Nordic nature: light and darkness represented

''As one follows the lines drawn at the map, across the light blue surfaces, further north, twists and turns, further north, straight lines, still north. This is where I see myself, at the island furthest north, at the North End, standing at the northernmost cliff, facing the North Sea.'' (Tonje Bøe Birkeland/Lumiére, from Papa Westray … Continue reading Nordic nature: light and darkness represented

Cultural portraits of masculinity: Kari Soinio’s Private hero photo-exhibit in New York City

In his photographic portraiture of the male body, Kari Soinio studies masculine corporeality, body language, sexuality and identity and looks at the ways perception and recognition operate through visual representations. His auto-portraiture-based work takes a critical look into masculinity and femininity in maleness, showing ambiguous bodies with traits of both and in doing so addresses … Continue reading Cultural portraits of masculinity: Kari Soinio’s Private hero photo-exhibit in New York City

"Elephant Love" Pop-up Shop: Crowdsourcing for art and charity

By Patricia Chow Last weekend I had my first photography show in Chelsea (New York City), as part of the High Line Open Studios.  Since my day job is in statistical research, this was my first experience putting together an art show - and it was fabulous!  The show was a great way for me … Continue reading "Elephant Love" Pop-up Shop: Crowdsourcing for art and charity