I will not be attending this year's It's That's Nice - Here 2017 event, but it hasn't stopped me from fanning out over their dope list of speakers this year. Two artists I've been following for while now are photographer Juno Calypso and photographer and art director Carlota Guerrero.
About Carlota Guerrero
Barcelona-based Carlota shot to fame this summer after producing the artwork for Solange’s acclaimed album A Seat at the Table. “The album has a very strong message about black community, and I had to learn a lot and help her translate such strong messages in a beautiful and clear visual language,” says Carlota.
Her dreamy, ethereal images are empowering and emotive and provide an acute sense of beauty whether she is photographing people or inanimate objects. Carlota signed to WeFolk earlier this year and has shot for POP, Nylon and Coeval magazine. Her work displays a quietly assured approach to image making that is at once calm and powerful.
About Juno Calypso
Photographer Juno Calypso’s star has continued to rise over the past 12 months. Her work explores ideas of femininity and seduction through self-portraits of her alter-ego Joyce. Juno’s series of images taken in the Honeymoon Hotel in Pennsylvania were a captivating, intimate and unsettling portrait of a fictional stranger.
Since 2012 Juno has picked up a slew of awards including, most recently a Foam Talent award and she was selected as one of It’s Nice That’s inaugural Ones to Watch in 2016. Her work has appeared on the cover of the FT Weekend Magazine, AnOther Magazine, and The British Journal of Photography.