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Homelessness Through the Lens of Photographer Leah den Bok

Visitors to the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia expect to feel uncomfortable at the very least. A museum of science and medical history, the Mütter displays only a fragment of the over-37,000 objects in its collection: specimens, antique medical equipment, and wax models. Among other infamous specimens, the museum retains a cancerous tumor that was excised from President Grover Cleveland’s hard palate, thoracic tissue from the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, and a shared liver from the American conjoined twins, Chang and Eng Bunker. read more.

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Spandita Malik: Meshes of Resistance, Threads of Hope

Photographer Spandita Malik has produced at least three portraits of Parween Devi. In each instance, the latter has been a partner in the creative process, contributing her expert needlework. In a portrait in Spandita’s Vadhu: The Embroidered Bride series, Parween sits for her bridal portrait in a plastic chair in front of a cabinet which holds an older-model television.read more.

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Deb Stoner’s Photographs Dazzle in Any Setting

Today FF2 is ecstatic to celebrate artist Deb Stoner on the seventh anniversary of her exhibition “A Year in the Willamette Valley,” which showcased Deb’s photographs not at a museum or studio, but at the Portland International Airport. The exhibition aimed to bring art to those not currently seeking it out, but who perhaps needed most to be reminded of the beauty of the natural world during a long day of traveling.read more.

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Revisiting Susan Friedman’s Enchanting Equine Photography

Today marks the anniversary of the publication of 50 Horses, a collection of horse photography taken by the artist Susan Friedman. The 26-page book draws viewers in with the cover image of a white faintly speckled horse. Though the horse is stationary, the wind through its mane adds a dynamic element to the black-and-white photograph, and the side profile taken of its face showcases its power even as it stands motionless.read more.

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Photographer Marilyn Stafford: From Fashion to ‘Silent Stories’

On this day in 1998, Marilyn Stafford published her first book of photographs, Silent Stories: A Photographic Journey Through Lebanon. Silent Stories is considered an important historical document as well as a tremendous collection of artwork; the same can be said of much of Marilyn’s work. 

Marilyn’s photography career began rather wildly.read more.

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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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