October 5, 2020

1,000-Square-Foot Mosaic Honors Pioneering Black Suffragette Ida B. Wells [Interview]

Recently, the U.S. celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment—an amendment that gave some, not all, women the right to vote. To honor the efforts of suffragettes, the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission helped sponsor the creation of a 1,000-foot installation featuring a portrait of a prominent figure of the movement—Ida B. Wells, a Black woman whose story of activism begins over 130 years ago.

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August 29, 2020

Impossibly Crowded Aerial Photos Explore Urban Spaces and Human Intervention [Interview]

For nearly 40 years, Brazilian photographer Cássio Vasconcellos has used his camera to capture his vision of the world. After working for many years as a respected photojournalist, Vasconcellos has shifted his career to work on personal projects and exhibitions. This includes Collectives, an on-going series of mind-bending photography that forces viewers to think about their use of space. Starting in 2008, Vasconcellos has used his love of aerial photography to create elaborate photomontages.

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July 22, 2020

Illustrator Uses Art to Give a Voice to the Black Lives Matter Movement [Interview]

Illustrator Nikkolas Smith is always creating. Whether he's working on children's books, creating movie posters, or teaching workshops in schools and universities, Smith pushes his creativity to the limits. Personally, he's also highly involved in what he's termed “artivism.” Using his art as his voice, Smith often publishes work that highlights racial injustice and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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