On Monday in Washington, D.C., at 10 o'clock in the morning, audible gasps filled the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery as former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama, along with the black artists they handpicked to paint their likenesses, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald , respectively, unveiled the former first couple’s official portraits.
“I was 14 when I picked up photography,” says Harlem-born artist Florence Ngala, “and a big part of the process of understanding how to use the camera—and discovering what I liked most about the medium—was making self-portraits.”Ngala’s early shots also capture what she calls “multiple me’s”; layered fusions of differing expressions and poses. One shows her sprawled across the wood floor of her childhood home, evoking the impact of time on self-image.
“I just saw the energy of this glowing white uterus and ovaries as boxing gloves,” the British artist and feminist activist Zoe Buckman explains to Galerie, describing how she conceived Champ, a white fluorescent sculpture of female reproductive organs. “Then it was like, ‘I gotta make that happen.’” And in 2015, in her Manhattan studio, Buckman did just that.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".