Matthew Leifheit

Photo

One Photographer's Attempt at Non-Sleazy Photos of the Female Form

Whitney Hubbs takes pictures of nude women "because it's so wrong. Because you can't do it. Because it's a cliche."
Matthew Leifheit
3.21.16
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Thomas Roma's Beautiful Photos of a Brooklyn Gay Cruising Ground

I talked to the artist about his process, what his subjects were looking for, and the complexities of photographing gay men of color as a white heterosexual man.
Matthew Leifheit
10.29.15
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Photos that Challenge Conventions of Beauty, Race, and Gender

Photographer Joseph Maida's new book examines the way global society interprets gender, fantasy, and the ways identity is performed.
Matthew Leifheit
10.6.15
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MATTE Magazine Presents: Photos That Don't Fit Anywhere

For the latest edition of <i>MATTE</i>, 20 photographers submitted work that they loved but for whatever reason, have never found a home.
Matthew Leifheit
9.18.15
Travel

Why Aren't Young Guys Going to the Gay Paradise of Key West?

The Florida island used to be a famous destination for gay men, but with homosexuality becoming more acceptable in the mainstream, do gays still need a sanctuary?
Matthew Leifheit
8.18.15
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VICE Exclusive Preview: Jaimie Warren at American Medium

Tonight at American Medium, an ambitious startup gallery in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, artist Jaimie Warren will unveil the bizarre and amazing results of her latest community art initiative.
Matthew Leifheit
8.9.15
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Aloha, New York!

This spring, my students at SVA went to the islands surrounding Manhattan in an effort to turn municipal New York into a tropical paradise.
Matthew Leifheit
7.26.15
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50 Faces of Young America

Arresting photographs by Richard Renaldi
Matthew Leifheit
7.4.15
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The Yale School of Art Is Churning Out Some Great Photographers

This year's Yale Photography MFA show, curated by Jack Pierson, opens tonight at Danziger Gallery in New York.
Matthew Leifheit
6.18.15
Photo

Gender Is Eternally Fluid in These Vintage-Looking Nude Portraits

Tonight, Rybyn Renee Hasty's "Z" is exhibiting photos that depict a spectrum of genderqueer and gender non-conforming individuals at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.
Matthew Leifheit
6.11.15
Photo School

Remembering Mary Ellen Mark, a Legendary Documentarian and Mentor to Generations of Photographers

In December, months before her death, I talked to the photographer about what makes a good photo and her teaching process.
Matthew Leifheit
5.28.15
Film

Watch Transphobia Fuel an Angry, Violent Mob in Myrtle Beach

In a short new film by Alli Coates, performance artist Signe Pierce saunters through a touristy boardwalk in South Carolina dressed in stripper garb. She&#39;s propositioned, berated, and ultimately attacked.
Matthew Leifheit
4.23.15
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