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by Katherine Yaksich

BEAUTY, BALANCE, AND GRACE | World Premiere in Paris, France   My film  Beauty, Balance, and Grace  featuring JR and NYC Ballet principal dancer Lauren Lovette, will premiere at the Paris Short Film Festival in Paris, France on 5.5.16 at 10 PM. I’m very excited to take this film out into the world and hope you can join me at the Paris screening in a few weeks!  Tickets and info here:   http://www.psff.eu    Trailer coming soon…

BEAUTY, BALANCE, AND GRACE | World Premiere in Paris, France

My film Beauty, Balance, and Grace featuring JR and NYC Ballet principal dancer Lauren Lovette, will premiere at the Paris Short Film Festival in Paris, France on 5.5.16 at 10 PM. I’m very excited to take this film out into the world and hope you can join me at the Paris screening in a few weeks!

Tickets and info here: http://www.psff.eu

Trailer coming soon…

by Katherine Yaksich

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”   

- Martin Luther King, Jr.  

#mlkday #millionsmarch  

(at New York, New York)

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

#mlkday #millionsmarch

(at New York, New York)

by Katherine Yaksich

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2015 | A Year in Review

Greetings from Costa Rica! Costa Rica has been on my bucket list for quite some time so it’s wonderful to be relaxing and writing here as 2015 comes to a close. This year has been one of the most fulfilling and memorable years and looking back I am grateful and my heart is full.

One of the major highlights this year was my time as Photographer in Residence onboard the M/S Expedition ship in Antarctica twice this year, at the end and the beginning of the Antarctic season. It has been my long time dream to visit Antarctica ever since I was in 4th grade, and Antarctica forever changed me and left an impression on me. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced so much raw, untouched beauty, and Antarctica is out of this world and like no other place on earth. Antarctica was also my 7th and final continent. It’s crazy that I was there just 11 days ago!

I also had a blast and learned a lot freelancing for The New York Times, and working on the JR art piece that graced the cover of the New York Times Magazine, Walking New York issue. New York continues to surprise me, and I’m lucky to call it home.

This year I spent over 6 months on the road, which was exciting, tiring, and difficult at times. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to travel and create some of my most cherished memories with some of my loved ones and dear friends this year. I am reminded that life is about relationships and building community and making moments with the people that you love. 

Next year I’m excited to do an extended residency in Berlin and visit South Georgia and Antarctica again onboard the M/S Expedition.

Thanks for following along and for allowing me to share some of my images and stories this year. I’m thankful for my clients, loved ones, and friends who support me and allow me to do what I love everyday. Wishing you love, light, and peace in 2016 and beyond.

The photos above are my top 10 of 2015, curated out of 40,000 images, with captions below.

All My Best,

Reuben

1. Josefina, “Man on Wire” redefined, Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

2. A morning filled with 400 billion suns, the rising of the Milky Way over the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile

3. Breaching humpback whale, Antarctica

4. Hiking Neko Harbor, Antarctica

5. Iceberg, Antarctica

6. Antarctic light bounce

7. Breaching great white shark, South Africa

8. Recently circumcised junior Maasai warriors, Tanzania

9.  Iceberg, Antarctica

10. 12:50 AM, Camping on Rongé Island, Antarctica

by Katherine Yaksich

Behind the scenes photo of the @jr piece we pasted for the cover of #nytimesmagazine with @joshuabgeyer  

 Check out “Beyond the Making of Our Walking New York Cover”:  

  http://nytimes.com/2015/04/26/magazine/behind-the-making-of-our-walking-new-york-cover.html  

 #walkingnewyork 

 (at Flatiron Building)

Behind the scenes photo of the @jr piece we pasted for the cover of #nytimesmagazine with @joshuabgeyer

Check out “Beyond the Making of Our Walking New York Cover”:

http://nytimes.com/2015/04/26/magazine/behind-the-making-of-our-walking-new-york-cover.html

#walkingnewyork

(at Flatiron Building)

by Katherine Yaksich

I had a blast working on this JR piece about immigration that is on the cover of today’s New York Times Magazine, Walking New York.  

 “We pasted Elmar, 20 years old who came from Azerbaijan, on the floor of Flatiron Plaza in New York City. The image was 150 feet high. People walked on him all day and no one really noticed him. Today he is on the cover of NY Times Magazine while everyone else is in the shadow.” 

 Artwork by JR for The New York Times 

 (at New York, New York)

I had a blast working on this JR piece about immigration that is on the cover of today’s New York Times Magazine, Walking New York.

“We pasted Elmar, 20 years old who came from Azerbaijan, on the floor of Flatiron Plaza in New York City. The image was 150 feet high. People walked on him all day and no one really noticed him. Today he is on the cover of NY Times Magazine while everyone else is in the shadow.”

Artwork by JR for The New York Times

(at New York, New York)

by Katherine Yaksich

Face 2 Face by @jr: “In 2007, during the Face 2 Face project, JR and Marco organized the largest illegal photography exhibition ever. For this project, portraits of Israelis and Palestinians are pasted face to face, in large format on both sides of the wall and in several Palestinian and Israeli cities. In a very sensitive context, we have to be clear. We are in favor of a solution in which two countries, Israel and Palestine would live peacefully within safe and international recognized borders. We can be optimistic.” (at Soho, New York City)

Face 2 Face by @jr: “In 2007, during the Face 2 Face project, JR and Marco organized the largest illegal photography exhibition ever. For this project, portraits of Israelis and Palestinians are pasted face to face, in large format on both sides of the wall and in several Palestinian and Israeli cities. In a very sensitive context, we have to be clear. We are in favor of a solution in which two countries, Israel and Palestine would live peacefully within safe and international recognized borders. We can be optimistic.” (at Soho, New York City)