Artist Editions -- 2010
Produced for free distribution, Visual AIDS's Artist Edition Broadsides are a creative response to the lack of provocative and frank HIV-prevention messages in our city and nationally. The 2010 Artist Edition Broadsides include:
Play Smart trading cards were created by photographers Aaron Cobbett, inkedKenny, Greg Mitchell and Slava Mogutin; commissioned by Visual AIDS and designed by John Chaich.
Play Smart trading cards are available while supplies last in NYC at:
All Artist Edition Broadsides are free for distribution, while supplies last, at the cost of shipping and handling. For more info please contact Visual AIDS at info@visualAIDS.org.
Aaron Cobbett is an award winning Photographer/Director, well known for his highly stylized, extravagant portraits of celebrities, drag queens, go-go boys, and New York personalities. Working in his downtown NYC studio, Cobbett creates environments, costumes, hair and make-up to transform his subjects into the living inhabitants of his imagination. Aaron's work has been the subject of solo exhibits and group shows and in galleries worldwide, his stylized portraiture has appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Interview, TETU and countless other magazines, his music video projects can currently be seen on MTV, VH1 and LOGO networks. Aaron's first monograph, SuperEros was published in 2000, his second Cobbett was published in 2007.
With over 20 years in the fashion business, inkedKenny has worked on photo shoots, runway shows, special events, commercials and music videos. That experience carries through his career as a photographer. Over the past few years, he has chosen to develop his skill as a photographer and focuses on MEN. For inkedKenny, "Inspiration comes foremost from the energy I feel from the MEN I shoot... Sexy is a combination of confidence, strength, hard-edged masculinity and natural good looks. When shooting, I like to pull one's personality into the image as much as possible -- whether it's acted out or a real part of them -- my goal is to have some depth and guts in the final image." His work has been widely published and written about.
Greg Mitchell, after careers in law, teaching and acting, began taking photos in 2008. Greg is self-taught, first using only a webcam and still primarily using a point and shoot camera. Greg's artwork is represented in The Frank Moore Archive Project at Visual AIDS. His photos have been shown and published both nationally and internationally.
Siberian-born artist and writer Slava Mogutin was exiled from Russia for his queer writings and activism at the age of 21. In 1995, he was granted political asylum in the US with the support of Amnesty International and PEN American Center. He is the author of two hardcover monographs of photography, Lost Boys and NYC Go-Go, and seven books of writings published in Russian. In the past decade, Mogutin's photography and multimedia work has been exhibited internationally, including P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Museum of Art and Design in New York, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, The Haifa Museum of Art in Israel, and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC) in Spain. Mogutin's work has been featured in a wide range of publications including The New York Times, The Village Voice, Whitewall, Modern Painters, ArtUS, i-D, V, Visionaire, L'Uomo Vogue, and L'Officiel Hommes. www.slavamogutin.blogspot.com
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