The Careful Photograph: Rafael Soldi
Rafael Soldi joined us for the last episode of this season -- we talk about the making of a photograph from his series, "Imagined Futures" Through this photo, we discuss the history of photo booths, queerness, immigration, and the Materiality of Rafael's work. You can view the image at thecarefulphotograph.com/Rafael-Soldi and view images of the entire series at http://www.rafaelsoldi.com/.
The Careful Photograph: Tommy Kha
Tommy Kha is a New York and Memphis-based photographer who joined us to talk about the making of his photo “Mine IX” from "Mi Chien, Mi Loup”. We talk about Kha’s family history, his process of making photos of and with his mother, and the erasure of AAPI folks in the photographic archive. You can view more of Kha’s work at tommykha.com and see the image in fullscreen at thecarefulphotograph.com/tommy-kha .
The Careful Photograph: Nydia Blas
Nydia Blas joins us to talk about an untitled photograph from her upcoming book "Revival" -- available for preorder at https://www.krisgravesprojects.com/book/revival. In this episode, we talk about creating intimate photographs with strangers, bell hooks' essay "The Oppositional Gaze," and working through a Black feminist lens. You can see more of Blas' work at https://nydiablas.com/ and view the untitled photograph at thecarefulphotograph.com/nydiablas.
The Careful Photograph: Zora J Murff
Zora J Murff is a photographer and educator based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Murff joined us to talk about a photograph called "American Father" from his upcoming series "American Mother, American Father" Zora's work grows out of his conviction that "we need to acknowledge each other, because largely, the world does not acknowledge us." We end up talking about family portraiture, systemic diversity, and "making work in the absence of light," in the words of Theaster Gates. You can see the photograph at thecarefulphotograph.com/zora-j-murff and see more of Zora's work at http://www.zora-murff.com/.
The Careful Photograph: Lorena Molina
Photographer and educator Lorena Molina joins us to talk about her recent work, "Making Lemons out of Oranges" from the in-progress series, "Something that it's not nothing" We discuss working intuitively, "making a home in the unwelcoming," and the evolution of Molina's process. You can see the photograph at thecarefulphotograph.com/lorena-molina, and you can see the rest of Molina's work at https://www.lorenamolina.com/