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PSA: VOTE! November 6, 2018

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Vote! November 6, 2018

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PSA: Smoking is NOT Glamorous!

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Smoking is NOT Glamorous!

 

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PSA: Smoking is NOT Glamorous!

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Studio News: Jameel Mohammed in Vogue!

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Jameel Mohammed: Khiry Collection featured in Vogue, September 2018

 

 

Studio News  by Tony Ward, Copyright 2018

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LEARNING CURVE

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Kudos to my former Fashion & Photography student Jameel Mohammed for being featured in the September issue of Vogue for the launch of his Khiry jewelry collection!  To see additional work by my former students at the University of Pennsylvania, click here: http://tonywardstudio.com/blog/tws-portfolio-reviews/

 

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Early Work: The College Years 1974 – 1980

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Portrait of Yousuf Karsh by Tony Ward. Copyright 1978

 

 

Early Work: The College Years 1974 – 1980

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Like many photographers during the mid-1970’s Tony Ward embraced the documentary tradition early on in his career and was very influenced by the images he saw in Life Magazine and other leading periodicals including TIME. He began to sharpen his photographic skills by photographing  people on the streets of Philadelphia, his hometown as well as people he encountered during his early travels through Canada, including a sitting with the legendary photographer, Yousuf Karsh.  He photographed Karsh at the Chateau Laurier Hotel where his studio was located in Ottawa, Canada. Karsh had a major impact on Tony Ward’s approach to portraiture and was one of the most famous portrait photographers in the world until his death at the age of 94 in 2002.  Karsh sent a letter of gratitude after receiving a print from the sitting with the young photographer on July 12, 1978.

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Yousuf Karsh Letter 1978

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This gallery represents some of Tony Ward’s earliest photographs produced during- the college years – where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Millersville University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1974-1977).  After graduating from Millersville University he immediately applied and was accepted to Graduate school at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography (1978-1979). During his college years Tony Ward also began to experiment with color photography and alternative silver processes as he learned how to manipulate traditional gelatin silver prints into one of kind works of Art. 

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To see more pictures from the Early Work by Tony Ward, click herehttp://tonyward.com/early-work/

 

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Mikala Mikrut: Change

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Portrait of Mikala Mikrut

 

Article by Mikala Mikrut, Copyright 2018

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Photography by Alex Meyer, Copyright 2018

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CHANGE

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Change is a touchy subject. Whether welcomed or not, it will find its way into your life. The only control of it we really have is how it affects us. We can learn and grow from this unexpected friend or suffer and curse it as an enemy. In my case, I’ve been hit with a multitude of changes in the past few months and I’m doing my very best to keep a positive attitude. And while I may still feel down at times, the term “fake it til you make it” definitely comes into play. At the very least I try to smile or connect to strangers in passing and every time I get a welcomed response my day gets a little bit better.
 
Socrates once said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” It is vital in our constantly developing world to remember to let go. Whether it is of anger or of things simply not going your way, holding onto negative emotions about change will always do more harm than good. It can be so difficult, especially when the healthiest change you can make is forgiving someone. But here’s the thing, we must always take care of ourselves first and foremost. To help other people in a healthy manner we must be grounded and well managed. Seeing eye dogs shouldn’t also be blind, right?
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Portrait of Mikala Mikrut

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Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up changed, and rearranged to relocate us to the place we’re meant to be. Regardless of religious beliefs, the universe certainly seems to intervene at the most inconvenient times. Our initial reaction might not be easily controlled, but we most certainly have say in how we let change make us feel in the long run. Truly, no good can come from dwelling on “the way things used to be.” The only moment we should concern ourselves with is the present. The past cannot be changed and the future cannot be controlled.

 
Change nothing and nothing changes. Why be unhappy in any aspect of your life? The world is full of opportunity and adventures. Miserable in your work life? Make time for a hobby or start the hunt for a job that better caters to your personality and needs. Red flags in your relationship? Address it and work it out through clear communication or walk away, life is too short to be with the wrong partner. Disappointed in your wardrobe that hasn’t changed in a decade? Take what you don’t need to a place that buys used clothes, donate the rest, and go to the thrift store to embrace the style you’ve been wanting.  
 
The most recent change I made was to dye my hair peach. Sadly, my hair decided it wanted to be pink instead. While I’m trying to wash it out as soon as possible to restore the pretty blonde balayage underneath, I’m doing my best to accept the compliments I receive with grace. When someone says “I like your pink hair!” I now respond with a smile and a thank you; they were just paying a compliment, not asking for its back story like my first instinct to give would be. I was looking forward to peach hair for a long time and it didn’t turn out the way I planned, but my point is that it’s okay! Big deal, plans change, outcomes aren’t always what they’re anticipated to be. I’m safe, I’m fed, I’m loved; that’s all I need. 
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Portrait of Mikala Mikrut

 

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About The Author: Mikala Mikrut is a sophomore enrolled at Southern Utah University and  summer intern at Catherine Trifliletti Design, Las Vegas. To access additional articles by Mikala Mikrut, click herehttp://tonyward.com/2018/08/mikala-mikrut-i-hope-you-read-her-eyes/
 
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