Stefanie Candelario

The Not So Forgotten Borough Words & Images © Stefanie Candelario. Staten Island. What comes to mind when you hear its name? The forgotten borough of New York? The island of Italians? Or is it just an island of suburbia that people live in because…

Nicholas Joseph Contrera

The Fluidity of Sexuality and Self Words & Images © Nicholas Joseph Contrera. The concept of American Landscape is largely determined by one's own life experiences. My American Landscape is undoubtedly shaped by the diverse characters that that surround me: artists, drag queens, performers, vagabonds. Turning…

Lelanie Foster

Mr. Carlos A. Foster, Jr. Words & Images © Lelanie Foster. On the first day I photograph my uncle, ironically he talks to me about the idea of everyone doing their part to contribute to society and sings me a Bob Dylan song that goes, "how many…

Zhanna Kurmanova

The Walls Words & Images © Zhanna Kurmanova. I came to United States in 2008, fresh off the boat and barely spoke English. It was tough at first, but I liked the freedom, so I stuck around. I enjoyed the diversity and meeting people from…

Raymond Navarro

Pleasure, The Public and Propriety Words & Images © Raymond Navarro. I lay on a flat cool bed of rock shaded from glaring sunlight. I was in the bliss of forgetting everything but my current surroundings: lush trees, birds rustling on fallen leaves, the smell…

Will Matsuda

Arubamu Words & Images © Will Matsuda. I look like I could be from anywhere. When I visit my ancestral homelands, I look like I'm an outsider. I imagine even my ancestors asking me, "No, where are you really from?" Two months ago I found…

Oliwia Paszkowska

Rich vs. Poor Words & Images © Oliwia Paszkowska. The gap between the richest Americans and everyone else is at a historic high. 90 percent of American workers have watched their wages drop as the cost of living increases. The national average minimum wage is…

Camila Cossio

City Dioramas Words & Images © Camila Cossio. Traditional landscapes where more related with nature, including physical elements of landforms like mountains, rivers, valleys, etc. An inversion of the city as primary landscape appeared with the industrial revolution. In less than a century, we went…