Portrait

January 17, 2018

Empowering Photo Series Explores Inequality and Discrimination Through Body Art

Today, body art has taken on an empowering role in the realm of activist art. Detailing everything from hidden insecurities to invisible illnesses, this medium has the power to communicate individuals' issues in a deeply personal yet straightforward way. For their series,  I'm Tired, socially conscious students Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans employ this approach to explore the ways in which average people face everyday inequality and discrimination.

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January 4, 2018

Photographer Spends Years Capturing Poignant Portraits of Animals on the Brink of Extinction

We know that the fate of endangered species is a global issue, but it remains an abstract concept to many of us. We aren’t confronted with the faces of these creatures on a daily basis; but thanks to the work of photographer Tim Flach, these mammals, reptiles, fish, and birds are shown in striking portraits that make it impossible for us to turn away. His poignant series (and book)

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December 20, 2017

Photographer Uses Christmas Lights to Illuminate Magical Portraits

Canadian photographer Irene Rudnyk is known for her fascinating behind the scenes videos and tutorials, where she lets viewers in on the secrets of a professional photographer. And just in time for the holidays, one of her latest videos demonstrates how a simple string of Christmas lights can be used to light portraits to great effect.

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November 27, 2017

Photographer Does Photo Shoot at Lowe’s, Takes Beautiful Photos in “Ugly” Locations

Montana-based photographer Jenna Martin is known for her underwater and fine art photography, but when she recently got together with frequent model Rachelle Kathleen, they decided to go for something different. What would happen if they chose an “ugly” location as the backdrop for an impromptu photo shoot? It was this challenge that saw Martin and Kathleen—in a sequin evening gown—turning home improvement mecca Lowe's into a glamorous set.

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