St .Joseph

Documentary photographer Monica Hendricks is an artist with great interest in themes of identity, particularly within the African-American community. She also examines subcultures, counter-cultures, and various social issues. This photo essay provides a glimpse into her work. View in Lightbox by clicking any of the images. In January 2010, when I began my project on the historic cemeteries of Shreveport, Louisiana, I was curious. I wanted to know more about these sacred spaces I saw located throughout the city. I began researching, thinking that, by examining the way the deceased are cared for by the living, I could learn more about local society as aRead More →

If someone told me 8 years ago that I would be where I am today, I would not have believed them. Eight years ago, fantasy photography was the farthest thing from my mind. I began my career working as a photo lab assistant at a local photography studio. I was behind a counter serving customers and taking passport photos. Then it happened. One day, I was offered the opportunity to get behind a camera and learn real photography. I jumped at that chance. I was super nervous at first but I got the hang of it pretty quickly. At the time, I was mainly doingRead More →

Tulip BFP

The photography industry has had its share of controversies. For contemporary photographers, it may be difficult to imagine that color photography and autofocus were both highly controversial when they were first developed. It appears that those in the photography industry have always had a difficult time dealing with change. What was true then is also true now. Today, the photography industry is dealing with many new issues. Everything from the copyright implications of Pinterest to how “shoot and burn” photographers are effecting the revenue possibilities of offering prints. However, there is no greater controversy than the rise of mobile photography and the use of theRead More →