February news: Discover Wendy Ewald
Plus read our latest blog post: an interview with Chris Thomaidis
Hello, Craig D’Arville from FFOTO checking in with you to share some of the latest additions to our inventory, along with info about our artists and their activities.
With February being Black History Month, our landing page is placing photography by Black artists at the forefront, naturally, but you’ll also find featured photography by non-Black artists whose art practices have a distinct humanist perspective, and whose dedication to community advocacy is evident in their bodies of work. So, along with established names like LaToya Ruby Frazier or Dawoud Bey and emerging artists like Christina Leslie or Janice Reid featured on our homepage, you’ll also find works by artists like Rosalind Fox Solomon, David Goldblatt, and Dave Heath.
As we said last summer, FFOTO remains dedicated to consulting with our contacts to discover and grow our offerings of photo-based art made by Black and other BIPOC artists. On behalf of the FFOTO team, I look forward to introducing those talents to collectors.
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This week we’ve added a bounty of artworks to our current offerings by Chih-Chien Wang, courtesy of Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, including this gem, “Sleep Under Trees”, which reminds me of a modern-day Madonna and Child. I swooned when I saw it in person. This remarkable double portrait is a terrific example of Wang’s aesthetically distinctive style.
Discover all our listings for this artist at FFOTO.com/ChihChienWang
I’m excited to present works by Wendy Ewald, an artist who has been active for over 40 years and is newly available via FFOTO. Ewald collaborates with children, families, women, and teachers to explore concepts of identity and cultural differences. She often joins in taking photographs as part of these community projects, challenging the concept of who actually makes an image; who is the observer and who the observed. The resulting body of work is simultaneously frank and tender; each composition invites close attention.
Find more at FFOTO.com/WendyEwald
Last year FFOTO began introducing our own roster of exclusive artists. Among them is Chris Thomaidis, a photographer whose career as a commercial artist helped hone his personal, fine-art photographic pursuits. I had a chance to talk to Chris a couple weeks ago, where we discussed his path to making photographs, the strengths of being an autodidact, his professional career, and his ongoing creative curiosity. Read the conversation in FFOTO’s latest blog post.
Discover all our listings by this artist at FFOTO.com/ChrisThomaidis
Hear a short interview with Dawoud Bey on NPR in The Picture Show, which looks at his photography projects chronicling Black life in the USA. And revisit FFOTO’s exclusive short video featuring Bey discussing the earliest days of his portraits project, Harlem, USA:
Have you seen the recent viral video featuring a lawyer trapped in a cat-face filter? It’s really something:
Do you want to be “that guy” on your next Zoom meeting? The choice is yours…
Drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org – I’m happy to answer your questions about any artists or items in our inventory.
Until next time, stay well!