Portrait

June 14, 2019

Interview: Striking Underwater Portraits Reflect Artist’s Own Mental Health Struggles

For decades, artist Barbara Cole has captured dynamic photographs of figures floating underwater. Much more than shimmering studies of her subjects, these images often evoke and explore deeper ideas. This approach is reflected in Surfacing, a series of underwater portraits that aims to “open up a dialogue on mental health.” The photographs featured in Surfacing star women submerged in the ocean.

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April 1, 2019

Photographer Captures the Magic of Childhood in Enchanting Portraits of Her Young Sons

Sometimes, discovering your creative calling is a matter of finding the right muse. That was the case for Iwona Podlasińska, an architect who realized her passion for photography when she became a mother. Now, years after kickstarting her career as a photographer, Podlasińska still finds inspiration in the subjects that started it all: her two young sons.

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March 25, 2019

Photographer Captures the Spirit of Bhutan in the Warm Faces of Its People

Photographer Andrew Studer is best known for his incredible landscape imagery, which he captures during his travels around the world. But a trip to the small Himalayan country of Bhutan changed that. Inspired by the warmth and pride of the Bhutanese people, Studer turned his focus to portraiture over the course of two, three-week trips taken in 2017 and 2018.

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March 4, 2019

Interview: Photographer Opens Museum to Preserve Legacy of Vietnam’s Ethnic Tribes

For many years, French photographer Réhahn has called Vietnam home. And over the past 7 years, he has worked diligently to do his part in preserving the legacy of the country’s diverse ethnic tribes. For his Precious Heritage project, Réhahn is on a mission to photograph all 54 of Vietnam’s recognized ethnic groups and share the beauty of their rich heritage. According to the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGA), 14.

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