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Interview with fine art photographer, Qiana MestrichInterview with fine art photographer, Qiana Mestrich Chiq Clicks welcomes the new year with an exclusive interview with fine art photographer, Qiana Mestrich, who also runs photography blog, Dodge and Burn. Having interviewed almost 40 photographers for Dodge and Burn, the interviewer now gets interviewed.

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Asian Women Photographers' ShowcaseAsian Women Photographers' Showcase During the much anticipated Angkor Photo Festival 2010 in November, the first ever Asian Women Photographers' Showcase was held. 15 of Asia's most promising women photographers in the field of photojournalism, documentary and investigative visual story-telling, displayed compelling images of life through...

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Affordable Christmas gift ideas for women photographersAffordable Christmas gift ideas for women photographers Shopping for a lady photographer? If you aren't ready to shell out a lot of cash to get that latest lens or DSLR for your friend, daughter, girlfriend or wife who's into photography, here are some fabulous and affordable gift ideas.

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10 gastronomic tips from a foodie photog10 gastronomic tips from a foodie photog Whether you're a foodie warrior out to snap a photo of every meal you take to share on Facebook, or a serious chief/baker wanting to document your creations, Haniela's simple tips below will turn your nice photos into stunning ones.

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INTERVIEW with boudoir photographer, Emma JonesINTERVIEW with boudoir photographer, Emma Jones In 4 short years, Emma has made a profession out of turning regular women into divas from the past through her photographic creations. From vintage glamour to pin-up & retro style photos, Emma does not hold back in bringing what she has to, to make the shot.

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Uprising Los Angeles exhibition opening at new venue in Harlem

Uprising Los Angeles
A walk through Los Angeles in the aftermath of the 1992 Riots
Photo collages by Christine Burrill
Exhibition on view: Thursday, October 11–Saturday, December 1, 2012
Opening reception with the artist: Thursday, October 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Open house and tea: Saturday, October 13, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

151ArtsBrownstone is pleased to present the exhibition Uprising Los Angeles by Christine Burrill. The exhibition features large-scale color photo collage panels and black & white photographs of a city and its people following the violence of the Los Angeles Riots in 1992. On display in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the riots, this is the first time the work will be shown in New York.

On April 29th, 1992, following the acquittal of the police officers that beat Rodney King, large sections of Los Angeles erupted into five days of violence. On the second day of the riots, Burrill entered damaged and dangerous areas with her camera, setting out to document the people and aftermath of the historic tragedy. Burrill elegantly arranges images of the people and places devastated by the riots.

Burrill began working with photo collage after she read an article on David Hockney in The New Yorker in 1983. She was taken with his methods and set out to replicate what he called “separate glimpses” of the same subject. Burrill’s impressive photo collages are made up of over a hundred 4×6 images that have been layered digitally then printed as a single image on archival paper. The exhibition presents a range of subject matter­­­: would-be gang girls flashing victory signs, empty shells of stores, elegant African-American churchgoers displaying resolve after Sunday service, a Korean family sweeping up the remains of their store, and a dismayed Latino cop standing quietly among by wreckage. The images feel remarkably current, invoking the pathos, and lurking potential, for violence in communities plagued by injustice.

Christine Burrill was born in Long Beach, California and is currently based between Los Angeles and Rensselaerville, New York. Burrill received her B.A. at the University of Southern California and later studied cinematography at USC’s film school. She has spent over thirty years looking at the world through the camera lens. She is an award winning filmmaker, cinematographer and still photographer. Her photographs have been exhibited in the United States, Europe and Latin America. She has traveled around the world and worked on many documentary films for HBO, BBC and PBS. One of her main passions has been the Brazilian Amazon, where she has spent twelve years working in various capacities—photographically and cinematically.

151ArtsBrownstone is a private arts space in the heart of Harlem. The gallery occupies the garden level of a historic brownstone at 151 West 120th Street. Founded by Los Angeles based screenwriter & producer Roderick Spencer in 2011, the gallery seeks to highlight work made by artists who find their subjects by putting themselves in places where they may not belong. Invested in showing work made by emerging and underrepresented artists 151ArtsBrownstone’s exhibitions highlight the outsider in all of us.

Related events and gallery hours
The exhibition will be on view Thursday, October 11–Saturday, December 1, 2012
Opening reception with the artist: Thursday, October 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Open house and tea with the artist: Saturday, October 13, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Limited gallery hours: Tuesday, October 16–Saturday, October 20, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
All other times the gallery is open by appointment only, contact Erdene Greene at 646.246.4481 to schedule an appointment

2/3 to 116th Street or A/B/C/D trains to 125th Street

Press contact: For additional information and to see images please contact Kate Greenberg/Stamp Collaborations,; 646.405.5987.

NAPCP’s review of camera bags for women

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Linda De Los Reyes recently did what many of us have been dying for – a review of “fashion forward” camera bags, for the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP). That’s right, a camera bag that you can match with that summer dress or even your office wear.

From all time favorite Shootsac, practical The Joy Bag, to more eye-catching Epiphanie and Jill-e Designs; read Linda’s review on how she uses them and for what occasion in NAPCP’s blog post HERE.

The hidden light of Afghanistan by Monika Bulaj


TED fellow Monika Bulaj‘s photos of rarely seen sights of Afghanistan, are featured in a recent Ted talk below alongside her warm0warming and inspiring accounts of her travels.

Monika Bulaj is a photographer and writer who explores — in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe — the dim areas of monotheism, where the sacred can transcend borders: Bonfires, dances, cults of the dead, possession rites. She describes outskirts and deserts, frontiers and megalopolis. And the world of the last ones: nomads, farmers, immigrants, outcasts, untouchables and impure. (excerpt from Ted’s bio)

Young Singaporean’s self-portraits wins first place at the Angkor Photo Festival


The Phnom Penh post recently announced the winner of the Angkor Photo Festival.

Carrie Lam from Singapore won the first prize for her photo-story title “Cure.” Carrie took a series of  self-portraits in which she confronts her own fears and discomfort at the ugliness of a scar that runs down her spine, the result of scoliosis.

One of Carrie Lam's the self-portraits in her series Cure which won her first prize (photo from Phnom Penh Post).

“We didn’t really hesitate at all when we saw her photos,” said festival program director Françoise Callier who was also on the jury panel. “We were looking for photographers who are really in their story, and of course you can’t get more in than Carrie was. Hers was a very soft story that moved me a lot, even before I knew what had happened to her.” (quote from Phonm Penh post)

Read the full article on the Phonm Penh post here.

Check out more of  Carrie Lam’s photos here.


How to photoshop yourself into a sexy Twilight Vamp

If you’ve spent every waking hour wishing you were a vampire just so you could steal Edward from Bella, here’s your chance to be one step closer.

The vampire treatment can also be used for a Shakespearean effect, which was what Jen Kiaba was actually going for. It’s also a great tutorial to learn how to air-brush and touch-up models on Photoshop.

Check out this awesome 2-part tutorial video by Jen Kiaba Photography.

Celebrating Australian women photographers

A silhouette of a man standing under trees © Jackie Ranken (via Australian Geographic)

Art Est. Gallery in Leichardt in Sydney ran a gorgeous selection of photographs by Australian women photographers back in June, 2011. Lucky for us, Australian Geographic has the gallery up on its website.

Displaying  a variety of themes, from people to nature and landscape – it is certainly worth a peak.

View the stunning online gallery HERE, and read the article HERE.

Commemorating “American Girl in Italy”

"American Girl in Italy" was taken in 1951 by the late Ruth Orkin when she met Ninalee Craig while travelling alone in Europe © Ruth Orkin

One of the most popular snapshots of all time, “American Girl in Italy”, celebrates its 60-year old anniversary this month, reports Yahoo News.

The well-known photo which features Ninalee Craig walking down a street on Florence with all (male) eyes on her, was featured on the Today show.

In her “Today” appearance, Craig spoke about how, despite what some might say, the photo isn’t a “symbol of harassment.” Craig insists that the image is “a symbol of a woman having an absolutely wonderful time.”

Photo from YahooNews (courtesy of Keith Beaty/Toronto Star/GetStock)

Read more on the interview here on Yahoo News.

Check out Ruth Ordin’s website here.

FAHRENHEIT lists top 5 women photogs

FAHRENHEIT, a contemporary arts magazine, have listed their top 5 women photographers in the field of artistic and documentary photography. Amongst them includes Naomi Goggin and Susanna Majuri.

© Susanna Majuri. Photo from FAHRENHEIT

Check out the other photographers on FAHRENHEIT here.

Stella Kramer on how to build a better online portfolio


Is your online portfolio looking great or annoying the hell out of photo editors and potential clients? While we may think having an elaborately designed website or having “a black background” is going to wow the viewers – it might just be causing you to miss out on major job opportunities.

Find out what you’re doing right or wrong in this webinar by Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor, Stella Kramer, as she advices to both new and experienced photographers on “Building a Better Online Portfolio”.

Build a Better Online Portfolio with Stella Kramer from on Vimeo.

Stella Kramer has been in the New York publishing industry for over 15-years, working for major publications such as The New York Times, People, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, and Money.

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via PhotoShelter’s blog.

1939 photographs of Sutton Hoo by two female photographers makes headlines



The Telegraph reported of stunning colored photos taken of a significant archaeological dig in Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, which came to light when they were donated to the National Trust visitor centre by Mercie Lack’s great nephew. The 700 photos of the excavation of the grave believed to be that of the Anglo Saxon king Raedwald, were taken by two holidaying, female teachers.

“Prior to these photos emerging there were just 29 known pictures of the excavation of one of the most important discoveries ever in the UK. When the ship was dug, experts from the Science Museum were there to take measurements – but their data were lost during the war. So these pictures have enabled experts to help piece together the missing information.”

Read on here.