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Author Archive: Cary Benbow

About Cary Benbow

Photographer, Writer, Publisher of Wobneb Magazine

Book Review: On the National Language: The Poetry of America’s Endangered Tongues by B.A. Van Sise

On the National Language: The Poetry of America’s Endangered Tongues by B.A. Van Sise includes photographs of some of the last speakers, and new revitalizers and learners, of nearly 100 endangered languages in the United States. The images are based on single words from the languages that are difficult to translate into English. The speakers—nearly all of whom
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Interview with featured photographer Cosimo Campagna

Cosimo Capangna’s project ‘Buen Camino‘ aims to capture the essence of the challenges for the pilgrimage in Spain called ‘El Camino de Santiago’(The Way of St. James); one of Europe’s most renowned pilgrimages. Campagna’s work strives to explore the deep connection individuals forge with themselves through sacrifice and dedication. Campagna reflects on the relationship between the landscape and human experiences to
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Book Review: Route 1 by Caren Winnall

Route 1 by Caren Winnall was a project born from Winnall’s desire to follow the same path that Bernice Abbott took in 1954. Abbott started photographing in Key West, Florida and took Route 1 all the way up the east coast of the US to Fort Kent, Maine. Winnall lives within a mile form Route
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Book Review: Eight Seconds: Black Rodeo Culture by Ivan McClellan

Ivan McClellan, a New York Times photojournalist and Kansas City native, has made significant contributions to the recognition and understanding of Black cowboy culture. His new book, Eight Seconds: Black Rodeo Culture, published by Damiani Books, shares his dedication to documenting the unique subculture. This long-term project began during his coverage of the Roy LeBlanc Invitational Rodeo,
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Interview with featured photographer Eric Kunsman 

While I was reviewing the submissions for our Issue #124 – Cities 2024, I immediately recalled Eric Kunsman’s ongoing work in his project ‘Felicific Calculus’ and ‘Life-Lines Throughout the United States’. I know the multiple layers of this work would apply to the theme of ‘exploring cities’ (which it absolutely does), and also highlight aspects
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Book Review: In This Brief Life by Eugene Richards

Eugene Richards, a photographer renowned for capturing the essence of humanity, has dedicated his career to giving voice to the marginalized. His latest work, In This Brief Life, intricately weaves together the stories of Americans with diverse backgrounds, the mentally ill, and the impoverished, inviting viewers to navigate the nuanced layers of society’s fringes. This
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Book Review: America Series by Florence Montmare

Florence Montmare‘s book America Series provides an honest and intimately personal, yet widely relatable depiction of a nation in flux, all happening against the backdrop of a changing physical and social landscape. Montmare is an artist and photographer whose work in America Series somewhat follows the tradition of Walker Evans, Robert Frank, and Richard Avedon.
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Interview with featured photographer Lauren Grabelle

Lauren Grabelle is a renowned photographer celebrated for her exceptional capture of nature’s beauty. With a profound love for the environment, Grabelle embarked on a photographic journey to showcase the intricate details of the natural world. Her portfolio boasts a stunning array of images, from captivating landscapes to intimate moments in the wild, or people
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Book review: Privileged Mediocrity by Kris Graves

Kris Graves is an American photographer known for his thought-provoking visual narratives.  Graves’ work has garnered critical acclaim for its profound exploration of the human experience; particularly the experience of Black men in America. Privileged Mediocrity by Kris Graves explores the potential of a mere ‘book’ to depict the lives of Black people in America
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Interview with Featured Photographer Michael Young

Michael Young has been named a Top 50 artist in Photolucida’s Critical Mass (2023, 2021), a Top 10 winner of LensCulture Critics’ Choice, and a winner of Feature Shoot’s Emerging Photography Award. F-Stop Magazine featured his portfolio ‘Hidden Glances’ in 2021, and his work in ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ is being featured in this year’s Issue 122-Portfolio
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