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Paula Rae Gibson

Paula Rae Gibson
London, UK

In repairing the object you really end up loving it more, because you now know its eagerness to be reassembled, and in running a fingertip over its surface you alone can feel its many cracks.  ― Nicholson Baker

 

 

Written On the Body
In the quote above Nicholson Baker is writing about the Japanese aesthetic known …

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Tytia Habing

Tytia Habing
Watson, Illinois, USA

 The world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home. – Wendell Berry

 

 

 

Full Circle
The …

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Jack Barnosky

Jack Barnosky
Texas, USA

Lens, Prism, Palimpsest
I am thinking of the first three sentences that begin Samuel R. Delany’s secret literary masterpiece, Dhalgren: “to wound the autumnal city. So howled out for the world to give him a name. The in-dark answered with the wind.” I remember being jolted that a novel would begin like this, as …

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Catherine Just

Catherine Just
Los Angeles, USA

No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen. – Minor White

The Space Between
In the late 1940’s, Minor White and Edward Weston developed a close relationship as they worked together building the photography program at the San Francisco Art Institute (in those days …

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Joanna Chudy

Joanna Chudy
Bielsko-Biała, Poland

In my memory are sky and earth and sea, ready at hand along with all the things  that  I  have  ever  been  able  to  perceive  in  them  and  have  not  forgotten.  And  in  my  memory  too  I  meet  myself  –  I  recall  myself,  what  I  have done, when and where and in what …

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Mélanie-Jane Frey

Mélanie-Jane Frey
Paris, France

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Slow Time: Exposure and Revelation
We live in an age increasingly dominated by fantasies of speed, convenience, effortless simplicity, endless access. Photography is a prime example of how technological change has altered tools, creative practices, audiences, and attitudes. The photographic apparatus has …

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Karen Divine

Karen Divine
Colorado, USA

Confession | Courage | Catharsis
On the surface, Karen Divine’s images feel colorful and playful – and in many ways they are. But as I spent more time with them, they began to take on a more somber and darker tone. There are wounds and secrets here.

Art is a wound turned into light. – …

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Jennifer Liston Potter

Jennifer Liston Potter
Tennessee, USA

Pictures From Home
We often think of photography as a medium that mines the external world for images of the foreign and exotic. Think about it, have you ever been to Antartica or met Pope Francis? Yet, because of photography, faraway geographies and newsmaking celebrities feel oddly known and familiar to us. Many …

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Eula Biss | John Bresland

ODE TO EVERY THING
Eula Biss | John Bresland
Chicago, USA

I was reminded, as I viewed Ode to Every Thing, that in the Old Testament, the Genesis story describes how Adam was fashioned from the dust of the earth, and that his first task was to give everything a name. Naming, it seems, is humanity’s most essential …

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Yulia Kazban

Yulia Kazban
Born in Ukraine, lives in Moscow, Russia

chemistry |transmutation | alchemy

In photography’s early decades, photographs were expected to be idealized images. This is still the aim of most amateur photographers, for whom a beautiful photograph is a photograph of something beautiful. – Susan Sontag, On Photography

Susan Sontag’s words from the 1970’s still ring true forty …

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