Yukari Chikura – Zaido

Review by Douglas Stockdale - A dream in which a deceased father speaks words of inspiration to his daughter, who now inspired visits a snowy village in which her father was born and lived long ago in the north of Japan. Upon her arrival she is confronted by ancient performance of Zaido, said to be based... Continue Reading →

Jan Mammey – Mise en Abyme

Review by Wayne Swanson • German photographer Jan Mammey celebrates form in all its forms in Mise en Abyme. There are lines, angles, shapes, and volumes. Built forms and organic forms that mimic the built. All are here, often on top of one another. The title refers to the formal technique of placing a copy of... Continue Reading →

Paul Hart – Reclaimed

Review by Douglas Stockdale - On the eastern side of England was a vast marshland, a region known as the Fens, which was eventually conquered by a combination of technology and determined English will. Once properly drained it became an abundantly fertile farmland, England’s extensive vegetable garden. This flat lowland does not easily endear itself... Continue Reading →

Dara McGrath – Project Cleansweep

Review by Douglas Stockdale • What might imminent danger look like? Will something look so out of place or potentially evil that this might provide the necessary visual clues to warn us to become diligent, alert and stay cautious? Would there be something such as a dark stain on the land with something suspicious emanating... Continue Reading →

Fabien Fourcaud – Off season

Review by Wayne Swanson • Ah, summer at the sea shore. Endless beaches and bronzing bodies in the sand. Resort hotels and cocktails with little umbrellas in them. Tourists everywhere, reveling in their escape from the day-to-day. Now consider off-season. Beaches and resort hotels empty, streets deserted, tourists banished to their day-to-day. Photographer Fabien Fourcaud explores... Continue Reading →

Sebastian Rogowski – Suicidal Birds

Review by Steve Harp •  Where are we? In looking through Sebastian Rogowski’s 2020 self-published monograph, Suicidal Birds, I was taken, strangely enough, back to my youth and to my fascination with the 1968 science-fiction film Planet of the Apes. Rogowski’s opening three images—particularly the second, which could almost be a still from the film—recalled for... Continue Reading →

Alan Ostreicher – Apartment 304

Review by Wayne Swanson • Around 2006, San Francisco photographer Alan Ostreicher got a simple idea: Why not document life in his apartment? It would be a personal project, not necessarily intended for anyone beyond him and his wife. Who else would want to capture such mundane subject matter anyway? Jump ahead to the pandemic of... Continue Reading →

Brad Temkin – The State of Water

Review by Steve Harp • One of the few things – perhaps the only thing – I remember from high school chemistry is the teacher referring to water as “the universal solvent.” That concept or image has stuck with me, the idea that if left in water long enough, everything will dissolve, fade away, disappear.... 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 →

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 →

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