From the personal to the political, this compelling exhibition illuminates the lives of women in Iran and the Arab world through the eyes of contemporary women photographers with roots in those very same cultures
Image captions courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
BOUSHRA ALMUTAWAKEL BORN IN YEMEN IN 1969 LIVES IN SANA’A, YEMEN AND PARIS
“I wanted to explore the many faces and facets of the veil based on my own personal experiences and observations: the convenience, freedom, strength, the power, liberation, limitations, danger, humor, irony, the variety, cultural, social, and religious aspects, the beauty,...
Caleb Charland’s physical manifestation of scientific curiosity is made of light and time
By William Sawalich, Photography By Caleb Charland
Caleb Charland’s photographs—which are in no way the product of digital wizardry and entirely the product of a highly creative brain—are the consequence of a formative period in his life during which he was left unattended in a darkroom for extended periods of time. As a student whose talent was obvious, he was given free rein in his high...
Blending fine art and photojournalism, Slovenian photographer Matjaž Tancic presents a captivating three-dimensional view of the country
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By MatjaÅ¾ TanÄiÄ
Beijing-based Matjaž Tančič’s work knows no borders. The Slovenian photographer not only has ventured inside the cloistered, secretive North Korea, but gives us a glimpse inside the military state in 3D. It’s a particularly fascinating way to look at a country that’s viewed one dimensionally by the outside world.
Tančič’s body of work also...
Tamara Lackey has built her career by giving back to the photographic community, and now she’s using photography to make a difference globally
By Tracey Clark, Photography By Tamara Lackey
Growing up, a career in photography wasn’t ever on Tamara Lackey’s radar, and as an adult, she never even thought about becoming a photographer. With a background in management consulting and executive recruiting, it wasn’t until she was on maternity leave in 2001 that she had the desire to improve her photography skills.
As she began taking pictures...
Adam Woodworth, a master of the art of landscape astrophotography, on photographing the unseen night sky, in his own words
By Adam Woodworth, as told to William Sawalich, Photography By Adam Woodworth
From oil paint to color film, it’s inevitable in every art form that technological advancement leads to new modes of creative expression. In the case of nature photography, the advent of cameras capable of producing ultra-low-noise images at extremely high ISOs made possible a view of the heavens that photographers literally had never seen before—one...
Los Angeles Times photojournalist Barbara Davidson chronicles the overlooked journey of those affected by street violence, many of them innocent victims. The work culminated in her winning a Pulitzer Prize earlier this year.
By Kim Castleberry, Photography By Barbara Davidson
The world that Barbara Davidson has come to know is one that most people don’t read, see or hear much about these days. But for the mothers, fathers, spouses, siblings and friends who have lost loved ones to gang violence and whom Davidson has spent the last few years photographing, it’s a world that’s all too real.
While gang violence...
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice has never shied away from a controversial subject
By Julia Aparicio, Photography By Deanne Fitzmaurice
When you see a large neon sign outside a brothel exclaiming “GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS” on the side of a road in the Nevada desert, it’s not a typical response to pull over for a photo op. Pulitzer Prize winner Deanne Fitzmaurice has never shied away from a controversial subject, and she couldn’t resist what promised to be an interesting locale.
The legendary fine-art documentary photographer creates fascinating looks inside the lives of families, often taking years to complete a project
By Ken Weingart / Photography By Tina Barney
Tina Barney is one of the most acclaimed fine-art photographers in the U.S. She became well known photographing her real family in Rhode Island, and making large color prints from these interactions. While still in the midst of a thriving career, she recently had an exhibition of her current and past works called “Four Decades” at the Paul Kasmin...
For more than 40 years with National Geographic, Cotton Coulson created uniquely sensual travel images, a legacy he left behind when he tragically died in 2015
By William Sawalich, Photography By Sisse Brimberg & Cotton Coulson
Those who knew Cotton Coulson knew him as funny, kind, outgoing and, above all, loving. Coulson was known to become so entranced by his subjects that he would often come back from a shoot, transformed. With unkempt curly locks and an ear-to-ear grin, Coulson was easy to spot, even on assignment. He was always the one with insuppressible energy and a...
Neil Leifer cut his teeth in an era before autofocus and motordrives—and defined modern sports photography
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Neil Leifer
More than 100 million people will be glued to television screens around the globe at the moment a kicker’s foot launches a football into the air to start Super Bowl 50. Football has come a long way since its humble beginnings, when grown men were kicking and tossing around an actual inflated pig’s bladder. There to document almost every hard-fought...
Veteran photographer Parish Kohanim has managed to combine commercial work and fine art into an incredibly distinct—and distinctly beautiful—photographic style
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Parish Kohanim
Anyone who has residual doubt to the question of whether photography is art should step into the Atlanta gallery of Parish Kohanim. The resounding answer, “Yes,” is obvious as you look at the images hung all around the fine-art space. While continuing his commercial work for a cross-section of Fortune 500 companies, the Canon Explorer of Light focuses...
Since 1984, Jim Richardson has been photographing for National Geographic, traveling the world and telling stories with his camera, largely based on the issues most important to him
By William Sawalich, Photography By Jim Richardson
Since 1984, Jim Richardson has been photographing for National Geographic, traveling the world and telling stories with his camera, largely based on the issues most important to him. He has studied the Celtic realm, light pollution, life in small-town America and many more subjects to which he believes he can bring attention in a meaningful way. The...