Still from Miguel Alvear’s Blak Mama (2009)
Interview with Ecuador’s Miguel Alvear
Artist Miguel Alvear collaborates with others across disciplines like photography, film/video and says that “collaborating will always allow you to break through your own limitations.” Alvear is most known for his experimental film Blak Mama, inspired by an annual festival held in the Ecuadorian city of Lactacunga; a massive street party that combines iconography of the Catholic Church, African traditions and local legend into a celebration of spiritual salvation and earthly satisfaction.
View the Trailer for Girl Rising
Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.
Afghan Tales Exhibition
On view March 15 – April 20, 2014
Munch Gallery, NYC
A group exhibition by 30 Afghan photographers ranging from internationally featured photojournalists to artists working in photography.
Vintage Black Glamour: From Tumblr Blog to Book
Writer Nichelle Gainer has parlayed a “passion project” from a Tumblr blog to a published hardcover book. The popular Vintage Black Glamour blog. You can now preorder your copy of the book.
“Caught in the Drug Wars”, A Photo Essay by Zoraida Lopez
An ongoing project of portraits of young women and girls caught in the crossfire of the Colombian drug trade.
Royal Academy of Arts, London Starr Fellowship
An artist’s residency at the Royal Academy Schools, London. The fellowship is available to emerging American artists and the core of the programme is the development of the artist’s own work in their studio. The Starr Fellowship runs from October 2014 to July 2015. Application deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014.
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