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(Photo by Sara Arabzadeh)

Q&A: Tattoo artists on the human canvas

By Sara Arabzadeh, Contributing Writer October 22, 2021

Getting a tattoo is relatively common, especially in New York City, but it is not typically considered a form of fine art. Although tattooing involves commissioning artists to create dynamic illustrations...

(Staff Photo by Taylor Knight)

How can NYC(U) be your personality if you’ve only been to Manhattan?

By Taylor Knight, Deputy Exposures Editor October 4, 2021

Maybe I’m being a bit narcissistic but I choose to believe it’s my recently discovered nature as a Native New Yorker™ that leads me to utterly despise locals. If you don’t know what that means...

(Photo by Jason Turner)

Beneath the stars, stripes

By Jason Turner, Contributing Writer September 20, 2021

  “Our Flag” by Corey Baron “African Americans are the displaced people of the world. Our roots lie in Africa, while we wilt and flower in America. Our freedom, our names, our Gods...

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Conflict in the search for permanency

By Julian Hammond Santander, UTA Exposures Editor September 3, 2021

Impermanency is exhilarating, terrifying. Change equally so. Sometimes, I think, the more you know something is going to change, the more you hold tight to it, knuckles white. Memories become the present,...

Here’s a look at Times Square through the lenses of two photographers during the pandemic and the thought process behind the shots. (Staff Photos by Alexandra Chan, Jake Capriotti)

Exposures: Jake and Alex capture Times Square in 2020

By Alexandra Chan and Jake Capriotti August 29, 2021

  Follow the photographers on Instagram at @noelle.png and @capriotti.jake. Contact Alexandra Chan at [email protected] and Jake Capriotti at [email protected] 

UCCS senior Arantxa Chavez in her apartment’s balcony in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Chavez had recently moved in with her partner when the stay-at-home order began so they spent their quarantine unpacking and decorating their new place

Turning Zoom Into My Artistic Tool

By Alejandra Arevalo, Contributing Writer September 21, 2020

Freedom by Movement: Freedom from the act of surrender.

Infinite Body / Finite Space

By Ida María Obediente, Contributing Photographer May 5, 2020

Manda’s Mobile Music & Daring Driving Diary

Manda’s Mobile Music & Daring Driving Diary

By Mandie Montes, Under the Arch Senior Editor May 4, 2020

I’ve always been okay staying in and chilling at home, even during the weekends. I am what they call a homebody, always preferring to revel in my film collection and going to sleep around 9 p.m. Something...

More of Hektad’s hearts painted on a brick wall on St. Mark’s Place.

An Artistic Tribute To College In New York

By Sara Miranda, UTA Features Multimedia Editor April 13, 2020

Four years of taxi and Uber rides to JFK has opened my eyes to the neighborhoods of the East Village and the Lower East Side — especially to their street art.  With a new camera to try out on a bright,...

Dayan Gonz (left) trains for a competition in a local gym in Havana, Cuba.

Boxing in Cuba

April 3, 2020

Words and Photos by Alina Patrick Boxing in Cuba is a visual representation of the resilience of an island embargoed, shut off from the rest of the world, yet still standing. The sport is incredibly...

The Oculus, which draws in many viewers per day, is now a sterile-looking ghost town. (Photo by Aleksandra Pankratova)

New York City, Asleep at Last

By Aleksandra Pankratova, Contributing Photographer March 30, 2020

It is Sunday, March 22, in one of the biggest cities in the world, through what used to be some of its most crowded neighborhoods, along some of the busiest streets. Areas that were once...

A few blocks away from the art foundation, a traditional Chinese portal welcomed everyone to Shanghai’s Old Street Fangbang Middle Road and Guangqi Road. There were small shops, restaurants and dozens of motorbikes dodging the pedestrians that were walking on the road because there wasn’t a proper sidewalk.

Shanghai Flâneur

By Alejandra Arevalo, Under the Arch Deputy Editor March 9, 2020