https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZPX-ywpoe8&feature=share https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZPX-ywpoe8&feature=share A Community Issue highlights the barriers faced by Shameka Andrews in Troy, New York. Each day Ms. Andrews is forced to navigate cracked, uneven sidewalks and curb-cuts resulting in significant damage to her chair. As a result, she is forced to dodge on-coming cars in the street in order to get around in… Read More Check out my latest project “A Community Issue”.
With the long holiday weekend, I finally had the chance to explore the surrounding areas of my new home in Albany, NY. I witnessed some stunning sights around Corinth, Hadley and Lake George as autumn began to showcase its beauty. The transformation within this season is truly inspiring and one of the many reason why… Read More #ExploratoryPhotography: Corinth, Hadley, and Lake George in Upstate New York
A 40-acre sea of floral gold can be found at Grinter Sunflower Farm in Lawrence, Kansas. This popular tourist site attracts thousands of visitors each year, particularly during Labor Day weekend when the sunflowers are at the peak of their bloom. Grinter Farm is a wonderful photography opportunity for family portraits and more. Plus, it… Read More #ExploratoryPhotography: Grinter Sunflower Farm
This is not your typical war movie. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (2017) is an explorative piece of cinema that pushes the limits of custom narratives. It’s a thrill-ride unlike any other. Some may find the film’s lack of a dense, character-driven narrative peculiar, but Nolan’s groundbreaking directorial style creates a piece reminiscent of cinéma vérité. Paired with an immersive sound… Read More #FilmFriday: “Dunkirk” (2017)
Mary Mazzio’s I Am Jane Doe (2017) is a truly powerful documentary that brings to light that the issue of human-trafficking is not just a foreign affair, but is in fact happening in our own backyards. The film investigates and chronicles the multiple court cases against Backpage.com and the young girls that were victim to the sex-trafficking… Read More #FilmFriday: “I Am Jane Doe” (2017)
According to Azadeh Farahmand (2002:87), “Socio-economic factors and institutional politics contribute to the elevations of films, filmmakers and national cinemas to the level of high art”. This is truly the case for contemporary Iranian cinema. Since the Revolution of 1979, Iranian filmmakers have learned to overcome the limitations created by the current economic issues… Read More #ThesisThursday: “Iranian Cinema and the Fight Against Censorship”
While visiting family in Arkansas, I returned to Pine Bluff, a town I’ve been familiar with since childhood. It is a fascinating city that showcases a time that was once prosperous and fell into a period of decay. I find the area beautiful as it battles to preserve parts of its history as corporate… Read More #ExploratoryPhotography: Pine Bluff, Arkansas