tag: photography

Street Photography

Street photography is one of the most challenging and rewarding art forms I have ever engaged. Capturing the proverbial ‘decisive moment‘ is part luck and part art. I find the results to be a useful picture of society and one …

Gay Rights Actions

This photography project includes two different gay rights related topics: the case of Lynn Sprout, and a gay marriage rights rally in 2003. I participated in and photographed these actions. The works served to document the actions and to encourage …

Protests Against the War

In 2003, as the Iraq war approached, citizens in Urbana-Champaign joined millions worldwide by organizing and performing protests against it. For a town of its size, these actions were quite large. They also drew a lot of negative reaction from …

Flexible Pixels

The pixel is the fundamental unit of digital imaging, a square representation of a single color. Pixels are always the same size, and always arranged in orderly grids. This project looks at what happens when you change these universally agreed …

A City Against the War

In early 2003, as the Bush administration pushed us closer and closer to war with Iraq, citizens in my town of Urbana, IL organized in reaction. The most common form of protest was a series of regular demonstrations, some of …

The Ideology of Defense and Paul Shambroom’s Photographs of the Bomb

Download the paper (PDF) Abstract Strategic and tactical nuclear weapons technology dominates United States foreign policy. Originally invented to end World War II, expanded to fight a cold war, and further developed after that war for “deterrence,” these weapons’ existence …

Baring Witness

As the Iraq war inched closer to reality in late 2002, a group of women in California who felt like their voices weren’t being heard by their government decided to engage in an unusual protest action. They took off their …