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Author Archive: Cary Benbow

About Cary Benbow

Photographer, Writer, Publisher of WobnebMagazine.com

Book Review: Mind the Gap by Joshua Lutz

Mind the Gap points to the physical, mental and psychological gap we are confronted with in our daily lives. It is a reference to the gap between thoughts as well as the gap between coherence and confusion. Caught between thinking something is one thing and the reality of what it is, Mind the Gap functions […]


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Interview with photographer Helen Jones

Cary Benbow (CB): Beyond the project statement you have on your website, would you please expand on the ideas behind ‘Mining the Past’, which is included in this month’s issue, and give an idea of how it relates to your larger body of work? Helen Jones (HJ): ‘Mining the past’ is a project that came […]


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Book Review: American Fair by Pamela Littky

It is easy to visually recall projects and work by photographers who document places or people outside the comfort zone of most people; photos of people who some would consider to be in the margins of society. In general, it is hardly new or unique to photograph people who live interesting lives apart from mainstream […]


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Book Review: 1864 by Matthew Brandt

In 1864, Matthew Brandt recreates George N. Barnard’s 19th century images of a devastated, post-Sherman Atlanta. Using source imagery housed at the Library of Congress, he makes new albumen photographs from Barnard’s images. Fortifying the foundational ingredients of the 19th-century albumen print — egg whites, silver nitrate, and salt — with peaches, sugar, flour, cinnamon, […]


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Book Review: I Give My Eyes… : Stories + Conversations + Dreams by Brian H. Peterson

I Give My Eyes… is both spiritual autobiography and a story of healing and salvation. Author, artist, and museum curator Brian H. Peterson looks back on a creative life and reflects on his own search for the deeper layers, the “substrata.” In poetic prose, he ties together private and public, inward and outward journeys, struggling […]


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Book Review: 67/11 by Jurek Wajdowicz

67/11 is a new monograph by Jurek Wajdowicz which focuses on a series of photographs he made in his mother’s home in Lodz, Poland, when he returned there for the last time following her death to make the funeral arrangements and say goodbye. 67/11 is an artistic response to a deep sense of personal loss […]


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Interview with photographer Matt Storm

Photographs that prompt us to explore who we are, and how do we know Matt Storm is a photo-based artist, making photographs, performances, installations and sculptures in Washington, DC. Storm’s work engages with the theme of identity, and the question “who are we, and how do we know?” He approaches this question through self-portraiture, and […]


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Book Review: Gap in the Hedge by Dan Wood

Dan Wood’s first book, ‘Suicide Machine’, was published in 2016 by Another Place Press. The project documented his hometown of Bridgend, Wales where he captured portraits and landscapes of the people and places he knew very well. ‘Suicide Machine’ asked the big question of what his community meant to himself, and to his wife and […]


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Book Review: OVER by Kacper Kowalski

    Kacper Kowalski is an architect by education, but for the past twenty years he has specialized in aerial photography. His documentary work has been recognized and awarded by World Press Photo. OVER is his photo book that departs from his documentary images. “I am tired of man and his behaviors,” says Kowalski in […]


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Book Review: A Detroit Nocturne by Dave Jordano

An Ode to the City that Endures In a continuation of Dave Jordano’s critically-acclaimed Detroit: Unbroken Down (powerHouse Books, 2015) which documented the lives of struggling residents, A Detroit Nocturne is an artist’s book not of people this time, but instead the places within which they live and work: structures, dwellings, and storefronts. These photographs speak to the quiet […]


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