The following is a list of Photographers who are inspiring change through their Photography. As this list expands, so to will their individual coverage.
Stay tuned as we slowly reach out and interview each one of these Photographers to learn about their ideas, education, backgrounds, and approaches.
Every day we will show 3 photos via Instagram from one of these Photographers and the projects they have available.
*If the Photographers name is linked it means there is a write up about them here at Changing Optics while their projects/portfolios are linked directly
The Untouchables by Erik Ravelo is a campaign that raises awareness on the right to childhood and the factors that threaten it. Several photos depict the main issues threatening the basic dignity of children around the world: pedophilia inside religious walls, sex tourism, the civil war in Syria, free circulation of firearms, organ trafficking, obesity and nuclear pollution.
The artwork recreates the image of the cross and juxtaposes the victim and the abuser. The abuser – a threatening-looking adult (a priest, a soldier or a nuclear engineer, among others) takes the shape of a cross, and the victim – the child, is crucified on his back. The controversial choice of the cross was intended to depict both the pain carried by the victims and the factors affecting their childhood. The word “untouchables” refers to those who must be protected (the children) and those who remain unprosecuted (the abusers).
Devin Allen – Black Lives Matter / Baltimore Riots
Andrea Booher – 9/11 Museum / FEMA
Seth Casteel – Underwater Dogs
Angelica Dass – The Humanae Project
NEW* - Amara Eno - The 25 Percent
Robert Irwin - Wildlife Preservation
Mallikarjun Katakol – Dont Talk While He Drives
Seph Lawless – Abandoned America (Malls, Amusement Parks, Etc)
Olivia Locher - I Fought The Law
Yana Mazurkevich – It Happens
NEW* - Rankin - Selfie Harm
For Rankin’s latest series, Selfie Harm for M&C Saatchi’s Visual Diet project, Rankin photographed 15 teenagers & handed them the image to then edit & filter until they felt the image was ‘social media ready’. “People are mimicking their idols, making their eyes bigger, their nose smaller and their skin brighter, and all for social media likes. It’s just another reason why we are living in a world of FOMO, sadness, increased anxiety, and Snapchat dysmorphia. It’s time to acknowledge the damaging effects that social media has on people’s self-image”. – Rankin
Richard Renaldi – Touching Strangers
Eli Rezkallah - In A Parallel Universe
Pete Souza – White House Photographer / Obama Administration
NEW* - ThisIsJaneProject
Robert Yann – Babies