Koury Angelo Looks At The World Fresh Through The Eyes Of An iPhone!

Redefine’s newest photographic contributor, Koury Angelo, had his first California solo show opening last night at the Loft 910 Gallery in the Santiago Art District. In a similar way to how the invention of the Polaroid changed the face of art photography, iPhone photography is now beginning to emerge as its own niche market; the ability of the iPhone to capture colors in a dramatic, yet grainy, way is unique.

Angelo’s statement on his solo show is as follows:

This photographic installation consists only of images I’ve taken using the iPhone as my camera. This new found freedom to explore and create has led me to some wonderful discoveries within the medium.

www.kouryangelo.com
www.santiagoartdistrict.com

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) 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.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

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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