Bending Minds With Photographer Rodolphe Simeon

Our recent trip to Canada brought with it many, many introductions to talented young artists… one of which was Rodolphe Simeon, who currently resides in Paris. The images shown below are from Simeon’s M-People series, a series which is heavy on makeup, concept, and androgyny — all good things when done correctly. Other galleries on Simeon’s website include a portrait study of street people, women, musicians, and miscellaneous fun characters.

Simeon doesn’t really need our help, as he has been published internationally and domestically in publications such as Esquire and Rolling Stone, but his work is definitely worth taking a look at.

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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