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The 2021 MACK First Book Award: Submissions now Open

Submissions are now open for The 2021 MACK First Book Award. If you have a project intended for print submit all considerations to firstbookaward.com before the 25th of January 2021. The MACK First Book Award is a publishing prize open…

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Primal Sight — Efrem Zelony-Mindell (Gnomic Book)

Primal Sight, a collection of works by 146 artists, and essays by David Campany and Gregory Eddi Jones, surveys the state of contemporary black-and-white photography. The project, curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell, includes the works of intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and intersectional artists,…

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Q&A: Donavon Smallwood — Languor

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? I’ve been reading a lot more on absolute idealism and the idea of reality/history creating identity, not that I live by it per se but the readings have been captivating and…

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Juan Hein — Clouds and Bombs (Disko Bay)

We, humans, have a special connection to clouds. We seem to recognize everything from faces to rearing horses reflected in these formations in the sky. But certain clouds signify something different than a mere approaching rainstorm or a vivid imagination….

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Ward Long — Summer Sublet (Deadbeat Club)

Alice, Hannah, Sarah, Bianca, and Kate lived in the hundred-year-old house on Montgomery Street, near the art school and the women’s college. They mixed teas and tinctures, dyed fabrics in the backyard, designed costumes for children’s plays, gave each other…

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Q&A: Patricia Voulgaris — The Hunter

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Respect, comfort and listen to one another. I put these positive vibes out into the world hoping that it will come back to me. It’s important to maintain a healthy philosophy especially…

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Friday Fry Up: Lin Zhipeng — No.223

“I am like a waiter who was given a special identity. At this time, I may be a stranger, perhaps a maker of taste and emotion, maybe a peeper next door, maybe just a recorder using a camera to invade…

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Q&A: Steven B. Smith — Waiting out the Latter Days

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? I sometimes try not to buy everything I think I may need. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? Mitch McConnell, Social Media, everything. Are you aware of any conspiracies? Ted Cruz is…

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Friday Fry Up: Qiushi Chen — Yinanping

In the 1960s, Sino-Soviet relations deteriorated sharply, the border war broke out between China and India, and the Vietnam War expanded into southern China. Faced with such a severe situation, China’s military industry, which is mainly distributed along the coastal…

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Q&A: Leonard Suryajaya — Don’t Hold On To Your Bones

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? It’s more important to be responsible and compassionate than to be right. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? We are messier than they are. Are you aware of any conspiracies? The American…

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Q&A: Tealia Ellis Ritter — The Model Family

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? I wish I could say that the pandemic generated some zen calm for me where I refocused myself on what really matters but that would be a lie…my recent life philosophy has…

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C4 Journal — Copy Copy Copy Copy

A new home for critical thought on photobooks led by Euginue Shinkle and Callum Beaney, with contributions from Lucy J Rogers, Matt Dunne, Lillian Wilkie and Andy Pham. C4 Journal is a platform dedicated to writing about photography, and the use of the…

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Q&A: Clay Maxwell Jordan — Nothing’s Coming Soon

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? “Be Here Now” is sagacious and aligns with my bent towards Buddhism, but was forever stained after Oasis chose this title for their third album. What will baffle future generations about our day…