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Featured image for post Zaydee Sanchez

October 2022

Zaydee Sanchez

Zaydee Sanchez is a Mexican American visual storyteller, documentary photographer, and writer from Tulare, California, in the San Joaquin Valley. She seeks to highlight underreported communities and overlooked narratives, with a focus on labor workers, gender, and displacement. Zaydee is an International Women’s Media Foundation grantee and both a USC...

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September 2022

Leba Marquez

Leba Marquez is a Los Angeles-based social documentary photographer with a discerning eye for color, composition, and narrative.  Her photos, captured around the world, focus on the theme of “Who Are We?” She has exhibited throughout the US:  The Los Angeles Center of Photography, St. John’s College in Santa Fe,...

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July 2022

Beth Dubber

Born and raised in Cleveland, OH., Dubber earned double B.A.’s, one in German and the other in Studio Art from Cleveland State University. Making her way to Los Angeles in 2003, she began a career as a unit still photographer in the entertainment industry where she currently works on feature...

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May 2022

Jean Karotkin

Nearly two decades ago, I launched a career as a documentary/portrait photographer with a series of black and white portraits of breast cancer survivors. My camera of choice has been predominately the Mamiya RZ and the Mamiya 645. Black and white film is my “thing” which is what I chose...

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March 2022

Jacinta Giles

Jacinta Giles is an artist and researcher based in Brisbane (Meanjin), Australia. For 2022, she has work showing at Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary, Rotterdam Photo, Netherlands, and Tiradentes Photography Festival, Brazil. Giles’s work has been exhibited in Australia, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States and she has...

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February 2022

Krysia Lukkason

Krysia Lukkason is a fine art photographer from Santa Rosa, California. Krysia draws inspiration from the landscape as she explores themes regarding the human condition, duality of life, and relationships with our internal and external environments. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from California State University, Fullerton,...

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January 2022

Annette LeMay Burke

Annette LeMay Burke is a photographic artist and Northern California native who lives in the heart of Silicon Valley. A longtime observer of the evolution of the western landscape, Burke is interested in how our environment changes over time and the artifacts—both tangible and temporal—that are left behind. She examines...

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August 2021

Warren Perlstein

Warren Perlstein, recently retired, has had a 50+ year career as a commercial, industrial, architectural and fine art photographer. He has taught and mentored at the Chicago Photography Center in Chicago, IL. Through the Richard Stromberg Chicago Photography School and via Zoom, he hosts a popular Wine and Photo Critique...

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May 2021

Richard M. Smith

An article written about me while working as Staff Photographer at the Tri City Voice Newspaper in Fremont,Ca says it best: “What may first captivate you about the work of freelance photographer Rick Smith is his unique perspective. Smith can transform a glass sky scraper – one you might pass...

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May 2021

Debe Arlook

Debe Arlook is a fine art photographer based in Santa Monica, California. Her projects are influenced by a dedicated meditation and spiritual practice. The work reflects her inward and outward gaze using natural and man-made landscape. Her BA in Film & Media, Minor in Psychology, American University, Washington D.C. and...

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