Photography that represents problematic scenarios

Mariana Monteagudo Contributor

By Mariana Monteagudo in New Photography on Thursday 6 December 2012

My intention is not to try to change the world. I’m aiming, instead, to represent some of the new and problematic scenarios of the contemporary world, which, without realizing it, have become part of our everyday life. I want to awaken consciousness about them in the individual. These allegorically portrayed situations reference a variety of the ‘accidents’ that are caused by humans. My series denounces what has become a habit. Art by Rodolpho Vanmarke.

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Anew: a group photo exhibition in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Events on Wednesday 5 December 2012

I am thrilled to have teamed up with United Photo Industries to curate Anew, a group exhibition featuring nine photographers who unearth beauty in the seemingly irrelevant, everyday objects that most people disregard, revealing that unnoticed and banal items can sometimes be quite magical. [see more photos at Feature Shoot]

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Composites made from 100s of shots from exotic locations

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Art on Tuesday 4 December 2012

Austrailian-based visual artist Catherine Nelson builds complex floating worlds consisting of hundreds of photographs stitched together. For years, Nelson has worked as a compositor in the movie industry creating visual effects for feature films such as Moulin Rouge and Harry Potter. She now combines technique and experience to create these unique and imaginative landscapes, each one becoming its own detailed microcosm. [via Feature Shoot]

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Odd Jobs: Portraits of Unusual Occupations

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By Livia Satriano in New Photography on Saturday 24 November 2012

Can you imagine making a living out of sniffing armpits? Well, probably you can’t. Yet there are people who do that: they are called ‘odour judges’ and they’re among us, just like condom testers, dinosaur bones dusters and other unbelievable but real jobs. Photographer Nancy Rica Schiff sought them out and captured them in action for her book Odd Jobs – Portraits of Unusual Occupations. Flip through the pages and I’m sure you will want more of your boring office life.

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Citybirches: a portrait series on alternative bands

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By Stefan Fahler in New Photography on Tuesday 20 November 2012

Citybirches photography works is a beautiful photographic portrait series about alternative rock bands on tour by Stephan Laackman. He is crowdfunding the production of the book right now, which features portraits of 150 bands like Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, R.E.M, Stephen Malkmus, Wooden Shjips, Future Islands, Explosions in the Sky or Lower Dens.The book will also feature a cd compilation with musical contributions by selected portrayed bands.

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52 Week Project: by Savannah Van der Niet

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By Savannah Van der Niet in New Photography on Saturday 17 November 2012

A 52 Week project: one photo every week for a year. Easy, right? Not necessarily. Outside my usual comfort zone with photography, my challenge of this project is to experiment with new techniques and be as conceptual as possible. These photographs explore my thoughts, inspirations and dreams.

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Stephen Mallon’s photos celebrate the uncelebrated

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By Mike Rimbaud in New Photography on Thursday 15 November 2012

Stephen Mallon’s superb compositions freeze otherwise uncelebrated tasks into extraordinary images. Stunning photos of old subway cars being dumped into the ocean, industrial scenes, roller coasters under construction, and the salvage of flight 1549 in the Hudson River … his pictures have a painterly quality that is rare.

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Photography by Agnes Thor

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By Jenny Mortsell in New Photography on Wednesday 30 May 2012

Every time I’ve been hanging out with Agnes Thor and some American dude asks what her full name is, they all go ‘whoohaa, that is such a great name’. I know. It’s the name of a genius and a star. Thor’s photos are sort of like her name: first they come off as dreamy, girly and sweet, amost giving a hazy David Hamilton vibe.

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Sarah Morrison

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By Gregory Curvey in New Photography on Saturday 27 August 2011

The first time I ran across Sarah Morrison’s photography, I was perusing psychedelic bands on line. The photo that caught my eye was of a model in a very cool dress, flanked by members of The Electric Prunes.

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Lila Lee

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By Jordan Dally in New Photography on Tuesday 12 July 2011

Photography seems like such a challenging field to stand out in. Everybody thinks they can do it. Lila Lee proves herself time and time again through her work. These are images that are simple enough to stick with you and interesting enough to keep you looking.

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Art of the Sky

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Eco on Thursday 1 July 2010

Environmental artist and photographer Daniel Dancer’s new project Art of the Sky features a series of installations that can only be seen from the sky. His canvas is contrasting natural scenery, with the shapes created by up to 4,000 people (in some cases) and bucketloads of latex paint.

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Submit your photos for Sea Change group show

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By Zolton in New Events on Thursday 24 June 2010

New York area photographers are invited to submit work for inclusion in Sea Change, a group show curated by Feature Shoot’s Alison Zavos as part of The Wassaic Project Summer Festival, to be held in Upstate New York between August 13-15. Through portraits, landscapes and still life imagery, Sea Change aims to examine our relationship […]

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Markus Georg remakes famous landmarks

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By Zolton in New Photography on Tuesday 25 May 2010

Close your eyes and picture the sprawling New York skyline for a moment. That’s it. Get a mental image locked in of the scale and grandeur of it all. Now open your eyes and stare at the photo in front of you. What do you see? A spindly collection of odds and ends or that very same skyline? The latter? Yes, Markus Georg has a remarkable ability to recreate legendary landmarks using the most benign of household objects. It’s all done for his brilliant series, Die Macht Der Bilder — or The Power of Photos.

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If Star Wars was set on Earth

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By Zolton in New Photography on Tuesday 4 May 2010

French photographer Cedric Delsaux transplanted Star Wars-like characters into urban Parisian environments using model toys superimposed onto shots of local architecture.

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Demolition Derby by Finn O’Hara

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By Zolton in New Photography on Friday 9 April 2010

Demolition Derby, a print by Toronto photographer Finn O’Hara, reflects his fascination with environmental portraits, which play off the experiences and the personalities of those who live or inhabit the space itself. Our friends over at Feature Shoot have the print available for purchase for $50.

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