“If One Can Anyone Can All You Gotta Do Is Try”: Powerful Art Works Of Faith Ringgold, A Painter, Author And Civil Rights Activist
Faith Ringgold was born Faith Willi Jones in 1930 in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. Her mother, a fashion designer and seamstress, encouraged Faith’s creative pursuits from a young age. Ringgold earned a bachelor’s degree from City College of the City University of New York in 1955. She then taught art in New York City public schools and worked on a master’s degree at City College, which she completed in 1959. Continue reading »
Tim Okamura is a 51-year-old artist who draws portraits of African-American women representing them in a strong pose. Being half Japanese, the Brooklyn-based artist was much integrated into a large culturally diverse group since he was a little boy. Continue reading »
Advertising is an arena where designers and art directors can have a lot of fun. With the advancements of digital technology it is possible to create all manner of extraordinary imagery for a variety of products and clients. Creative director Ariyawat Juntaratip and his team have created a visually groundbreaking anti-drink drive campaign at Leo Burnett. It is clever and really makes you think. Always the sign of a strong ad. Continue reading »
These Powerful Images Capture The Spear-Wielding Tribes Of Papua New Guinea Who Believe They Are Possessed With The Spirit Of The Crocodile
These powerful images capture the spear-wielding tribes of Papua new Guinea who believe they are possessed with the spirit of the crocodile. They show how the Kangunaman clansmen scar their backs to resemble reptile scales while the Huli Wigmen wear elaborate headdresses to signal they are ready for battle. The Kunai men – armed with spears, bows and axes – are pictured with striking red, black and yellow paint on their faces. Northern Irish photographer Trevor Cole took the stunning images during a gathering of tribes known as a Sing-Sing.
The clans come together to show off their own cultures, dances and music. (Photo by Trevor Cole/Media Drum World) Continue reading »
A picture is worth a thousand words… At least that’s exactly how people feel when seeing illustrations by a mysterious Japanese artist Avogado6. Continue reading »
A New York-based Ukrainian photo artist named Anya Anti has taken an old expression most of us remember from childhood and turned it into a stunning visual. Through a process involving a model skeleton, several layered photos, and 3.5 hours of editing, Anti was able to create a piece that gorgeously depicted how she felt inside, and gave it an appropriate title – “Butterflies In My Stomach.” Continue reading »
“What I Be” project is a powerful portrait series by photographer Steve Rosenfield that features individuals who have bravely opted to bear their insecurities on their bodies. Continue reading »
With the Women’s March on Washington rapidly approaching, photographer Clayton Cubitt set about immortalizing some of the organizers and activists involved with the event. On January 21, 2017, women and advocates for women’s rights will march in Washington—as well as in other cities and countries during sister even. Cubitt’s set of powerful portraits gives a voice to the women behind the march, their faces glowing and vital as they explain why they’ve decided to participate. Continue reading »
Dan Bannino is a talented Italian photographer, art director and artist who currently lives and works in Turin. Dan likes to translate ideas into images, making photos that are telling stories. He shoots a lot of fine art, still life, food and portrait photography. Continue reading »
Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong put together an interesting project to try and raise awareness about pollution in the oceans. Von Wong used 10,000 plastic bottles and he placed them in a warehouse then had two beautiful mermaids attempt to swim through the collection and the photos are captivating. Continue reading »
Mattia Passarini is a talented freelance portrait photographer from Italy, who based in China since 2006. He is focused in photographing the remote corners of the globe and the cultures that inhabit them. His passion in capturing disappearing cultures, ancient rituals, and everyday life leads him to travel to the most neglected countryside areas. Mattia’s works are exhibited in museums, galleries, and photography festivals around the world.
Diversity of cultures is the differences that exist between factors around the world. There are traditions and cultures that have survived for thousand of years and now, in just one generation everything can disappear. I feel lucky to be one of the people that can still see and experience these diversity. Continue reading »
Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in June of 2016 for sexual assault. But only three months later he was released. In today’s society, sexual violence is dismissed as quickly as its perpetrators. It’s no wonder assaults go severely underreported. How can statements like “It was only 20 minutes of action” lead to so much inaction? We believe justice can’t be served until the sentence matches the severity of the crime.
Yana Mazurkevich, a 20-year-old student at Ithaca College in New York, decided to create a photo series about Brock’s release and its message is shockingly powerful. Continue reading »
Meandering between a backdrop of urban decay and derelict surroundings, hyper-realist painter Kevin Peterson portrays young girls accompanied by all kinds of creatures from the animal kingdom. Together they explore a world that has fallen into disrepair, bravely walking side by side into the bleak unknown. Bears, foxes, wolves, lions and even hyena’s all feature prominently in his work – not as threats, but as a strong powerful companions. Continue reading »
Many are familiar with Bernhard Lang’s work as he is the master of aerial photography. He has captured numerous views of the world from above. Usually, photographers do not devote much of their time to industrial zones – the beauty of nature and outdoors are the usual preference and technical areas are largely neglected. Perhaps Bernhard thought it is time to change that, so he went on to photograph aerial images of industrial scenes in Germany and USA. The series was made in 2014 and includes large storage areas, huge commercial parking spots, massive industrial pipelines, ship ports, commercial railway lines, construction areas and complex manufacturing systems. Continue reading »
There are always two ways of doing anything: you can either give it your all, or slack off. The author’s attitude will always be reflected in the final result. Street art is no different in this respect: some works won’t catch anyone’s eye, whilst others will become true masterpieces that cleverly interact with their surroundings. Continue reading »
Cuban Daymara A., 20, poses for a photograph after she crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. According to local authorities in La Miel, some 100 to 150 Cubans have been entering Panama from Colombia every day for the last three months. Scores of Cubans have come to Panama as they seek overland passage towards the United States fearing a recent detente between Washington and Havana could end their preferential treatment. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)
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One day after the horrible terrorists attacks in Paris, Julien Malland aka Seth decided to send out a message to the world and his fellow citizens. And while many artists took their pans and papers to express emotions, he walked out of his house with couple of spray cans and painted this simple yet striking new mural on the streets of his hometown. Continue reading »
After being swept away in the flow of constant emails, only to be caught in the dead river of early morning traffic, many of us stew and question the overwhelming pace of our lives.
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Magbola Alhadi, 20, and her three children pose for a portrait in Jamam refugee camp in Maban County, South Sudan on August 11th, 2012. Magboola and her family weathered aerial bombing raids for several months, but decided it was time to leave their village of Bofe the night that soldiers arrived and opened fire. With her three children, she travelled for 12 days from Bofe to the town of El Fudj, on the South Sudanese border. Continue reading »
Allie Cashel and Erica Lupinacci have started an impactful photo project that helps to give others a voice. As teens, both women were diagnosed with chronic illnesses that are, essentially, invisible. Cashel copes with chronic Lyme disease, while Lupinacci was diagnosed with Lupus during her senior year of high school. Both illnesses don’t show noticeable physical symptoms and are instead characterized by an internal struggle. “I have a few memories of being aware that Allie was sick,” Lupinacci told The Mighty. “She took a leave of absence from school for a while and we visited each other in the hospital a few times, but we never sat down and talked about what we were scared of or what was hard. And I think that’s pretty consistent of young people going through this.” Continue reading »
Powerful Reactions from Cartoonists Around the World Honor the Victims of the Charlie Hebdo Shooting
The recent terrorist attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, has shocked the world. 11 people were injured and 12 killed, among them 4 respected cartoonists at the Charlie Hebdo editorial offices. In order to pay their respects and honor the courage of the cartoonists and others who fought for the freedom of speech, many other cartoonists have created their own illustrations dedicated to the tragic event. Here are just a few of them. – Reuters.
A Doctors Without Borders (MSF) worker in protective clothing holds a child suspected of having Ebola at a treatment center in Paynesville, Liberia, on Oct. 5. John Moore / Getty Images
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