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Author Archive: Cary Benbow

About Cary Benbow

Photographer, Writer, Publisher of WobnebMagazine.com

Book Review: Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico was published in early 2019 to accompany the first major museum exhibition of Iturbide’s work on the East Coast at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This volume presents more than 100 beautifully reproduced black-and-white photographs, accompanied by illuminating essays inviting readers to share in Graciela Iturbide’s personal artistic journey through the […]


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Book Review: Hair Stories by Rohina Hoffman

Hair is so ubiquitous, it’s a common thread not unlike the weather. Seemingly everyone has a comment or observation about the subject. ‘How does my hair look?’, ‘I cried when my hair was cut,’ or ‘I’m having a ‘bad hair day’. Hair Stories is centered around the experience of women and their hair, yet the […]


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Book Review: Havana Youth by Greg Kahn

Greg Kahn says he wants Havana Youth to break the stereotype of what it means to be Cuban. The country’s current identity by and large was formed on a sense of collectivism: the idea of the benefit of a large group of people versus the individual. The youth of Cuba today are striving to break […]


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Book Review: In the Shadow of Genius: The Brooklyn Bridge and its Creators by Barbara G. Mensch

Barbara Mensch presents an ode to a bridge that looms large in American history. The Brooklyn Bridge. She captured images made over decades of living and working literally in the shadow of the Brooklyn bridge. She undoubtedly has looked, really looked, at the structure for decades. Her research and presentation of the bridge on the […]


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Book Review: TRACE – Kota Ezawa, Tabitha Soren, Penelope Umbrico

TRACE is the first of a triptych series published by Yoffy Press. Since the Spanish word for ‘Three’ is Tres, I enjoyed the ironic play on words and double meaning for this publication of three separate books by artists Kota Ezawa, Tabitha Soren and Penelope Umbrico. Each book could stand on its own for the […]


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Interview with photographer Alexey Vasilyev

Cary Benbow (CB): Why do you photograph? What compels you to make the images you create? Alexey Vasilyev (AV): I take pictures because I know how to do it, and it would be silly not to do something that you can do the best of all. At least, I want to believe that I know […]


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Book review: Striking Balance by Dinesh Boaz

The coffee-table quality book Striking Balance by Dinesh Boaz contains striking, saturated, color images of our world as seen from above. Boaz creates these aerial images in beautiful places around the globe: Hawaii, California, Arizona, Utah, Greece, Sri Lanka, New York City, and Florida. Photographs from Striking Balance have been featured in Conde Nast online, […]


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Interview with photographer Rachael Banks

Rachael Banks is a photographer from Louisville, Kentucky, and is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Northern Kentucky University. In Issue 94, we feature her work in the thematic context of animals while acknowledging her work focuses primarily on family dynamics, relationships, and nostalgia. She is also especially interested in social subcultures and identity informed […]


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Book review: Real Pictures: Tales of a Badass Grandma by Peggy Nolan

The rough, coral-red fabric cover for this book matches a photo album in my parent’s home. My own childhood is documented inside that album, and several more like it with photos of birthday celebrations, first-day-of-school portraits, and me at five years of age holding a banana while standing next to an incredibly tall sunflower. My […]


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Book Review: The Moor by Robert Darch

A quote from Cormac McCarthy’s dystopian novel, The Road, sets the stage for The Moor. Robert Darch’s photo book depicts a fictionalized dystopian future situated on the bleak moorland landscapes of Dartmoor, England. Darch explains that the project draws on childhood memories, and influences from contemporary culture to create a narrative that references local and […]


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