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Author Archive: Cary Benbow

About Cary Benbow

Photographer, Writer, Publisher of WobnebMagazine.com

Book Review: Mean Streets:NYC 1970-1985 by Edward Grazda

The black-and-white photos in Mean Streets, collected in print for the first time, offer a look at the infamous hardscrabble New York City of the 70s and 80s, captured with the deliberate and elegant eye that propelled Grazda to further success. Grazda has photographed the world over in Mexico, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Latin America and a […]


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Filter Photo Festival 2017 Opens in Chicago

The 2017 Filter Photo Festival kicked off on Thursday, September 21st. The events continue through Sunday, September 24th; with workshops, portfolio reviews, artist talks and exhibitions all coordinated throughout the four days of the festival. The festival includes a number of events and talks that are free and open to the public at several locations […]


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Book review: Return to Fukushima by Rebecca Bathory

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was directly impacted by an earthquake on the 3rd of March, 2011. Tsunami waves breeched the perimeter of the power facility, and the resulting flood waters caused the plant to shut down. Overheated reactors exploded, radioactivity was released via the air and in water that washed into the sea. […]


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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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