Portraits by Kwaku Alston, Nadav Kander, and Art Streiber published in Communication Arts’ new photo annual

For your viewing pleasure: scenes of summer. Enjoy the long weekend!


Kwaku Alston photographs Maj. Dan Rooney for Experience Life cover story


Stockland Martel photographers donate images to event benefitting Angelenos living in poverty

We’re very proud to announce that nine of our photographers have donated their work to a private benefit supporting LIFT: LA, an organization that helps people living in poverty. “LIFT: ART” will take place from 6 to 9 PM this Thursday at Quixote Studios, 1011 North Fuller Dr., in West Hollywood and will feature images […]

Kwaku Alston to talk “Fatherhood” tomorrow night at the Apple store in Santa Monica

A few years ago, celebrity photographer Kwaku Alston learned that he and his wife would soon be welcoming their first child. As he documented the pregnancy and then his newborn son, Kwaku became inspired to explore fatherhood as a subject. Tomorrow, Kwaku and writer/editor Adam Kulakow will be at the Apple store on Santa Monica’s […]

In honor of the end of summer: six photos that celebrate the year’s most free-spirited season


Kwaku Alston photographs First Lady Michelle Obama for the cover of Essence

. .

From the archives: the Dark Room Collective photographed by Kwaku Alston

Back in 1996, Kwaku Alston photographed the Dark Room Collective, a group of African-American poets—founded by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Sharan Strange—that ignited a literary movement. The New Yorker published one of his portraits of the collective at the time (in its June 24, 1996, issue), and this week, another image from that session appears in […]

Kwaku Alston’s “On White” series displayed at E! Entertainment in Los Angeles

E! Entertainment Television in Los Angeles recently exhibited select celebrity portraits from Kwaku Alston‘s “On White” series. The photos were taken with a Deardorf 8×10 film camera that dates back to the 1960s, Kwaku explains at his blog, Art of Studio. “To produce this ongoing series, I time traveled down the road of legendary photographers […]

Kwaku Alston photographs Oprah, Michael B. Jordan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Forest Whitaker for the cover of Essence

The March issue of Essence celebrates what proved to be a triumphant year for African Americans in cinema, from Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Fruitvale Station to 12 Years a Slave‘s Best Picture win at the Oscars. Late last year, the magazine asked Kwaku Alston to photograph some of the key players who helped make […]


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,018 other followers