Feature Shoot showcases the work of international emerging and established photographers who are transforming the medium through compelling, cutting-edge projects. With contributing writers from all over the world and a wide range of interests, we feature contemporary work in all genres of photography: fine art, documentary, portrait, still life, landscape and more. We believe that photography is a powerful mode of storytelling, and try to share works that have a strong narrative vision. Started in 2008 by Alison Zavos, Feature Shoot has now amassed an archive of over 3,000 posts of exceptional photography from around the globe.
In addition to running daily posts about new and ongoing photographic series, we also run exclusive interviews with artists, themed group shows and reviews of current exhibitions. We have a strong sense of professional integrity, and contact each photographer before publishing our features to ensure that our content aligns with their artistic vision.
Aside from the daily blog, Feature Shoot stays active in the creative community through social media. We invite photographers to take over our Instagram feed, every 3 days showing another glimpse of the world from the center of Manhattan to the wooded lakes of Norway. On Tumblr, we share fascinating photographic works from the vast Feature Shoot archives and around the web as curated by Berlin-based photographer Beto Ruiz Alonso.
We hope you find the site engaging, enjoyable and above all else, inspiring.
The desk of Alison Zavos, Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Alison Zavos is the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Feature Shoot and a photography curator. Over the past few years, Zavos has curated numerous shows. In the summer of 2010, she curated Sea Change, a group show as part of the Wassaic Summer Festival. As part of Photoville NYC 2012, Zavos co-curated a group exhibition entitled Underage, which featured work by six young photographers. Come Together, a Beatles-themed exhibit, was at FotoWeekDC in November of 2012, and Anew: Seeing Beauty in Everyday Objects was shown at the United Photo Industries gallery in Brooklyn, NY in December, 2012. As part of Photoville NYC 2013, she curated Fruitland, a collection of strange still life photographs of fruit by 20 international photographers.
She is also an active member of the photography community, reviewing portfolios for numerous organizations and speaking on various panels discussing topics such as the impact of new media, marketing, press and photography blogs.
Prior to running Feature Shoot full time, Zavos worked as a photo editor. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband Zolton and daughter Avalon.
The desk of Jenna Garrett, Editor
Jenna Garrett is Feature Shoot’s Editor as well as a visual artist and photographer. After graduating from the London College of Communication with an MA in Fine Art Photography, she has shown in exhibitions in the United States and across Europe. Her current work The Public Profile Project is an ongoing exploration of Internet subcultures and phenomena. Aside from writing for Feature Shoot, she is the curator of the photography blog Particulr.co. Jenna can also ride a unicycle, but is only successful at this when traveling in a straight line.
The desk of Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein, Editorial Assistant
Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein is an arts blogger and avid collector of still images. She studied photography and art history at Sarah Lawrence College. Since graduating, she has written for the feminist BUST Magazine blog and arts blog Beautiful/Decay. She hopes to pursue a Master’s in art education in the coming year. In the meantime, she can be found photographing and writing stories about the small, delightful things that make up her world: her stuffed animals, her antique furniture and her fiancé’s toothbrush. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and Ellyn hopes someday to write those words.