Tag Archives: Art

Quick Hit: Syreeta on racial bias in photography

Tweet This weekend, our own Syreeta chatted with NPR’s On The Media about her recent Buzzfeed piece on the bias against dark skin embedded in the very technology of film photography. Give it a listen. And if you haven’t read her piece yet, you should — it’s a lovely blend of personal narrative and fascinating cultural history. [...]
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Art to inspire in the face of injustice: Claudia Silva Ferreira

Tweet Trigger warning: graphic police violence On the morning of March 16th, Claudia Silva Ferreira left her house in Rio de Janeiro to buy bread. On her way, she was caught in a gun fight between drug traffickers and a pacifying police unit, who shot her. Claudia was placed in the back of a police vehicle [...]
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The Academic Feminist: Leah DeVun on feminist art and womyn’s lands

TweetWelcome back, Academic Feminists. This edition features an interview with artist and historian Leah DeVun. Leah lives in New York and teaches women’s and gender history at Rutgers University. Her artwork has been featured in Artforum, Capricious, and LA Weekly and her scholarly work has appeared in Radical History Review and GLQ. “The L Word” [...]
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The Feministing Five: Riva Lehrer

TweetInfusing her paintings with powerful activism, Riva Lehrer has explored such themes on the body, disability, and identity for over 20 years. She was born with spina bifida and has used her artwork to identify critical questions about bodies, creativity, and perspective. Her art has been featured in galleries and museums across the country, and [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetCan artists be good activists? On the forgotten women of Fruitvale Station. Gloria Steinem was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Charges have been filed in the Rehtaeh Parsons sexual assault case. Three ways the U.S. immigration system is broken. Should non-profit workers unionize? Tweet
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