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Lori Waselchuk's work documents the new hospice program run by inmate volunteers at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The program is the first of its kind, meant to comfort inmates who are elderly or fatally ill. Waselchuk's photographs explore how - through hospice - inmates assert and affirm their humanity in an environment designed to isolate and punish.
In the photographs in Home and Other Stories, Catherine Wagner takes these precepts as her starting point. Each three-part work shows various aspects of one American home: rooms or potions of rooms and objects in ensembles that are carefully arranged for visitors or carelessly disposed in privacy.
Recovery is a photographic meditation on affliction and rehabilitation battling a rare form of blood cancer by Willard Traub. The images, combined with personal prose and poetry, provide an intimate and hopeful commentary on a disease that signifies much larger life issues.
Lynn Saville photographs New York during the time of transition from daylight to night, the fleeting moments when natural light gives way to streetlight, moonlight, window light, and advertisement and surveillance lighting. Saville has sought out places that seem questionable—deserted factories, back alleys, the shadowy infrastructure of urban highways and bridges that suggest the city’s exoskeleton.
Still Here documents the ongoing expressions of hope, perseverance, and suffering in the still-devastated communities of New Orleans and Texas. Rodríguez spent two years photographing and interviewing families and individuals who shared their daily struggles to rebuild their lives.
Featuring an introduction by Glenn Ruga, Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center; all photographic images from the Global Health in Focus exhibition, including descriptive text about the artists' commitment to the topic; and an essay by Stephanie Friedhoff, Special Projects Manager at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. (more…)
The City of Children community has its distinguishing characteristics, but if you dig deeper, you will find that there exists an extraordinarily direct – one might even say mysterious – connection between these surface traits and the universal truths that lie just beneath, truths about the human nature and condition we all share.
Lebanon is a country built on dichotomies. It is a blend of cultures, poised at the intersection between the Western and Arab worlds. Born in Beirut and living in the West, photographer Rania Matar is especially attuned to those dichotomies. Here she honors the lives of the women and children of Lebanon in evocative black-and-white photographs. They convey the many facets of life, acknowledging the undeniable presence of war and tragedy, yet celebrating the strength, dignity, and humanity of lives lived amid the rubble, in refugee camps, or behind the veil. These images are universal reminders of the tender bond between a mother and child, the cheerful camaraderie of friends, and the resilience of the human spirit.
In this brilliant new work, Magnum photographer Constantine Manos continues his exploration of the dynamic intersection between subject and time, the real and the surreal in American towns. From Santa Monica to New York City, Manos has captured the varied spectrum of contemporary life in all its offbeat and charming strangeness.
Constantine Manos' photographs are a fascinating confluence of disparate elements that combine into unique and complex images. Manos presents a kaleidoscopic cross-section of human interaction. In the traditions of Winogrand and Friedlander, these images reveal the disjointedness and absurdity often found in American culture, transforming the real into the surreal.
The State of Ata adresses the social themes that define contemporary Turkey. Specifically examining the imagery of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the country’s revolutionary leader after WorldWar I, the volume interweaves photographs, interviews, artists’ interventions and archival imagery. The result is a complex visual exploration of the uses of Atatürk’s imagery and the way in which it functions in contemporary Turkish society as a perceived link to Western culture, and as a symbol in opposition to the rise of the Islamist political movement.
The photographs in Los Jardines de México explore themes related to the life cycle and representations thereof in the urban and rural landscape. Made between 2002-2007, and comprised of four series – three from Mexico City and one from Chiapas – each project investigates, if not embraces, a specific facet of existence: loss, death, regeneration, and life. (more…)
Forty years after Henry Horenstein began documenting the country music scene in and around Nashville, his deep love for the music and its people continues. Having spent a lifetime around performers and fans, he has been granted access to both the high-glamour backstage of the Grand Ole Opry in its heyday of the 1970s and the rough-and-tumble dive bars that carry on the tradition today. Horenstein captures the irrepressible spirit of an American institution as it has evolved over the years. Originally published in paperback form, this new edition is the definitive monograph of Horenstein’s beloved honky tonk photographs.
Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict documents Colombia’s continuing internal conflict, a complex and tragic war that is barely understood outside of the country. This photographic work focuses on human rights and on the struggle of Colombian civilians to resist the violence, often at great risk to their own lives.
Released in 2015 by J&L Books & DAP, "Good 70s" is a boxed collection that contains facsimiles of Mandel's original publications, long out-of-print, including The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards, Myself: Timed Exposures, Seven Never Before Seen Portraits of Edward Weston, plus previously unpublished work and ephemera from the projects, including selected facsimile contact sheets from the baseball photo shoots, Motel Postcards, People in Cars, Mrs. Kilpatric, a letter to Mandel from Charis Wilson regarding Edward Weston and a pack of ten of the original 1975 baseball cards.