Bob Newman – Shadows of Emmett Till

Review by Wayne Swanson • In 1955, a 14-year-old Black youth from Chicago, visiting relatives in the South, walked into Bryant’s Grocery Store in rural Money, Mississippi. Emmett Till wasn’t inside long, but he is said to have whistled at a white woman behind the counter. A few days later his body — beaten, shot, and... Continue Reading →

Liam Wong – After Dark

Review by Paul Anderson •  With more than a small amount of photographic magic, Liam Wong’s photographs in his new book After Dark achieve a remarkable sense of solitude. These are nocturnal photographs taken in the urban cores of major metropolitan areas, well after most inhabitants have retired for the night. Similar to the hiker who seeks... Continue Reading →

Jon Horvath – This is Bliss

Review by Steve Harp · Lynchian:  noted for juxtaposing surreal or sinister elements with mundane, everyday environments, and for using compelling visual images to emphasize a dreamlike quality of mystery or menace. - Oxford English Dictionary Lynchian is a description that immediately came to mind on my first viewing of Jon Horvath’s 2022 monograph, This is Bliss.  It may be because... Continue Reading →

C Fodoreanu – Ode to the Lake Sacalaia

Review by Wayne Swanson • Think back to your childhood, and there likely is a special place in your memory. A place of play, of adventure, of wonder, of self-discovery, and perhaps even of danger. For photographic artist C Fodoreanu, Lake Sacalaia was such a place. The deepest fresh-water lake in Transylvania, Lake Sacalaia is steeped in... Continue Reading →

Chris Killip 1946 – 2020

Review by Melanie Chapman · A working class hero is something to be... They hurt you at home and they hit you at schoolThey hate you if you're clever, and they despise a foolTill you're so f**king crazy, you can't follow their rules… (*lyrics and music by John Lennon) If ever there were a soundtrack to accompany... Continue Reading →

A World History of Women Photographers

Review by Melanie Chapman · Ain’t I a Photographer? Let Us Now Praise Not-So-Famous Women. If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of photographic his/herstory, if terminology such as “oppositional gaze” “self-commodification” and “inclusivity” gets your attention, if you celebrate any gift giving rituals around this time of year, or if you just love spending... Continue Reading →

Ben Brody – 300m

Review by Wayne Swanson • Ben Brody understands the chaos, absurdity, and surrealism of war. He was a combat photographer covering the United States’ involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, which resulted in his acclaimed photobook Attention Servicemember (reviewed here). His new book is an epilogue to that one, and a fitting way to sum up United States’ ill begotten... Continue Reading →

Penny Wolin – Guest Register

Review by Wayne Swanson • In the spring of 1975, a budding photographer from Cheyenne, Wyoming, just 21 years old, checked in to a single-room occupancy hotel in Hollywood. During her three-month stay there she created portraits of her fellow residents that launched what would be a long and successful career. “All I had to do was... Continue Reading →

Website Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑