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Lalla Essaydi: Bringing Orientalism Back

On a journey of introspection and self-discovery, a photographer by the name of Lalla Essaydi, based out of New York City, struggles to understand Orientalism, the complexity of the Arab female identity, as well as the confines of Islamic tradition and the spaces in which she grew up. Born and raised in Morocco, she moved…

Vintage Photos from Russia “Instagram Style”

Pioneer colour photographer, Sergey Prokudin-Gorskii, captures Russia as it was at the beginning of the 20th century “Instagram style.” A chemist by trade, Prokudin-Gorskii is interested in the science of color photography and studied with experts in Berlin and Paris. To create colour images, he had to take three consecutive photos: the first using a…