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Hansel Mieth’s Camera is a Tool for Social Justice

On this day in 1929, the photography collection Simple Life: Photographs from America was released, so we’re celebrating its photographer, Hansel Mieth! 

Johanna (nicknamed Hansel) Mieth was born in Oppelsbohm, Germany to a strict and religious family. She ran away from home at 15 with her lover and fellow photographer Otto Hagel.read more.

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Of Blood and Sacrifice: A Tribute to Ana Mendieta

Photograph after photograph depicts silhouettes carved into every natural biome imaginable. From the snowcaps of an icy winter to a captured moment where the explosion of firecrackers traverses up the ridges of a hollow linear body posted up in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The work of the late Ana Mendieta is continuously described by art historians and fanatics alike as groundbreaking, ecofeminist, prophetic, brutal, and a threat to the patriarchy.… read more.

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Marilyn Stafford Inspires Young Photographers to Speak Their Truth

“I think of myself as a storyteller, speaking through the lens of my camera. I have always endeavored to find a way to bring awareness to the public eye, to tell stories that are socially relevant and to create change for the better.”

Photography is an art form that allows us to engage with a reality we may only have heard of in stories.read more.

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Ride into 2022 with Susan Friedman’s Horses

Susan Friedman photo of horses
When looking at photographer Susan Friedman’s horses, you feel the power of each equine subject jumping out of the frame.
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Maxine Helfman’s Photographs Redefine Art as We Know It

Maxine Helfman
Maxine Helfman's 2015 Historical Correction situates itself as a response to the famous Flemish portraits by positioning Black individuals as her focal point.
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Met’s ‘The New Woman Behind the Camera’: Photographers Who Always Inspire

Flood Relief, Louisville, Kentucky at The New Woman Behind the Camera
The Met is showcasing The New Woman Behind the Camera, highlighting the 1920s-1950s women photographers who inspired generations.
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