Samantha Lyn Aasen. 23. BFA from IUPUI. MFA candidate for Arizona State University.
This series explores issues surrounding young women in their transformation from adolescence to womanhood. It seeks to address ideas that begin at birth and continue throughout their adult life, such as misinformation on sexuality and their own bodies, to gendered expectations of what’s ‘right’ and ‘wrong’. A mixture of still lives and self portraits, these images become isolated in a hot pink, hyperbolic world, setting out to represent this constructed culture for young women.
Shot with a Hasselblad, Portra 160.
Hey all! I need to liven up my dash! Reblog if you post about:
- LGBT issues
- gender/gender roles
- social justice
I’m a new blog looking to create a safe space to discuss all of these things! If you follow, I will follow back, promise!
Detroit Free Press, Federal government books $41.3 billion in profits on student loans. (via futurejournalismproject)
This system needs to change. These days the only thing a college education can guarantee is a boatload of debt, with the promise of employment in your field frequently seen as a pipe dream. The careers for which I am preparing my students can frequently be filled by self-taught entrepreneurs, making college seem even less important.
Too Pretty To Be Sad - The Performance - Roisin Nugent and Amrita Bhattacharjee
This is a piece I did for University based on cat calling and street abuse. I worked with the poet/performer to create a performance based around her own piece.
The super awesome Roisin! <3
Anderson Cooper saving a boy in Haiti during a shooting. A slab of concrete was dropped of the boys head.
Anderson fucking Cooper, everyone.
Some journalists like to be strictly observers. they don’t intervene, they don’t participate. they just document what they see, even if what they see is terrible. But the way I see it, journalists don’t exist in a vacuum. They are human beings, living and working in a very human environment. And that humanity is essential in relating to their stories. When you lose your humanity, you lose any kind of journalistic integrity you have left.
I love this man.
i love my silverfox ever more