Writing, Photography, Press

Photography Fot Girls Featured in FACE Stockholm's 2016 Fall Campaign


We're thrilled to have our project Photography For Girls, in collaboration with Kelly Merchant Photography featured in the Fall 2016 campaign for FACE Stockholm.

"This Fall, we had the opportunity to work with a really special photographer, working on a really special project. Kelly Merchant, (along with Akira Ohiso and Ellie Ohiso) is the driving force behind Photography For Girls. A movement that consists of photographing women on their terms with realistic representation, portraying them in a light where they are comfortable in their own skin. Ruby, this Fall’s model, is a part of this campaign. The 16-year old artist believes and supports the message Photography for Girls is trying to get across. Photography for Girls confronts feminine stereotypes, something we at FACE Stockholm can fully get behind!"

Read behind the campaign.

Art Exhibitions, Photography, Press

Photography For Girls At Wired Gallery

 Photos: Kelly Merchant  

Photos: Kelly Merchant  

In 2015, Ohiso collaborated with photographer Kelly Merchant on the Photography For Girls project.  The project features photos and interviews with women of all ages.  The uniqueness of this project is that the women featured had a say in how they were represented in the photos.  This weekend, four of Kelly Merchant's photos along with accompanying interviews by Akira Ohiso will be on exhibition at the Wired Gallery as part of a group show.  The exhibition runs May 21 thru July 3.  Opening reception is May 21 from 5-7pm.

Interviews, Photography

Introducing our newest project: Photography For Girls




Introducing our newest project PHOTOGRAPHY FOR GIRLS.

What if women had a say in which photographs represented them? What if the women’s faces and bodies were realistically portrayed? What if we heard from those women in their own words about being in front of the camera, their place in society and where they think we are headed? 

From photographer Kelly Merchant and Green Door creators, OHISO. Limited copies free in the Catskills & Hudson Valley or pick up a copy in print or digitally at www.photography4girls.comV