Interview


February 5, 2021

Powerful Before-and-After Portraits of Kids Who Escaped Child Labor [Interview]

For over 20 years, Bangladesh photographer GMB Akash has turned his lens towards the marginalized groups of people in his home country. The socially conscious photographer views his chosen field as a powerful opportunity to shine a light on the atrocities that these underserved populations deal with on a daily basis. One group that Akash documents are child laborers, and he has spent 17 years capturing their plight.

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January 5, 2021

New York Artist Spends $65,000 on Art To Support Struggling Artists During Pandemic [Interview]

COVID has disrupted many areas of life in 2020. The pandemic's devastating effects have particularly affected the art world—exhibitions were cancelled, galleries closed, and less disposable income became available among potential buyers. With lockdowns and a depressed economy, artists around the world have struggled to support themselves and their families by selling their work or teaching workshops. But one established New York painter is working to help those in need, artist to artist.

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December 23, 2020

Artist Creates Incredible Paintings Using Pollution From Local River Streams [Interview]

Artist, environmentalist, and Ohio University professor John Sabraw has a unique process for sourcing new paint supplies. You are more likely to find him waist-deep in reddish-brown water in southeast Ohio than you are in a traditional craft store. Sabraw found a way to create “toxic” paint from the acid mining drainage that discolors streams.

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