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Nathan Perkel Helps Show the Strides Towards Gender Equality

It’s no secret that as a country we’re dealing with a gender inequality issue. We’ve been having this conversation for decades, and in many respects we’re finding that equality, while in others we’re still a long way away. In some circles, like in Congress, it’s easy to see what change needs to be made, but in other’s it’s quieter and more hidden. Photographer Nathan Perkel ventured into the world of horseracing to examine how Maria Remedio is fighting her own battle against gender inequality. As Nathan shows us, that fight has nothing to do with skill or determination. In a piece for Refinery29, we learn that Maria has celebrated her 500th win at Parx Racing in Pensylvannia, just one of a dozen tracks she races. The sport is about a relationship with the animal and understanding the mechanics of how a race works, not about the gender of the jockey.

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Marc Trautmann Brings Dreams within Reach

Cinema is something of a dream. Each film creates a world separate from our own in a fictional space. Whether it’s a telling of a true story, or one that applies rules that are totally different from our own, they act as a way to escape and show us realities that we may not recognize. When a film is expertly made sometimes we lose ourselves in its world and it follow us outside the theatre. Photographer Marc Trautmann has been playing on these themes in his ongoing series CINEMA SCOPES that he continues in a new chapter called “The Approaching.” Throughout all of this work he finds a way to extend the perfectly created realities that are at once alien and taste almost like something we know. The series was photographed in March of this year in Los Angeles, and plays with color and composition to imply more than we

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Tim Klein Takes Chicago Personally

Every city hides secrets that only its natives will understand. Each street corner is its own world, and every block evolves as the years go by. It’s one thing to understand a city over a brief visit, but it’s something completely different to grow up in a city and understand it from the inside out. Who better to give tourists an idea of what they should do in a city than a native, and in the latest issue of Elite Traveler photographer Tim Klein did exactly that for Chicago. He shot some of the most noteworthy places in Chicago that he and Elite Traveler think you should visit and created a veritable checklist for anyone interested in the most efficient Chicago visit possible. Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, much of Chicago’s character comes from the bodies of water that flow through it. Tim’s Chicago sits right at the

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Jesse Rieser’s PDN Award Winning Subtleties

Until you learn to process the action on a racquetball court it can feel like eight parts chaos: a cacophony of thwacking and bouncing, with balls shuttling from every wall and angle. Each serve begins a chain reaction with passions and efforts mounting until a point is traded and then it begins again. Inside the corners of this chaos, there are tiny moments of stillness, of thought, until the ball is served again and the mind takes a back seat to instinct and the body, and the rally begins. Jesse Rieser’s series, “Sounds of Cement,” follows the contrast of this rhythm and way of playing, and caught PDN’s eye who bestowed the photographer with a Stock Photography PDN Annual Award for 2016. Jesse says that he’s a student of subtleties. “Subtleties are the stuff of stories,” he explains. “They are the unexplained elements, the unobvious expression, the unclear artifacts. They

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Cameron Davidson Gives a New Perspective

Our natural perspectives have built in limits. We experience our lives through our eyes that are locked in our heads a couple feet off the ground. If we want to see the world in a different way, we need to go out of our way to make it happen and that’s exactly what Cameron Davidson does every day. Cameron has made it his career aim to innovate the arena of aerial photography, bringing a new perspective to the world and events that we are already familiar with, offering understanding that we would otherwise sorely miss. Whether he’s capturing molten lava in Ethiopia or the busy streets of Manhattan, he brings us views that are impossible to get any other way. Observing the world from these perches has helped to recontextualize the world for himself, something that he’s delivering to his audiences. Photographing Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, helped crystalize for

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Cat Vinton and the Battle for Tradition

High in the Himalaya on the Chang Tang plateau there is a world you’ve never seen. Straddling the Tibetan-Indian border, the nomadic Chang Tang-Pa make their living through goat and sheep herding, and practically nothing else. Unlike similar nomadic groups, the modern world has left them practically untouched: their most sophisticated technological possession is a sewing machine, but almost everything else seem like relics from a time gone by. Photographer Cat Vinton embedded with the Chang Tang-Pa to get a taste of their lives, living with them for two months and photographing everything along the way. They may not have the technology that most of us have, but save your pity. This is the way of life they have chosen, and they face enormous pressure to join the rest of the world. They carry no currency, in fact they don’t have any because they’re not legally permitted to trade their

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Michael Schnabel Tastes Infinity

For a lot of artists, time and development only move in one direction but Michael Schnabel saw his latest shoot with Infiniti as a new opportunity to visit comfortable expertise. “When we saw the brief we thought it could bring something back from what I used to do and maybe be a little bit unique,” Michael says. “It worked out.” Over the course of five days they shot the entire fifteen-image campaign, touring California through San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Coming from California himself, Michael teamed up with a crew, agency, and producers that he’s worked with before so it was a team that he knew well and worked together with masterfully. Those relationships were crucial when it came to creating such a large swath of creative assets in such a short amount of time. It’s all about creating a visual and emotional balance, and sometimes to create

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A Meditation in the Clouds with Benedict Redgrove

Clouds are moving mountains in the sky, ever changing off the backs of wind currents, cold fronts, and the rotation of the Earth. Our atmosphere gives space to clouds whose size would boggle the mind, but they are always shifting in a misty dance, never to take the same shape twice. Benedict Redgrove’s career takes him all over the world, and during some of his hundreds of journeys over the last five years he began photographing the clouds he saw while thundering through the sky in planes. He’s compiled these images together in his first solo show in the UK, “Everything & Nothing.” Benedict’s glimpses of these cloudscapes are impossible in their uniqueness. To draw a representation of them onto large format film is a blessing, something we get to share. Within the four sides of these images you can be sure, that even within their surreal nature, something like

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Open Your World to Tim Georgeson

When Tim Georgeson creates a photograph he aims directly at the visceral. More than documenting a specific moment and communicating the facts on the ground, his imagery transcends factual review and comes closer to replicating an experience, a feeling, printed on paper and delivered to his audience. In a show that’s on view now at ÉCUME Gallery in Melbourne Australia, a series of numbered images that share the name “Mystique” are photographs of our world but they speak to a larger, emotional understanding. The themes converge in ‘Participation Mystique,’ a presentation of film and sound offered as a way to mine into the viewers subconscious and immerse themselves in Tim’s vision. “Georgeson is inspired by finding the truth in art,” ÉCUME curator Boe Sapun tells Bayside News. “He transports us to different lands, cultures, colours and people, while tapping into a universal feeling that is intrinsically familiar and raw.” Every

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Sebastian Rich’s Deadly Ballet

The advance of digital media has offered us the ability to communicate with each other in real time, no matter where we are in the world. For most of us that means status updates, bringing each other into the minutia of each moment, but there’s the opportunity to extend beyond first world Sunday brunches. Sebastian Rich spends the great majority of his professional life chasing conflict all over the world. For 43 years he’s skipped from refugee camps to killing fields, bringing back with him images that not only give us a taste of what’s going on in these unimaginable conflicts, but gives us a reflection of the people who are living them. It’s one thing to see piles of rubble next to stacked bodies, but Sebastian also delivers images of hope: young girls laughing or a ballerina in arabesque. Sebastian has been working as a photojournalist since he was

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Gallery Stock’s 25 American Photography Winners

Each year American Photography releases their compendium of images from the previous year that they found to be most arresting. For more specific than an accolade given to a photographer for a body of work, the jury examines every photograph that comes into consideration on the value of the image, regardless of who the photographer is. The competition is far steeper because each image has to earn distinction of its own merits, without any thought towards name recognition. We’re proud to share that this year 25 Gallery Stock photographers earned the distinction of being featured in AP32, with a mix of Chosen and Selected images. Each of these photographer’s work is a delight for us to interact with on a daily basis and we’re thrilled to share them with you. Please join us in congratulating Andy Goodwin, Andreanna Seymore, Adam Voorhes, Billy Delfs, Chris Sorensen, Gina LeVay, Greg Miller, Gregg

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Peter Grundy Breeds Imagination with Information

Illustration is communication. Different styles help us understand messages and Peter Grundy’s style is perfectly suited for us to interpret complex systems in seamless ways. Peter considers himself an information illustrator, bringing complex columns of data to life inside of his creations. He’s been processing information this way for decades so it’s no surprise that he’s a master. Whether it’s with Google, Creative Review, Wired, or DHL, Peter brings it all to bear on each of his projects. Clean lines and gentle curves bring information to the forefront, distilling complexities to thoughtful concentration. He does this by considering information through his imagination. Often it’s the human touch that’s missing from reams of fact and figures, but as Peter explains he, “explains life imaginatively and individually for clients who seek invention and imagination.” Once dense statistical results are emancipated from the weight of data tables and let loose in the creative