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The Story Is in the Roots: The Photography of Hansel Mieth

Guest Post by Iris Jamahl Dunkle 

I first encountered the photographer Hansel Mieth at the Sonoma County Museum in 2015 while I was researching and writing a biography about Jack London’s wife, Charmian Kittredge London. Mieth and her husband Otto Hagel moved to Sonoma County in 1941, inspired by their favorite writer, Jack London.read more.

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Jacqueline Stewart Protects & Illuminates the Black Experience

This week, FF2 Media is celebrating the 2021 winners of the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants!

Also known as MacArthur Fellows, these extraordinary recipients are awarded $625,000 as an investment in their potential. Each fellow has branched out either creatively or scientifically to earn this grant and has been nominated and selected by an anonymous board that believes in their originality and insight.read more.

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Caitlin Kuhwald Creates Magical Portraits of Classic Film Stars

Have you scanned the Criterion Classic DVD collection lately? Notice the wonderfully designed new covers? Many of them are recent commissions by working illustrators!

After reading about illustrator Caitlin Kuhwald on Facebook recently, I reached out for an interview. Turns out she’s already done eight film covers for Criterion (as well as one internal illustration).… read more.

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Nicole Fleetwood Curates ‘Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration’

This week, FF2 Media is celebrating the 2021 winners of the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants!

Also known as MacArthur Fellows, these extraordinary recipients are awarded $625,000 as an investment in their potential. Each fellow has branched out either creatively or scientifically to earn this grant, and has been nominated and selected by an anonymous board who believes in their originality and insight.read more.

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Jordan Casteel: Painting ‘Genius’ Captures Humanity in Portraiture

This week, FF2 Media is celebrating the 2021 winners of the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants!

Also known as MacArthur Fellows, these extraordinary recipients are awarded $625,000 as an investment in their potential. Each fellow has branched out either creatively or scientifically to earn this grant and has been nominated and selected by an anonymous board that believes in their originality and insight.read more.

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Forever de Young: Judy Chicago’s Pyrotechnic ‘Atmospheres’

Fall colors abound every autumn, swirling around in the air as they dance making shapes visible and invisible. And, for visitors to — or lucky viewers of —  San Francisco’s de Young Museum this Saturday, October 16 (6 pm),  fall will also bring an additional riot of color . . . in smoke art! As a part of  Judy Chicago: A Retrospective, the artist’s current exhibition is marked with a free performance of one of her pyrotechnic “Atmospheres.”read more.

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