Writing

Varies in shape, form and purpose. Enjoy below. 

 
 

How 'Trigger Warning with Killer Mike' Is Breaking Stereotypes Through Playful Experimentation

A rap performance in an assisted living facility, where your youngest audience member is 65 years old. A friendly competition between the Crips and the Bloods, two of Atlanta's best-known gangs. The establishment of a new country called "New Africa." The adoption of a new religion based on a Black Messiah and a Book of Sleep.

Guitarist Brian Brasher is now behind the music of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters - ARTS ATL

If you're a rock music fan, you may have first heard of Brian Brasher as guitarist and founding member of the now defunct band Creed - a multi-platinum group considered one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Women in the arts, past, present and future: 50 years of Woodruff Arts Center - SaportaReport

By Guest Columnist LOLI LUCACIU, marketing and communications manager at The Woodruff Arts Center You can credit women for getting it all started. Back in 1905, a small group of women founded the Atlanta Arts Association, a forerunner organization that later became the Woodruff Arts Center. Then, in 1926, Mrs.

Q&A: Ruby Lal discusses her new book on Nur Jahan, empress of the Mughal Empire - ArtsATL

As a child growing up in India, Ruby Lal first heard stories about Nur Jahan from her mother, who referred to the fearless empress who killed tigers as "maharani" or "the queen of queens." Today, Ruby Lal is a professor of South Asian history at Emory University and an acclaimed historian of India's Mughal Empire.

The Photographic Portrait

Photo by Loli

Photo by Loli

The Photographic Portrait: Artistic Expression, Captured Humanity, Arrested Experience

In "The Photographic Portrait: Artistic Expression, Captured Humanity, Arrested Experience," I examine portrait photography as placed at the nexus of art theory, practice, and bodily presence in art. My thesis discusses the roles that the photographic portrait has played in the history of how we conceive of aesthetics, selfhood, and representation in photography and in art more broadly. Engaging especially with the theoretical work of Walter Benjamin and Susan Sontag, I offer new readings of "street" photography by Vivian Meier, as well as novel interpretation of well-known photographic portraits by Dorothea Lange, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and others. In these discussions, I will focus not only on the details of artworks, but I will also attempt to provide a refreshing take on familiar works and pursue new lines of thinking about their form and their significance. I further contend that the human face is a medium for communication, for expression and for the visualization of a sliver of reality. The paper will look at how two important media platforms -photojournalism and artistic photography - employ the photographic portrait to convey meaning.