Photography notes

Tiwaladeoluwa Adekunle is a writer, photographer and Purdue University graduate student from southwestern Nigeria. Some of her poems are published or forthcoming in Indiana Review, 2017 Best ‘New’ African Poets anthology, and Oakland Review. 

Nora Beck teaches music history at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Her scholarship and photography explore the fertile valleys between disciplines. Her photographs appear in The Oakland Review and Sinister Wisdom.

Ann Calandro is a writer, editor, artist, and classical piano student. Her poems and short stories have been published in print and online, and her artwork has won prizes and been exhibited, published, and purchased.

Paul Castro is a scholar and practitioner of photography. His work has featured in various publications (Elsewhere, Afterimages) festivals (Reclaim Festival, West Midlands) and galleries (Blank Wall [Athens], Millepiani [Rome]).

Ariana Chiarenza is a photographer from Boston, MA pursuing a BA in English writing. Photographing for over 4 years, including an internship with the campus photographer and work as the Editor of Photography for the Westfield Voice newspaper.

Rachel Hughes is a student and military service member living in Oahu, Hawaii. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, the theme of place is very important to her in the photos taken while traveling and writing poetry. The photo in this issue is from a trail that leads to the Ka’au Crater, high in the center of the island.

Emerson Hultman is an art student from Mississippi navigating the high and hell waters of high school.

k. Carlton Johnson‘s work has appeared in Rattle, MacGuffin, The Diner and Barely South. Both poet and visual artist, living on the shores of Lake Superior.

Tisha Maria Mendes loves traveling and exploring new places. She feels nature is something that one should capture in the mind’s eye. She captured this shot on one of her many trips to Niagara Falls.

For more than two decades Margo Moss has used her camera to explore the unusual and beautiful places in six continents. A certified teacher with a masters degree and a post-masters certification as a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant, creator and director of Creative Camps, a state-certified school for the learning disabled child. Margo has been on the photography faculty of The New School for almost two decades, and has taught workshops and classes in various venues in the East Coast. She created and developed the children’s photography program at the Newark Museum, and further afield, she created the first photography workshop involving the local people in Copan, Honduras.

Charles Park: “It was through the time spent in Leipzig [Germany] that a vision of revitalizing unoccupied buildings materialized in various reconstructive zones. The damage and disrepair were the starting points for these alterations, which took shape with materials such as plastic sheeting, duct tape, and butcher paper. These careful investigations of architectural wounds were not only opportunities to question their past functions, but a way to explore their re-utilization.”

M. Russek is currently a grad student at UWF and has been featured in Meat for Tea Review, Typishly, The William and Mary Review, Sonder Midwest, HCE Review, Montana Mouthful, and Third Street Writers, among others. There is always opportunity for expressing art and M. is an avid artist for many mediums (drawings, writings, photography). Founder of This: A Review and former Senior Poetry Editor at The Missing Slate, M. can be found reading poetry for Helen Magazine.

Nichole Spates has lived in New York City for seventeen years. Her photographic work reflects the incredible diversity of experiences that she encounters in her daily life as a New Yorker. Her personal style is expressed through the lens of her particular interests which, beyond photography, include urban landscapes and parks, dance in nearly any form, nature- especially how it finds a way into even the most urban of environments, modern art and public art. Photography is a “third act” for her, following one in Dance Education in her 20’s, and non-profit and higher education fundraising in her 30’s and 40’s. However, seeking out striking imagery through a lens has been a factor in her life since her teens.

Jennifer Weigel is a multi-disciplinary mixed media conceptual artist. Weigel utilizes a wide range of media to convey her ideas, including assemblage, drawing, fibers, installation, jewelry, painting, performance, photography and video. Much of her work touches on themes of beauty, identity (especially gender identity), memory & forgetting, and institutional critique. Weigel’s art has been exhibited nationally in all 50 states and has won numerous awards.

Donniie Wilkins is a poet, photographer, journalist, and screenwriter. He is born and raised in Philadelphia, where he currently resides. His work has appeared in various forms of digital media. Aside from various other forms of art, Donniie released his first book of poetry, When There’s Nothing Left To Burn, You Have to Set Yourself On Fire in 2018 on Amazon. Donniie released his second book, Youthful Hubris, in early winter 2019. More information about Donniie and his art can be found on his Instagram, donnii.e .

Jennifer Wortham has been shooting photographs for several years either when the spirit strikes or the scene appears. Recently, she was fortunate to study with landscape photographer Malcolm MacGregor in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. Her aim during that workshop in Iona was to capture the iridescence, moods, and deep sense of spirituality of the landscape. The long spiritual of the Scottish island of Iona dates back to the 5th century and involves a saint, a nunnery, and the slaughter of monks on the Island’s white sands by the Vikings. These ruthless explorers carried their great ships over land to suddenly appear as if by magic on the Lochs. By the 11th century they had settled down to marry the islanders and farm the land. Today, Iona has grown into a place of peace, beauty and ancient spirituality.