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How collaboration became more important than the limelight, interview with Musician Josh Urban

Interview with Musician Josh Urban Enjoy this interview with musician and educator, Josh Urban. In our conversation, he spoke about how his collaboration with people on the street was a conscious choice and a change from his previous more traditional approach to performance. It was hard for him to...

Celebrating a Non-Traditional Thanksgiving

Feeling a sense of belonging in a room full of strangers

November 20, 2017

Feeling a sense of belonging in a room full of strangers Chuseok and celebrating a non-traditional Thanksgiving in a foreign culture Koreans celebrated Chuseok last month, arguably the most important holiday of the year here. Finally, people can take a break from work responsibilities, and start taking care of...

Girls… Now Women

November 17, 2017

I’ve known these women since they were girls, placed in Child Protective Services and wards of the state. I was their group home staff, and they were my clients. I’ve been taking photos of them since they were preteens in some cases, and it’s been a privilege to be...

Sustainability, razors, and a “body’s forest”

Sustainability, razors, and a “body’s forest” Since it’s “No-Shave November,” I think it’s the perfect month to discuss body hair. Do you think shaving and body positivity can coexist? Shaving is one of those contentious topics. Who decided that women should be hairless, anyway? In the US, many women...

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Photographing Cat-Hustler Khadir and His Persians

Photographing Cat-Hustler Khadir and His Persians Have you ever wanted to start a documentary photo project but felt overwhelmed by how to start? You may have a great idea, but it’s hard to put that idea into practice. How about if you begin a photography project with someone you...