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Book Review: Punk, Post Punk, New Wave by Michael Grecco

Michael Grecco grew up in the Boston area during the era of punk and new wave music. In fact, Boston was a center, if not the epicenter, of these movements. But in the 70s and 80s, when Grecco was shooting most of these images, a lot of the people featured in his book were from
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Book Review: Sea Level by Mandy Williams

Sea Level is a series of images made in Worthing, England w­here Mandy Williams lived as a teenager. Making images in familiar places is prominent in her work, and the diaristic nature of the project is both a comment on the sense of place she experiences, as well as the overlaid ideas of the appreciation,
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Book Review: Istanbul by Timurtaş Onan

In the fall of 2006, I taught English in Istanbul, for two months. I had not prepared myself for this assignment, didn’t know anything about the city or Turkish culture. To be sure, I was not free of preconceptions like that Turkey was a country dominated by bearded men and women had not much to
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Book Review: Growing Up Travelling by Jamie Johnson

How wonderful!, I thought when glancing through the pages of this book and experienced what I do not recall to have ever experienced when spending time with a photo book showing people: I liked every single one of these photographs, without any reservation. That might have to do with the fact that the ones portrayed
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Book Review: The World Ain’t Enough… by Oliver Raschka

Oliver Raschka, trained in economics and psychology, lives in Stuttgart, Germany. As a photographer he is essentially self-taught, in addition, he attended numerous workshops with renowned photographers. The world ain’t enough… documents the first ten years of his two sons. The black and white photographs show them at home and at play, at sporting events
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Book Review: Kicking Sawdust by Clayton Anderson

Thinking of the circus automatically makes me feel sawdust, smell the odour of animals and imagine people who are constantly on the road. In my youth, the ones travelling with the circus did spell freedom and independence for me – a romantic myth, of course. This book, however, “doesn’t try to paint a nostalgic fantasy,
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Book Review: And Here We Are: Stories from the Sixth Extinction by Bil Zelman

This book starts and ends with an illustration of the American chestnut tree. I grew up in central Indiana in the 1970s and 80s. There was an American chestnut tree in our side yard, and it eventually declined in health and was cut down. This is only one example of the kind of species or
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Book Review: Lost Venice by Sarah Hadley

Sarah Hadley interweaves the concept of memory with images that evoke a sense of the past, a place and a time particular to the Venice, Italy of her youth. But the idea of place is secondary to the concept of time. Time lost with a parent, time that now only exists or which can only
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Dominique Pierre-Nina @ THE CREATIVE SPACE

Dominique Pierre-Nina: BEYOND THE SQUARE 26 February to 8 March 2020 “The evocative, dreamy and nostalgic quality of his collection are reminiscent of photography giants like Ansel Adams and Herb Ritts. Dominique has chosen to present all the photographs in a square format, inspired by his love of the famous Hasselblad camera, which shoots 6×6
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Justyna Badach @ Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Justyna Badach: Asymmetric Warfare Feb. 21, 2020 – April 18, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 from 6-9pm Artist Talk with Special Guests: Feb. 21 at 6pm Asymmetric Warfare presents the work of Justyna Badach, who examines how modern-day military propaganda shapes our perceptions of war and conflict. Using her computer as a camera,
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