Posts Tagged photography

I Am J photo contest: we have a winner!

Last week I announced a contest to win a copy of I Am J signed by author Cris Beam. And now we have a winner!

I like the way Jackie, the photographer, uses objects in space to convey a sense of identity. Here’s the winning photo collage:

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Congratulations to Jackie and thank you to everyone who entered!

Last week I announced a contest to win a copy of I Am J signed by author Cris Beam. And now we have a winner!

I like the way Jackie, the photographer, uses objects in ...

Contest: win a signed copy of I Am J

I Am J is the story of a Latino teenager coming out as a trans guy in New York City. I’m definitely a fan of young adult fiction, and this book’s a great example of how the genre can be used to raise awareness or offer young people an example of someone else like them, all while telling a good story. Miriam reviewed the book a few months ago.

I’m excited to announce a Feministing contest to win a copy of I am J signed by author Cris Beam. I want to acknowledge the book was originally signed for the dearly departed National Youth Advocacy Coalition – Beam generously let it be passed on to us.

In the book, J ...

I Am J is the story of a Latino teenager coming out as a trans guy in New York City. I’m definitely a fan of young adult fiction, and this book’s a great example of how the ...

Quick Hit: A Girl and her Room

Check out this great photo series by Rania Matar appropriately entitled “A Girl and her Room” featuring girls from Massachusetts to Beirut. From the project statement:

“I originally let the girls choose the place of their choice and was slowly welcomed into their bedrooms, an area that is theirs, that they can fully control, decorate, trash and be themselves in – within an outside world that is often intimidating. I spent time with each girl, so she was comfortable with me and was able to let down her guards, free of any preconception of what she would like to portray consciously. I was fascinated to discover a person on the cusp on becoming an adult, but ...

Check out this great photo series by Rania Matar appropriately entitled “A Girl and her Room” featuring girls from Massachusetts to Beirut. From the project statement:

“I originally let the girls choose the ...

“Miss TSA” calendar reminds us just how unsexy some “sexy” poses are

Especially the one in the second row, where the woman looks like she’s about to start doing tricep dips. It’s a nice reminder that in addition to all the makeup, lighting, airbrushing and photoshopping, making what’s considered to be a “sexy” photo also requires some really uncomfortable posing.

The photos were originally taken for another calendar that was designed to convince doctors to buy x-ray monitors. Both calendars are clearly meant as parodies, albeit crappy, sexist ones. But I appreciate these photos because they’re a reminder that, when you look at conventional definitions of “sexy” from a slightly different angle – in this case, from an angle that removes facial expression, hair, makeup, surrounding requisite beach or fur rug ...

Especially the one in the second row, where the woman looks like she’s about to start doing tricep dips. It’s a nice reminder that in addition to all the makeup, lighting, airbrushing and photoshopping, making what’s considered ...

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