“Down a Stream” by Photographer Jenica Heintzelman

Jenica Heintzelman is a Guatemalan-American photographer born and raised in a suburb of Orlando, Florida and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. A recent MFA grad from the Hartford Art School’s International Limited-Residency program, Heintzelman explores themes of vulnerability, familial relationships and healing with her work.  Her most recent series and photobook, “Down a Stream,” explores mind-body interventions such as hypnotherapy and restorative contact as modalities for healing from trauma. “Stemming from my own participation in these therapies, I became fascinated with the role of performance and belief in the…

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The Wolf House: A Horror Film Plunges into the Disturbing Mind of a Child through a Blend of Stop-Motion Animation and Murals

 Animation #Chile #film #horror #movies #murals #stop motion #video January 12, 2021 Grace Ebert Joaquín Cociña and Cristóbal León descend into the psychologically disturbing world of a child escaped from religious fanatics in their feature-length film The Wolf House. Layered with audio of unsettling voices and the quiet mutterings of a young girl, the grotesque animation seamlessly blends horror and documentary as it recounts some of the tragedies of the Colonia Dignidad, the post-World War II colony that was established by Germans and Chileans under the dictatorial rule of General…

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An Intimate Photographic Series Glimpses the Lives of the Children Who Fish in Ghana’s Lake Volta

 Photography #books #fishing #Ghana #human trafficking #lakes January 12, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Jeremy Snell, courtesy of Setanta Books, shared with permission Blanketing much of Ghana’s landscape is Lake Volta, an artificial reservoir with the largest surface area in the world. The enormous body of water spans from the southern part of the African country through the northern region and is contained by the Akosombo Dam, which generates much of the nation’s electricity. Despite the stunning environment and rich surrounding landscape, the lake has a sinister side…

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