Ask an Activist

Ask an Activist

Photographing and interviewing ACT-UP activists March is not only Women's History Month, but it also marks the anniversary (the 34th this year) of ACT UP--the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power. Over the past twenty years, I've had the opportunity to meet, interview and photograph many LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS activists, many of them ACT UP activists. [...]

…And Other “Action” Imagery

…And Other “Action” Imagery

Photographing people "in action" In a previous post, a few weeks ago, I mentioned "calm imagery." Today, let's look at "action imagery" and not just any kind of action imagery. Let me explain.... When we think of "action shots" or "action photography" usually the images that come to mind might show bikers jumping off cliffs, [...]

Photographing LGBTQ+ Activists

Photographing LGBTQ+ Activists

On art and activism, collectives and community responses “[...] Everything about political and social engagement is a part of a process of collaboration,” artist, activist and author Avram Finkelstein once told me during an interview for A&U Magazine . "That’s what communities and community responses are. That’s what activism is. Activism is a community response [...]

LGBTQ+ History Month: Photographing Activists

LGBTQ+ History Month: Photographing Activists

Photographing activists. Stories of activism told in words and images.

Color vs Black-and-White

Color vs Black-and-White

Considering converting a color image to black-and-white: the what, when, why, and also how Color or black-and-white? That is the question. So, what is it gonna be? When and why should we consider converting an image, a color image, to black-and-white? Certain visual stories are best told in color, while others in black-and-white. To learn [...]