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Book Review

Looking at Photography by Stephen Frailey – 100 Contemporary Photographs

Stephen Frailey’s book, Looking at Photography, was inspired by John Szarkowski’s influential book Looking at Photographs, published in 1973. While paying homage to the concept of one hundred images and one page of text for each image, Frailey takes the baton from Szarkowski and starts running his own race, albeit in the same direction. Frailey’s […]

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Interview Photographer

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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Announcement

Light Work & Syracuse University Transmedia: Remote Lecture Series

Light Work and the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University announces the Fall 2020 lineup for a new remote lecture series, The new collaboration brings together leading dynamic contemporary voices in the field of photography. S. Billie Mandle, Hannah Price, Irina Rozovsky, Lesley A. Martin and Penelope Umbrico represent a range of […]

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My Mother, Myself - Introspective Healing

A Photographic Project by Jessica Paullus I became aware of Jessica Paullus’ work in the past couple years, and then was suggested to get in touch with her through a third person. After Jessica and I had spoken and had some conversation about the work, I became more greatly attuned to the gravity of her project, […]

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editorial Exhibition

Pandemic Photography: From the Universal Experience to Porchtraits

There are many different ways to show how the condition of now has impacted each person individually, personally and creatively. An exhibition of pandemic photography has the power to impact our culture in positive ways.

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Photographer Submission

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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Book Review

Lost Venice by Sarah Hadley

Sarah Hadley interweaves the concept of memory with images that evoke a sense of the past, a place and a time particular to the Venice, Italy of her youth. But the idea of place is secondary to the concept of time. Time lost with a parent, time that now only exists or which can only […]

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Book Review

Children of Grass: Portraits of American Poetry by B.A. Van Sise

Children of Grass: Portraits of American Poetry is an enriching and visually stimulating anthology that will enchant and win over lovers of both poetry and photography. “Poems are the product of abnormal thinking. They are the weirdos at the literary banquet, because they can be difficult, and uncompromising; they don’t offer an easy in or […]

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Book Review

On a Wet Bough by Keliy Anderson-Staley

The portraits Anderson-Staley presents in On a Wet Bough are timeless, yet fleeting in the grand scope of time and humanity.

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Book Review

Coincidences by Jonathan Higbee

When viewing the work of Jonathan Higbee, I am reminded of the metaphor of theater as applied to street photography. Whichever street corner, subway station, beachfront, or billboard Higbee selects as the tableau, it feels like a magnificent theater with a diverse cast of characters performing in an unscripted play on an ever-changing stage. As […]