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Author Archive: Cary Benbow

About Cary Benbow

Photographer, Writer, Publisher of WobnebMagazine.com

Book Review: I am Waldviertel by Carla Kogelman

In 2012, photographer Carla Kogelman was commissioned by Szene Bunte Wähne, a youth theater festival in Austria, to make a documentary about the rural Waldviertel region. She ended up in Merkenbrechts, a small village of 170 inhabitants, where she met Hannah and Alena, two sisters who spend much of their time together in a carefree […]


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Interview with photographer Megan Jacobs

F-Stop Magazine: The current issue of F-Stop Magazine features your project “Hidden Mothers” – Please tell us more about this project, and what led you to creating this work. Megan Jacobs: A few years ago, I came across the book The Hidden Mother which is comprised of a collection of historic “hidden mother” images that […]


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Book Review: Seeing Deeply by Dawoud Bey

Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply offers a forty-year retrospective of the celebrated photographer’s work, from his early street photography in Harlem to his current images of Harlem gentrification. Photographs from all of Bey’s major projects are presented in chronological sequence, allowing viewers to see how the collective body of portraits and recent landscapes create an unparalleled historical […]


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Book Review: Taking Sides: Berlin and the Wall, 1974 by Sven Martson

Taking Sides: Berlin and the Wall, 1974 contains many serendipitous images and glimpses of what life was like in Berlin in 1974. Martson’s black and white photographs of Berlin and its residents are an artful and skillful documentation of people living their lives on both sides of the Berlin Wall. He also presents an important historic […]


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Book Review: Taradiddle by Charles H. Traub

A taradiddle by definition is a petty lie, a little falsehood or trifling told often to amuse or embellish a story. But the Oxford English Dictionary also offers a second meaning: Pretentious or empty talk; senseless, unproductive activity; nonsense. Ironically, it’s a self deprecating term for such meaningful work. But then, that’s part of the […]


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Interview with photographer Marianna Glynska

Project Statement: “I don’t want to see the world today, I don’t want to meet the world today…” she said. She looked desperate and lonely, and she continued repeating: “I don’t want to see the world today, I don’t want to talk to anyone, I don’t want to meet anyone, I don’t want to face the […]


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Book Review: America in a Trance by Niko J. Kallianiotis

Niko J. Kallianiotis’ first monograph, America in a Trance dives into the heart and soul of Pennsylvania’s industrial regions, a place where small town values still exist and sustainable small businesses once thrived under the sheltered wings of American Industry. America in a Trance is familiar and fresh at the same time. Projects of this type are seen […]


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Book Review: No Man’s Land: Views from a Surveillance State by Marcus DeSieno

From his home studio, Marcus DeSieno roamed the world by accessing images from surveillance cameras, public webcams and CCTV feeds in every continent. He was in search of images that would fit his aesthetic purpose. Instead of focusing on traditional spaces such as busy street corners, shopping malls and airports where people are apparently being […]


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Interview with photographer Emmanuel Monzon

Emmanuel Monzon is a french photographer and visual artist based in Seattle, WA. He graduated from the Academy of Beaux-Arts in Paris, France with honors. His work has been featured throughout the US, Europe and Asia. His work is represented by galleries in Europe and Asia, and his work is exhibited widely. I know Monzon’s […]


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Book Review: A Brief Movement After Death by Caleb Cain Marcus

In A brief movement after death (published by Damiani, October 2018), his most conceptual series to date, Caleb Cain Marcus contemplates the afterlife through a poetic interpretation of what the release of energy from the body into the universe might look like when we die. The painterly images, which are rendered in exquisite hues of blue, orange, […]


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