Linda Bournane Engelberth’s “Outside the Binary” was featured in the New York Times LENS blog.
“Each portrait has a personal reflection about identity, proof that non-binary is about more than external markers: it is also about internal feelings. These first-person accounts exist beyond the frame, with and against the portraits they illuminate and complicate.”
“Outside the Binary” is Linda’s contribution to the “Her Take: (Re)Thinking Masculinity”project that premiered at Photoville. “Her Take” is an exhibition in seven parts by the Seven of VII, the seven female photographers of VII. Each photographer is undertaking 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.
On assignment for The New York Times, Zackary Canepari photographed survivors of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting on the one-year anniversary.
This week’s newsletter takes a look at VII at Photoville, including “Her Take: (Re)Thinking Masculinity” by the Seven of VII, a walking tour with Maggie Steber and Sara Terry, and Esther Ruth Mbabazi’s “EmergiCube.”
Daniel Schwartz is featured on the latest “A Small Voice” podcast with Ben Smith. In this episode, Daniel speaks about early education, the documentary about his life and work, “Beyond The Obvious,” the current situation in Yemen, and joining VII as an Emeritus member.
“We need to listen. First of all, we need to go, see for ourselves, and then obviously we meet people and we have to listen to them. We should forget about our pre-concepts which we carry. We inform ourselves at home and then we forget what we have read, and we go there. And this will eventually change or modify the concepts we have, and we need to listen to what people have to say to us and to find a way of building their information into the way we see things.”