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All of Us: Portraits of an American Bicentennial by Richard Beaven

In All of Us: Portraits of an American Bicentennial there are only two portraits which don’t show us the entire person being photographed. The approach Richard Beaven takes to include the whole person in his his project photographing the community of Ghent, New York allows the viewer to get a feel for who each person […]

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Little Romances by Jordanna Kalman

Jordanna Kalman photographs prints of her own photographs, and they become a physical object. She surrounds them with elements from her garden or other personal items. This is done not to evoke nostalgia or sentimentality but to deepen her physical connection and/or claim to the images and distance them from the viewer. Kalman poses questions […]

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Bear Girls (Bärenmädchen) by Ute Behrend

Somewhere in North America or Canada, there is a tribe of Indians who dress their pubescent girls in large bearskins. The girls all live together just outside the village, the bearskins protecting them from the gaze of the adults and boys. They are even advised to be particularly slow and clumsy, to mimic the movement […]

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Doug’s Gym: The Last of its Kind by Norm Diamond

Norm Diamond notes that on his first trip to Doug Eidd’s gym in downtown Dallas, he climbed a sagging wooden staircase to find a rundown old gym above a storefront attorney’s office. The place held a sense of an outmoded era, and while Diamond avoided gyms for most of his life, he was attracted to […]

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House Music by Charles Rozier – The Sound of Life

House Music by Charles Rozier is a collection of images spanning roughly thirty years of lovingly unpretentious moments focusing on the lives of his immediate and extended family. Flipping through House Music is like paging through someone’s family album, and all the images were taken by ‘Dad’, who we only see in one shadowy glimpse. The […]

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Under His Eye by Chandra Bozelko

Editor’s Note: Wobneb Magazine is honored to welcome this contribution by writer and criminal justice reform advocate, Chandra Bozelko.  :: Readers might assume I write about prisons because I’m so passionate about conditions inside correctional facilities and injustices in the criminal legal system. I am passionate about changing these realities. I also do it because […]

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Heroes – Emeke Obanor Gives a Voice to Survivors

Emeke Obanor is a Nigerian photographer whose series of portraits are featured in an article I wrote in F-Stop Magazine in June of 2020. Since that time, his work has gained more attention in international press and he has received a number of awards and grants. His series “Heroes” is centered around a group of […]

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Glad You Weren’t Here: Poetic photographs by Mark Sawrie

Mark Sawrie’s photos weave witty visual interplay, tongue-in-cheek juxtaposition of image titles and visual elements. His work begs the viewer to look again.

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Photographer Karla Guerrero – Poetic Space Manifesto

In her Poetic Space Manifesto project, Karla Guerrero’s work is highly influenced by the philosophical vanguard of Phenomenology (an approach that concentrates on the study of consciousness and the objects of direct experience), in the behavior of the gaze, the interactions of oneself between objects, spatial explorations in experiences of transience and absence: memory, loss, […]

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Suicide Machine by Dan Wood – New Printing Available

Suicide Machine : Second Edition & Special Edition This new printing is a revised second edition of the original book – a larger format with a new edit and sequence, including previously unpublished images. To read more about Dan’s book and project, see my interview with Dan Wood when we first talked about his first […]