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Author Archive: Cary Benbow

About Cary Benbow

Photographer, Writer, Publisher of WobnebMagazine.com

Book Review: Taradiddle by Charles H. Traub

A taradiddle by definition is a petty lie, a little falsehood or trifling told often to amuse or embellish a story. But the Oxford English Dictionary also offers a second meaning: Pretentious or empty talk; senseless, unproductive activity; nonsense. Ironically, it’s a self deprecating term for such meaningful work. But then, that’s part of the […]


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Interview with photographer Marianna Glynska

Project Statement: “I don’t want to see the world today, I don’t want to meet the world today…” she said. She looked desperate and lonely, and she continued repeating: “I don’t want to see the world today, I don’t want to talk to anyone, I don’t want to meet anyone, I don’t want to face the […]


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Book Review: America in a Trance by Niko J. Kallianiotis

Niko J. Kallianiotis’ first monograph, America in a Trance dives into the heart and soul of Pennsylvania’s industrial regions, a place where small town values still exist and sustainable small businesses once thrived under the sheltered wings of American Industry. America in a Trance is familiar and fresh at the same time. Projects of this type are seen […]


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Book Review: No Man’s Land: Views from a Surveillance State by Marcus DeSieno

From his home studio, Marcus DeSieno roamed the world by accessing images from surveillance cameras, public webcams and CCTV feeds in every continent. He was in search of images that would fit his aesthetic purpose. Instead of focusing on traditional spaces such as busy street corners, shopping malls and airports where people are apparently being […]


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Interview with photographer Emmanuel Monzon

Emmanuel Monzon is a french photographer and visual artist based in Seattle, WA. He graduated from the Academy of Beaux-Arts in Paris, France with honors. His work has been featured throughout the US, Europe and Asia. His work is represented by galleries in Europe and Asia, and his work is exhibited widely. I know Monzon’s […]


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Book Review: A Brief Movement After Death by Caleb Cain Marcus

In A brief movement after death (published by Damiani, October 2018), his most conceptual series to date, Caleb Cain Marcus contemplates the afterlife through a poetic interpretation of what the release of energy from the body into the universe might look like when we die. The painterly images, which are rendered in exquisite hues of blue, orange, […]


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Book Review: Levon and Kennedy: Mississippi Innocence Project

In the early 1990s in a small disadvantaged community in rural Mississippi, Levon Brooks and Kennedy Brewer were wrongfully convicted in separate trials of capital murder. Brooks, despite an alibi, was sentenced to life and was imprisoned for 18 years. A few years later Brewer was convicted and sentenced to death. He was incarcerated for […]


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Book Review: Palimpsests by Max Sher

Max Sher’s second book Palimpsests is a photographic exploration of post-Soviet built environment from the perspective of the everyday, and discarding the exotic visual tropes of power that dominate the narrative about this area. Photographed between 2010 and 2017 in over 70 urban locations in five post-Soviet countries, it captures the most mundane and typical elements of landscape […]


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Book Review: Mind the Gap by Joshua Lutz

Mind the Gap points to the physical, mental and psychological gap we are confronted with in our daily lives. It is a reference to the gap between thoughts as well as the gap between coherence and confusion. Caught between thinking something is one thing and the reality of what it is, Mind the Gap functions […]


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Interview with photographer Helen Jones

Cary Benbow (CB): Beyond the project statement you have on your website, would you please expand on the ideas behind ‘Mining the Past’, which is included in this month’s issue, and give an idea of how it relates to your larger body of work? Helen Jones (HJ): ‘Mining the past’ is a project that came […]


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