Posts By: Andrea Kurland

Six tips for aspiring protest photographers


After completing two tours of duty in Iraq in 2008, U.S. Army combat veteran Michael A. McCoy turned to turned to photography as a therapeutic tool to deal with the horrors of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. With a camera in his hands, McCoy could escape from the memories of being inside a war zone as… Read more »

Sunny street shots of New York in the ‘80s


Growing up in South Denver, Michael Lavine felt isolated and disconnected from the world. After graduating high school, he moved to Seattle, enrolled in Evergreen State College in Olympia, and began to photograph the nascent grunge scene just as it was getting underway. “I was involved in an underground music scene, which at that time… Read more »

Capturing love and loss on the streets of Poughkeepsie


There’s a widespread conception that Poughkeepsie is a dangerous, inaccessible place – but after coming to the city to study, I’ve quite quickly realised that this isn’t the case. I decided to work on my latest photo series, Down By The Hudson, because I wanted to learn more about Poughkeepsie and the people living in it…. Read more »

Five books to get you through another year of Trump

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A year on, I still have no idea how Stephanie Zacharek of Time found the focus, energy, or electrolytes to wake up the morning after Donald Trump’s election and publish a short essay that contextualised a global nightmare that was just starting to unfurl. Her piece that day touched on populism, elitism, and the way that… Read more »

Huck presents Rule-Breakers: The Exhibition


Photography has the power to change how we see the world. But it’s at its best when it keeps moving forward and isn’t imprisoned by dos and don’ts. Enter a new generation of risk-taker: photographers who borrow from other realms, identifying as artists when ‘documentarian’ no longer fits the bill. Storytellers who blend fiction and… Read more »

Teen Londoners explore their identity through photography

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A new show at London’s Autograph ABP gallery will celebrate the work of 16-18-year-old photographers currently based in the capital. The exhibition, titled Album: Where We Belong, is inspired by notions of “family, home, belonging, community, memory, and social and cultural identity.” The teenagers featured are students at the University of the Arts London, and have… Read more »

Skate filmmaker French Fred talks 30 years of breaking rules

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As the free-spirited filmmaker behind seminal videos such as Menikmati, Bon Appétit and Sorry, French Fred (real name: Fred Mortagne) has been making skating look good for over 30 years now. Fred grew up living, breathing and consuming all things skate amid the livewire Lyon scene. Accomplished on the board himself, Fred’s work – a… Read more »

Seeking adventure in the heart of the Lake District


The Kendal Mountain Festival, happening this year in the beautiful Lake District town between November 16-19, is drawing together the best films, speakers and tech presentations for one of the most important cultural events of the outdoor calendar. Celebrating a diverse mix of arts and covering the wide genre of outdoor culture, the festival provides… Read more »

Belle and Sebastian want to solve your human problems

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Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian is sat on a bus, slowly making his through a damp Glasgow morning. Though it’s hard to put your finger on why, there’s something oddly fitting about the idea of the soft-spoken frontman sat on the top deck, peering out into the grey as raindrops line up to race… Read more »

Surreal snapshots of Canadian city life


Winnipeg is small, isolated, funny, crusty and sort of cool in a down-on-its-luck, life sucks kind of way. The city is cheap and accessible, and the arts community is friendly and supportive. I love my cats. I’ve felt the need to leave the city since I was a teenager, but it still hasn’t happened. I… Read more »

Backstage with the trans stars of fashion week


At New York Fashion Week, the progress that trans and drag communities have made in the last decade is palpable. Thanks to shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race, these lifestyles – once confined to the margins – have now been catapulted into the mainstream. But the fight for equality is far from over. In the last year,… Read more »