Sometimes life imitates art, and sometimes art mirrors the subconscious. When documentary photographer Maggie Steber embarked on a personal project, The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma, she didn’t realize the surreal world borne of her imagination would lead to an artistic rebirth in her waking life. Click here to read this profile of Maggie in PDN.
According to a 2018 count done by Los Angeles County, there are more than 15,700 people living in 9,100 vehicles every night. Sara Terry’s photos for Bloomberg Businessweek shine a spotlight on these vehicle dwellers who represent over 25 percent of the homeless population in L.A. County.
Seven VII photographers are talking about inspiration in this special edition of #7withVII. We ask one question and get 7 answers. We asked, “Who/what inspires you to create and why.” Here’s what Anush Babajanyan, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Ed Kashi, Esther Ruth Mbabazi, Daniel Schwartz, Nichole Sobecki, and John Stanmeyer had to say.