LENSCRATCH is a daily journal that explores contemporary photography and offers opportunities for exposure and community. Created in 2007, Aline Smithson set a goal of writing about a different photographer each day, presenting work in a way that allows for a deeper understanding of a photographer’s intent and vision.
Photographer Jamie Diamond’s new body of work, 365 days: 1938/2017, is a poignant documentation of life almost 88 years apart, showing us that motherhood is a timeless event, no matter where we live in the world. After purchasing a 1938 photo album while visiting Germany, she was struck by a collection of images that chronicled
I first became award of the remarkable artist, Vik Muniz, from his documentary film, Waste Land. He shifted how I think about art and photography and the power of process and subject. His website states, “Muniz’s distinctive practice explores and revels in the instability that exists between craft and mechanical reproduction, between high art and
Tama Hochbaum has recently opened a multifaceted exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in Raleigh, North Carolina. The work and exhibition are a beautiful tribute to the natural world and to the reverence of nature. Each unique piece artfully celebrates and examines her connection to the the woods where she often walks. She is
Drew Nikonowicz was the 2015 Lenscratch Student Prize winner and that same year he won the Aperture Prize in Photography. A year later he received his BFA from University of Missouri – Columbia. I knew at once that this wunderkind was and is a remarkable thinker and artist and his work breaks new ground in
Nick Tarasov is a Russian contemporary artists who works both in painting and photography in St. Petersburg.For more than 12 years he successfully studied the canons of the classical realistic school of painting and drawing at the Novosibirsk College of Arts, then at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. During the study Nick
Congratulations to Lindley Warren for receiving an Honorable Mention in the 2018 Lenscratch Student Prize Awards and being awarded a BFA in Photography from the University Iowa. We were honored to feature her project The Meadows in 2015 as part of the Iowa States Project and today we feature it with a richer articulation of
Congratulations to Jasmine Clarke for receiving Honorable Mention in the 2018 Lenscratch Student Award and being awarded a BA in Photography from Bard College in New York. Her work celebrates the best parts of the photographic journey – the magic and possibility of the photograph itself and the stories that can be told without words.
Congratulations to Charlotte Woolf for her Honorable Mention nod in the 2018 Lenscratch Student Prize Awards and for receiving her MFA from Purchase College, State University New York. I have had the privilege of following Charlotte’s trajectory over the past years and am so happy to celebrate her project, More Water Under the Bridge. Since
The Lenscratch team is proud to announce William Douglas, a recent graduate of the University of South Florida’s Masters in Studio Arts program, as the third place recipient of the 2018 Lenscratch Student Prize. In a culture that is increasingly being saturated with imagery, we are extremely impressed with his exploration into photographic representation as
Congratulations to John-David Richardson for his Second Place Win in the 2018 Lenscratch Student Prize and for receiving an MFA from University of Nebraska–Lincoln. John-David’s powerful, intimate, and empathic project, Someday I’ll Find the Sun, speaks to the affects of poverty, on his family and those around him, but more importantly, on himself. Poverty has