Jamie Johnson – Growing Up Travelling

Review by Wayne Swanson • There’s a classic Irish short story in which a child in a village asks an Irish Traveller girl “Do you never tire of the road?” The girl’s quick response is “Do you never tire of being fettered?” That pretty much sums up the world views that divide mainstream society from the... Continue Reading →

Matt Shallenberger – The Leaping Place

Review by Douglas Stockdale • Matt Shallenberger’s photobook The Leaping Place is a mashup of family history, overlaid with a visual investigation of Hawaiian mythology. He utilizes the Hawaiian mythology of Kumulipo, a long chant of creation, as the foundation for his own creation quest, using translations of this long chant to help guide him in... Continue Reading →

Tim Walker – Shoot for the Moon

Review by Paul Anderson • Dark, decadent, distinctive, eccentric, extraordinary, fantastical, imaginative, magical, mischievous, opulent, playful, weird, wild: these adjectives have all been used by others to describe the photographic work of Tim Walker. And, quite happily, all of these apply to the work shown in his latest book, Shoot for the Moon. Walker, who... Continue Reading →

Shane Lynam – Fifty High Seasons

Review by Melanie Chapman • Escape is on the minds of many people these days, now that we are in various stages of “Stay at Home” efforts to reduce the spread of a global pandemic. As warmer weather approaches, fantasies of trips to the beach have been curtailed by a reality that few could have... Continue Reading →

Fabio Ponzio – East of Nowhere

Review by Steve Harp • It’s more than a little unsettling to characterize a book which can be described - in the words of its creator - as a “succession of dark days” as lovely. But that’s the first word that comes to mind in looking through Fabio Ponzio’s East of Nowhere. There is a... Continue Reading →

Jonathan Blaustein – Extinction Party

Review by Wayne Swanson • Anyone who has put in time on the portfolio review circuit has probably encountered Jonathan Blaustein. He’s that rather intense reviewer with the moustache and goatee who is never at a loss for words, and always quick with a thumbs up or down on your work. He’s also the guy you... Continue Reading →

Steve McCurry – Animals

Review by Gerhard Clausing • We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. – Immanuel Kant • Everyone photographs animals, but very few do it well. While we can capture cute expressions of our pets, to understand and depict our fellow creatures from a more comprehensive perspective and with all... Continue Reading →

Joyce Fischer Rohrmoser – Rent a Foreigner

Review by Gerhard Clausing • China, the country that mass-produces for the rest of the world, has also undergone many internal changes in the 21st century, and this project illuminates one such aspect: the upscale desires of China’s rising middle class. For several years Joyce Rohrmoser was hired as a foreign ‘presence’ for the marketing... Continue Reading →

Wesley Channell – Human Canvas

Review by Gerhard Clausing • Here’s a list of ingredients for an exciting project: A dynamic photographer with an understanding of modern art and an appreciation of the beauty of the human body (Wesley Channell) A visual artist with a love for body painting and an understanding of performance, sets, and backgrounds (Alexis Logwood) Talented... Continue Reading →

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