We’re excited to have Jason Koxvold taking the wheel of our Instagram next week, watch that space from Monday as he shares images from his forthcoming book ‘Knives’ currently available for preorder via Kickstarter (here).
Knives is a project made over several years, using documentary photography to trace the shifting relationships between masculinity, myth, and violence in a rural town whose economic base remains eviscerated by globalization.
Knives operates as two intertwined stories: one, a typological study of knives crafted in the region since the rise of the cutlery industry, provides connective tissue to the other, which deals in the realities of the local community, both within the prison and without. The project serves as a microcosm of the larger issues facing the United States, grappling with the effects of automation and outsourcing, cuts in services, and the rise of identity politics.
Jason Koxvold’s Knives is available for preorder now through Kickstarter, help make it actual by booking a future copy today.