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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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Book Review: To Hans by Vivian Keulards

“My brother Hans was 38 years old when he was found dead in a Berlin hotel room. He had suffered a cardiac arrest, caused by drugs. His death was a fact, the way he died a taboo. For years and years, we – his family – did not speak openly about his addictions,” Dutch conceptual […]


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Book Review: Children of Grass: Portraits of American Poetry by B.A. Van Sise

Children of Grass: Portraits of American Poetry is an enriching and visually stimulating anthology that will enchant and win over lovers of both poetry and photography. “Poems are the product of abnormal thinking. They are the weirdos at the literary banquet, because they can be difficult, and uncompromising; they don’t offer an easy in or […]


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Book review: Documentary Photography Reconsidered: History, Theory and Practice by Michelle Bogre

Something about this book has not let me get through it in one concentrated sitting;  I consider this to be a really great quality of a photography book. I always seem to get sidetracked and off on a tangent, or looking up information about the next subject or person I encounter. I have the same […]


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Book Review: On a Wet Bough by Keliy Anderson-Staley

The apparition of these faces in a crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough. Ezra Pound, “In a Station of the Metro” (1913) From a 2013 interview between Waltz Books publisher Mary Goodwin and Keliy Anderson-Staley, she said, “I think any portrait can make us think about mortality and transience, but this process—because in a […]


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Book Review: A Sense of Place by Charlotta María Hauksdóttir

In 2003, Charlotta María Hauksdóttir moved from her native Iceland to California to study photography. “The relocation stirred in her a sense of rootlessness and a yearning for the landscapes of her childhood,” the press release says. She began to make regular trips to Iceland to take photographs “that she would then reconstruct and repurpose […]


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Book Review: New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography by Grant Scott

The strength of New Ways of Seeing is in the discussion of where we are today. The discourse and investigation of photography and learning the craft of fluently speaking a visual language is at the forefront. The book feels perfectly positioned to appeal to both students and educators of visual arts, or anyone wanting to […]


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Book Review: Coincidences by Jonathan Higbee

When viewing the work of Jonathan Higbee, I am reminded of the metaphor of theater as applied to street photography. Whichever street corner, subway station, beachfront, or billboard Higbee selects as the tableau, it feels like a magnificent theater with a diverse cast of characters performing in an unscripted play on an ever-changing stage. As […]


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Book Review: Kings of Afghanistan by Pieter-Jan De Pue

In exchange for travel and accommodation expenses, Pieter-Jan De Pue photographed Afghanistan for NGOs. “It was during these trips that his plan to create a docufiction developed. The Land of the Enlightened was created between 2007 and 2015,” I learn from the foreword by Dorian van der Brempt.  Also: “Afghanistan is a country that does […]


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Book Review: Legacy in Stone: Syria Before War by Kevin Bubriski

Kevin Bubriski was on assignment in Syria in 2003, during the infancy of the U.S. war in neighboring Iraq. He was photographing the country’s ancient monuments, as well as documenting the daily lives and ordinary human stories of its citizens. Unbeknownst to him, within the decade, a war would break out in Syria, and destroy […]


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