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Book Review: Our Strange New Land by Alex Harris

Images that part a curtain and invite us to see ourselves   The High Museum in Atlanta commissioned Alex Harris as part of its Picturing the South series. While the brief was to photograph anything in the American South, Harris chose to examine the rapidly evolving world of independent fiction filmmaking while also exploring our
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Book review: Pretty Much by Sandy Carson

Sandy Carson’s latest book, Pretty Much, is a humorous look at where he found himself in 2020 his adopted hometown of Austin, Texas. Carson’s photographic viewpoint is a sympathetic and curious exploration of his surroundings. His images address such weighty topics and social issues like racial injustice, housing insecurity, financial security, grief, and family life.
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Book Review: Black Diamonds by Rich-Joseph Facun

Black Diamonds has been on my mind ever since opening the pages, viewing the photos, and reading the heartfelt and sanguine words from Rich-Joseph Facun, and the essay by Alison Stine. The images are penetratingly beautiful. It’s powerful stuff. It touched me.  Black Diamonds is a personal project, and as a person of color, Facun has
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BOOK REVIEW: Steel Town by Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore is considered one of the most significant photographers of our time. Having approached photography at the age of only six, then influenced by the work of Walker Evans, he managed to attract attention to himself at the age of fourteen, when his work was purchased by Edward Steichen for the collection of the
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Book Review: Finding Home by Becky Field

Photographer Becky Field photographed and interviewed many of New Hampshire’s immigrants and refugees.  She interviewed forty people, from different countries, with different stories. Some are men, some women, they differ in age and why they left their home countries, and how come they settled in New Hampshire. “The photographs were usually taken in a home
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BOOK REVIEW: Vals by Nejma Kachaou

First things first: I like the pictures in this work. They are compositions of shapes and colours. As far as I’m concerned, they could have been taken anywhere … but weren’t. There is no information about the photographer to be found in this book and only a rather brief introduction by Laureline Mattiussi (in French,
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Book Review: Campesino Cuba by Richard Sharum

These black and white photographs radiate something extremely powerful. The scenes they depict appear archaic. How come? It’s what black and white photographs tend to do, I suppose, for they weren’t taken in ancient times but in today’s world. It’s as though some mystical, time-less aura emanates from these images. These photographs document scenes from
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Book Review: American Geography: Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to the Present

  The 345 photographs in American Geography (divided by regions) address ways in which different histories and traditions of land use have given rise to different cultural transitions, such as the growth of industry in the Northeast, agricultural developments in the Midwest, the legacies of slavery on the economies of the South, and the mining
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BOOK REVIEW: The Bonds We Share by Dr. Glenn Losack

Glenn Losack most definitely has the good eye that makes a photographer a photographer. No idea, how many shots he needed to come up with these pics but the ones he selected for this book are truly outstanding. I for one was most intrigued by how many of the portrayed looked straight into the camera,
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BOOK REVIEW: What She Said by Deanna Templeton

When I first glanced through this book, I thought, well, I guess this is not for me. These youngsters live in a world that is surely totally foreign and very likely incomprehensible to me, a retired man living in Switzerland. Yet for reasons unbeknownst to me, I again and again turned to the pictures that
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