All posts by Dana Stirling

The Rust Belt Biennial

There are certain terms we know but can’t put the finger on when we’ve heard them first. We usually have some associations with these kind of terms but can’t really…

Ashley West Leonard

Born in Vermont and based in Los Angeles. Ashley spent most of her life in front of the camera. After performing and studying in NYC, London, and Los Angeles, Ashley…

IN CONVERSATION: MARIEL MIRANDA

Mariel Miranda is a Sociologist, contemporary photographer, and founder/director of the Tijuana International Festival of Photography. Selected artist for the 2019 FONCA scholarship. She is a participant in the Programa…

What We’ve Read! – May Edition

Sam Hutchinson, Two Thousand and Nineteen *84, 2019 ‘Two Thousand and Nineteen *84’ is both satirical and cathartic, a submission to the surreal and a reimagining of ‘the best of a…

In Conversation: Stiya

Cole Barash (b.1987) is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Working in the mediums of digital, analog, and archival photography, Barash often focuses on the conversation of color and…

Jinhyun Cha

Jinhyun Cha is an artist working in documentary photography that explores Korea’s modern and contemporary history and the identity of the division of Korea between South and North Korea. His…

In Conversation: Rocio Graham

Rocio Graham is a photographer currently based in Calgary. Born in Mexico, she emigrated to Canada in 2002, studying art at Emily Carr University and the Alberta College of Art…

WHAT WE’VE FOUND: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

This month we asked you to dig in your [X]files and come up with images that are beyond our realm of time, space and nature all while using your camera…

In Conversation: Tabitha Soren

People swipe their digital devices hundreds of times a day, leaving behind trails of smudges and streaks on their screens. A new exhibition of photographs by former MTV journalist Tabitha…

What We’ve Found : Paranormal Activity

Let us introduce the next theme for our curated web post on Aint–Bad – What We’ve Found. So, what’s the next theme? Paranormal Activity.  For our next themed web exhibition on Aint–Bad we will…

What We’ve Read! – March Edition

We are back with more books. yay! Did you miss us? This month we have 4 books that all have a crafted approach to them. Thees books show us that…

Jack Orton

Jack Orton is a photographer originally from the town of Northampton, England. Jack Studied Commercial Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth in Southern England. He is currently based in London,…

Patrick Owens

Patrick Owens was born in Gastonia, NC and raised in Taylors, SC. He received his Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in Photography from Greenville Technical College in Greenville,…

Justin Fiset

Justin Fiset (b. Edmonton, Canada) is an artist based in Los Angeles,CA. His work is primarily concerned with the narrative capacities of inhabited spaces. With his photography he attempts to…

What We’ve Read! – January Edition

After a short holiday cheer break we are back and better than ever with more great publications that are here to spark your curiosity, imagination and motivation. If you are…

Interview: DE | MARCATION A Survey of Contemporary Photography in Utah

DE | MARCATION is a limited edition portfolio curated by Amy Jorgensen and Edward Bateman, and was originally conceived by Jorgensen to support the unique vision of artists in the…

Cindy Stokes

Spending countless hours studying cells under the microscope during graduate school initiated Cindy Stokes’ interest in the seen world.  Using photography then as a means of recording information, over time…

Katie Kalkstein

Katie Kalkstein explores the relationship between people, landscape, and the changing environment with its inherent mysteries and dualities. She is represented by Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria and Walker Fine Art,…

Interview: Aline Smithson

Aline Smithson is a photographic artist, educator, and the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lenscratch. After a career as a New York Fashion Editor, Aline has had over 40 solo exhibitions…

Diane Meyer

Diane Meyer received a BFA in Photography from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in 1999 and an MFA in Visual Arts from The University of California, San…

Interview: Jon Feinstein

Jon Feinstein is a Seattle and New York City-based curator, writer, photographer, co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation. Jon has curated numerous exhibitions over the past decade, including Future Isms at…

Interview: Jennifer Georgescu

Jennifer Georgescu’s work describes instinctual aspects of humanity correlating to and differing from societal structuring.  With a background in painting and photographic arts, she utilizes medium format film photography, installation, and…

What We’ve Read! – November Edition

Books, Books, Books. It is what we do and what we love. In every post of What We’ve Read we hope that you are exposed to new artists and new…

Interview: Wayne Swanson

Wayne Swanson is a photographer living in San Diego. Born and raised in Chicago, he still clings to his Midwestern sensibility. He is a graduate of the Medill School of…

Mark Lipczynski

Mark Lipczynski (pronounced “lip-chin-ski”) is a photographer and visual communicator. He enjoys the learning process while making pictures, telling stories and transcribing raw emotion into visual language. Mark studied journalism…

Todd Bradley

Todd Bradley (1970, Detroit, USA) Has lived in San Diego for over 30 years; 20 of those with Walter, Todd’s husband and their two Rat Terriers, Gus and Hank. Self-taught…

Michele Zousmer

Born in New York City Michele Zousmer is a self-taught photographer. Traveling for several years on photo tours and studying with many of the masters in the field, she created…

Jordanna Kalman

Jordanna Kalman lives and works in NY. Her work explores loneliness, femininity and individuality. She received her MA in photography from the London College of Communication and her BFA in…

Daniel Chatard

Daniel Chatard was born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1996. He discovered his passion for photography when traveling through the United States for some months in 2014. In 2015, he started…

Will Cox

Will Cox is a American-Canadian photographer who is based in Toronto. Will graduated from the University of Toronto where he studied politics and philosophy. He is a self-taught photographer whose…

What We’ve Read! – September Edition

Here we are again with more books that will enrich your lives and make them better! As our lives become digitized, it seems that photography is running at a faster…

Maggie Callahan

Maggie Callahan is a photo-based artist out of Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from Georgia State University in 2015. She’s shown extensively in…

INTERVIEW: TARA WRAY

Tara Wray is a photographer based in Vermont. Her most recent photobook, Too Tired for Sunshine, was published by Yoffy Press in 2018. Work from the series has been featured…

What We’ve Read! – August Edition

Another month another post full of photo books – what could be better?! As we continue to showcase more and more books in these monthly posts, we uncover new ways…

Tod Kapke

The work is a reflection of influences from Tex Avery to Ralph Eugene Meatyard. Experimenting has always been at the core of all of it. No ideas or techniques are…

What We’ve Read! – July Edition

Another month with great new publications for you to browse through. Let me share with you my favorite photo book and in that my favorite photographer of all times. I first…

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…

WHAT WE’VE READ! – June Edition

We are back to highlight some more publications made by our readers. The best part of this corner of our website is seeing visuals from artists with different point of…

Oliver Raschka

Oliver Raschka is a photographer from Stuttgart, Germany. He studied economics and psychology. As a photographic autodidact he trained himself through numerous workshops with renowned photographers. He loves black-and-white photography,…

What We’ve Found : Social Media

Hello again! SO excited to introduce the next theme for our monthly curated web post on Aint–Bad – What We’ve Found. We’re expanding the potential to have your work recognized and admired – we’re thrilled.…

Porter McLeod

Porter McLeod first began making photographs in the South, where he was born, in a small college-town named Athens, Georgia. He is now based in Chicago, IL where he is…

WHAT WE’VE READ! – May Edition

Book, zines, publications you name it, we have it! WHAT WE’VE READ! will be sharing artist books from across the country and world. Different subject matters, various book styles and…