Michael Cina

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What was your first introduction to art? All throughout my life, I have sketched on notebooks. I was a doodler in elementary school and I always redrew logos. My parents enrolled me in one semester of art school at the … Continue reading

Nuala O’Donovan

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Tell us about yourself. I started off in Ireland, moved to the UK, and finished off with a degree in 3D design. Then I went back to architectural design. I really love physically creating art, and I was able to … Continue reading

Gemma Topliss

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Your work is predominately illustration-based. What is it about drawing that you love? I’ve always found drawing to be the most effective way for me to communicate and express my ideas. As a child, it was something I did to … Continue reading

Menno Aden

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Do you remember your first camera? It was a Minolta that I borrowed. I did a lot of black-and-white photography because with the hard contrasts those pictures looked very dramatic. After a while, I realized that color photography makes it … Continue reading

Zachary Smith

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What was your first introduction to photography? I was pretty young. My parents let me use their bad point-and-shoot camera a lot. It was fun to make something instantly; back then it was film. You realize that you’re creating something. … Continue reading

Stanislava Pinchuk

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You were born in Kharkov but reside in Melbourne. Does your culture bear an influence in your own artwork? Of course. I think that’s inevitable. But right now – I’m not sure if either place is directly influencing what I … Continue reading

Shakeil Greeley

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What’s your major at school? I’ve been studying Visual Studies since the first day that I got here at Penn. I’m a senior now, but I don’t have any particular focus within visual studies. All of my ideas stem from … Continue reading

Christo Dagorov

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You were born in Bulgaria. What is unique about the art in Bulgaria? Bulgaria is on the threshold to the Orient, which means many different cultural influences have shaped the Country during the past. The country is so varied, regarding … Continue reading

Federico Babina

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Why illustration, of all branches of art? I think that in any art form, we can find the the presence and many connections with other forms of artistic expression. When I make an illustration, in a certain way I paint, I … Continue reading

Ethan Jones

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What is it about photography that you love? I love how photography can elicit empathy, and as a photographer I’m most excited to make work that engages with that notion on some level. I also love how photography often gives … Continue reading

David Rodriguez

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I’m very excited to speak to you about your work today and I’m thankful that Ani [Katz] urged me to reach out. How do you two know each other? She was in the same graduate photography program with me. She, … Continue reading

Annabel Blue

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Are you a student? I’m seventeen and in Year 12, which is the last year of high school in Australia. Do you have an idea of what you’ll study in uni? I want to be a photojournalist. For that, I … Continue reading