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Lex Dodson

in Detroit, MI

Hiatus & Retrospective

PRESENTED ON APR 30, 2019
IN DETROIT @ VOL 37

As an editorial photographer, Lex Dodson explores worlds and tell stories through the lens of his cameras. These detailed worlds give him inspiration & teach him lessons in emotion, personalities, and in capturing the moments of his subjects.

He specializes in portrait and action photography and believes in adapting his approach to each subject. Taking more time to learn the lessons in new school ways he pushes the boundaries of his camera in each shot to get closer to the action.

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Photography Stories

BY PETRA RAINER
@ VOL 2 ON APR 25, 2013

Petra Rainer's photos tell stories, whisper details and show the marks of life. She photographs people and tells us some stories behind those photographs in her presentation.

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Contained Stories

BY NIKKI BISENIEKS
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 16, 2013

Nikki Bisenieks received her first camera at age 7; since then, photography has been her medium of choice to capture the stories happening around her. Here she gives us a short survey of her photography, including her choice of subjects and preference for film. 

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A Southern Original

BY MARGARET WARREN
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 08, 2014

Margaret Warren speaks about her father, self-dubbed "Earl the Pearl", a photojournalist fascinated by the art of smoking and portraiture. 

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My Colors Throughout the Years

BY LETICIA DIAZ
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 23, 2016

With her presentation, Artist and Professor Letty Diaz takes us on a small trip through her 36 years of art with a discussion of past and present work. Letty's work is primary photographic using live models to create dynamic portraiture. Much of the work is personal - focusing on her own children and students as the subjects.

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The Adventures of Jace, a photo odyssey featuring an action figure I have from the game Magic the Gathering

BY KATIE BOYER
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Katie Boyer is the head of Teen Services at the Benton Harbor Public Library. She is also the creator of an online photo odyssey, dubbed The Adventures of Jace, featuring Jace, an action figure have from the game 'Magic the Gathering'.

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Uncommon Portraiture

BY MIKE LOPEZ
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Mike Lopez brings a unique blend of portraiture with stylized versions of the traditional native hairdress go give his portraits a unique borderland flavor.

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Photography to Inspire Action

BY MATILDE SIMAS
@ VOL 25 ON JAN 09, 2019

Matilde Simas is an award-winning documentary photographer. Her work has brought her around the world, where to explore the theme of human rights and the resilience of human beings. 

Matilde’s ongoing documentary portrait series “Faces Behind Atrocity” is about survivors of labor trafficking, sex trafficking, and forced marriage, and was created for a United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons campaign. “Faces Behind Atrocity” has received numerous international awards.

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The Portraiture Paradox

BY BEN FRISCH
@ VOL 2 ON APR 11, 2019

Ben Frisch has been an artist since the age of 2. He sold his first drawing to a classmate in grade 6 and he was hooked. Art as a career can be a challenging path to take especially as a portrait artist and that pursuit dominated his 20’s. Although Ben had many ups and downs, that dream never came to fruition. His passion for portraiture was put on a shelf and now at 36, he has not made art for a long time. It’s sad to think that dream may have died but in hindsight, Ben now sees the paradox that plagued him. This is the story of Ben's career as a portrait artist and why he was doomed to fail.

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From Hastings With Love, Portraiture as a process of self-discovery, creating identities and telling our stories

BY ROSSANA LEAL
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 18, 2019

Rossana Leal is the Director of the Hastings and Rother Refugee Buddying Project and WOMA Women of The Year 2019. She explores the role of portraiture and photography in creating our own stories, remembering the people we encountered and the places that saw us grow and evolve.