Category: Staff Picks

Sinziana Velicescu

Sinziana Velicescu is a photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Film. Her photography explores human intervention in nature within landscapes that have undergone political, social, or environmental change. Her photographs have been shown in galleries internationally in

Kevin Cook


Kevin Cook is a documentary photographer, photojournalist and photo educator based in his hometown of Philadelphia. He grew up in Mayfair, a working class neighborhood in Northeast Philly. Through his experiences in Philadelphia he has developed a passion to work on long form photographic essays that explore interesting communities, underreported neighborhoods and social issues in

Marian Carrasquero


Marian Carrasquero is a Venezuelan documentary photographer who seeks out compelling cultural and human stories that she can translate into visual narrative through photography. She photographs to learn about her subject matter; to experience; to observe and capture beautiful people, moments and light. She uses photography as an excuse for interaction, an excuse with beautiful

Soohyun Kim

Ian, 2014

In our age of expedited globalization, photography increasingly delineates poignant historical and cultural conflicts. Citizens are called on to sift through their industrial urban presence and come to terms with the realities inherent in our capitalist metropolises. My work slips between the two global sister cities Chicago and Seoul, trading connections across their cultural, spatial,

Across State Lines – “Sunset Strip, No Round-Trip”


Michael and I met back in 2012 while attending the undergraduate photography program at Savannah College of Art and Design. We both knew of each other’s work, and the cut-throat photography program was a breeding ground for rivalries. This unspoken competition between peers, especially the two of us, was soon replaced with late-night, wormholes of

Julian Master


Julian Master is a 24 year old photographer from Eugene, Oregon currently living in New York City. His work deals with the relationship between cities and commercialization, globalization, and the age-old theme of weirdness. Not formally educated in photography, Julian derives inspiration from placing himself in unfamiliar crowds, traveling abroad, and dealing with extreme weather.

Caleb Churchill


Caleb Churchill (b. 1980, New York) is an American photographer living in Providence Rhode Island. Churchill’s work has been included in festivals including the Brighton Photo Fringe (Brighton, England) and Flash Forward Festival (Boston). He has participated in multiple group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including DO IT! Houston, an exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hans

What We’ve Found: Heat Wave


We’re so thrilled to share this month’s selection of submissions for ‘What We’ve Found’. What we’ve found is that Summer has many hazy visual associations. Whether its that glistening evidence of sweat, a refreshing (or necessary) dip in the pool, sand in every crevice, tan lines, grass stains, an afternoon wet-pavement scented thunderstorm, or an 8pm sunset.  What we’ve

Elina Ruka


Latvian born, Elina Ruka received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2013 to pursue her MFA in Photography at Columbia College Chicago. She is also recipient of Follett Merit Award and Albert P. Weisman Award at columbia College Chicago. Her photographic work centers upon examining the human relationship with water and photographic medium, questioning our knowledge on

Dave Jordano


Dave Jordano was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1948. He received a BFA in photography from the College for Creative Studies in 1974. In 1977 he established a successful commercial photography studio in Chicago, IL, shooting major print campaigns for national advertising agencies. As a mid-career fine art photographer, he was awarded an honorable mention