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claudia X revolutionaries of mexico
claudia, a single mother of emiliano (the baby in the belly named after emiliano zapata, the famous mexican revolutionary), is a political organizer, badass mother and a worker working for the revolution of our people.
our collaboration is a tribute to the fallen revolutionaries of and the resistance in mexico <3
the entire set: http://ijiphotography.tumblr.com/post/97081174370/claudia-x-revolutionaries-of-mexico-claudia-a
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claudia X revolutionaries of mexico

claudia, a single mother of emiliano (the baby in the belly named after emiliano zapata, the famous mexican revolutionary), is a political organizer, badass mother and a worker working for the revolution of our people.

our collaboration is a tribute to the fallen revolutionaries of and the resistance in mexico <3

the entire set: http://ijiphotography.tumblr.com/post/97081174370/claudia-x-revolutionaries-of-mexico-claudia-a

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ijiphotography.photoshelter.com

vivian-fu:

Purikura Self Portrait 3 by Vivian Fu

vivian-fu:

Purikura Self Portrait 3 by Vivian Fu

vivian-fu:

fleeten:

vicemag:

Hobbes Ginseberg is a 20-year-old Los Angeles-based photographer who doesn’t want to make a big deal about their gender but prefers the pronouns she or they. They moved to Seattle after completing high school, and a year and a half after that followed their dreams to Hollywood. We met when I was in LA visiting artists on official VICE business last month, and I was immediately struck by Hobbes’s alert, inquisitive presence. After having known each other for no more than five minutes, we decided we should work together on an issue of MATTEmagazine to be released at the New York Art Book Fair this week at MoMA PS1, and went to the roof of the hotel, where I made the above cover portrait. I only had four frames left on my roll of film, but somehow each picture turned out to be interesting. Hobbes is someone who uses their self-image as their art, so this wasn’t actually that surprising. A mix of politically engaged self-portraiture in photography in the tradition of Catherine Opie, Cobain-scented soft grunge internet phenomena, and something indescribably glamourous and completely their own, Hobbes’s Selfies made me want to find out more about them.

VICE: How did you start taking pictures?
Hobbes Ginsberg:
 I used to do a lot of street photography. Taking pictures started for me on a trip to New York in the summer of 2010 and I had this “professional” point-and-shoot camera that I borrowed from a friend. I started taking photos of all the people I saw on the street who interested me visually. I had a vague idea of what street photography was at that point from deviantART, and on that trip I saw an exhibition by Henri Cartier-Bresson and some other old guy I dont remember. It took off from there. I did a lot of street work in Nicaragua.

When did you start taking pictures of yourself?
About two years ago I stopped shooting outside for a long time, and felt a need to turn inward so I just took a ton of selfies. It was easier for me to try new things that way. I borrowed some lights from the yearbook team at my school, and thats how I first got into studio work.

What kind of role does taking pictures of yourself play in your life?
In terms of my oeuvre, most people care the most about my selfies, and its what cemented my current aesthetic. It also the work I make that is the most cathartic for me. I get into these moods where I feel really shitty, and the way to fix it is to take photos.

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angel friend livin the glam life

HOBBES KILLING IT

💖

vivian-fu:

me and hobbes are gonna have a joint show together in LA! I’m so excited :)
click here for the fb event page. 

vivian-fu:

me and hobbes are gonna have a joint show together in LA! I’m so excited :)

click here for the fb event page

hhobbess:

forvivian:

Hobbes Ginsberg

HobbesGinsberg.com
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Born ~1994
Lives in Los Angeles, CA.

From her Alphabang interview:
I think the photos kind of inform my identity as much as my identity informs the photos in the sense that I’m a very aesthetic-based person and so I’ll often try out something for myself in a picture before I wear it in everyday life. In the photos I try to go for something that’s very much kind of ridiculous and very bright and very much ‘there’ and using photography is the way I feel most comfortable confronting those identities- especially when there’s conflicting identities.

From her txt blog:

i think my photos feel more like paintings to me

i am scared that nothing i create is original / worthwhile

i am scared because when i consume media i think / talk in its voice for hours afterwards 

i was scared that reading tao lin would make me feel crazy like the time i read catcher in the rye in high school and i was positive i was going to end up in a mental hospital like holden but mostly i miss matthew donahoo

And buy one of Hobbess’ zines- http://hhobbess.tumblr.com/post/91203079393/monthly-zine-issue-1-june-2014-24-pg-on !!! It is great.

wow !!! i just saw that i was featured on one of the coolest blogs out there forvivian <3 

thank you so much, im honored to be in such great company

be sure to check out all the other amazing photographers that have been featured here, a lot of my all time favs

prattphotography:

(via Introducing the VICE Photo Issue 2014 | VICE United States)

ROXANA AZAR
onegiantarm:

NEW PROJECT!!! NEW PROJECT!!! NEW PROJECT!!! NEW PROJECT!!!
ONE GIANT ARM and The Portobello Photography Gallery based in West London are pleased announce our latest collaborative initiative.
We’re launching an open call for photographic exhibition submissions, offering individual photographers or photographic collectives the chance to show their work at a fresh new exhibition space in the heart of West London. 
The theme for this open call is the ‘unseen’. We have chosen this theme to run in line with The Portobello Photography Galleries on-going ‘London Unseen’ project.The theme could be interpreted as loosely as possible, whether the work to be shown at the exhibition is five minutes or fifty years old, archives or new work or an idea or project that you’ve been waiting for the right to exhibit.
Following the deadline for the open call for photographic exhibition submissions, ONE GIANT ARM will curate an exhibition selected from the proposals received. 
This open call is not limited to the U.K. International submissions are welcomed, however all selected participants will be required to provide the work that will be exhibited at Portobello Photography Gallery during the event in early August.  All prints, frames and publications etc must be provided by selected participants and available to be hung a week before the launch night.
If you are interested in having your work exhibited in West London and being a part of our new project please send us an introduction alongside your written proposal including concept, exhibition title, and examples of work with web links to relevant content.  No more than an A4 page. 
Proposals should be sent to Submit@onegiantarm.com
The open call will end on the 20th July. The selected participants will be notified within two days. 
The launch night will be held on the 7th August 2014 running until the 13th August 2014.
ONE GIANT ARM and The Portobello Photography Gallery are excited to embark on a journey into the ‘unseen’ and look forward to viewing the proposals sent over to us for consideration.
Thanks,
O G A Team X Portobello  Photography Gallery
RE-BLOG!!!! SHARE!!! RE-BLOG!!!! SHARE!!! THANX PEOPLE!!!!

onegiantarm:

NEW PROJECT!!! NEW PROJECT!!! NEW PROJECT!!! NEW PROJECT!!!

ONE GIANT ARM and The Portobello Photography Gallery based in West London are pleased announce our latest collaborative initiative.

We’re launching an open call for photographic exhibition submissions, offering individual photographers or photographic collectives the chance to show their work at a fresh new exhibition space in the heart of West London. 

The theme for this open call is the ‘unseen’. We have chosen this theme to run in line with The Portobello Photography Galleries on-going ‘London Unseen’ project.The theme could be interpreted as loosely as possible, whether the work to be shown at the exhibition is five minutes or fifty years old, archives or new work or an idea or project that you’ve been waiting for the right to exhibit.

Following the deadline for the open call for photographic exhibition submissions, ONE GIANT ARM will curate an exhibition selected from the proposals received. 

This open call is not limited to the U.K. International submissions are welcomed, however all selected participants will be required to provide the work that will be exhibited at Portobello Photography Gallery during the event in early August.  All prints, frames and publications etc must be provided by selected participants and available to be hung a week before the launch night.

If you are interested in having your work exhibited in West London and being a part of our new project please send us an introduction alongside your written proposal including concept, exhibition title, and examples of work with web links to relevant content.  No more than an A4 page. 

Proposals should be sent to Submit@onegiantarm.com

The open call will end on the 20th July. The selected participants will be notified within two days. 

The launch night will be held on the 7th August 2014 running until the 13th August 2014.

ONE GIANT ARM and The Portobello Photography Gallery are excited to embark on a journey into the ‘unseen’ and look forward to viewing the proposals sent over to us for consideration.

Thanks,

O G A Team X Portobello  Photography Gallery

RE-BLOG!!!! SHARE!!! RE-BLOG!!!! SHARE!!! THANX PEOPLE!!!!

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vivian-fu:

Me and Tim Making Faces, Mission, April 2014 by Vivian Fu

vivian-fu:

Jackie, Oakland, April 2014 by Vivian Fu

vivian-fu:

Jackie, Oakland, April 2014 by Vivian Fu

julietasalgado:

portrait of the artist as a young queer

Brooklyn

April 24, 2014

© julietasalgado

hhobbess:

very excited to announce the revamp of my website !! hobbesginsberg.com

go take a peek at the new selections and tell all your friends to hire me

5centsapound:

Zanele Muholi: Of Love & Loss (2014) - Currently showing at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesberg (South Africa) from 14 February - 4 April 2014.

The opening coincides with the presentation of a prestigious Prince Claus Award to Muholi.

Gallery Statement:

In times of increasingly homophobic legislation enacted by African countries and in a climate of intolerance towards homosexuals in the Western world, South Africa distinguishes itself with a Constitution that recognises same-sex marriages; yet the black LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community is plagued by hate crimes. Black lesbians are particularly vulnerable and are regularly victims of brutal murders and ‘curatives rapes’ at the hand of neighbours or ‘friends’.

Since 2013 Muholi has been documenting weddings and funerals in the black LGBTI community in South Africa, joyful and painful events that often seem to go hand in hand. The show features photographs, video works and an installation highlighting how manifestations of sorrow and celebration bear similarities and are occasions to underline the need for a safe space to express individual identities.

As Muholi writes:

Ayanda Magoloza and Nhlanhla Moremi’s wedding in Katlehong took place four months after Duduzile Zozo was murdered in Thokoza. Promise Meyer and Gift Sammone’s wedding in Daveyton took place on 22 December in Daveyton, 15 days after Maleshwane Radebe was buried in Ratanda. Six months earlier, Ziningi and Delisile Ndlela were married in Chesterville, Durban. Many in the area attended the ceremony, blessed the newlywed couple and prayed for them and their children. We long for such blessings as we continue to read about the trials and tribulations that LGBTI persons experience in their churches, where homosexuality is persecuted. In 2014, when South African democracy celebrates its 20 years, it seems more important than ever to raise again our voice against hate crimes and discriminations made towards the LGBTI community.

The exhibition includes also a series of autobiographical images, intimate portraits of Muholi and her partner taken during their travels, a tender counterpoint to the tension still generated in South Africa today by same-sex and interracial relationships.

see her past work here.

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thesmithian:

dynamicafrica:

In Photos: “Family Album” by Mamaki Rakotsoana.

This series of images by South African photographer Mamaki Rakotsoana is a project in which she took her deceased father’s photographs and reproduced them in a manner that investigates her relationship to him, as well as his relationship to the women in his life.

[look of the hour]

(via machomochi)

Secrets Women Keep Workshop ***EXTENDED DEADLINE - WEDNESDAY 2ND APRIL, 5PM ****

i-shapebeauty:

Hello everyone, 

To those of you who have already emailed us to express your interest in working with us on The Secrets Women Keep Project, thank you for sharing your secrets with us with such grace and honesty.

We will be extending the application deadline to WEDNESDAY 2ND APRIL at 5pm so if you are thinking about applying, please do get in touch before then. 

We would also like to highlight the following points:

  1. The workshops are open to all women of colour between the ages of 18 - 24 irrespective of your artistic experience.
  2. The workshops are specifically aimed at women of colour between the ages of 18-24, however older applicants who specifically detail why they would like to be considered may be selected. 
  3. Please be aware that workshop spaces are limited to 7 participants.
  4. Successful applicants will be contacted on Friday 4th April 2014.

For more information on how to apply click here

Check out Indigo’s SWK video here

And check out the ‘A Different Mirror’ exhibition website here

Warm wishes

Lesley & Indigo

(via poc-creators)

geesissy:

philadelphia, 2013

Genesis Crespo

THEME BY PARTI