Posts By: Andrea Kurland

Portraits that capture the spirit of modern America


American photographer Stephen Shore, now 70, began his career as a child prodigy, getting his start at just 14 years old when Edward Steichen, then the director of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired his work. Three years later, in 1965, he walked into Andy Warhol’s famed silver… Read more »

Lessons from Wes Anderson’s go-to cinematographer


As a kid, Robert Yeoman always loved movies. Growing up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, he and his friends would make Saturday night pilgrimages to their local cinema. A single sitting of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange upon its release in 1972 was enough to confirm what a young Robert already knew: “I walked… Read more »

A day in Wales with the real-life leader of the Jedis


Holyhead is as North Wales as North Wales gets. Any further and you’ll find yourself paddling in the Irish Sea. Surrounded by mountains, hills, woodland and coast, it’s a geographical mishmash of a place; a town perched right on the end of the country as if by accident. Dominated by its port, ferries arrive like… Read more »

Striking portraits of human life in the wild

Evan sleeping at Camp 18, Juneau Icefield Research Program, Alaska. © Lucas Foglia, courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery, London.

On average, Americans spend 93 per cent of their lives indoors. The lack of exposure to the most basic elements of nature takes its toll, as we drift away from our true selves and adapt to the human-made world. To maintain this unnatural environment known as “progress,” we consume larger quantities of fossil fuels, adding… Read more »

The running group that get fit while doing good


It’s a cold autumn night in Lewisham, South London, and I’m running through a dark park as part of a pack. But this is no ordinary group jog. Thanks to GoodGym, an organisation that combines running with good deeds, we aren’t just running for ourselves. It’s been two and a half years since I last… Read more »

Unravelling the mystery of America’s missing migrants


There is so much human movement in the world right now. Today, we’re seeing the largest numbers of refugees since 1945, and migration is at record highs – but no one can really say how many people go missing on these journeys. Finding out the fate of missing people is a humanitarian act, and it’s one that deserves greater attention and… Read more »

Portraits of US urban disparity, shot 50 years apart

Children on Beelen Street, Pittsburgh 1950 © Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos

In 2015, Matt Black left his home in California’s Central Valley to embark on a trip that took him 88,0000 miles across 46 US states, photographing communities whose poverty rates were in excess of 20 per cent. The project – The Geography of Poverty – was a graphic depiction of inequality and hardship in the United States, told… Read more »

Jasmin Sehra: ‘Art has always been a part of my life’

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Jasmin Sehra is visual artist who captured the attention of artists like Nadia Rose, Lady Leshurr and M.I.A. after she immortalised them in Bollyhood – an art series that combined her musical influences with Bollywood film posters and “cassette tape aesthetics.” Its first outing was a part of Sophia Tassew’s 140 BPM exhibition. What pushed you towards… Read more »

A two-decade love affair with Arizona, in photos


A new book dedicated to David Hurn’s two-decade love affair with Arizona is being published this month. The publication, titled Arizona Trips, contains images of the legendary photographer’s numerous trips to the state; capturing everything from cheerleaders, wild horse wrangling, and Dolly Parton look-alike competitions. Hurn, who is originally from Wales, came to the US… Read more »