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Jm Ramirez Suassi — Fordlândia

The Amazon is much more than a river. It is the visible appearance, infinitely rich in analogies, of the reality of things. This seems obvious, when poetic languages intervene to describe reality, the latter loses its documentary sharpness and is…

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Q&A: Michael Ashkin — Were It Not For (FW Books)

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Full socialism.
What will baffle future generations about our day and age? That we accepted its appearances as reality.
Are you aware of any conspiracies? Yes. What is it that interests you about photography? That its relationship to…

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Friday Fry Up: Bryan Schutmaat — Vessels

Photographed in the American Southwest, Vessels is a body of work that includes intimate portraits of travelers—mostly hitchhikers and highway drifters who dwell along the interstate system—as well as landscapes and still life photos that offer an updated view of…

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Q&A: Mark McKnight — Decreation

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Live and Let Live (on my better days). What is it that interests you about photography? The suggestive, poetic potential of it. What part of the planet would you like to explore? The interior part. If you…

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Palm* Photo Prize 2020 — Submissions open

The 2020 Palm* Photo Prize is now open and ready to receive your submissions. It’s free to enter and if your work is selected as one of the top 100 entries you will be included in the resulting Palm* Photo Prize…

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Q&A: Melissa Ann Pinney — Chicago Public Schools

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? It’s more like a resolution than a philosophy– I’ve been trying to withhold judgement of others for just a bit longer. I can be quick to judge and am often wrong in my…

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Friday Fry Up: Max Zerrahn — Snake Legs 蛇⾜

In Chris Marker’s film ‘Sans Soleil’ from 1983, a female narrator reads from letters supposedly sent to her by the (fictitious) cameraman Sandor Krasna. He writes: “I’ve been round the world several times and now only banality still interests me.“…

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Q&A: Terri Weifenbach — Des oiseaux (Editions Xavier Barral)

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Staying adaptable…. Particularly useful when moving to another country. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? Clocks with hands. Are you aware of any conspiracies? Other than what we hear in the…

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Maude Arsenault – Entangled (Deadbeat Club Press)

Entangled encapsulates a pivotal moment for Arsenault’s work, representing a shift in perspective and personal responsibility. “After years dedicated to creating glorified images of women,” she says of her success in fashion photography, “I came to question my role and…

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Q&A: Sam Laughlin — (Slow Time / A Certain Movement)

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? To live slowly, be attentive to my surroundings, notice things. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? Inaction on mass extinction and climate change. Are you aware of any conspiracies?…

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Q&A: Hua Weicheng — Go To The Alien Street

Q — What is it that interests you about photography? A — If I used to have a strong interest in photography, but now I find I’m less and less interested in it. In the past, I liked photography because…

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Australian Bushfire Photo Appeal

Our friends at The Australian Bushfire Appeal have organized a print sale to help raise money for those impacted by the fires here in Australia. All of the profits from the sale of these prints will be donated to two important…

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Q&A: Tim Carpenter — Christmas Day, Bucks Pond Road

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? There’s a line in that song “In a Big Country” that goes: “I never took the smile away from anybody’s face.” That’s my goal. I suppose it’s just a restatement of the…

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Happy New Year.

A huge thank you to the incredible photographers, writers, and publishers we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with this year, your support and generosity keep this whole engine turning. We look forward to seeing you all in a new decade with…

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Mark Mahaney: Polar Night (Trespasser Books)

71.2906° N, 156.7886° W Utqiaġvik, Alaska Northernmost town in the United States. 320 miles above the Arctic Circle. The name translates to ‘place where snowy owls are hunted.’ No roads lead-in, no roads lead out. Flat as a board. No…

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Q&A: Kyle Ross — At Sunrise

1. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? 1a. Here are a few things I try to remember. Try to be happy, sit on the floor sometimes, be a do-it-joe, make eye-contact, shed a tear, spend time with…

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Friday Fry Up: Alice Connew — Still Looking Good (Gloria Books)

Still Looking Good is a triadic collaboration between siblings Oliver Connew (dancer/choreographer) and Alice Connew that brings together dance, sound, and a visual aesthetic that reference pervasive socio-political forces that organise modern human activity, as understood by the artists. Originally…