PH15: the Argentine youth photography project

17 years of photography workshops in the same community: A conversation with Moira Rubio Brennan and Miriam Priotti, directors of PH15.     As participatory, collaborative and community-based photography projects proliferate, initiatives that stand the test of time stick out from the crowd.  This is not to say that projects … Continue reading

Round Table: Community Photography, Now and Then.

A round table discussion with several photographers discussing the theme of community photography from Photoworks Collaboration Issue. Topics address questions such as the definitions surrounding collaborative photography practices, an overview of several artistic traditions which have converged in contemporary community photography, and the dynamics between photographer artists and their audiences. … Continue reading

And how must a photographer behave?

This is a snippet from an amazing conversation between Anthony Luvera and Stefanie Braun in Critical Cities Volume 2; Ideas, knowledge and agitation from emerging urbanist   SB: The photographs in this project are taken by homeless or ex-homeless people. The creation of each ‘self-portrait’ is assisted by you, but … Continue reading

Tapping the Creative Energies of New York City’s Migrants with Street and Studio Photography

Reposted from Prison Photography April 27, 2015   GIVING POWER TO THE PEOPLE Sol Aramendi is an absolute force. Community smarts, a big heart and bloody hardwork makes her THE instigator for photography and inquiry among the immigrants living in New York city. Project Luz, an organization she founded, delivers photography workshops. Most … Continue reading

Prisons and photography: A conversation between San Quentin and Venezuela

  Nigel Poor, Helena Acosta and Violette Blue were introduced by email on the 22nd of January 2015 for the Open Engagement blog project, produced by Gemma-Rose Turnbull, and asked to speak to their shared interests for this blog. What follows is excerpts from their emailed conversations. Nigel Poor: Professor of … Continue reading

“Picturing Us…” Sonia Louise Davis, Community Photography, and the Experienced Moment

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“The problem with people being denied the very basic control over their own images is that they lose control over their stories, their histories…collaborative portraiture is all about a gesture…The fact that you have to be slow, that it’s physical, that it’s in the street… the process is the gesture.” … Continue reading

Jason Lazarus in conversation with Mark Menjivar

Mark Menjivar: Hey Jason. Thanks so much for agreeing to answer some questions. I have been following your work for some time now and we have had some email exchanges over the years, but we have never had any in-depth conversations. I have always been drawn to the way you … Continue reading

Stephanie Diamond//Open Engagement

“I have always been a social practice artist, even when I didn’t have the term and called myself a photographer. When the term social practice became common, I felt a second sense of relief. I finally had a space to put myself…” – Stephanie Diamond

 
Stephanie Diamond is a New York City based social practice artist. Her work ensures that humans take care of themselves as individuals within a public. Her projects explore self-care, personal practice and individual awareness as a catalyst for being of service to communities. She runs Listings Project, her free weekly email of real estate and opportunities listings serving artists, creative communities and beyond.

You can read the rest of Stephanie’s account of transitioning from calling herself a photographer to being a social practice artist on the Open Engagement 100 Days/100 Questions blog project here.