June 26, 2020

Artist Creates Portraits of Black People Killed by Police, a Minute of Color for Every Year of Life [Interview]

Artist Adrian Brandon creates work that focuses on the Black experience. While part of this centers around the “unique joy, swagger, and love” that is shared in the community, Brandon also uses his talents to mourn the Black people who have been killed by police. Through his ongoing series called Stolen, Brandon draws portraits of the many men, women, and children whose lives were tragically cut short.

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June 7, 2020

Photographer Reveals What Historic Theaters Look Like From a Performer’s Perspective [Interview]

Photographer Richard Silver has traveled the world photographing famous landmarks and iconic interiors. For over 3o years, his camera has been in hand documenting his adventures. His latest series of awe-inspiring images have his lens turned towards historic theaters around the globe. Throughout the course of traveling to 94 cities, Silver has had plenty of time to scout unique photo opportunities.

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May 31, 2020

Interview: How One Musician Is Helping Redefine Kenya Through Creativity

Kenyan musician Muthoni Drummer Queen is a cultural alchemist. While she excels in creating songs that are a unique blend of genres—including reggae, blues, and African drums—Muthoni sees the bigger picture and imagines a restructuring of the music industry (and beyond) in her home country and brings together different creative fields to make it happen. This has led her to create festivals that celebrate the likes of Kenyan performers, filmmakers, and photographers.

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April 30, 2020

Interview: Designer Creates Posters Showing Shocking List of Workers Labeled as “Low Skilled”

Does a person's value to society really equate to how much they earn? Most people would say no, but that's exactly what UK home secretary Priti Patel implied in February when discussing how EU work visas would function post-Brexit. Suddenly, workers earning less than £25,000 per year—about $31,000—found themselves being labeled as “low skilled.” If this sweeping generalization seems quite unfair to you, you're not alone—graphic Craig Oldham thinks so, too.

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