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Book Review: The Lumen Seed by Judith Crispin

My way of approaching photo books isn’t systematic, doesn’t follow any rules. Sometimes, I start with the beginning, sometimes, I read the press release first, sometimes, I look at the photographs first. In the case of The Lumen Seed by Judith Crispin I did all of the three almost simultaneously. I’ve very much warmed to […]


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Book review: Havana: Light Beyond Vision by Andrew Child

 A Visual Exploration through Color Infrared Panoramic Photography For the past several years, Boston based photographer Andrew Child has been traveling off of the beaten path in Havana, Cuba and its surrounding countryside, capturing rare images that explore its many hidden gems. Using his truly unique approach allows the photographer to reveal sunlight that would […]


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Book Review: Through Darkness to Light by Jeanine Michna-Bales

They left during the middle of the night – oftentimes carrying little more than the knowledge that moss grows on the north side of trees. An estimated 100,000 slaves between 1830 and the end of The Civil War in 1865 chose to embark on this journey of untold hardships in search of freedom. They moved […]


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Book Review: Cowboys of the Americas by Luis Fabini

For more than a decade, photographer Luis Fabini immersed himself in cowboy culture as he traveled through North and South America. This stunning collection of photographs from those travels reveals the cowboy who lives in silence and solitude, the interconnectedness of these men with the land, and a traditional way of life that exists on […]


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Book Review: Palm Springs: The Good Life Goes On by Nancy Baron

Nancy Baron is a documentary filmmaker and photographer who lives in Palm Springs, Calif. In Palm Springs: The Good Life Goes On, she picks up where she left off from her 2014 book, The Good Life: Palm Springs, documenting her community of mid century modern enthusiasts. The collective community of self-proclaimed modernists are committed to […]


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Book Review: Based on a False Story by Al Brydon

What was old is new again – A conversation with the past A drawer with rolls of exposed film sat quietly for years. Every once in awhile, Al Brydon would nose about in that drawer, then shut it and forget about them again. But one day he didn’t shut the drawer. “I couldn’t tell you why”, […]


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Book Review: Lo-Life: An American Classic by George “Rack-Lo” Billips and Jackson Blount

‘Lo-Life’ is the remarkable story of a small group of teenagers fighting to make a name for themselves who eventually made themselves seen, heard, and emulated globally. Lo-Life: An American Classic takes the reader on a trip to New York City in the early 80s—a time when crime and violence ran the streets. The infamous […]


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Book Review: A Crack in the World: Five Acres in Mariposa by Barbara Kyne

Reading the title of this tome, I felt immediately reminded of Leonard Cohen’s lines “There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” The focus of the photographs in this book is indeed the light. But isn’t this always the case when it comes to photography? For to photograph means, […]


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Book Review: North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South by Mark Speltz

Mark Speltz presents an overview of the civil rights era of the latter 20th century through photographs and contextual history of the socio-political environment of the United States  He has utilized historical photographs from the J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. For this powerful and compelling volume, Speltz carefully selected one hundred photographs, some never-before-seen or […]


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Book Review: The Eyes of the City by Richard Sandler

“These pictures are in part screaming at us to wake up and open our eyes to what’s happening … Richard is just putting it all down, making a record, exploring his own loneliness and mortality, compelled to document as a way to say he’s alive, while pointing with equal wonder at beauty and horror …” […]


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