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The Meteoric Rise and Fall of a Wave-Ridernew

Rising San Diego surf star Chris O'Rourke died from cancer in 1981. He was so good, surfing photographer Kirk Lee Aeder recently wrote book about him.
San Diego Reader  |  Joe Deegan  |  06-14-2012  |  Sports

Then and Now: L.A. Riots, 20 Years Laternew

For more than two weeks in the spring of 1992, L.A. Weekly photographer Ted Soqui put his life at risk as he drove from one ravaged neighborhood to another to document the fallout of the Los Angeles riots.
L.A. Weekly  |  Patrick Range McDonald and Ted Soqui  |  04-26-2012  |  Features

In Defense of Copyrightnew

Because there's no real punishment for those who steal my work
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Joeff Davis  |  01-26-2012  |  Commentary

The Story Behind Zoe Strauss' "Mattress Flip"new

They called him "Boo." This week, when the Philadelphia Museum of Art drapes "Mattress Flip" across the pillars atop its famous steps to announce the opening of "Zoe Strauss: Ten Years," it will also serve as a memorial for Lawrence Edward Rose, Jr.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  01-11-2012  |  Features

A Study in Resolvenew

Michelle Magdalena’s journey to tsunami-ravaged Japan led her to believe she is viewing a most patriotic time in the world’s history.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Kera Abraham and Mary Duan  |  08-08-2011  |  Features

A Photographer Seeks to Emancipate the Modern Slavenew

For most of Middle America, black men are little more than the images projected from popular media outlets—a tattooed, incarcerated (and unintelligible) Lil Wayne, irresponsible fathers on Maury, and faceless men that fill prison beds at an alarmingly high rate. But for one gay white man, the black man is a source of elegance and beauty and a reminder of our larger cultural history.

Philadelphia Weekly  |  Darren White  |  07-13-2011  |  Art

Exploring Atlanta's Modern Ruinsnew

A new subculture finds beauty in decay
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Thomas Wheatley and Scott Henry  |  06-30-2011  |  Recreation

Homeless and Hungry: Portraits by Michael Northrupnew

"I think what interested me was their blatant exposure," the writer says of the men and women who use small squares of cardboard, or even just a plain Styrofoam cup, to make a very public appeal of need. To him, "they just screamed, hey, somebody take a picture."
Baltimore City Paper  |  Michael Northrup  |  03-16-2010  |  Economy

In Philly, the Cops Will Arrest You for Taking Pictures of Them Arresting Peoplenew

The photographer's only crime, as best can be ferreted from police reports, is that he was taking pictures of South Street cops arresting revelers outside of the Theater of the Living Arts the night of Nov. 19, 2009, and the cops didn't like it.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Andrew Thompson  |  02-23-2010  |  Civil Liberties

African Women and Children Affected by HIV/AIDS Let the World Innew

The program The House is Small But the Welcome is Big allows women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa to tell their own stories, and to gain empowerment, through the experience of creating art.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Edie Adelstein  |  01-19-2010  |  Art

Lawrence Hislop Makes Climate Horrors Look Heavenlynew

Lawrence Hislop’s photographs, accompanied by short videos he shot and narrated, chronicle life in three Arctic regions — Shishmaref, Alaska; Uummannaq, Greenland; and Lapland, Norway — and in the Republic of Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.
The Georgia Straight  |  Robin Laurence  |  12-28-2009  |  Art

Gene Trindl's Photos Give Glimpses of the Golden Age of Televisionnew

Best-known for producing more than 200 covers for TV Guide, Trindl shot an overwhelming number of Hollywood's elite during his lifetime.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Kirsten Akens  |  12-17-2009  |  Art

Revisiting W. Eugene Smith's Obsessive Archives from a Swinging Placenew

In the late '50s, world-famous (and drug-addicted) photographer W. Eugene Smith retreats to a Manhattan building at the artsy intersection of high-life and low-life, a building of artists' and musicians' lofts. Over eight years he shoots something like 1,500 rolls of film and records 1,700 reels of tape. A fascinating sampling of photos and tape transcripts is now available.
Metro Times  |  W. Kim Heron  |  11-25-2009  |  Books

Philly's Stewart Ebersole is Searching for the Meaning of Your Black Flag Tattoosnew

Ebersole hopes compile a book about the people across the country who wear the simplistic, clean Black Flag tattoo and to answer two questions: What do Black Flag, and the Black Flag tattoo, mean to people? He plans to call the book Barred for Life.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Andrew Thompson  |  09-22-2009  |  Culture

San Francisco Bay Guardian's Photography Issuenew

Changing faces, surprising places, and wild paces -- the Guardian's third annual salute to Bay Area photography.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  San Francisco Bay Guardian Staff  |  08-05-2009  |  Art

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