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Author Archive: Cary Benbow

About Cary Benbow

Photographer, Writer, Publisher of WobnebMagazine.com

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: Documentary Photography Reconsidered: History, Theory and Practice by Michelle Bogre

Something about this book has not let me get through it in one concentrated sitting;  I consider this to be a really great quality of a photography book. I always seem to get sidetracked and off on a tangent, or looking up information about the next subject or person I encounter. I have the same […]


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Book Review: On a Wet Bough by Keliy Anderson-Staley

The apparition of these faces in a crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough. Ezra Pound, “In a Station of the Metro” (1913) From a 2013 interview between Waltz Books publisher Mary Goodwin and Keliy Anderson-Staley, she said, “I think any portrait can make us think about mortality and transience, but this process—because in a […]


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Book Review: New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography by Grant Scott

The strength of New Ways of Seeing is in the discussion of where we are today. The discourse and investigation of photography and learning the craft of fluently speaking a visual language is at the forefront. The book feels perfectly positioned to appeal to both students and educators of visual arts, or anyone wanting to […]


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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 […]


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Book Review: Legacy in Stone: Syria Before War by Kevin Bubriski

Kevin Bubriski was on assignment in Syria in 2003, during the infancy of the U.S. war in neighboring Iraq. He was photographing the country’s ancient monuments, as well as documenting the daily lives and ordinary human stories of its citizens. Unbeknownst to him, within the decade, a war would break out in Syria, and destroy […]


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Book Review: We Shared this Time by Jeffery C. Johnson

Chicago-based photographer Jeffery C. Johnson’s photography has been prominently featured on the WGN-TV News, ABC-TV’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, BBC Travel.com, CNN Travel.com, Chicago Reader, Chicagoist, Gapers Block, and at ChicagoPublicRadio.com. Johnson has worked as a dedicated photographer for the Scottish pop band Aberfeldy, captured the scene at the capitol building in Springfield, Illinois in […]


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Book Review: Heavenly Creatures by Sally Gall

The beautifully abstracted photographs of intimate items of clothing animated by the wind, and kites dancing in the sky are the focus of Sally Gall in Heavenly Creatures. Blue skies provide the background for fanciful objects which are full of motion and mirth. Viewing her work is like listening to, and appreciating, a transcendental poem […]


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Book Review: The Beautiful Flower Is the World by Jerry Hsu

California-based photographer and legendary pro-skateboarder Jerry Hsu released his second book, The Beautiful Flower Is the World, at the start of summer 2019 with Anthology Editions. The book fits a summer vibe perfectly. Hsu began his blog, NAZI GOLD, in 2009 as a curated “feed” of cell phone photos in addition to his work with […]


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Book Review: MASK by Chris Rainier

Chris Rainier is a National Geographic photographer whose focus is on traditional cultures. “For over thirty years, I have been in search of the meaning of the mask,” Rainier said. “What began as a thorough visual photographic documentation of the traditional mask rituals of New Guinea developed into a voyage of discovery that took me […]


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