Tag: San Fransisco

Nicole Green

JournalistSan Francisco, CAStory & Photos by Lauri Levenfeld

I knew Nicole Green was a stand-out for the lucky year I had her interning for The Project for Women. I immediately understood her drive, her understanding, her passion and her kindness towards others and the world around her.  What I did not realize was her total badass perspective on the way she wanted to see the world, record it and change it for the better. Over the past year, Green has gone on to shine light on her own star locking in a journalism major and a future career telling stories through her writings &  photos.

Last week, she jumped at the chance for her first major assignment covering the Northern California fires for her college magazine. Through her story today on The Project for Girls,  Nicole gives us a unique window into the heartbreaking relics and devastation of last week, yet celebrating the women and men who bravely fought to keep their communities safe and who will forever be marked as heroes. 

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Gabrielle Begun

Published AuthorSan Francisco, CAPhotos by Lauri LevenfeldStory by Gabrielle Begun

How many girls out there have always dreamed of being in a photoshoot? Where the camera is ready, everyone respects you, people make way for you on the streets, and all the attention is on you. As a little girl, well at least before I published my book, I had always dreamed of being in that position; being respected enough to get my own personal photoshoot and for my pictures to be swiftly thrown out into the world. The problem was, I was an extremely shy kid. I didn’t

have stage fright, but I was shy in front of the camera and other people. I had no trouble performing but I had trouble meeting people and holding conversations without breaking a nervous sweat, and I still sometimes do. It might sound strange saying that I feel at home on stage but when meeting new people and starting conversations or talking with adults I feel like a turtle who wants to crawl back into her shell.

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Allison Harding

CuratorPhotography & Story by Lauri Levenfeld

I have been totally mesmerized by the images for the upcoming Asian Art Museum and SFMOMA collaborative show Gorgeous, co-curated by our next tmp mom, Allison Harding. The soiled foot bejeweled in a crystal heel by photographer Marilyn Minter challenges visitors to confront the extremes and ambiguities of beauty. This imagery provoked me to look more closely at the meshing worlds of fashion and art and how they collide and co-exist together. When fashion and art come alive together, the results are captivating, charming, unconventional and alive. We served up some of San Francisco’s beloved street and gallery art as the perfect backdrop to Allison’s closet desirables and TMP gave its own whirl of interpretation of gorgeous.

I’m Allison…I bought my first painting in middle school—a pop-inspired beach scene. Very 80’s. Today it hangs in my parents’ garage.  A visit to the Centre Pompidou in Paris when I was thirteen sparked my interest in contemporary art. In highschool I realized that art history was about interpretation—constructing an argument and defending it—not about memorizing titles and dates.  Which led me to college where I took an art theory seminar with MFA students and realized how much more I had to learn.  My art world education really began when I moved to New York after graduation.

I grew up in New Jersey and San Francisco, but Vermont feels the most like home.  As a kid, Vermont summers meant lake swims, ice cream cones, bike rides, books, and lightning bugs.

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