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About Cary Benbow

Photographer, Writer, Publisher of WobnebMagazine.com

Filter Photo Festival 2017

This year, the premiere photography festival event for the midwest will take place in Chicago from September 21 – 24. Filter Photo Festival is a multi-day celebration of photography that takes place every autumn in Chicago. Festival programming includes workshops, lectures, artist talks, exhibition receptions, and much more. The majority of events take place at the Festival’s hotel […]


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Interview with photographer Mikel Berradre

“I grew up with cameras around me, but it wasn’t until I came to Osaka in 2010 that I started to seriously think about using cameras as a form of expression. I decided then to go back shooting film using cheap point and shoot cameras that I could put in my pocket, to see if […]


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Book review: Impossible is Nothing: China’s Theater of Consumerism by Priscilla Briggs

Over a span of six years, American photographer Priscilla Briggs traveled along the eastern seaboard of China to explore various facets of Chinese society within the context of a new brand of Communism that embraces “Capitalism with Chinese characteristics.” The fascinating resulting work is published in Briggs’ first monograph, Impossible is Nothing: China’s Theater of […]


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Interview with photographer Philippa Stannard

Philippa Stannard – Portfolio, Side B “I am interested in the concept of space – how we inhabit it, how we occupy it, and how we interpret it.” Philippa Stannard addresses the idea of space, and how people can be viewed within various spaces. I asked her what compels her to make images photographically, and […]


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Book Review: Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield

Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years. Greenfield has traveled the world – from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China – bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. Provoking serious reflection, this book is not […]


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Interview with photographer Nicholas JR White

The ‘Black Dots’ by Nicholas JR White is a project that looks at bothies and the culture that surrounds bothying in the United Kingdom. Bothies are small shelters situated in the most remote corners of the British Isles. They remain open all year round, and provide shelter and security for people who travel or hike […]


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Book Review: What is Left Behind: Stories from Estate Sales by Norm Diamond

What Is Left Behind features photographs of items at estate sales that explore themes of memory, mortality, and cultural history. Estate sales have become a common way for people to dispose of their parents’ possessions after they die or move to assisted living. Over the course of a year, Norm Diamond visited countless estate sales, photographing objects that evoke […]


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Interview with photographer Orestes Gonzalez

My first impression of Gonzalez’s photograph of a small figure between large looming shadows of the Trump Towers in Miami was that it had punch. It was timely. It had layers of meaning. When I asked him about the image, and its inclusion in an exhibit, Future Isms, at Glass Box Gallery in Seattle recently, […]


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Interview with photographer Ellen Jantzen

Cary Benbow (CB): Can you please explain the idea behind your portfolio images submitted to this Color issue? How do they relate to your other projects, or how is it significantly different? Ellen Jantzen (EJ): These images are from my “Coming Into Focus” series. I recently  moved from the Midwest where I concentrated on landscapes […]


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Book Review: One Second of Light by Giles Duley

Portraits of Shared Humanity: Giles Duley photographs the survivors of war Wars come and go, but their legacies remain. Photographer Giles Duley’s focus goes beyond war itself. Throughout his career, Duley has documented the effects of war — instability, displacement, trauma, in-fighting, refugees and casualties. Regardless the region, conflict brings the same core damage … and it is people […]


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