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Book Review: Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence by Rachel Cobb

It’s been years since I’ve last been to Provence but glancing through the pages of this exquisitely done tome I feel immediately transported back in time. Not only because of what the photos show but also because I know (for I see only what I know) that they were taken in Southern France where I […]


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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: 136 I am Rohingya by Saiful Huq Omi

“Myanmar recognises the members of 135 ethnic groups as its full citizens. The Rohingyas are not included. They are number 136,” one reads on the first few pages of this tome – hence the title 136 I am Rohingya. Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur for the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar (2008-2014), starts […]


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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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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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Book Review: Waste Land by David T. Hanson

In 1980 more than 400,000 toxic waste sites overspread the United States, I learn from this book. Moreover: “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared 400 of these highly hazardous and in need of immediate attention. In just a few years, the numbers of these ‘Superfund’ sites more than tripled.” Not many have seen them and […]


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Book Review: A Fantastic State of Ruin by David Zurick

What first and foremost attracted me to this tome is the fact that since I visited Rajastan some years ago I’m carrying pictures in my head that deeply affect me. The places in India that I have been to (Delhi, Gurgaon, Agra, Jaipur) left me stunned – the masses of people, the traffic and noise, […]


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Book Review: Levon and Kennedy: Mississippi Innocence Project

In the early 1990s in a small disadvantaged community in rural Mississippi, Levon Brooks and Kennedy Brewer were wrongfully convicted in separate trials of capital murder. Brooks, despite an alibi, was sentenced to life and was imprisoned for 18 years. A few years later Brewer was convicted and sentenced to death. He was incarcerated for […]


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Book Review: Palimpsests by Max Sher

Max Sher’s second book Palimpsests is a photographic exploration of post-Soviet built environment from the perspective of the everyday, and discarding the exotic visual tropes of power that dominate the narrative about this area. Photographed between 2010 and 2017 in over 70 urban locations in five post-Soviet countries, it captures the most mundane and typical elements of landscape […]


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Book Review: Mexico between Life and Death by Harvey Stein

When thinking of Mexico, Yona, who hails from Havana, comes to mind for Mexico was the land of her dreams. That was before she set foot on Mexican soil, for the Mexico on her Cuban television screen and the real Mexico were not even remotely comparable. Mexicans, as far as she was concerned, were tall, […]


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