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Book Review: Venice Beach by Dotan Saguy

Dotan Saguy has lived in Los Angeles since 2003. In 2015, he decided to focus on his lifelong passion for photography. He attended the Eddie Adams Workshop, the Missouri Photo Workshop and studied photojournalism at Santa Monica College. His book Venice Beach. The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise was edited by Gail Fisher, Sr. Editor […]

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Book Review: Hanoi Streets 1985-2015: In The Years of Forgetting by William E. Crawford

Vietnam has always had a somewhat special place in my heart, even before I set foot in that country for the first time in the early 1990s. It had to do with images from the Vietnam War which, I learned only many years later, is in Vietnam called the American War – a term also […]

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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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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: A Handful of Dust by Nish Nalbandian

There are pictures of the migration crisis we rarely get to see – pictures of the lives of the millions of Syrians who now live in Turkey. Documentary photographer Nish Nalbandian met very poor and also very wealthy (who managed to move their factories to Turkey) Syrians, some in the countryside, some in cities. His […]

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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: The Earth’s Circle. Kolodozero by Ekaterina Solovieva

Documentary photographer Ekaterina Solovieva, born in Moscow in 1977, lives in Hamburg, Germany. Her main interest is in religious traditions and customs of rural folk in the former Soviet Union. Her work has appeared on BBC Russia and Russia Today as well as in GEO, Leica Fotografie International, Orthodoxy and the World, and other publications. […]

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Book Review: The Pines by Chuck Hemard

I’ve recently started to look at trees and, in no time at all, have become increasingly fascinated by the many shapes and forms in which they happen to inhabit planet earth. Hence my interest in this tome by American photographer Chuck Hemard who, I learn from the press release, “grew up in the middle of […]

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