Mr. Elbank.

My friend Brittany sent me a link to this photographer’s Tumblr. I googled his name and found another blog that he has; both have slightly different content but his images are beautiful.

Seattle Zine shows in NY Gallery

#1 Must Have, a queer zine depicting images of Seattle queers, is having a show in the Leslie Lohman Gallery in New York. This is the same gallery that Sophia Wallace has showed at (also a  Seattle native). The purpose of #1 Must Have is to bring images of queers, by queers to the public eye.  Below are links to both the zine’s website and the Leslie Lohman Gallery.

Press Release for the NY show:


#1 Must Have

My White Friends

Myra Greene

I found this video on kickstarter and then checked her work out. I like a lot of her work, especailly the techniques she uses in her self portraits. Here is her most recent series. In the video she talks about how some of the subjects would perform whiteness, how she would direct them to perform whiteness, etc. The  Check it:

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Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin

Wallin is a photographer based out of Sweden. She pulls inspiration from biblical stories and portrays them using subject matter that is opposite of what the “good book” professes. Her website it a bit difficult to navigate but her images are quite nice.

Take a look:

American Able by Holly Norris

I found this series of images after doing research for a club co-facilitate on campus. This week we are talking about compulsory able-bodiedness in society. Throughout the photographic world we see people who disabled or handicap depicted as “freaks” –dehumanized. Holly Norris (who is a young, amateur photographer) captures her model in a way that plays off of American Apparel advertisements to emphasize the person in the image, rather than the disability.

Carrie Mae Weems

Image(to read the article, click on the picture)

This article on Carrie Mae Weems was interesting. I have toyed with the idea of taking images around my table for a little over a year now and it was interesting to see how she used it in her images. She is also a PoC making her part of a largely underrepresented and marginalized group (not because of their lack of presence, but because of prejudices that still exist in our society). A lot of her work discusses issues of race, class, and gender in a powerful manner. Check it out!