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Book Review: A Photographer and a Writer: A Review of Allan Sekula’s Art Isn’t Fair

Photography lacks a tradition of serious writing. This is most evident in contemporary photography, where we have a mountain of photographs and virtually nothing serious written about them. What writing we can find most often is nonsense written by people with little to zero knowledge of art history, theory, or criticism. That is, what we
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Book Review: Route 1 by Caren Winnall

Route 1 by Caren Winnall was a project born from Winnall’s desire to follow the same path that Bernice Abbott took in 1954. Abbott started photographing in Key West, Florida and took Route 1 all the way up the east coast of the US to Fort Kent, Maine. Winnall lives within a mile form Route
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Book Review: Un Po Mio by Marzio Toniolo

The Po River is the largest Italian river. It is located in the north of the peninsula, and is at the origin of one of the most active and richest areas on the planet: the Po Valley. The Po river has always represented a reference for the Po Valley, for its culture and its inhabitants.
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Book Review: Eight Seconds: Black Rodeo Culture by Ivan McClellan

Ivan McClellan, a New York Times photojournalist and Kansas City native, has made significant contributions to the recognition and understanding of Black cowboy culture. His new book, Eight Seconds: Black Rodeo Culture, published by Damiani Books, shares his dedication to documenting the unique subculture. This long-term project began during his coverage of the Roy LeBlanc Invitational Rodeo,
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Book Review: In This Brief Life by Eugene Richards

Eugene Richards, a photographer renowned for capturing the essence of humanity, has dedicated his career to giving voice to the marginalized. His latest work, In This Brief Life, intricately weaves together the stories of Americans with diverse backgrounds, the mentally ill, and the impoverished, inviting viewers to navigate the nuanced layers of society’s fringes. This
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Book Review: Port Talbot UFO Investigation Club by Roo Lewis

Port Talbot is a town in Wales, United Kingdom, on the east coast of Swansea Bay. It is dominated by one of Europe’s largest steelworks, which still employs over 4,000 people, and is crossed by the M4 motorway. The same motorway that Roo Lewis, as a child, traveled with his parents to visit his grandfather,
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Book Review: America Series by Florence Montmare

Florence Montmare‘s book America Series provides an honest and intimately personal, yet widely relatable depiction of a nation in flux, all happening against the backdrop of a changing physical and social landscape. Montmare is an artist and photographer whose work in America Series somewhat follows the tradition of Walker Evans, Robert Frank, and Richard Avedon.
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Book review: Privileged Mediocrity by Kris Graves

Kris Graves is an American photographer known for his thought-provoking visual narratives.  Graves’ work has garnered critical acclaim for its profound exploration of the human experience; particularly the experience of Black men in America. Privileged Mediocrity by Kris Graves explores the potential of a mere ‘book’ to depict the lives of Black people in America
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Book Review: Home is Home (All Alone) By Guido Gazzilli

Quiet, relax you’ve lost your head you’re rambling. Come on, onto the field heat your blood as you must. It’s good here aim don’t err look outside. The sky is in pieces it trembles it hobbles it carries its cross. Don’t think about it drink it all up there is more to drink. Sharpen the
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Book Review: Star Struck by Ave Pildas

The Hollywood Walk of Fame was established in 1958 as a memorial to artists who worked in the entertainment industry. The names of famous performers are memorialized on more than 2,500 five-pointed stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks that make up the Walk of Fame. Pildas was drawn to the area soon after
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