David Schonauer

Profile: Mariette Pathy Allen Documents the Gender-Blurring Spirit Mediums of Thailand and Myanmar

By David Schonauer   Monday January 22, 2018

In 1978, Mariette Pathy Allen was staying at an inn in New Orleans when she met and befriended a group of cross dressers. The encounter would lead her on a new path: She has spent the following decades using her camera to document the lives of people who blur traditional ideas of gender. Most recently the path led her to Southeast Asia. Her new ...   Read the full Story >>

Illustrator Profile - Doug Chayka: "I learn with every new assignment"

By Robert Newman   Thursday January 18, 2018

Doug Chaykais a New Jersey-based illustrator whose smart, graphic collage images have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. Much of Chayka's work has explored political themes, but he notes that since the November 2016 "it really took off." He explains, "The Trump very good for picture making, less good for everything else."   Read the full Story >>

On View: Michael Lavine's Photos of Nirvana Before They Were Famous

By David Schonauer   Monday January 15, 2018

In the summer of 1980, a relatively unknown rock band from Seattle traveled to New York City, where Michael Lavine photographed them in his studio for a session arranged by Sub Pop Records owner Bruce Pavitt. Lavine had earlier lived in Seattle, landing in that city at the birth of the grunge era, and would go on to photograph bands like Mudhoney, Pussy Galore ...   Read the full Story >>

Illustrator Profile - Elliot Stokes: "Make at least half as much art as you consume"

By Robert Newman   Thursday January 11, 2018

Elliot Stokes is a Brooklyn-based illustrator and art director (he works at People magazine). Stokes says about his graphic duality, "I love making pictures and using them to tell stories, so I'm lucky to get to do this in more ways than one." He has created editorial illustrations for a variety of publications, including a notable series of zodiac signs for Teen Vogue ...   Read the full Story >>

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