Monday, May 2, 2011


Our print sale has officially begun! Click here to see the amazing photographs for sale.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Meet the Photographers.. ROUND III

Cierra moved to New York City to pursue fashion photography and will be graduating with a BFA from Parsons School of Design this May.  Her work focuses on exploring how various women portray and embody their individual sexuality within the realm of fashion.

Jeanie was born in Seattle, WA and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico.  This fall, she will be entering her senior in the BFA Photography Department at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City.Check out her blog here.

Alix Luntz
Alix H. Luntz was born in Florida and now living in New York City. Currently, she is working closely with the BoyNYC Company, an international clothing boutique, as well as creating her own work on the side.

Therese Öhrvall and Joel Jägerroos are a Swedish-Finnish photography team currently living and working in New York City. Inspired by early European cinema, Therese + Joel's work deploys character into preconceived yet seemingly spontaneous poses and contexts, referencing aesthetics of directors such as Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ignmar Bergman. 

Therese + Joel have exhibited in The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russie, Krasnoyarsk State Museum in Siberia, ISCP and FLOAT Gallery in New York City. Therese + Joel were selected as a part of 30 emerging photographers to watch of 2011 by Photo District News.

Aviva Klein is a self-taught photographer from Brooklyn, New York. Born to Russian Jewish parents, Aviva is heavily influenced by the life and cultures that intrigued her as a child growing up in Sheepshead Bay. 

Aviva has photographed musicians from Drake, Questlove, Jim Jones, Maluca Mala to pop super producer Diplo. She has also worked with Sony Music, Universal Motown, SRC Records, designer fashion house Lanvin and women’s street wear phenomenon, Violette. Aviva is currently working on a documentary project, Bandana Culture.
Christina is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from Parsons School of Design.  She currently resides in NYC.

Anthoula Lelekidis
Anthoula is a photographer with a strong interest in printmaking. A native New Yorker, Anthoula uses the landscape of her home town as a means to inform her work. Anthoula's work dissects the idea of the Archetypical through the use of found imagery, specifically familial imagery. She is an avid collector or vinyl records and mixtapes.

Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth is the head of a successful portraiture and lifestyle photography studio,  El Jones Photography. Elizabeth's projects are driven by people, ideas, strategies, and she is happiest when these concepts come together through her photographs.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Meet the Photographers Round II

Alex Thebez
Alexander was born in 1987 in Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia. A graduate of the Vancouver Film School's Film Production program in 2008 and Foundation of Visual arts in 2007, Alex's passion for storytelling is what drives his work. Alexander is currently pursuing a BFA in photography at Parsons the New School for Design.

Alison Chen is currently a graduate student at Parsons the New School for Design. She has an overactive imagination and misses those she cannot see.  Her work investigates the intersection of memory, myth, and the real through performance, video, and photography.

Genki Unno is a Japanese Seattleite, working as a computer guru at a school in Yokohama, Japan. Moonlighting as an aspiring rogue creative, he advises high school students on artistic and creative ventures in his spare time, particularly in photography, music and graphic design.

Joseph is a junior in the Photography program at Parsons the New School for Design. Hailing from the Garden State, Joe’s work addresses memories and emotional aspects tied to domestic spaces as well as the comfort, loneliness, and solemn feelings associated with home. 

Jonny is a... pretty cool guy. He can run really fast and his favorite animal is a snake, specifically the water moccasin. A sophomore in the photography program at Parsons the New School for Design, Jonny shoots primarily with medium format cameras, taking long exposure photographs of bodies of water and the surrounding environments.  

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Meet the photographers! Round I

Born and raised in Puerto Rico and a recent Parsons grad, Nikol is an avid pop culture enthusiast.  She is terribly afraid of the dark, loves cheese and absolutely adores dogs that always look like their smiling.  Her works addresses memory, beauty and nostalgia. She currently lives in the Brooklyn.

Alyssa is a senior in the photography program at Parsons The New School for Design. Her current work, which will be featured in the Senior Thesis Photography Show on view May 10-20th at Calumet Gallery, is a three year long project about her travels across the United States. While the images reflect on a personal narrative, the work also reflects the Anarchist subculture, the lifestyle, and the people it is made up of.

David Wang was born in China and moved to the United States when he was 10 years old. He he will be receiving his BFA from Parsons the New School for Design this spring, with a focus on fashion photography. His work has been featured in Kenton, and on the Vogue Italia website.

Daniel is a freelance designer and illustrator specializing in gig posters, album art work, logos and art prints. He is currently based in north-west England. 

Hannah was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1988 and moved to Beijing, China at the age of four. She moved to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design in 2006. Now a recent graduate from the photography department with a BFA, Hannah is currently working as a studio manager in Soho as well as freelancing and residing in Brooklyn.

Ivy is a 22 year old photography from Philadelphia working primarily in traditional darkroom, antiquarian, and alternative processes.

Jessica, originally from Houston Texas, is currently a student at Savannah College of Art and Design. Since 2007, she has studied at SCAD Savannah, as well as SCAD Hong Kong and in Italy. As of this June, she will have earned her BFA with a major in Photography and minor in Drawing. While editorial and journalistic themes can be seen frequently in her work, Sornson's most recent art is predominantly conceptual and showcases an evolving style that utilizes a combination of disciplines.

Joe hails from a decent area in Long Island. No, he does not fist pump. Joe will be receiving his BFA in photography from Parsons the New School for Design this spring. Joe's obsession with food, spectacle, and a touch of eroticism is what makes his work so engaging.

Veronica Rafael is from Los Angeles, California. She received her BFA in photography from Parsons the New School for Design and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Sunday, April 3, 2011



被害者の皆様に心よりお見舞い申し上げます。この度ニューヨーク、パーソンズ大学の生徒による活動、 Red Dot Relief では皆様から写真の寄付を頂き、これら写真のオンライン販売を通じ日本の支援団体への寄付を企画しております。



応募はまず、電子メールの形でお願いいたします。応募メールの本文にお名前、返信用のメールアドレス、電話番号をご記入いただき、72ppiのJPEG画像を長辺1000ピクセルの大きさで までご送信下さい。今回の応募に関しましてはお1人様5作品まで受け付けております。




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Monday, March 28, 2011

Our Awesome Poster

A dear friend/photographer/graphic artist/drinking buddy, Hannah Kuo, designed a BEAUTIFUL call for submissions posters. I encourage you to screen grab it and pass it on!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Photography Print Sale

Red Dot Relief will be holding an online photography print sale with all proceeds given to organizations that can best provide support to the affected areas. We are looking for photographers willing to donate photographs for the sale.

Guidelines for Submissions:  
- Send 5 images at 72 ppi and 1000 pixels on the longest side to
- Include your full name, telephone number, and email address in the body of the email.

*The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 15th at 11:59pm.*
*Prints are due to 66 5th Ave. 5th floor office by Friday, April 29th at 5:00pm*

For any questions regarding submissions, or if you are interest in helping Red Dot Relief, please contact us at

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Thank you for your interest in Red Dot Relief and we look forward to viewing your submissions!

The Red Dot Relief Team

Monday, March 21, 2011

Keep Watching for Japan: A Night of Film Screenings

A wonderful friend of ours, Aiko Masubuchi, is hosting a night of film screenings at Think Coffee on Mercer St. Friday, April 8th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Aiko is from Japan and would like to extend an invitation to get together to hear from others who are working to make a difference, and celebrate some Japanese cinema.
Thanks to Ian Stimler, co-founder of KIMSTIM, they will be screening shorts by Koji Yamamura, a highly acclaimed Japanese independent animator. They will most likely be screening Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor, 2003 Oscar short film nominee, Mt. Head, and a couple other shorts.

The screening will be followed by a live Skype conversation with members of My Japan Earthquake, a grassroots movement working directly with those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. They will be open to any questions you may have – a good change from some of the impersonal news we are receiving.

We hope you can make it out to show some support and looking forward to seeing you soon!

Think Coffee
248 Mercer St btwn W 4th St. & W. 3rd St.
New York, NY
7:00 - 9:00pm

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Graphic Artist/Web Designer Wanted

Red Dot Relief is looking for a NYC-based graphic artist and web designer to help build our online store, catalog, and logo.

If you, or anyone you know, may be interested, please email your name and telephone phone number to

Red Dot Relief はオンラインストアー、カタログ、そしてロゴの制作に詳しいニューヨーク在住のグラフィックアーティストとウェブデザイナーを探しています。

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Our Story

New York City based photographer, Mara Kristula-Green, grew up in Tokyo, Japan for 18 years. After viewing photographs, videos, and articles addressing the earthquakes and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11th, Mara knew the country both she and her friends and family call home needed immediate and long term relief. After speaking with high school classmates in Japan who founded My Japan Earthquake, Mara saw an opportunity to raise funds and awareness through the photographic community in the United States. With the help of photographer Kaz Senju and curator Lisa Gonzalez, Red Dot Relief was formed.

Red Dot Relief will be holding an online photographic print sale with all proceeds given to organizations that can best provide support to the affected areas. We are looking for emerging and established photographers willing to donate photographs for the print sale. More information is soon to come.

ニューヨーク在住の写真家、Mara Kristula-Green は生後3ヶ月で東京

れた。My Japan Earthquake という活動を始めた日本に在住する高校の
る決心をした。写真家、Kaz Senjuと学芸員、Lisa Gonzalez の助けの元
Red Dot Reliefは設立された。

Red Dot Reliefはインターネットを通して写真を販売し、全ての収益を信
用出来る援助団体に送る仕組みとなっている。現時点、Red Dot Relief は