Bulgarian photographer Eugenia Maximova on life & modern kitsch

Bulgarian photographer Eugenia Maximova on life & modern kitsch

Marjola Rukaj for Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/OBC) Ruse, BULGARIA, EASTERN EUROPE: Eugenia Maximova has entered hundreds of houses in the Balkans, asking only one thing: show me the kitchen. Eugenia Maximova is one of the most interesting representatives of Balkan and Eastern-European contemporary photography. Born in Ruse, a small city in […]

Sri Lankan women photojournalists take women 'out of the box'

Sri Lankan women photojournalists take women 'out of the box'

Manori Wijesekera for Global Press Institute Sri Lanka – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/GPI) Colombo, SRI LANKA, SOUTHERN ASIA: “The way women are being visually portrayed in Sri Lanka is something that has to be questioned,” says Liz Fernando, a photographer and visual artist in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital. Fernando sees two common trends in the visual […]

"I’m going to paint my people," says Native artist Deborah Spears Moorehead

"I’m going to paint my people," says Native artist Deborah Spears Moorehead

Hannah Ellman for Cultural Survival – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/CS) Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Deborah Spears Moorehead, an artist from the Seaconke, Pokanoket, Wampanoag, Narragansett, Pequot, Mohawk, and Nipmuc Tribal Nations in New England, has been drawing since she can remember. “The Creator chose me to have the talent to be an artist. I started […]

Ancient Hopi & Apache artifacts returned to rightful owners

Ancient Hopi & Apache artifacts returned to rightful owners

Lys Anzia – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Annenberg Foundation Vice President and Director Gregory Annenberg Weingarten announced that the Annenberg Foundation has purchased 24 sacred Native American artifacts from an auction house in Paris – totaling $530,000 – for the sole purpose of returning them to their rightful owners. Twenty-one […]

Where opera & abolitionist heroine Harriet Tubman meet

Where opera & abolitionist heroine Harriet Tubman meet

Richard Paul for VOA – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/VOA) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: A new opera, written by a second-generation Nigerian-American, tells the story of Harriet Tubman, who, a century-and-a-half ago, escaped from slavery and led others to freedom. When Nkeiru Okoye was a little girl, she spent a lot of time shuttling between the […]

Free arts instruction improves shattered lives in Mexico City

Free arts instruction improves shattered lives in Mexico City

Mayela Sanchez for GPI – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/GPI) Mexico City, MEXICO, AMERICAS: The last time that Julieta Ángel exercised was when she was a student. Now, the 72-year-old practices yoga twice a week at the Fábrica de Artes y Oficios de Oriente, a center that has brought arts and culture to one of the most […]

Susannah Ray lets her camera capture surfers & survival post Hurricane Sandy (U.S.)

Susannah Ray lets her camera capture surfers & survival post Hurricane Sandy (U.S.)

Carolyn Weaver for VOA – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/VOA) New York, N.Y., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: New York isn’t often thought of as a beach town, but the city’s southeastern edge is all coastline. Surfing aficionados can get on the subway train in Times Square with their surfboards, and be riding the waves off the Rockaways peninsula […]