Are your grandparents feeling down? Try superhero therapy!

If your grandma seems out of sorts at Thanksgiving dinner next week, ask her to consider Superhero Therapy. That’s the solution French photographer Sacha Goldberger came up with when he discovered that his 91-year-old Hungarian... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Terry "Creepy Uncle" Richardson

Disclaimer: I'm about to shamefully make a Huey Lewis & the News reference: It's hip to be...a perv? Well, Terry... Read more »

sm{art}: Shadi Ghadirian and Sara Rahbar

A photograph from Shadi Ghadirian's "Qajar" series. I planned to write only about Sara Rahbar today, but in researching her and her work I found a few more amazing Iranian artists highlighted in the Saatchi Gallery's 2009 exhibition "Unveiled: New Art From the Middle East". This post will only... Read more »

Sm{art}: The Visibility Project

Most of the art our culture celebrates is the same type of art that makes me yawn. See, I enjoy art that gets my blood racing. For me, good art needs to be both aesthetically appealing and make my brain hurt. Because of my intense predilection for this type of provocative eye candy, I was... Read more »

Sm{art}: Jeff Sheng's Don't Ask Don't Tell

The problematic policy of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, implemented in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, has now been beautifully, if not dutifully rendered visible by LA-based photographer Jeff Sheng... Read more »

The Body Electric: Assume Nothing--Gender, Photography, and the Artist Rebecca Swan

Rebecca Swan's "Assume Nothing" series is a photographic study of gender diversity--spiritual, playful, and powerful. Full interview--including one of her amazing nude pieces--after the jump. Read more »

Carrie Mae Weems and the politics of photography

  “My responsibility as an artist is to work, to sing for my supper, to make art, beautiful and powerful, that adds and reveals; to beautify the mess of a messy world, to heal the sick and feed the helpless; to shout bravely from the rooftops and storm barricaded doors and voice the... Read more »

Interpretations of a Classic

Just thought I'd give a heads up to the flickr blog's post of interpretations of the famous Rosie the Riveter poster. They also include links to pictures of the... Read more »

Tenderness and everyday

When I first saw Bethany Hays's work at a student show, it was the work that stood engraved in my mind out of many talented students work. Maybe it was because of the innocent, playfulness that I could relate to as a mom who spends her fair share of time... Read more »

A Whole Not So New World: a less than radical reinterpretation of princesses

When I happened across this image on my Google Reader, I couldn't help but click through. AtJPG Magazine, I found "Fallen Princesses" project by Dina Goldstein. I was impressed with how the portrait "Snowy" ironically contrasted the cartoonish/iconic Disney... Read more »