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Author Archive: Cary Benbow

About Cary Benbow

Photographer, Writer, Publisher of WobnebMagazine.com

Book Review: We Shared this Time by Jeffery C. Johnson

Chicago-based photographer Jeffery C. Johnson’s photography has been prominently featured on the WGN-TV News, ABC-TV’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, BBC Travel.com, CNN Travel.com, Chicago Reader, Chicagoist, Gapers Block, and at ChicagoPublicRadio.com. Johnson has worked as a dedicated photographer for the Scottish pop band Aberfeldy, captured the scene at the capitol building in Springfield, Illinois in […]


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Book Review: Heavenly Creatures by Sally Gall

The beautifully abstracted photographs of intimate items of clothing animated by the wind, and kites dancing in the sky are the focus of Sally Gall in Heavenly Creatures. Blue skies provide the background for fanciful objects which are full of motion and mirth. Viewing her work is like listening to, and appreciating, a transcendental poem […]


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Book Review: The Beautiful Flower Is the World by Jerry Hsu

California-based photographer and legendary pro-skateboarder Jerry Hsu released his second book, The Beautiful Flower Is the World, at the start of summer 2019 with Anthology Editions. The book fits a summer vibe perfectly. Hsu began his blog, NAZI GOLD, in 2009 as a curated “feed” of cell phone photos in addition to his work with […]


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Book Review: MASK by Chris Rainier

Chris Rainier is a National Geographic photographer whose focus is on traditional cultures. “For over thirty years, I have been in search of the meaning of the mask,” Rainier said. “What began as a thorough visual photographic documentation of the traditional mask rituals of New Guinea developed into a voyage of discovery that took me […]


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Book Review: Continuum by Abelardo Morell, Alyssa McDonald and Irina Rozovsky

Continuum is the second Yoffy Press Triptych after TRACE was published in late 2018 (reviewed in F-Stop Magazine here), and features the work of Abelardo Morell, Alyssa McDonald and Irina Rozovsky. In each Triptych, three artists are given a word to inspire the creation of a small book of work. The three resulting books are […]


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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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