Hi, my name is Jessica Bethel and I am a Los Angeles-based photographer. My passion is rooted in fine art and portrait photography. My work is centered around community and my personal journey. Lover of all things books and wellness
Celebrating Earth Day as a PhotographerCurated byJessica Bethel
Our role as photographers is rooted in storytelling and awareness. Even if you don't identify as a nature or wildlife photographer, you can give back to the earth through photography in so many ways. Making conscious decisions about the types of products you invest in, supporting local camera shops, supporting wildlife photographers creating conservation work — the list goes on. I compiled articles that touch on each of these points so you as a storyteller can celebrate Earth Day consciously.
Zanele Muholi: Unflinching images that confront injustice
Zanele Muholi creates powerful visual activism about queer life in South Africa. Precious Adesina talks to Muholi, and explores an extraordinary body of work. In 2009, a government minister in Johannesburg walked out of an exhibition in protest after seeing photographs of nude lesbian couples. …
The Many Layers of Lorna Simpson
In January, the artist Lorna Simpson awed readers of Essence magazine with collages featuring photographs of that month’s cover star, Rihanna. The work was a continuation of Simpson’s ongoing “Earth & Sky” series, in which she replaces the hairdos of Black women in vintage advertisements with …