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Eating Refugees – Distress and Circuses

Eating Refugees – Distress and Circuses In parallel with recent events highlighting the global refugee crisis as it impacts European nations, the Berlin-based collective Center for Political Beauty issued a characteristic, albeit controversial, statement on the subject. In an installation-slash-performance

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2016 Crusade Engagement Grant Announced

2016 Crusade Engagement Grant Announced The 2016 Crusade Engagement Grant celebrated its third year in fostering innovation relating to the field of photography by awarding $10,000 to Bruce McKaig for the project The Trade of Art. McKaig’s project serves as

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In Memoriam: William “Bill” Cunningham, 1929–2016

William “Bill” Cunningham, renowned for his prolific career as a photographer for the New York Times, has passed away at the age of 87, after a stroke. Cunningham’s photographic career spanned nearly forty years, making him a well-known and memorable

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Gaining Identity Through the Archive in Qiana Mestrich’s Hard to Place

Gaining Identity Through the Archive in Qiana Mestrich’s Hard to Place Qiana Mestrich’s Hard to Place (2016) is an intimate family portrait that simultaneously explores the maternal, the home, and a sense of belonging, while addressing urgency in the loss

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Linha Vermelha (Red Line) by Inês Bonduki

Over the past two or three years I have moved an uncountable number of times through the Red Line of São Paulo’s subway, which connects the center with the east side of the city. By moving forward and backward during

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Monitored or Recorded by Luna Galassini

  For the past five years I’ve worked as a freelance transcriber: I download audio files onto my laptop and then type what I hear. I know the name of the client and the broad category that the audio might

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Artists’ Books by Philip Zimmermann

Narrative Artists’ Books and the Human Condition: The Work of Philip Zimmermann (From Vol. 44, no. 1&2) Levi Sherman Most artists attempt to balance the personal and societal, but the artist’s books of Philip Zimmermann, who spoke at Visual Studies Workshop’s 2016 Photo-Bookworks

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Turner Prize 2016 Finalists Announced

Turner Prize 2016 Finalists Announced Artists Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten, and Josephine Pryde have been announced as finalists for the Turner Prize 2016. This award is presented to a British artist under fifty years of age, for an

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Double Exposure
April L. O’Brien and Stephen J. Quigley


Of the Appalachian Diaspora Text by Stephen J. Quigley Photographs by April L. O’Brien They say the universe is still expanding, and I with it. But my circumference is only tightening. The nephew took my keys, sold my car. He

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Woodward, by Christian Kasners


Woodward By Christian Kasners Woodward Avenue is one of Detroit’s big avenues that lead from downtown to the wealthy suburbs. The photographs in the book Woodward (2015) were taken partly on foot and partly from the window of a moving

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Xilunguine by Paul Castro

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Film as Verb: Documentary Imperfection in the Post-Factual Era by Gabrielle McNally

Speculations and Inquiries on New Participatory Documentary Environments

Toward a Theory of Participatory New Media Documentary

Documentary Untethered, Documentary Becoming

Collaborative Documentary Practice: Histories, Theories, Practices


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