In honor of World Photo Day, here are three distinctive and fresh photo collections by a few amazing photographers. Each of these series perfectly display their subjects in their own environments, while also conveying a deeper message as a set. These two features make this photography both human and important, a thought-provoking combination.
Meatpacking- Dina Litvosky
From the artist- "Every weekend night, the cobblestone streets of the Meatpacking District are transformed into a microcosm of sexual politics...the formerly gritty, working-class neighborhood that used to be known for its dynamic gay nightlife and transgender sex workers, has been recently transformed into an ostentatious, high-gloss carnival for the young, single and heterosexual."
Acta Est- Lise Sarfati
From a recent Juxtapoz feature- "Composed of images made during extended visits to Russia in the 1990s, Acta Est is neither travelogue nor photo-journalistic essay. Rather, Sarfati weaves daring detailed descriptions of the Russian environments that fascinate her to create a visual drama of dysfunction and deterioration, change and beauty."
Impression Fashion Makes- Benjamin Heinrich
From C-Heads Magazine- "Benjamin Heinrich, as a part of his bachelor work, investigates the beauty of the female body before retouching and asks the question of what sort of aesthetics is really tempting for us...the idea of critically dealing with society's and a whole industry's obsession with presenting the perfect, retouched human is not new, however Benjamin's well-elaborated and detailed approach is strikingly appealing and the subtle seeming images give away really strong statements."