Arts & Culture

Interview | Jordan Riefe


Here is a story about a great journalist. LA-based arts & culture reporter Jordan Rieke won our Matt Kramer Award for his article Skid Robot: the street artist drawing attention to LA’s homeless residents that first appeared in the The Guardian. His news stories get you to experience the infinite ways arts and culture benefits humanity on a global scale. 

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Art and Passion in Little Italy

Every September, the exalted statue of San Gennaro is still carried through Mulberry Street during a parade and week-long festival of Italian grandeur, gastronomic delight also known as gluttony, and kitsch. Then, not at all connected to the church of San Gennaro, on the wall of an adjacent building, the mural of Tristan Eaton beams extraordinary color that is neither pious or gold, but passionate enough, and designed from spray paint. 

Chicano Artists From the Edge

Today, LACMA and roughly 70 other art institutions across Southern California are brimming with works by Latino artists as part of the groundbreaking Getty-led initiative, “PST: LA/LA.” Ironically it includes numerous works by Asco members.

From Tacoma Two Museums Exhibit Asian Immigrant History

Two museums within a block of one another in the vibrant Museum District of Tacoma, Washington, have current exhibits that provide illuminating historical context for the hot-topic conversation around how the United States should treat its immigrant populations. On display at the Washington State History Museum are works created by a Japanese artist incarcerated at the Minidoka War Relocation Center during World War II. “Witness to Wartime: The Painted Diary of Takuichi Fujii,” runs through January 1, 2018.

Making Truly Great Images

I'm simply amazed by the number of images I see taken by mobile phones and automatic cameras of one sort or another! But what's missing from many of these images is the thought and consideration necessary to produce truly great photographs.

Another Take On Inspiration

  Just happened to be scrolling through my Facebook feed and came across a suggested post, which is sort of an advertisement for the "iPhone School Of Photography." What was interesting was the fellow in the video was not trying to sell the school, but was actually giving real, usable information for free. I checked this all out and it all worked perfectly. (I always check out EVERYTHING I read on any social media because it is wholly unedited and therefore needs to be vetted carefully for factual information because there is a great deal of dis-information out there).