OSÉ GUADALUPE POSADA and the Mexican Penny Press

José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913) was one of Mexico’s most influential political printmakers and cartoonists. Posada produced an extensive body of imagery, from illustrations for children’s games to sensationalistic news stories. He is best known, however, for his popular and satirical representations of calaveras (skeletons) in lively guises, who have become associated with the Día de…

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Noelle Mason “Incident Report”

Most skydiving photography uses wide-angle lenses and fast shutter speeds to freeze time and capture images with the highest possible clarity. In contrast, “Incident Report” uses a lens-less pin-hole camera which does not refract light but instead allows the image to imprint itself directly onto a piece of film over a period of three seconds…

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JPEG Mountain: New Work by Cassandra C. Jones

Collecting thousands of found digital images, Jones organizes them to create colorful and unexpected collage works that float like botanical drawings on stark white backgrounds. The work reflects the disparate influences in Jones’ life: technology and the natural beauty of the landscape that surrounds her Ojai Valley home. With Jones’ meticulous touch, images of nature…

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