WHAT WE’VE FOUND: SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media has not only changed our personal lives but our culture and art. Photography in the age of social media is both more powerful than ever, but also in an identity crisis that challenges and pushes us forward. In the race for likes, shares, and comments, photographers are taking to social media to discover it’s endless possibilities and yes, also heartbreaks.
In a sea of bright faced people, gazing in to their screens and palms, this post documents how our phones and sharing our photos online have changed the way we interact with nature, social events and peers.
With overwhelming amount of images submitted of this body gesture and light up faces, this post is a clear definition of what social media is in today’s world of technology, photography and culture.
Tell us the truth…are you looking at this post on your phone? It’s ok, us too.

William Rugen

Greg Holland

Dominic Palarchio

Ludovic Broquereau

Andre Woodard

Sayre Harvell

Aaron Kreiswirth

Ben Burgess

Juno Doran

Jonathan David Smyth

Giovanni Savino

Maxwell Harvey-Sampson

Mehves Lelic

Mark Lanning

Alina Trifan

Ryan Steed

THANK YOU to all who submitted to this Month’s What We’ve Found! – this is a monthly FREE call for entry with different themes every time so there is a place and chance for all. Keep an eye out for our next theme which will be open for submissions very soon!



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Small Talk Collective
Womens Photography Collective
Small Talk Collective
Portland, Oregon


Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Small Talk is a photography collective comprised of seven women: Audra Osborne, Briana Cerezo, Jennifer Timmer Trail, Kelli Pennington, Kristina Hruska, Leslie Hickey, and Marico Fayre. As a group, we explore the nature of what it means to be a visual storyteller, pool resources, provide support and critique, and facilitate community events and discussions. We engage in the best kind of "small talk," that which binds us together both as a collective and within a larger community of women and minority artists, fostering stronger work and collaboration. Our first book, We're Always Touching by Underground Wires, was published in April 2018.

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