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Author Archive: Cary Benbow

About Cary Benbow

Photographer, Writer, Publisher of Wobneb Magazine

Book Review: American Geography: Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to the Present

  The 345 photographs in American Geography (divided by regions) address ways in which different histories and traditions of land use have given rise to different cultural transitions, such as the growth of industry in the Northeast, agricultural developments in the Midwest, the legacies of slavery on the economies of the South, and the mining
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Interview with photographer Amanda Musick

  Amanda Musick’s Land Unfolding work is highlighted as F-Stop Magazine’s featured artist in the Landscape issue of Oct/Nov 2021. Her work examines the natural environment and the ways in which a photograph can function to represent place. Musick departs from historically traditional representation of landforms and scenes; both real or imagined. She explores this dichotomy
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INTERVIEW: Made in Hollywood: All Access with the Go-Go’s by Gina Schock

Made in Hollywood: All Access with the Go-Go’s by Gina Schock is a beautifully designed photo book which features essays from each member of The Go-Go’s, along with 1980s pop culture icons Kate Pierson, Jodie Foster, Dave Stewart, Martha Quinn and Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman). In her poignant foreword, the Go-Go’s bass player, Kathy
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Book review: Cruise Night by Kristin Bedford

At the time of this review, the weather in the midwest is turning to the cooler climate of Autumn. Fall festivals are right around the corner. Those festivals include crowds of people, delicious food, concerts at twilight, and parades. My hometown in Indiana holds a fall festival every year, and the parade always includes historic
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Black and white self portrait of a girl and a garden statue as the cover image of Portraits and Dreams by Wendy Ewald.

Book Review: Portraits and Dreams: Photographs and Stories by Children of the Appalachians by Wendy Ewald

  When Wendy Ewald arrived in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in 1975, she began a project that aimed to reveal the intimate dreams and fears of local schoolchildren. Tasked with finding authentic ways of representing the lives of these children, she gave each of them a camera and interviewed them about their childhood in
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Interview with photographer Erika Morillo

Erika Morillo is a freelance artist and educator based in New York City, who was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She uses photography as a way to explore and understand her family dynamics and the social environment she inhabits. Her work focuses on the issues of family, the finding of identity, and exploring
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Interview with photographer Eugene Richards

  The latest book by Eugene Richards, the day I was born, tells the stories of six men and women who are living out their lives in the memory-laden Mississippi Delta of Arkansas.  The photographs were made in and around Earle, Arkansas. The six people are: Joseph Perry, Jr., Stacy Abram, Jackie Greer, Lovell Davis,
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Book Review: Element by Yoffy Press

Element is the 5th in Yoffy Press’ Triptych series – a project where three artists collaborate to each create a book under the same theme and title. The books are sold as a set. Element features Matthew Brandt, Chris McCaw and Meghann Riepenhoff and has an essay printed across the back covers by Jon Mooallem. Allowing
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Book Review: Sea Level by Mandy Williams

Sea Level is a series of images made in Worthing, England w­here Mandy Williams lived as a teenager. Making images in familiar places is prominent in her work, and the diaristic nature of the project is both a comment on the sense of place she experiences, as well as the overlaid ideas of the appreciation,
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Book Review: Year of the Beast by Tara Wray

Year of the Beast is a photo diary of 2020 featuring scenes from life in rural Vermont, under a looming specter of doom. It isn’t a book about the pandemic. It’s a record of a specific time and place as seen through the eyes of one photographer, but with universal themes and universal appeal. “I can’t
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