About Jeannette Viens

Jeannette Viens is pursuing her Ph.D. in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, with an emphasis on strategic public relations. She obtained a Master of Arts (Honours) in International Relations from the University of St Andrews in 2015. Jeannette has written for organizations such as Space for Arts, Grassroot Diplomat, and Pink Pangea.

Sally Singer: Behind the Scenes

Sally Singer, Vogue’s Creative Digital Director, is a master in storytelling, finding new ways to provoke our imagination and capture our attention. Singer has an impressive resume of professional experience including  the London Review of Books and British Vogue. She first joined the American Vogue in 1999, working as a fashion news and features director, transitioned to T: The New York Times Style Magazine in 2010, then returned to Vogue as their Creative Digital Director. Singer has fostered creativity to continually shape the way fashion exists in our world.

Photo by Paul Jasmin

What have been some of your career highlights?

A couple of years ago when Chelsea Manning was released from the penitentiary, my colleague Jordan Bikham and I created and sent her a capsule wardrobe for when she exited prison. Given that she was imprisoned before announcing […]

By | September 23rd, 2019|Interviews|0 Comments

Joe Pugliese: Documenting Our Times

Joe Pugliese has photographed scientists, authors, performers, creative geniuses, and everyday people and documented their fascinating stories. His photographs of prominent and prosaic peoples have garnered recognition and respect, such as earning him the APA National 2018 Photo Contest “Best of Show.” Space for Arts was fortunate to speak with Joe in between his travels to capture the culture and stories of our time.

What has been a favorite part of your career?

I think meeting people in the public eye – not so much celebrities, but people who are doing interesting things that are culturally or technologically ahead of their time. Steve Jobs stands out in my mind as an example. I was lucky to meet him, and in a normal world he would still be with us, making all sorts of inventions. That situation reminds me how important it is […]

By | September 9th, 2019|Interviews|0 Comments

Miranda Penn Turin Reveals the Epic – Part I

With an intention to reveal the epic, Miranda Penn Turin has captured the heroic, the beautiful, and the humanity in her photographs regardless of where she is in the world. A specialist in portraits, fashion, and beauty, her clients include Coty, Max Factor, Sony, Universal, Bloomingdales, Fox, Warner Bros. Records, Converse, Conde Nast, the Four Seasons, Chase, MTV and many others. Her images of the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu provide the cover art for the New York Times top ten bestseller The Book of Joy. She currently works with Voices 4 Freedom, a humanitarian organization combating human trafficking. She will be sharing her stories and insights in the upcoming “An Evening with Miranda Penn Turin.”

This is the first article in a two-part series with Miranda Penn Turin, focusing on her insights to the industry.

What are the biggest challenges […]

By | August 28th, 2019|Interviews|0 Comments

Sophy Holland: Connections Through the Camera

With over 12 years of experience in the fashion, advertising, and film industry, Sophy Holland is a photographer and director who captures the humanity in all of her projects. Alongside her photography for many globally recognized brands, she made her directorial debut with  ‘Brace’, the short educational film supporting gay & trans youth against gang violence in London. Holland continued to direct a mixture of advertising and humanitarian oriented film projects, including:  ‘Illustrated Man’ and ‘Unravelling the Pink Ribbon’ which explore the history of tattoo culture and the history of the BCRF and BCA fight against breast cancer, respectively.

You’re well known for these personal passion projects that connect the power of photography and film with humanitarian issues. What inspires you in these instances?

For me, it’s not even about inspiration per se. When you’re a natural humanitarian or empathetic, then these […]

By | August 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mathieu Young: Meaningfully Specific

Mathieu Young defines being an artist and an entrepreneur. As a photographer, he has shot for Amazon, AmEx, AT&T, Bose, Bank of America, Folgers, HBO, Marriott, Netflix, Petfinder, and Paramount Studios. He run a pop up music and dinner series in collaboration with the California State Parks Department called Kensington Presents. Additionally, he is the founder of Art of Freelance, an accelerator for creatives. Space for Arts was lucky to be able to speak with Mathieu about his experiences, owning a studio, and being strategic in the changing photography industry.

How did you land the American Express account?

A tiny bit before landing the account, I was mostly doing entertainment photography. I had been photo assisting people who did entertainment, so I just sort of followed and landed into it without consideration. It was a thing I knew. Then I made a […]

By | August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pamela Littky’s Look at the World

Pamela Littky’s photography captures the well-known surprising and vulnerable moments that can be both disarming and intimate. In the same breath, she is using her unique eye to document the less glamorous but equally compelling components of American culture. Littky has released two monographs: Vacancy and The Villa Bonita. Additionally, she and her work have been recognized with awards and honors including the 2016 PDN Selected Image; One Shot: One World Honorable Mentions in 2014 for Kid Cudi, Blue Bus, Steve Martin, and Middle of Nowhere; and Communication Arts Honorable Mention in 2011, to name a few. Littky will be sharing stories with Todd Heughens at APA’s upcoming “An Evening With” series, sponsored by Space for Arts.

What have been your career highlights to date?

The first one that always comes to mind when asked this question is when I photographed Oprah, which I’m sure will probably seem obvious for […]

By | July 24th, 2019|Interviews|0 Comments

Travis Keyes: Pursuit of Photography

After a career in the nightlife and entertainment industry, Travis Keyes forged a new path, finding fulfillment in photography. He has worked with clients such as Sony, Airbnb Plus, the Clinton Foundation, and the Philadelphia 76ers. His commitment to photography goes beyond his in-demand aesthetic. As Chairman of the Board APA/NY- American Photographic Artists, Travis is just as focused on his work behind the scenes to help build the photography community and give back to the industry. SfA was fortunate to hear his stories, advice, and insight.

A self portrait of Travis Keyes

Why is it important to give back to the industry?

As human beings, we thrive on music, art, and culture. When times are dark and questionable, art becomes a very important escape outlet. Like music it has […]

By | July 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Victoria Granof: Flavorful Photography

Victoria Granof is the original food stylist and an artiste extraordinaire. Trained in both the visual arts and classical culinary skills from none other than Le Cordon Bleu, her keen eye for design, color, and texture has created memorable collaborations with some of the world’s best-known photographers, directors, and celebrities. Along with her visual style, she has a way with words and has authored her own cookbooks: Chickpeas and Sweet Sicily.

What makes your job fun?

I get to create and be around food. I also love the collaborative process and working with different creative individuals all the time.

What is your creative process, especially given your love of the collaborative process?

I am a little bit more diverse in what I do than […]

By | May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marcel Saba Shares the Agent Perspective

Photo by (c) Ben Baker

Marcel Saba is the founder of Redux Pictures, an award winning New York based commercial and editorial agency with photographers located around the world. Redux artists have photographed portraits of world leaders, CEOs, politicians, athletes and celebrities. They have documented everything from social issues to global issues.

Regular Redux editorial clients include; Afar, Politico, Fortune, ESPN, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, Stern, Paris Match, New York Magazine, Bloomberg, CNN, Reader’s Digest, Time Magazine, People, Rolling Stone & AARP to name a few.

Marcel has served as both President and board member for the Eugene Smith Foundation. He has also served as a faculty member of the International Center of Photography. Recently, he joined the Space for […]

By | April 25th, 2019|Interviews|0 Comments

Ellie Pritts: Colorful Collaboration

Photo of Ellie Pritts by Sela Shiloni

Ellie Pritts’ imaginative perspective and polychromatic aesthetic is a powerful artistic expression that deserves and has garnered marvel and attention. Her online presence has equally captivated a multitude of audiences not only through her own Instagram account @elliepritts, but also through the world’s first collaborative photography app, Hippo, which she founded in 2016 before moving on to help launch Apple’s official Instagram account, @apple. She recently joined the Space for Arts team.

What are your favorite stories across your career?

As a photographer, I have shot a lot of musicians and continue to work with many of them, some whom are famous and some who are not. One of my favorite memories was when I was working for the […]

By | April 18th, 2019|Interviews|0 Comments