skills as a photojournalist to capture both the destruction of these events and the heroism of the firefighters who work tirelessly to combat them.

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