Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona who just moved from the US East Coast to London in September. Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. Questions regarding what defines it, the role surroundings play and the threshold between individual and group identity drive and inform her work as an artist.
Erika Rodriguez is a San Juan based photographer who was raised between the concrete jungle of the city and the green mountains of Puerto Rico. After suffering from the common island fever she took a one-way plane to California to get a BS in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute.
Iranian freelance and self-taught photographer, Solmaz Daryani is based in Tabriz, Iran. Solmaz has been working on her personal project titled, The Eyes of Earth, investigating the environmental and human impact of the drying of Lake Urmia in Iran.
Carmen Elsa Lopez
Presenting Martin Parr's Strange Paradise
The Harts Gallery | July 2 - Aug 27
Parr first garnered attention in the mid-80s with his series and book, The Last Resort:Photographs of New Brighton, documenting leisure seekers at a seaside town in the United Kingdom. It is with the subject matter of these images, along with his use of saturated color, that Parr begins to lead the viewer down a road where seemingly meaningless everyday moments become a source of irony, absurdity, obsessive attention, grotesque detail and even magic.
WHY VISURA? Carmen uses Visura to share her news with our community of photographers, photo editors and media organizations. Carmen is the founder and director of The Hearts Gallery in New Milford, Connecticut, USA.
One of Visura's newest members, Shaminder is the Director of Visuals at Newsweek, a documentary photojournalist, a multimedia producer, and an editor.
Recently Shaminder shared Newsweek's piece on Bill Cunningham - "The art world and beyond is mourning the death of Bill Cunningham, the celebrated photographer who chronicled fashion and street culture for the New York Times for nearly 40 years." ... Read on at Newsweek.
WHY VISURA? Shaminder joined Visura to share news with our community and discover new work and talent.
Visura member Lindsey Leger is a photojournalist and writer with a passion for exploring social and environmental issues in the Middle East. She is currently working as a news editor with Al Bawaba News and her work has been published widely.
Lindsey used Visura's Site Builder to create her website and network with an international community of artists, editors and buyers.
On Raphael Albert's
Miss Black and Beautiful
Recently published in Crave Magazine, Miss Rosen writes — "Inspired by the spirit of the times Raphael began hosting local beauty pageants for black women before packed crowds at the legendary Hammersmith Palais in West London, a tradition that continued for more than three decades, into the 1980s. "
"For the first time, a major photography exhibition of his work is on view in Raphael Albert: Miss Black and Beautiful at Autograph APB, London, through September 24, 2016. Curated by Renée Mussai, the exhibition features more than 50 modern exclusive black and white fiber prints, color, and vintage photographs—many of which are being shown for the first time—as well as a selection of archive materials and ephemera."
WHY VISURA? Sara Rosen joined Visura to share news with our community and discover new work and talent.