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2020 MACK First Book Award: Submissions Open

Submissions are now open for The 2020 MACK First Book Award. If you have a project intended for print submit all considerations to firstbookaward.com before the 20th of January 2020. The MACK First Book Award is a publishing prize open to artists who have…

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Garret Grove — Errors Of Possession (Trespasser Books)

Garrett Grove’s Errors of Possession is a photobook about the land and people of the United States’ rural Northwest. It offers an ambiguous look into the lives of blue collar Americans and the ways in which agriculture, industry, and humans’…

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Friday Fry Up: Dylan Lewis — Dusker

The images in Dusker act as physical expressions of interior states. Situated between exhalation and incantation, they construct a space where the ontological unease of ‘documentary’ photography, the aestheticizing eye of fiction, and the emotional texture of dreams within an…

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Q&A: Joan Barker — Gun Show

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Neutral buoyancy. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? How informed, yet how self-destructive we are. Are you aware of any conspiracies? Sure, the new norm. What is…

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Lena C. Emery — Yuka & the Forest (Art Paper Editions)

Lena C Emery — Yuka & the Forest (Art Paper Editions) — Kris Kozlowski Moore   A natural disaster is incomprehensible in scale, horror, power and effect, unless you stand in its presence. The photographs and videos we are so…

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Mike Osborne: Federal Triangle — Gnomic Book

Titled after a government complex wedged between the Capitol and the White House, Federal Triangle fuses a documentary approach to photography with the opportunity for alternative interpretations: simultaneously grounded in the real, and suggestive of the darker fantasies that pervade…

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Q&A: Sybren Vanoverberghe — Conference of The Birds

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Trying to spend more time in solitude. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? Us being aware we’re in a constant denial of the current state of this…

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Friday Fry Up: Morganna Magee — Teenage Wildlife

My teenage years are vivid. After a childhood marred by sadness I relished in the independence of being able to rebel. I was shaped by those wild years, though the only physical evidence remaining are the scars on my arms,…

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Q&A: Albert Elm — A report on multiple meanings

Are impulses more important than consequences?
 I think so. It seems a be a tendency that people think themselves into a corner as they get older. 
Choose a song to play over a montage of everything you did today.
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Review: Stephen Gill — The Pillar (Nobody Books)

In art, it often seems that the most simple ideas are the least easily sold. Little exists in these for copy writing, little exists to spur additional interest in method, technique, narrative or politics. Simple ideas are, after all, rescued…

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Friday Fry Up: Shawn Records — Now is the Time

Now is the Time is a project that explores time in relation to both age and place. Over the past few years, anxious and obsessive over the news, as well as my own mid-life malaise, I found myself retreating more…

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Q&A: Phoebe Kiely — They were my landscape

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? I never consciously thought of myself as living by a philosophy, but I do often try to believe that everything happens for a reason. I falter in believing this sometimes though….

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Friday Fry Up: Michael Zuhorski — Eyes Make the Horizon

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is an insular body of land. The largest freshwater system in the world defines its borders and seeps through its interior, isolating the peninsula. In November 2015 I began living near the peninsula’s north shore with the…

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Q&A: Noritaka Minami — California City (Real Estate)

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Work smarter, not harder. 
What will baffle future generations about our day and age? The short-sightedness of our actions and decisions. 
Are you aware of any conspiracies? I was reminded recently…

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Q&A: Max Mikulecky — Fugue State

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Trying to work hard, be kind, and be open. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? Trump’s presidency, “influencers”, the class divide. Are you aware of any conspiracies?…

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Q&A: M L Casteel — American Interiors

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? I once considered myself an anarchist and a punk rocker devoted to DIY ideals. I dropped out of school to travel around the world with a camera and play loud rock…

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Q&A: Tyler Healy — Boyz Night

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Do not become your emotions and brutal honesty. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? If there is a future generation they’ll probably wonder why we dragged our…