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Through the Window: Meet ‘Big Eyes’ Photographer Leah Gallo

Leah Gallo is a talented stills photographer and photojournalist, with a career spanning many notable feature films. She has fostered a close working relationship with director Tim Burton, shooting stills and authoring photo books for many of his feature films. Her creative and expositive eye for photography compliments the wild, fantastic worlds of the films she works on, often giving new perspectives on the characters and sets.… read more.

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Ceramicist Ruth Ehrenkrantz: Speeding Into Her Third Career

Ruth Ehrenkrantz’s Raku ceramics remind me of some of the finest work I’ve seen in Japan (the place where the Raku technique began). 

Raku is a process in which pottery is fired at under two thousand degrees (a low temperature for ceramics). While the pottery is still red hot, it is moved to a closed container filled with combustible materials, such as paper or sawdust.read more.

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About Ava DuVernay’s Film ‘Origin’ & Its Roots in the Book ‘Caste’

On a mild Sunday night in February I had the honor to sit down on Zoom with Mary Anne Knefel from our respective Brooklyn homes to discuss Ava DuVernay’s masterpiece film, Origin. Currently screening at select movie theaters, the film follows the epic research project of journalist and author, Isabel Wilkerson as she attempts to find the epistemological link between the treatment of Black people in the USA, Dalit people in India, and Jewish people in Nazi Germany.read more.

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Museum-Goers React to Brooklyn Museum’s Showcase of Zines

From now until March 31st, 2024, if you walk through the Morris A. and Meyer Shapiro Wing on the 4th floor of The Brooklyn Museum, you will have the chance to see the exhibit, Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines. Last weekend, I had the privilege to visit the historic collection of zines and even conversed with my fellow museum-goers about their first impressions of this expansive exhibit.read more.

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Loie Fuller Documentary Lights Up 2024 Dance on Camera Festival

Taylor Swift, Bill T. Jones, Shakira, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They’re all famous. But why isn’t Loie Fuller, the artist that influenced them all?

A modern dance trailblazer and pioneer of theatrical lighting techniques, Loie Fuller (1862-1928) has impacted and inspired generations of dancers, musicians, fashion designers.… read more.

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Bye Bye Tiberias: Lina Souleman Finds Her Palestinian Roots

In order to find her personal identity and voice as a filmmaker, Lina Soualem first had to look into her past. “I couldn’t move forward in my life without going back,” she says. 

It’s what led her to create Bye Bye Tiberias, a moving documentary where Lina along with her mother, renowned actress Hiam Abbass (best-known to many now for her supporting role on the TV phenomenon Succession)  explore the lives and legacies of four generations of Palestinian women in their family.read more.

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