“There’s a unique challenge, when it comes to documenting the environment and our climate. It’s such an overwhelming truth that it’s a very human reaction to want to turn away or disengage.” — Nichole Sobecki
The “Victims and Perpetrators” roundtable discussion, between Nichole Sobecki, Aaron Vincent Elkaim, Carol Devine, Gregg Segal, and Benjamin Petit, raises some fascinating and challenging questions on how we cover the health of our global environment.
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.
In an interview with L’Obs, Linda Bournane Engelberth speaks about “Outside the Binary,” her new project about the richness and diversity of gender identities.
“I hope that people who will see the portraits and read the testimonials will open up and reflect on the definitions of gender identities.” — Linda Bournane Engelberth
“Outside the Binary” is Linda’s contribution to the “Her Take: (Re)Thinking Masculinity,” a project in seven parts by the Seven of VII, the seven female photographers of VII. In “Her Take,” each photographer undertakes a visual reflection on masculinity — re-framing it, challenging it, referencing it historically, exploring it, considering it in specific cultural contexts and changing social conventions, or coming out from the shadow of it.
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.