Debi Cornwall

October 7, 2017

Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay

Book and Exhibition of our friend and ubertalented Debi Cornwall are to be expected this fall. Read a review of the book here And come see the show at New York’s Steven Kasher Gallery, 26 October through 22 December, 2017 with a panel discussion, 28 October 2:30-4pm.

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RIP John Berger

January 3, 2017

Very interesting article in the Guardian on how to use John Berger’s language of images in todays political climate

Read the whole story here

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Where Do We Go From Here?

November 30, 2016

Fred Ritchin is Dean of the School at the International Center of Photography. He is author of Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen.

A wake-up call for visual journalism in the “post-factual” era. Read the whole article on Fred’s Medium page

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Asia’s Photo Festivals

April 11, 2016

There are around 40 photography festivals and trade fairs all over East, Southeast, and South Asia. These incredible festivals bring local and international photographers together.

There are many things happening all over Asia, moments that they will never forget, history and as simple things as their daily lives. Read more about the festival on TIME Lightbox

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London’s Brutalist Architecture

April 8th, 2016

Take a look at this astonishing photographs that highlight the subtle beauties hidden in London’s oft-maligned brutalist buildings, a new project by British photographer, Rory Gardiner.

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ICP Infinity Awards

April 7, 2016

The annual ICP Infinity Awards will be presented on Monday, April 11, at New York City’s Chelsea Piers. Fashion and portrait photographer David Bailey will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Walid Raad the award for Art; Matthew Connors the Artist’s Book award for Fire in Cairo; Susan Schuppli the award for Critical Writing and Research; Zanele Muholi for Documentary and Photo Journalism; Jonathan Harris and Gregor Hochmuth for Online Platform and New Media for their project Network Effect; and the Trustee Award will go to collector and former ICP trustee Artur Walther.

For more info visit the ICP website

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Activism in the Digital Age

April 7th, 2016

Fred Ritchin, Dean of ICP (International Center of Photography) spoke about activism in the Digital Age at photo+craft, a four day event that ran from March 31 to April 3 “as a way to consider the intersections of photography and craft — two disciplines that are typically viewed as distinct.”

Ritchin spoke about how we can use digital photography, citizen journalism, social media, and smart phone technology to create social justice rather than low-level discourse.

Read the whole article on Art Report

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American Illustration and American Photography Slideshow

April 4, 2016

Take a look at all these artists and their projects on ai-ap

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How to Survive Your Portfolio Review

April 1, 2016

TIME LightBox asked five photo editors for their best tips on how to succeed at your next portfolio review.
Watch the video on TIME LightBox

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Nude Portraits Explore Empathy and the Female Form

March 27, 2016

‘Body Doubles’ an exhibition by Whitney Hubbs that features photographs of bodies in poses that defy the conventional language of nude photography.

The exhibition will be on display until May 7, 2016! Go and see it at M+B Gallery!

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Nowhere People | Greg Constantine

February 24, 2016

This Wednesday, March 30th at 7PM, Nowhere People at the Bronx Documentary Center. A Slideshow & Book Signing with Greg Constantine.

“Nowhere People is a 10-year exploration by Greg Constantine of individuals and communities around the world who have been denied or stripped of their citizenship.”

The event is free and open to the public

More info here

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Steve McCurry: India - At The Rubin Museum of Art

March 23, 2016

In partnership with the International Center of Photography, the Rubin Museum of Art presents Steve McCurry: India. An photography exhibition of India in a museum for the first time, featuring a selection of 37 photographs of intriguing scenes of everyday life.

The exhibition will be on display until April 4th! Don’t miss the opportunity to go and visit!

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Photographing Biodiversity

March 10, 2016

Smithsonian scientist and photographer David Liittschwager traveled the world to document microcosms of biodiversity. “Life in One Cubic Foot” is currently at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History with his collaged photographic portraits of life seen in the biocubes over 24 hours!

The exhibition opened on March 4th at the Natural History Museum, hurry up to go and see it!

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Photograph Mag’s List of Must See Shows!

March 19, 2016

Check out Photograph magazine’s list of current shows worthwhile to visit in the whole country!

Full list on Photograph Mag

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Shortlist for the D&AD Next Photographer Award 2016

March 31, 2016

D&AD has finally announced the shortlist for the Next Photographer Award. The award gives aspiring Rankins or Leibovitz’ a unique platform that lets photographers show their talent to a global creative community.

The winner will be announced on May 19th at the D&AD Awards Ceremony in London!

Stay tuned to find out who the winner will be.
The shortlist and more on Creative Boom

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Vantage Point 23: Bronx Eyes

March 20, 2016

ICP at THE POINT Student Exhibition

Started in 1997, ICP at THE POINT is a year-round photography-based collaboration that includes a classroom/studio, black-and-white darkroom, and gallery.

This year’s exhibition is called: Bronx Eyes which represent student photographs from the past four years, which celebrates the power of their individual voices and shared experiences. The photographs reveal a unique and essential representation of local stories in the Bronx.

ICP website

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NASA’s Crumbling Launch Sites

March 18, 2016

“In Roland Miller’s eyes, NASA’s abandoned launch pads are the modern American equivalent of Greek ruins, Mayan temples, and Egyptian pyramids. But unlike those ancient wonders, many of these monuments to the Space Age won’t be around for long. That’s why he photographed them..”

Read more and take a look at these astonishing photographs on Slate

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An Evolving Archive: The Photographs of Bhupendra Karia with Paul Sternberger

March 16th, 2016

The International Center of Photography and sepiaEye presents An Evolving Archive: The Photographs of Bhupendra Karia with Paul Sternberger on March 16th.

FREE for Members, ICP School students & alumni with ID and $10 for non-members, all should RSVP to attend.

Fore more event info and tickets visit the ICP/a> website

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Instagram - Personalizing Your Feed With an Algorithm

March 15, 2016

For a long time, we have seen posts on the web in chronological order.“The further back you scroll, the older the material gets.” However, Instagram began testing “an algorithm-based personalized feed for users.”

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Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium

March 11, 2016

Robert Mapplethorpe was an American photographer, “known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography”

The Getty Museum and LACMA will share a major retrospective of the artist’s work: Robert Mapplethorpe, The Perfect Medium from March 15 to July 31, 2016.
For more info, visit Getty

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Photographic Portraits Made by Russian Surveillance Cameras

March 11, 2016

Adam Broomberg from Johannesburg, South Africa and Oliver Chanarin from London are artists living and working in London. Some of their major awards include the ICP Infinity Award (2014) for Holy Bible, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2013) for War Primer 2.

Broomberg and Chanarin’s latest series repurposes equipment used to document citizens in modern-day Moscow, resulting in eery images the artists deem “the digital equivalent of a death mask”

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Forgotten Photographs of Late Night London Tribes

March 10, 2016

Smiler (aka Mark Cawson) photographed London squats from the late 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. Smiler mainly shot black and white images taken on an analogue camera between West London and Kings Cross. When Irish photographer, Gareth McConnell unearthed these images of London’s counterculture he discovered a lost world..

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The 20 Photographs of the Week

March 5, 2016

The best photography in news, culture and sports from the world this week on the The Guardian.

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New York Street Life by Harvey Stein

March 12, 2016

Documentary photographer, Harvey Stein has been photographing New York street life for decades.

Take a look at his photographs on the The Guardian website…

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‘Bullet Time’ - Ring of 100 Pinhole Cameras

January 30, 2016


Analog is our thang. Pinhole - yes. This project is pretty amazeballs and definitely worthwhile to check out on Pet a Pixel

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LIA - Photographs by Mark Woodward

February 23, 2016

We are happy to announce that one of our students at Parsons, Mark Woodward, will show his work: LIA at No.4 Studio in Brooklyn!

Mark has been documenting Lia’s personal journey of gender transition since January 2013. Over four years Mark has witnessed Lia’s transformation and development. Check out the work by this young artist, show opens on March 4th. Find more info on the show here!

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British Journal of Photography | Break Through

February 22, 2016

BJP’s Breakthrough Awards 2016 is now open for entries offering students and recent graduates around the world an opportunity to showcase their work and gain international exposure.

Read more on the British Journal of Photography for more information on prizes, judges and how to enter!

Good luck!!!

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New Rules at World Photo

February 18, 2016

Lars Boering, managing director at World Press Photo in the Netherlands announced a new and comprehensive code of ethics helping this years competition to “stay on top” after previous years accusations of image manipulation.

Read more on the British Journal of Photography

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MoMA - Online Course Seeing Through Photographs

February 16, 2016

An interesting initiative by MoMA…Excited to see another significant institution is joining the free online education trend.

More on Art Daily.

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Border Towns: Living with the Cartel

February 10, 2016

Take a look at these strong photographs by Alex Webb around the US-Mexico border life.

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How to Exhibit and Sell Your Work

February 10, 2016

Hello Londoners - On March 12 and 13 the London’s Magnum Photo Workshop Theme is about “How to Sell Your Work”! The workshop explores photography and the art market, print sales, licensing and design, national collections and programming across national institutions.

Find out more about the workshop on the British Journal of Photography

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Bob Dylan on tour in 1975

February 8, 2016

Throughout Bob Dylan’s 1975 tour Rolling Thunder Revue, the late photojournalist Ken Regan took almost 14,000 images of the tour’s traveling caravan of musicians, including Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Ramblin’ and Jack Elliott.

See more on the British Journal of Photography

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NYC in Kodachrome

January 22, 2016

New York street images by Saul Leiter, on show at London’s Photographers’ Gallery.

See more on the Guardian

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RIP Leila Alaoui

January 21, 2016

French-Moroccan photographer and video artist, Leila Alaoui captured the ethnic and cultural diversity of Morocco. Take a look at The Moroccans series on the Guardian.

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Anatomy of a Photobook

January 19, 2016

Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality by Myles Little Take a look at this deep photo series on wealth inequality by TIME’s senior photo editor Myles Little.

See the full series on

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NYT Portfolio Review- April 2 & 3

January 14, 2016

The Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Review will take place on April 2 and 3, 2016.

A great opportunity for people to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.

Applications are now open!

Read more and find out the lineup of reviewers this year on the NYtimes

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Staying Put Amid Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis

January 11, 2016

Puerto Rico’s debt has grown and its population has shrunk.. Some families are leaving to start a new life in Florida while others can not leave due to fixed incomes or other governmental issues.

American Documentary photographer, Joseph Rodriguez has gone to Puerto Rico in the recent years to document the people that have to stay.

Take a look at these powerful photographs on the NYtimes

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History of West African Portrait Photography

December 24, 2015

….The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa draws its 80 works solely from the Met’s collection, fleshes out a longer and more varied history of West African photo portraiture, including amateur and popular commercial practices that acted as precursors to the more acclaimed works of later decades…. Read more about the show here

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Thomas Roma: In the Vale of Cashmere

December 16, 2015

The American photographer Thomas Roma, has worked almost exclusively since 1974 exploring the neighborhoods and institutions of Brooklyn.

Don’t miss his amazing show “In the Vale of Cashmere” still on view at Stephen Kasher Gallery till 12/23…

Read more about the story behind Thomas Roma’s work on the NYtimes

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December 11, 2015

Ready for out last #ICPmeetup of the semester?

For this edition of the fall #ICPmeetup series, we will be joined by Nick Dangerfield - Co founder of, Sam Cannon - Photo & Video Artist, Alphonzo Terrell - Senior Manager, Digital Marketing, Showtime Network and Erin Joyce - Director of Multi-platform Content at Showtime.

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Photographer Brian Smith

December 1, 2015

The very talented American portrait photographer, Brian Smith calls himself “the luckiest guy on the planet".

With many awards and recognitions, the photographer is still ahead of the game… Read an interview by Feature Shoot about his early steps, incredible story and current work.

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Études Studio

November 16, 2015

“Études designs and produces men’s contemporary fashion, artists books and offers its creative services.”

Congratulations and big applause to Max Hirschberger - one of our students - who sat down with co-founder Aurélien Arbet to discuss the Studio’s practices, influences and development for document journal. Max also took all the pictures in the article! Watch out fashion world - HOT NEW PHOTOGRAPHER -who can also write- ALERT.

Read the whole interview on DOCUMENT journal


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November 13th, 2015

Ready for another #ICPtalk?

For this edition out of the fall #ICPtalk series, we will be joined by Matthieu Lorrain - Creative Innovation Lead, The ZOO, Google, Caitlin Burns - COO, Datavized, Tatjana Dzambazova - Technology Whisperer at Autodesk, and Subrata De - Vice President of Multi-Platform Newsgathering, ABC News.

This panel will be moderated by Julia Sourikoff - Producer at The Future of Storytelling

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10 of the Best Photo Apps

September 21st, 2015

“From slick filters to selfie tweaks, and simple editing tools to storing and even selling smartphone snaps, here are some tools to fuel your photo life”

Discover the ten best photography apps according to The Guardian!

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October 19, 2015

Check out this new platform allowing unique access to the legendary Farm Administration photographic survey that took over a decade to be completed in the 1930’s.

Start exploring here!

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A Revolutionary Decade in Japanese Photography

October 14, 2015

A great contribution about Japanese Photography by one of our favorite photography curators, Christopher Philips of ICP.

Read his insightful article in the New Yorker

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Wolfgang Tillmans - a Photographer Showing His Life as an Open Book

October 13, 2015

We loved Wolfgang Tillman’s recent show at David Zwirner’s!

Check out the New York Time’s take on it here!

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‘Futurists’ Portraits

October 13, 2015

Futurists’ portraits prove that cyborgs, telepathy, and virtual worlds are no longer the stuff of science fiction.

Check out these insane ‘Futurist’ portraits by David Vintiner, a photographer based in London who has been somehow documenting various possible futures for mankind. Vintiner met all these people through London Futurists, a network for amateurs and progessionals alike.

Take a look at the portraits and read more about the project on Feature Shoot

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Frank Franca on the #helloICP Project on the Bowery

October 9, 2015

Have you already seen ICP’s new window project at their new downtown location on the Bowery?

You can contribute!


Read the whole interview with Frank Franca on Bowery Boogie

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A Jewel in the Desert

October 8, 2015

Flying photographer captures a jewel in the desert

“We were flying above a huge , immense desert,” says photographer, Alexander Heilner. “It was a monochromatic, rusty red colour as far as the eye could see, but in the middle was this jewel of blue and white.”

An stunning ariel shot surrounding the Utah desert.
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Nat Geo Gets 8 x the Social Engagement of Other Publishers

September 23, 2015

According to a recent report, National Geographic has eight times as many social interactions as Buzzfeed. More interactions than the Huffington Post, People, Billboard & Playboy.

One of the main reasons is of course the great content the platform shares. The account is also run by 110 photographers and freelancers around the globe! And now it is becoming part of the Murdock empire - scary prospect to follow…

Nevertheless it is interesting to see how “simple” a publication can grow their social media interactions… Read more on Contently about this.

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The 2015 EyeEm Festival

September 17, 2015

The 2015 EyeEm Photography & Awards Festival

Save the Date: TOMORROW! September 18

“A festival for those revolutionizing photography, technology & visual communication”

We have the pleasure to moderate the Visual Revolution panel at the EyeEm conference.

For this panel we will be joined by ‪Massimo Portincaso‬, Global Marketing Director at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), ‪Jia Jia Fei, Associate Director Digital Marketing at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, ‪‎Bethany Powell,‬ Creative Director at National Geographic Digital and ‪Michael Shane‬, Managing Editor at Bloomberg Business Digital.

Doors open at 12:00 PM, followed by a series of panels and conversations!
Take a look at the agenda here!
The event takes place on Friday, September 18 at Villain on 50 North 3rd Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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WeTransfer as official Media Partner for the International Photography Awards 2016.

September 18, 2015

This year’s International Photography Awards are almost here!

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September 11, 2015


Please join us this September 19th for our first event of the Fall Public Programming at ICP out of the #ICPworkshop series. For this workshop we invited 4 Instagram photographers with a minimum of 60K to share their own success story, tips, and tricks in a presentation.

For this edition of these #ICPworkshop series, we will be joined by Photojournalist and filmmaker Malin Fezehai, Fashion stylist and creator of @thelineup Anka Itskovich, Photographer Glenna Gordon, Photographer and cinematographer Katie Orlinsky and moderated by Studio 55!

This workshop is free and it takes place at Photoville. NOTE: Seating is first come first served. If you wish to submit your feed for the InstaReview, please fill out this form.

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Can Images Change History?

September 4th, 2015

Through history, images have awoken consciences or shaped public view.

Read about a very interesting take on how images change history and our perception of the world. “The self-delusion is to imagine that our own prejudices and desires play no part in their creation or their power.” Read more on The Guardian

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Nick Brandt

September 1, 2015

Astonishing photographs by English photographer Nick Brandt!

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Instagram just made the BIG move!

August 27, 2015

Tired that your panoramic and landscape photos become a square on Instagram? Well, we won’t have to worry about it anymore!

Since yesterday, Instagram allows you to now keep your panoramic photos the way you took them!

Oh, and also your widescreen videos should be fine now too ;)

Read more about it on Lightbox

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The Next Revolution in Photography Is Coming

August 26, 2015

Stephen Mayes - Thank you for writing this wonderful article and giving us tons of food for thought about the state of photography today and where we are headed!

….It won’t be long before photographers are making images of what they know, rather than only what they see…

Read the full article in Time magazine’s Lightbox

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Snapshots of the Future of Photography

August 26, 2015

Creators Project Marina Garcia-Vasquez sat down with the brilliant Fred Ritchin, Dean of ICP, to talk about photography today and ICP’s new course “New Media Narratives”.

Read the complete interview here.

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Surviving one of photojournalism's darkest moment.

August 24, 2015

Check out the first preview of the very talented Michael Christopher Brown’s book ‘Lybian Sugar’.

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The Politics of Post-Representation

August 23, 2015

The Politics of Post-Representation

We keep on coming back to this intense interview of the great thinker Hito Steyerl. So many ideas opened up here that are worth much more exploring. We highly recommended multiple readings of this article for anyone who wants to think about the position and role of image in contemporary society. Happy to share and delve into one of our big mag crushes for so many amazing pieces and this one of course - our beloved - dismagazine

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Stunning Timelapse of Rio de Janeiro

August 18, 2015

This Timelapse demo, is made of photographs of higher resolution than your computer can actually handle…

To be watched full screen obviously..

Read more about it here!

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How to Start a Successful Photography Business

July 25, 2015

Here are is an interesting list of a number of steps small business owners can take to stand out in a crowded market for a successful photography business.

Read more on the Guardian

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Stephen Shore at Les Rencontres d'Arles

July 17, 2015

One of the highlights of the wonderful annual photography month in Arles is once again one of our favorites - Stephen Shore’s show!

Please find out more on our plus favori French photography festival Les Rencontres D'Arles.

The exhibition is on display until September 20! Don’t miss it!

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Studio 55 Interview on the ICP blog!

July 9, 2015


We have been working on the Content Ideation and Program Curation for The International Center of Photography for the last semester and we are happy to say that we are busy confirming the Fall Program as well.. so new and exciting things are coming up!

A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure to be interviewed by the delightful Pauline Vermare, curator at ICP to speak about our thoughts and considerations of their Public Program, future plans, and the role of photography in 2015.

Read the full interview here!

Thanks ICP and Pauline for the opportunity!

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Photography is Magic

July 3, 2015

Congratulations to Charlotte Cotton to her new book! It looks stunning and we cannot wait to get our hands on it, read and devour the amazingly gorgeous images and the beautiful book design.

Great choice Aperture Foundation to add Charlotte Cotton to your roster of incredible authors.

Read more about it on Objektiv

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SIGN UP for Screen Production Lab

Jun 1, 2015

Check out Screen Production Lab, The New Visual Documentary.
An incredible four month, production oriented training and mentorship program about new visual documentary.

The first session, focused on production issues, will take place from June 22-26 at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York.
The second session, centered on distribution, will take place in October 2015 in New York.

Sign up for this ASAP! To apply, send an email to with the following materials included:

_project description (under 1 page) _stills (not more than 20) _link to a video sample _CV, bio & contact information

Take this opportunity to study and work with our talented friend Liza Faktor, the curator and transmedia producer of this program.

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Fred Ritchin contemplates about Instagram

One of the panels we organized at ICP for the 2015 Spring Public Program lectures has sparked this wonderful article by Fred Ritchin. We are honored and delighted to see our work inspire and continue conversations and thought processes in this space. To see our program become one of the ignitors for serious academic contemplation is pretty exhilarating…

Please read the full article on the ICP perspectives blog.

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Remembering Mary Ellen Mark

May 27, 2015

What a sad day for photography and especially women in photography. We lost one of the masters of contemporary American photography with Mary Ellen Mark’s passing.

I was very lucky to meet, work with and know her a tiny bit. She was part of a show I curated for Impossible Projects Polaroid Exhibition in 2012. Her strong opinions and fierce positions were not necessarily easy to work with but profound, sincere and strongly founded in her vast knowledge and deep talent. I will never forget her lecture to me on how very much she disapproved of the deliberate application of cropping to photographs where she considered the framing and composition of an image one of the basics a photographer has to master in order to even start considering him/herself a photographer….

I will always remember her striking dark braids, piercing eyes, her love for her Mexican travels and her very kind but mostly reserved ways of interaction.

We are losing one of our greatest, but part of her spirit will remain with us in her incredible work.

Thank you and Good Bye Mary Ellen Mark. RIP.

Photocredit: Musee Magazine

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110 Photojournalists contribute to Nat Geo's Instagram Account

May 21, 2015

110 photojournalists from around the world contribute and make up National Geographic’s Instagram account. Photographers not art directors, editors, curators, or a marketing team, #YAY for PHOTOGRAPHERS. Each of them presents a different view and gives the feed a fresh and personal touch. Joel Sartore, one of the photojournalist, talks about how difficult it was for him to accept this idea initially, since he is used to make a living from his selling pictures. This experience however opened his eyes to the opportunity to grow his own audience and following.

Read more about it here!

Photocredit: Ira Block @irablockphoto

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Hank Willis Thomas Interview by Pauline Vermare

May 19, 2015

ICP Curator Pauline Vermare Talks to the 2015 Infinity Awards Recipient for New Media - Hank Willis Thomas.
Find the whole interview here.

Hank Willis Thomas works primarily along themes related to identity, history and popular culture. Thomas’ work can be found in numerous public collections including MoMA, The Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, amongst others.

In this interview, Hank Willis Thomas talks about his brilliant project Question Bridge, which he created with Chris Johnson in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair. The four collaborators spent several years traveling throughout the United States, speaking with 150 Black men living in 12 American cities and towns, including New York, Chicago, Oakland, Birmingham, and New Orleans. From these interviews they created 1,500 video exchanges in which the subjects, representing a range of geographic, generational, economic, and educational strata, serve as both interviewers and interviewees. Their words were woven together to simulate a stream-of-consciousness dialogue, through which important themes and issues emerge, including family, love, interracial relationships, community, education, violence, and the past, present, and future of Black men in American society.

Please read the whole interview here.

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The Hub: The Youtube of Photography

May 13, 2015

Making a living in photography can be tough. One of the main concern for artists is how to get noticed by a gallery. The bridge between the gallery, the curator and the photographer can be really fragile. Great talent sometimes is overlooked due to bad marketing.

Photography is taking a new course on print sales. The new service: The Hub, is challenging the art market..

The Hub, “a cloud-based service that allows image-makers to sell prints through their own websites via a bespoke link to its printing services.” This new services, includes everything, from framing to delivery.“

Interesting and convenient enough.. Will this be a new successful way to securely sell photography?

Read more about it here!

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An Insiders Look Into North Korea - @everydayDPRK

May 05, 2015

Photojournalist David Guttenfelder and a bunch of his fellow North Korea travelers take you inside North Korea with this instagram account @everydayDPRK. The account has other six contributors: @drewkelly, @sunbimari, @andrea_uri, @simonkoryo, and @soominee.

All of the contributors have travelled regularly to North Korea for the last 15 years. David started this account “to show real people, real lives, and not just a state-sponsored view of the country” or what our Western media likes to portray North Korea to look like.

Follow @everydayDPRK on Instagram and get a rare view into a country hardly ever portrayed in such directness - North Korea uncensored…

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THE RISE OF THE DRONES - Privacy, Power and Storytelling | #ICPtalk

April 30, 2015

The Rise of The Drones - Privacy, Power and Storytelling | #ICPtalk

Are you ready for next weeks #ICPwednesdays. Please Join us for our second event out of the #ICPtalk series.

For the second edition of these #ICPtalk series, we will be joined by Stephen Mayes, Brandon LaGanke and John Carlucci from GHOST+COW, Photographer Tomas Van Houtryve and E. Adam Attia a.k.a. Essam

The event is free when you sign up and get your tickets here!

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Catherine Losing's Interview on Electric Objects

April 25, 2015

Still Life Photographer Catherine Losing gave a short but delightful interview on Electronic Objects. The English artist shoots luxury to everyday objects bursting with colour and personality, collaborating also with talented set designers and food stylist.

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New Networks / New Models in Photography - Wed 4/29 at ICP

April 24, 2015

New Networks / New Models in Photography #ICPmeetup

We continue with the ICP Public Program! Please join us for our second event out of the #ICPmeetup series on how can visual storytellers publish and be paid for in today’s ever-changing media landscape, given the enormous amounts of crowd-sourced imagery?

For the first edition of this new #ICPmeetup series, we will be joined by Julien Jourdes, co-founder and COO of Blink, Andy Yang, CEO of 500px and Jordan Osher, CEO of Capture.

The event is free when you sign up and get your tickets here!

More events at ICP Wednesdays weekly, provided by yours truly. We will keep you posted! See you at ICP school! on Wednesday!

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The Fifth Annual Exposure Photography Award

April 21, 2015

Only 3 days left to participate!!!

The Annual Exposure Award is a photography award, a book and a global celebration of the image, premiering July 13th at the Louvre Museum in Paris. With submissions from 191 different nations over the past five years, the photography submitted to Exposure has been seen by over three million viewers!

The final deadline for participation is Friday, June 5th!!!!!!

Submit your work NOW, do not miss this incredible opportunity!

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International Center of Photography - Public Program

April 20, 2015

The new public program at ICP is conceived with a special focus on multimedia storytelling, social media platforms, new narrative tools, and entrepreneurship, while still being aligned with the fundamentals and historic values of ICP which was originally founded as The Center of Concerned Photography.

The three foundation columns of the program will offer the audience to learn, explore and educate themselves in today’s quickly changing environment - from classic masters of photography to new media entrepreneurs and visual storytellers. ICP is offering a curated program and continuous conversation about the challenges and innovative measures in today’s world of photography.

1/ #ICPmeetup - Photography & Entrepreneurship
The landscape and context of photography are changing so drastically that it is hard for photographers to keep up with what’s at the forefront of their trade. In these monthly meet ups we present and discuss with the most exciting established or upcoming start-ups and the founders of companies and platforms that are actually changing the tools and boundaries of photography. The concept of the creative entrepreneur will be presented in many different ways by these founders and the ICP audience has the opportunity to not only learn about these platforms but to also meet the founders over drinks after the presentations.

2/ #ICPtalks - Talks and Panels
The most traditional format of programming featuring talks, panels, photographers presentations, etc. On top of traditional process and master photographers presentations we will also present young and unconventional new storytellers sharing their challenges and work with the audience.

3/ #ICPworkshops - HOW TO?
Monthly short and straightforward workshops about current key learning points and tools of the trade that might seem logic yet often out of reach or hard to grasp or stay in touch over. For professional and novice photographers alike…
HOW TO - instagram? Professionals with 50-500K+ followers share their methods and insights
HOW TO - data visualize? Apps to use and and data sources shared.
HOW TO - code and hack an image? What data do I share without knowing?

ICP Public Program Schedule Spring 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
TELLING STORIES DIFFERENTLY - Activism and Engagement in the Age of New Media | #ICPtalk
Moderator: Danielle Jackson,
Panelists: Kavita Gupta, Michael Premo, and Sebastian Meyer.

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Telling Stories Differently - Wed 4/22 at ICP

April 22, 2015

Telling Stories Differently — Activism and Engagement in the Age of New Media #ICPtalks

Danielle Jackson (Bronx Documentary Center) will moderate the panel with Michael Premo (This Changes Everything, Sandy Storyline, etc) Sebastian Meyer (Metrography) and Kavita Gupta (Wemynd).

The ICP Public Program starts next week. Please join us for our first event out of the #ICPtalks series on how different digital storytelling tools redefine the concept of social engagement and activism, allow to connect and give a voice to previously hard to reach communities. The event is free when you sign up and get your tickets here!

More events at ICP Wednesdays weekly, provided by yours truly. We will keep you posted! See you at ICP school! on Wednesday!

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Veterans Book Project.

April 15, 2015

The Veterans Book Project is a library of books authored collaboratively by artist Monica Haller and dozens of people who have been affected by, and have archives of, the current American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In their printed format, the books provide a place or “container” that slows down and materializes the great quantity of ephemeral image files that live on veterans’ hard drives and in their heads.

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Magnum Masterclass at NeueHouse!!

April 9, 2015

Magnum’s first weekend Editing Masterclass is at NeueHouse on April 25th - 26th!! It will be led by photographers Peter van Agtmael and Eli Reed. Between the two generations, the pair will guide students through the editing process of projects that are almost finished, pushing the narrative thought process and select curation for making the final step to a complete body of work.

Find out more about the tuition and terms in the link provided, and don’t forget to apply here asap!

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In Afghanistan, a Yearbook Takes on Special Significance

April 5, 2015

Check out this sumptuous yearbook project by our friend Ruvan Wijesooriya, giving us a beautiful and deep vision on Afghanistan’s youth, through the hopes, dreams and thoughts of school kids portrayed in that unexpected yearbook.

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ICP has some exciting news!

April 7, 2015

New changes for ICP! Besides that they are moving to the Bowery! They recently changed their website, take a look here! Exciting and interesting things are coming up with their program: New Media Narratives which is the first program of its kind at ICP, drawing on the institution’s tradition of progressive, engaged, experimental photography in the pursuit of telling the most important stories. Full disclosure: Studio55 is on the advisory board of the New Media Narratives program, so you will hear a lot more about it on this blog!

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People In Houston TX: Don't miss SENSOR at FOTOFEST!

March 26, 2015

FOTOFEST, created the first international Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art in the United States. FotoFest is an international non-profit photographic arts and education organization based in Houston, Texas.

SENSOR by Lisa Barnard | David Birkin | James Bridle | Mahwish Chishty | Trevor Paglen | Pitch Interactive, will be on view from March 26 to May 9, 2015

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Anatomy of Desire by Karine Laval

March 25, 2015

A 3-D pixelated image installation where the viewer finds herself immersed into the fragmented landscape of the artist’s memory. In Anatomy of Desire Karine Laval engages with the performance of sexuality, identity and desire, but also focuses on a notion central to photography and lens-based mediums in general: the gaze and other related questions such as seeing and being seen, revealing and concealing, voyeurism and the tension between private and public. All images were taken with a Blackberry - way before instagram and iphone photomania hit… PS. To this day Ms. Laval does not own an iphone ;) - we think its because she already knew then how amazing these intimate and low res images were and she is still somehow reminiscining about this… #justkidding…

If you cannot make it to the installation please check out this short film of the instalation at Theatrelab!

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Activist Photographers!

March 13, 2015

“The good photograph is not the object, the consequences of the photograph are the objects” - Dorothea Lange.

The book Photography as Activism: Images for Social Change, by Michelle Bogre (Focal Press) explains how now that everyone is a photograper anyone has the capacity to be an activist photographer. The book consists of essays, interviews and astounding photography. It investigates “activist photography, philosophically, historically, and as it is currently practiced.”

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Lunchtime by Charles Traub

March 7, 2016

We might be late to the party but we only just came about this now… still so very golden and beautiful. Enjoy!

For more go to Slate.

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The Stills for Boyhood

March 2, 2015

The book, Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film, according to Richard Linklater, captures something very different from the film: “While [the film] embodies the passing of time, Matt Lankes’ stills and portraits capture single moments suspended in time.”

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New Media Narratives Course at ICP

March 1, 2015

NEW MEDIA NARRATIVES is the first program of its kind at ICP, drawing on the institution’s tradition of progressive, engaged, experimental photography in the pursuit of telling the most important stories. Participants will study experimental media from the days of the Surrealists to today, explore multimedia and transmedia options for engagement, use cellphones to create and distribute some of their work, learn the fundamentals of coding, have access to ICP’s enormous image archive, and engage with audiences across platforms. New Media Narratives welcomes artists, documentarians, and aspiring producers from all kinds of backgrounds. Students will have the opportunity to explore subjects of interest and tackle them from multiple angles in order to tell powerful stories that use the attributes of each medium to their full potential. Designing and mediating the complex digital interactions of the current media landscape to produce a desired narrative experience, is the job of the contemporary visual storyteller.

Students will invite their audiences to participate in the storytelling experience. Students are encouraged to explore connections between traditional and emerging practices and work in a collaborative environment.

Continue to read more here.

Studio 55 is honored to be on the Advisory Board of the New Media Narratives Program at ICP.

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On Songbook, Alec Soth’s new photobook by Gideon Jacobs

February 27, 2015

Gideon Jacobs wrote a great piece on Alec Soth’s amazing new body of work - SONGBOOK - in The Paris Review and gave us a stark reminder we have to go see Alec’s show at Sean Kelly before it ends on March 14th!!!

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Photography Education

February 25, 2015

Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century is a great resource for all photography educators. The author, Michelle Bogre spoke with 47 photo educators from all over the world to compile this diverse set of interviews. Some of the themes include the value of a formal photography degree, teaching philosophies and the challenges of teaching photography today. The second part of the book has 70 photography assignments from these educators.

This book will inspire any photography educator’s curriculum!

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BJP International Photography Award launched with an unreal exhibition!

February 21, 2015

Dominic Hawgood’s International Photography Award exhibition Under the Influence kicked off at TJ Boulting gallery in Fitzrovia, central London this past Friday. This unreal exhibition used LED lighting system in floors and walls creating an amazing architectural and atmospheric photography exhibition. Dominic described as “as cold, minimalist, clinical, digital spiritualism.”

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Happy belated birthday Photoshop!

February 18, 2015

We love and hate you, but cannot exist without you!

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Elliot Erwitt and Bruce Gilden Testing Google Glass!

February 9, 2015

Two photography legends, Elliot Erwitt and Bruce Gilden, were asked to test Google Glass, what with people wondering if it could transform our photography the same way Kodak cameras did a long time ago. During the tests, Gilden mentions “I look like a damn cyborg” and Erwitt states “Google glass might be nice for keeping a picture diary. It’s good for pictures, but not for photos.” Do you think we will all end up using innovative headsets for art making?

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Photography Crusade Engagement Grant!

January 30, 2015

The organization is looking for ideas to create new audiences who want to engage with art in a meaningful way. $10,000 is awarded to an individual or group of photographers with the most original way to connect the viewers with their artwork. Any photographer who is 18 years old is eligible to apply and there is no limit to the number of project ideas a person can submit.The applications for the 1015 grant cycle will open in March.

Grant guidelines here.

Read about the 2014 finalists and winner here.

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Exhibitions, Crucial for Shaping Photography

February 7, 2015

Published by Contrasto, Photoshow highlights how certain exhibitions, including The Family Man, were essential for photography’s wider acceptance as a distinct art form. The book’s curator, Alessandra Mauro, asserts that photography connects both reality and narratives, with exhibitions acting as a perfect way for telling these stories. It seem that audiences have always been intrigued with the real, personally relatable stories for which photography acts as a better means to communicate them.

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Kurt Cobain's Last Session - Jesse Frohman

November 10, 2014

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Shooting Space with Elias Redstone

October 27, 2014

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In Conversation with Sebastião Salgado

September 19, 2014

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Sebastião Salgado at NeueHouse

September 19, 2014

Sebastião Salgado in conversation with Fred Ritchin

Brazilian social documentary photographer, Sebastião Salgado, will be joining us at NeueHouse for a discussion of his newest exhibition, Genesis, at the International Center of Photography. Genesis is a quest for the world as it was; it is testimony that our planet harbors vast regions where nature reigns.


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NYT Photographs with Kathy Ryan

September 17, 2014

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Rachel Sussman's "Oldest Living Things in the World"

September 11, 2014

We are very happy and proud to announce the opening of “The Oldest Living Things in the World” by Rachel Sussman at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.

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Rosalind Solomon in conversation with 'This Place' curator Charlotte Cotton on 9/9 at SVA Theater, NYC

We are excited to announce tonight’s conversation between one of the impressive photographers of This Place Rosalind Solomon and the projects curator Charlotte Cotton.

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VICE Photo Tour

August 5, 2014

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Undocumented migrants photograph their own journey...

July 12, 2014

A completley mindblowing project of photo documentary work… Thanks, Matt from Blink, for making us aware of this incredible photo story

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Is merchandising the future of photography?

July 6, 2014

After STEPHEN SHORE’S recent contribution to the Uniqlo/MoMa collaboration another photography legend - LARRY CLARK - is announcing his own line.

Is merchandising becoming a viable solution for visual artists?

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Happy LGBT Pride week-end!

June 29, 2014

Stunning Photographs from Casa Susanna..a 1950’s transvestite hideaway..which inspired an upcoming new Broadway play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.

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Magnum Photos at NeueHouse

June 23, 2014

Proud to present one of our panel collaborations with NeueHouse Tuesday 6/24 7 pm at NeueHouse - Magnum Photo photographers Alec Soth and Zoe Strauss discuss with Facebook’s Photo community manager Teru Kuwayama the new landscape of photography and how the controversial rise of social media relates to these changes. With Magnum photographers spanning the generations, there is a fervent divide between new and old schools of thought.

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Is there a Future for Photo Agencies?

June 22, 2014

An interesting take on the future of photo agencies, and how they are adapting to the ever-changing landscape of visual arts.

By Olivier Laurent, British Journal of Photography

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The Future of Photo Documentary?

June 23, 2014

Central African Soldiers in the middle of Paris’ streets…the future of photo documentary?paris-photojournalism

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Soccer as Religion in Brazil

June 20, 2014

Gorgeous photo essay in TIME’s Lightbox from Brazil, Soccer World Cup with a spotlight on the fans Soccer as Religion By Bobby Ghosh @ghoshworld Football Comes Home: Soccer as Religion in Brazil

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Karine Laval, Photographer

June 19, 2014

Meet our friend and first featured artist - Karine Laval

We are obsessed with Karine’s most recent work and are happy to give more background information to this latest series - CRASH [Work in Progress].

THANK YOU SO MUCH, for letting us be the first ones to show some samples of your evolving series.

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