I’ve been asked to join a fantastic new collective promoting female commercial photographers. The Luupe is a great concept and happy to be in the company of so many talented friends and colleagues… even a few instructors from art school:) Check out The Luupe… https://theluupe.com
I've admired the work of Sara Terry for years and while in New York last year at Photoville, I had an opportunity to speak with her and exchange experiences both in photography and life. Not long after, she opened submissions for her 10(X) Editions: a curated selection of 10 images from a personal project, hand-bound, signed and in limited editions of 50. I'm so excited to share my title, Mexican Diary. Only a few left... purchase here. Thank you Sara, its been truly wonderful to know and work with you.
Mexican Diary is a collection of images and memories, of encounters, fleeting emotions and moments of beauty found and hidden within the landscape of my family's birth... Mexico. It’s my visual diary with sentiments of nostalgia that manifest while here in this place. My entries are not calculated nor can be predicted but they lie in a quiet state of continuum.
-- Nicole Franco
Organizing hard drives and revisiting images from my time in Morocco.
I miss the red earth of Africa.
Lucie Foundation presents
EXPOSED: A Photography Auction to Raise Funds for the Defense of Human Rights and Immigrant Rights
In light of today’s political climate and the pressures being placed on the immigrant population of the United States, the Lucie Foundation will be presenting a fundraiser to benefit two organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project of Los Angeles. In these uncertain times, it’s critical to work together outside of our mission to support others in need while using photography as the vehicle for that advocacy.
You do not have to be physically present at the auction event to support this cause. Remote bidding is available here anytime until May 18th at 9:30pm PST.
AUCTION EVENT: MAY 18, 2017 6:00 - 9:30pm
Hosted by: Contact Photo Lab 618 Moulton Ave #E Los Angeles, CA 90031
Just wrapped another great SNAPSHOP! workshop with the Lucie Foundation. Such a blast teaching Street Photography to this great group of talented photographers. My students made this experience... thank you for all the laughs:)! I'm so proud of them and the work they created. Looking forward to seeing their work exhibited.
Special thanks to Melissa and Cat!
More about SNAPSHOP!...
"SNAPSHOP! will take place over four consecutive weeks in February, during the course of which students will be paired with established photographers who will impart practical, technical, and aesthetic knowledge of crafting a photographic image.
The 2017 installation of SNAPSHOP! is conducted in partnership with EduCare, a Los Angeles-based youth development after school program, and Los Angeles Unified School District. In the spirit of this collaboration, the 2017 installation of SNAPSHOP! will be hosted at Diego Rivera Learning Complex and Bell High School."
Here is a selection of their fantastic work....
Today a new database has launched, highlighting women photojournalist around the world. I'm honored to be among these talented photographers.
From today's review on The New York Time's LENS blog....
"In response to these challenges — and to some photo editors who say they have problems finding qualified and experienced female photographers in certain locations and for certain types of assignments — Ms. Zalcman has created a database of women photojournalists with five or more years of editorial experience. Today, she is launching a website, “Women Photograph,” where the work of 400 women from 67 countries can be seen."
Thank you to my agency for the great write up and interview.
"The weight of certain subject matters can be overwhelming. The impending extinction of the rhino both inspired fear and compassion. Which emotion is more reactionary? I don't know but they both drive my work deeper. All photographers seek to satisfy a certain amount of curiosity and to understand the truth of the subject in front of them. I try to embrace the unknown in a way that motivates my responsibility to translate the story I've been given and hopefully, do so with significance."