Todd Antony chronicles Bolivia’s Flying Cholitas

December 2019 issue News

“Each year I try to undertake one to two personal projects to keep myself fresh from a creative standpoint,” says commercial photographer Todd Antony. Often these projects highlight a subcultural group he finds intriguing, e.g. his recent series on Bolivia’s Flying Cholitas, a group of women wrestlers who wear traditional dress while engaging in their sport. The Cholitas first began wrestling in the early 2000s, says Antony, partly for recreation and partly as a way for women who’d... Continue Reading >

Sue Flood documents the emperor penguin

December 2019 issue News

Tent camping on ice in subzero Antarctic temps? Absolutely worth it for wildlife photographer Sue Flood, as it positions her to photograph and observe her favorite polar creature, the emperor penguin. Her photos have been collected into a book, “Emperor - The Perfect Penguin” (ACC Art Books).What we learned about Flood’s penguin photography adventures: © Courtesy Sue Flood Sue FloodWhy emporer penguins? Their resilience, Flood says. The largest of the penguin species, they brave... Continue Reading >

Photographer Steve Fiehl documents New York City shelter life

September 2019 issue News

We see homeless people on the street but rarely do we learn their particular stories. Steve Fiehl’s personal project “Resilient Souls” gave him the opportunity to hear and share stories of these individuals via portraits and documentary photographs he made at New York City’s The Bowery Mission. The images, with quotes from the portrait subjects, were exhibited at the International Center of Photography in June.The Bowery Mission often turns away photographers who ask to make images of... Continue Reading >

Nathalie Daoust defies constraint in North Korea

September 2019 issue News

While working on a photo documentary about North Korean women living in hiding in China, Nathalie Daoust decided to visit North Korea to better understand the story.She was permitted to visit but was allowed to take photographs only at designated tourist spots. She defied the restriction by connecting a cable release to the camera hanging from her neck and threading the release wire through her jacket and down to her hand. “This allowed me to click a photo whenever I wanted without touching... Continue Reading >

International Photography Hall of Fame names 2019 inductees

July 2019 issue News

National Geographic assignment photographer and marine biologist Paul Nicklen captured this image of a grizzly bear surfacing  from salmon fishing in the Fishing Branch River in Yukon, Canada. He is one of eight photographers to be inducted into the class of 2019 Photography Hall of Fame by the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. The other honorees include Bruce Davidson (social/civil rights photographer), Elliott Erwitt (advertising/documentary photographer), Ralph Gibson (art... Continue Reading >

Unscripted wedding moments by Two Mann Studios

June 2019 issue Profiles

How’s this for honesty from award winning wedding photographer Erika Mann: “I find weddings boring.”Really? “I know that sounds a little crazy, given our business, but what I mean to say is that most weddings are scripted, pageantry-like events that follow a set pattern or timeline: the first kiss, the cake cut, and on and on. B-O-R-I-N-G!”She pauses for a moment, takes a breath, and continues: “However, what I do not find boring are the people, the personalities, the... Continue Reading >

Humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine documents the world

May 2019 issue Profiles

The Shaur warrior led the way. Lisa Kristine had been living among the warrior’s community in 2017, documenting their lives in the Amazon region of Ecuador. When it came time to take his photo, she followed him to a place he said was sacred to him: a clearing where waterfalls cascaded against a backdrop of lush, green vegetation. He said, “Every plant, every waterfall, is like a child to me.” And Kristine knew she had her shot.Lisa Kristine © Lisa KristineThat experience and the... Continue Reading >

Dream job: Kelly Fitzsimmons tackles political photography

May 2019 issue News

Kelly Fitzsimmons was photographing a friend’s book launch when mutual friend Meredith DeWitt approached her about a gig. “She says, ‘I’ve been watching you and I like the way you move around the crowd,’” Fitzsimmons explains. “‘You’re so stealth and unobtrusive.’” She asked Fitzsimmons if she’d like to photograph a small event. She’d follow up with details, she said.Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel. People in attendance: 50. Photo needs: candids. What she didn’t... Continue Reading >

Photographer Andy Sweet’s South Beach of the late 1970s

3.21.2019 News

Shtetl in the SunIf not for a family discovery of boxes of 8x8-inch work prints, photographer Andy Sweet’s body of work might have been lost forever. The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU has opened the first solo exhibit of Sweet’s photography, “Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach 1977-1980,” which runs through June 23.© Andy Sweet Andy Sweet (center) was an affable and fun-loving young photographer, having just entered his artistic journey and becoming well known for... Continue Reading >