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EK Interview: Hobby Buddies

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March 21, 2016

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The world of Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini is a foray into the diverse microcosms that we as humans all inhabit. At the microscopic level, their photography showcases a number of groups of people, all unique on a personal level, brought together by a single passion. On a macroscopic level, it speaks to the human condition, that despite our differences we can find common ground in our unique experiences. Their work revels in the human experience, and the story each of us has to tell.
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EK Interview: Evelyn Bencicova

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March 7, 2016

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Evelyn Bencicova's photography is at once unnerving and beautiful in its symmetry, it makes a mockery of the human ability to over indulge cooperation. Her colors, whether brilliant red or quiet gray, pop out of the photograph, screaming into your eyes at the speed of light, but seemingly faster. My, oh my is her work something to marvel at. Check out her interview:
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EK Interview: Uchujin – Adrian Storey

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November 17, 2015

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Adrian Storey is an alien. He's been traveling the world for the past decade and a half and as raw and uncompromising as his photography is, his words are possibly more-so. Honest about his successes, failings, frustrations, and appreciations, this is an interview to learn from. This isn't romanticism; this is the truth, brutal, and beautiful:
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Acacia Johnson

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October 2, 2014

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Acacia Johnson is a photographer and artist from Alaska. Her photographic process can be described as expeditionary in nature, exploring her profound connection to the landscapes of the Far North in Alaska, Scandinavia, Iceland, and beyond.
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Cia de Foto

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July 25, 2014

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Cia De Foto is a photo collective based in Sao Paulo, Brazil that was founded in 2003. What I admire the most about these photos is the simple, real, and raw nature of them all.
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

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January 31, 2014

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[Photo by: Shelbie Dimond] 939 is the magic number for EK in 2013. 939 only has 4 factors: 1, 3, 313, 939...which doesn't really have any significant meaning relating to our TOP 100. AMD made a CPU called the Socket 939 back in June 2004...but we're not sponsored by them nor any other computer tech company to supply us with the machines that we need to run EK. The year 939 in Roman numerals is CMXXXIX...which doesn't mean crap since none of us use Roman numerals anymore. According to HistoryOrb.com, 4 major events took place in year 939 that were documented: July 8th (The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi), August 6th (Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors), October 2nd (Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans), October 27th (Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England)...which all has nothing to do with EK. Nonetheless, 939 is the exact number of posts we had to sift through for 2013 in order to bring to all of you art-fiends our fourth annual EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013!
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Before They Pass

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December 25, 2013

art blog - Jimmy Nelson - empty kingdom
Photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled to 44 countries and lived with 29 "secluded and visually unique" tribes in vastly remote areas to document their existence before it was too late. I highly encourage everyone to check out Nelson's website to view more of his images because his work is truly amazing. Enjoy your holidays with your loved ones! Be safe, be merry, and let's spread more love and positivity into this world.
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Kathleen Mercado

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December 18, 2013

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Kathleen Mercado is a photographer who shoots candid black and white urban portraits. We love you! Stay warm, stay safe, and let's fuckin' watch out for one another.
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Sean Kernan

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November 19, 2013

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In 1977 by happenstance, photographer Sean Kernan dropped by a prison to ask if he could take some photos, and the Warden simply let him in! Kernan has exhibited his work internationally in France, Greece, Italy, Egypt, and a slew of other countries. Today, we take look at Kernan's "In Prison" series, as well as another one of his, "Kampala Boxing Club", the oldest boxing club in Uganda.
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Perttu Saksa

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November 7, 2013

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I was trying to think of something creepier than a small chained up monkey wearing dingy clothes and a dirty doll mask, but I failed to find anything close. Perttu Saksa is a Finnish photographer and visual artist who brings us his newest series, "A Kind of You", where he traveled to Indonesia to take portraits of trained performance monkeys who attempt to act like humans in order to ask for money from bypassers. Haunting, creepy, and cruel are words that come to mind.
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Pieter Hugo

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October 22, 2013

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Pieter Hugo, the photographer that we fell in love with for his portrait series of individuals who have hyenas and baboons as pets in Africa, is back with a new series, entitled "Permanent Error", which documents the people and landscape of a slum known as Agbogbloshie in Ghana where obsolete technology is dumped (visit his website for details!). In cased you missed it, Hugo was previously featured back in December 2010, which landed him a spot in our TOP 100 of 2010.
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Shuchi Kapoor

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September 20, 2013

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Shuchi Kapoor is a documentary photographer currently based out of India. Kapoor describes herself as a "storyteller minus the frills," as her work truly documents the human condition and captures the stories behind her subjects. We highly recommend you check out Kapoor's website to check out more of her stories and essays in their entirety, as well as reading the descriptions behind her work!
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J.M. Giordano in B-MORE

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August 19, 2013

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Currently based in Baltimore, Maryland, photographer J. M. Giordano's work has been featured in numerous publications, such as i-D Magazine, Rolling Stone on-line, City Paper, Johns Hopkins Press, and Discovery Channel Networks among countless others. Giordano's most recent series covers the increasing violence that has torn the lives of the people living in the city of Baltimore.
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Matt Black B&W

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August 7, 2013

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Raised in a small town in California's Central Valley amidst a vast agricultural area, Matt Black is a photographer who has been pursuing his passion from a very young age. Most of Black's work is shot in black and white, and his work has been noted for its visual intensity and emotional engagement. Come journey with Black.
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ARNAU BACH

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August 2, 2013

art blog - Arnau Bach - empty kingdom
Arnau Bach is a self-taught photojournalist currently based out of Barcelona, Spain. In Bach's series, entitled "Suburbia", he ventures into Clichy Sous Bois, a suburb north of Paris, France where in November 2005 Zyed Benna (15 years old) and Bouna Traore (17 years old) died after being electrocuted by an electric generator while hiding from police in their neighborhood. In a matter of days, suburbs surrounding Paris would erupt in flames from violent protests from the disenfranchised communities of color outraged from the death of the two teens.
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Jim Lo Scalzo Revisit

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July 11, 2013

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Photographer Jim Lo Scalzo makes his return to EK since his last feature back in December 2012. Lo Scalzo is currently based out of Washington, DC, where he continues to pursue photography as well as teaching photojournalism at George Washington University.
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Christoph Bangert

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July 9, 2013

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Christoph Bangert is a brave and bold photographer originally hailing from Germany who has ventured into Palestine, Japan, Darfur, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and Iraq to cover both tragedies of war and natural disasters that has displaced the lives of countless innocent people. Bangert is currently based out of Uster, Switzerland.
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Eros Hoagland

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June 22, 2013

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Photojournalist Eros Hoagland began his career covering the aftermath of El Salvador's civil war in 1993, and ever since then, Hoagland has ventured into countries torn by violence and unrest including Iraq, Haiti, Eritrea, and Colombia. Hoagland has worked for countless clients, such as Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Men's Journal, Frontline, Fader, Fortune, Forbes, People, Esquire, and Stern among many others.
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Carlos Alvarez Montero

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June 18, 2013

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Carlos Alvarez Montero is a photographer originally from Mexico City, Mexico who has exhibited his work internationally from the US, France, and Mexico. Montero's work has been published in The Fader, Vice, Time Magazine, Newsweek, and Harper’s Baazar México among many other publications.
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Tippi Degré

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April 2, 2013

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Tippi Degré is a French woman (born 1990) who spent her childhood in Namibia among wild animals and tribespeople. Her parents, Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert, worked as freelance wildlife photographers. During her stay in Namibia, she befriended wild animals, including a 28-year old elephant Abu, a leopard nicknamed J&B, crocodiles, lion cubs, giraffes, and many more. She also befriended the Bushmen and the Himba tribespeople of the Kalahari, who taught her how to survive on roots and berries, and to speak their language.
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