Photo Poet Camilo Gonzalez Barragán

BIO Camilo Gonzalez Barragan BIO Camilo Gonzalez Barragan is an independent artist from Bogotá, Colombia, who studied film and TV at the UNITEC University Corporation of Colombia. He found interest in analog photography as a means to develop his ideas and tell his stories while working on audiovisual projects. Cinema, music and painting have been his inspiration to illustrate his […]

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Photo Poets Retrospective

Photo poets launched in November 2021, featuring the work of emerging artist Vivica Satterwhite, whose work was on the cover! Since then we have featured nine artists in print, ranging from hobbyists to professionals, with styles ranging from documentary, photojournalism and architectural-based work. Each photographer states their own definition of a photo poet, taking the title and making it their […]

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Photo Poets: Paul Markowicz

Photo Poets is a quarterly street photography feature curated by Aja Joi Grant. The featured photographer in Winter 2023 is Paul Markowicz. Paul Markowicz has had his photography on display in The Robert Thürmer People’s Art Show at The Galleries at Cleveland State University, Cleveland Print Room, doubting thomas Gallery, Rant! Gallery, Lakewood Art Studios and in the Cleveland Photo […]

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Photo Poets: Mansa L. Bey

Photo Poets is a street photography feature curated by Aja Joi Grant. The Fall 2023 Photo Poet is Mansa L. Bey. Mansa L Bey is a Moorish-American poet and mixed media folk artist from Cleveland. Centering the experience and expressions of identity and indigeneity, Bey’s passion for the oral tradition of griot-style spoken word and visual poetry converge to display […]

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Photo Poets: Arfil Pajarillaga

Arfil Pajarillaga is a multimedia artist based in Cleveland. Over years of cultivating his practice in photography, working primarily with analog processes, his work gravitates towards documenting the relationships that coexist within environments. Whether between people, or a subject in nature and its surroundings, he actively works to document the beauty and magic that occurs within everyday life. “How do […]

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Photo Poets: Stephen Shaum

Photo Poets Street Photography curated by Aja Joi Grant Photographer: Stephen Shaum, owner of Bike Courier Perfect, @bikecourierperfect Bio: Committed to living, working, and playing by bike. Searching for life on the margins of presupposed, prepackaged experiences. Being in tune to the city’s flow. Photography styles: Architectural, Documentary Multidisciplinary photographer working in digital media, utilizing a mirrorless Sony camera. Notice […]

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Photo Poets: Braxton Taylor

“How do you interpret the title, Photo Poet?” – Aja “To be a photo poet, is to be someone who can capture a moment with the intention of telling a story in the final product.” – Braxton From the hood to the woods and everywhere in between, Braxton Taylor’s photography reflects on his personal exposure to an array of everchanging […]

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Photo Poets: Jef Janis

My love for photography began at the age of fifteen when my high school art teacher at John Hay suggested that I take photos so that I would have content to draw in class. I began at that point walking my neighborhood, creating images of everything that caught my eye. I was most drawn to creating images of people, either […]

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