Aya Iskandarani

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Suis mon regard - Exhibition review from Galerie VU' | LensCulture

In the photography world, there continues to be much ado about the medium’s status as a documentary (or worse, Truth-bearing) form. But go back well over 100 years to Alfred Stieglitz’s famed image <i>Steerage</i> (1907). In one simple frame, Stieglitz captures a “real” and evocative moment in history …

Art

A Simple Visual Guide to Photographic Lens Filters

If you’re just getting started in photography, perhaps you’ve confused or overwhelmed by the different types of filters that are available for your …

Infographics

20 Inspiring Quotes About What Photography Is

Photography allows one to capture the world around them with the press of a shutter. From a scientific perspective, it is the act of recording light …

Documentary Examines Photographer Jessica Lehrman's Powerful Work and Creative Inspirations

Brooklyn-based photographer Jessica Lehrman is the subject of Format’s first video in their new documentary series, InFrame. In this debut episode, …

Photographer Travels the World to Battle His Depression, Captures His Beautiful Three-Year Journey

Depression is a very real psychological ailment that for many, can be completely debilitating. It is a condition not to be trifled with and needs to …

Dreamy Photos of Sun Rays Shining Down on the Polish Landscape

Marcin Sobas is a landscape photographer from Poland. His creative process often involves imagining a scene first, or just capturing a visual image …

Beautifully Mysterious Photos of Gallipoli by Ekin Kucuk

Istanbul-based photographer Ekin Kucuk captures the Gallipoli peninsula in a series of moody black-and-white images. The Turkish locale was once the site of war, but here, Kucuk depicts a more tranquil existence where animals roam on desolate city streets. Her monochromatic pictures have a …

Photography

Comfort In Chaos

This self-portraiture series is part of a continuing exploration on music inspiring art. This piece in particular was inspired by lyrics from St. Jude, by Florence + The Machine. Like in much of my work, I am continually influenced by music and lyrics, and many of my stories are interpretations of …

Grieving

A Sinner in Mecca: gay film-maker on 'a hajj of defiance'

“Islam is at war with itself, and I have fought hard not to be a casualty.” Vulnerable yet self-deprecating, film-maker Parvez Sharma sets out his position in the new autobiographical documentary A Sinner in Mecca, whichpremiered last week at HotDocs, North America’s largest documentary film …

Religion