Rogelio Manzo

“…I find a brute yet honest identity of my subjects…” states Rogelio Manzo. His journey as an artist began studying architecture, but the rigidity and formality of architectural practice led him to painting where he creates chaotic, dark and brooding, yet harmonious “portraits”.  His past in architecture is not lost though, as geometric elements sneak…

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Carlos Villalon

Carlos Villalon is a Chilean photojournalist who has dedicated his work to tracing the lives of communities who depend, build, and are torn apart by the resources in their surroundings. From the social, cultural and political impact of drug trafficking in Colombia to the international exploitation of minerals in the Congo, Villalon manages to extract…

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Piñatha

I’ve been following the work of Mexican illustrator Nijah Lefevre aka Piñata, for quite some time and I finally get to share the whimsical brilliance with you guys. The work has become more and more compelling and it’s time EK showed some love, with each piece emerging with more color, detail and all around psychedelic awesomesauce.

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Carl Bower

Carl Bower is a documentary photographer whose latest series Chica Barbie strips bare the beauty pageants of Colombia and widens the lens to trace the rise and fall of these cinderella-like celebrities against their backdrop of poverty, crime and decades of armed conflict.

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Artemio Rodriguez

What better way to celebrate the eve of our supposed ominous demise than with Mexican print making superstar Artemio Rodriguez?! Ya know, so you don’t miss out or whatever. Rodriguez has been catching some notoriety around the Mexican contemporary art community for his modern twist on a classic style that celebrates this amazing culture.

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Sylvia de Swaan

Sylvia deSwaan is a Romanian-born photographer who takes beautifully melancholic pieces centering on memory and displacement – stretching beyond the boundaries of documentary photography by incorporating her personal history.

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Jason deCaires Taylor strikes again!

It’s no secret that we love Jason deCaires Taylor here at EK and not just cause of his sexy English accent. Taylor makes a comeback on our site after contacting us with his newest material, currently submersed 4m below sea surface in Cancun, Mexico. The work I mean, not the guy, though clearly he spends…

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Jason deCaires Taylor Update

We previously showcased Jason deCaires Taylor here, as well as including him in Empty Kingdom’s Top 100 of 2010. Jason recently contacted us with some new work that he’d like to share, and he is still cranking out really impressive stuff.

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