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Author Archive: Cary Benbow

About Cary Benbow

Photographer, Writer, Publisher of Wobneb Magazine

Book Review: Conversations with Dad by Carissa Dorson

The story of a daughter and her father building a closer relationship through their shared passion for photography  I’m personally at a time in my life when my oldest child, Alison, is graduating college this month –  and I can’t help but wax nostalgic. Conversations With Dad by Carissa Dorson is the salve for the
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Interview with photographer David Ricci

David Ricci is a Massachusetts based photographer whose work is featured in Issue #112 – Amusement.  Ricci has exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at the Fogg Museum at Harvard, Art Complex Museum, Berkshire Museum, Iris Gallery, Panopticon Gallery, UMASS-Amherst and Brown University and group exhibitions at the DeCordova, Danforth and Fleming Museums and at Rosenberg+Kaufman
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Book Review: Sleeping Beauty by Lydia Panas

The first line of the press release for Sleeping Beauty by Lydia Panas states: “Portraits of women and girls intertwined with the photographer’s gaze, in a rare subversion of photography’s power relations.” Panas is no stranger to subverting the power relationship (of photography’s male dominated history, we presume) as her work in The Mark of Abel,
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Book Review: Motor City Underground: Leni Sinclair Photographs 1963-1978

Leni Sinclair often refers to herself as a ‘participant-observer’, a label commonly used to describe someone documenting observations, or doing research while they actively work within the group being studied. Sinclair’s story and her iconic images are a unique journey, but also one shared with her fellow radicals, artists, progressives and freedom fighters of the
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Book Review: Our Strange New Land by Alex Harris

Images that part a curtain and invite us to see ourselves   The High Museum in Atlanta commissioned Alex Harris as part of its Picturing the South series. While the brief was to photograph anything in the American South, Harris chose to examine the rapidly evolving world of independent fiction filmmaking while also exploring our
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Interview with photographer Jena Love

  While reviewing the work online for one of our featured photographers in Issue #111, Jena Love, I immediately recalled one of her images. Love’s self-portrait is included in F-Stop Magazine Issue #106. It made me smile. As a parent, I could easily relate to the scene she presents. Her self-portrait dovetails nicely into the
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Book review: Pretty Much by Sandy Carson

Sandy Carson’s latest book, Pretty Much, is a humorous look at where he found himself in 2020 his adopted hometown of Austin, Texas. Carson’s photographic viewpoint is a sympathetic and curious exploration of his surroundings. His images address such weighty topics and social issues like racial injustice, housing insecurity, financial security, grief, and family life.
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Book Review: Black Diamonds by Rich-Joseph Facun

Black Diamonds has been on my mind ever since opening the pages, viewing the photos, and reading the heartfelt and sanguine words from Rich-Joseph Facun, and the essay by Alison Stine. The images are penetratingly beautiful. It’s powerful stuff. It touched me.  Black Diamonds is a personal project, and as a person of color, Facun has
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Interview with photographer Chung-Wai Wong

Chung-Wai Wong’s project, So Long Hong Kong, So Long, captures the enhanced sense of powerlessness and loss of hope in Hong Kong at a time of transition, discovery and reflection. Wong’s work is amongst the featured artists in this issue’s ‘Portfolio’ exhibition, and we had the opportunity to explore ideas behind his heartfelt farewell to
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Interview with photographer Michael Young

Michael Young’s work in his ‘Hidden Glances’ series is a visual exploration of his past and present. The viewer literally, and metaphorically, is viewing overlapping layers of time and identity placed into a single new plane of existence. What if we all could fold time and reflect upon who we were and who we’ve become?
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