PHOTO–EMPHASIS is a platform for showcasing current and diverse photography made by established and emerging artists. Through weekly features and interviews, we aim to highlight work by photography educators, students, and practitioners; providing an opportunity to feature personal projects and share information about their affiliated institution.

Our mission is to cultivate a resource that aids in promoting photographic art, education, and community, for those committed to and newly joining the medium. 

PHOTO–EMPHASIS was founded by artists Alec Kaus and Rana Young, both University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumni, in June 2017.


Email: info@photo-emphasis.com
Instagram: @photo.emphasis


If you would like to be considered for a feature, please email us with submission in the subject line – we'd love to hear from you!

➳ In the body of your email please include: your name, affiliated institution/photography program, and a link to your website. 




Website: www.aleckaus.com
Instagram: @aleckaus

Alec Kaus is an artist and photographer based in Athens, Georgia. He holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and is an MFA candidate in Photography at the University of Georgia, where he is the recipient of the Whitehead Graduate Art Fellowship. His work has been exhibited nationally, as well as published online by Light Leaked, Streit House Space, and FotoRoom, among others.


Website: www.ranayoung.com
Instagram: @rana.young

Rana Young is an artist, educator, and currently serves and an Installation Photographer for the Sheldon Museum of Art. Rana holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln where she was an Othmer Fellow and a BFA in Studio Art from Portland State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as published online by British Journal of Photography, Strange Fire Collective, C41 Magazine, Lenscratch, and Aint-Bad Magazine, among others. Through her photographs, Rana investigates such concepts as loss, intimacy, identity, and voyeurism. Rana recently accepted an Instructor position in photography at Creighton University (Omaha, NE).