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Sep 27, 2010

You occasionally see people sleeping in public, but usually not quite how some of the people in Adrian Storey’s Let the poets cry themselves to sleep decided to approach the idea of a little nap.
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Sep 23, 2010

Felipe Russo’s na borda do campo no limite da cidade portrays a region in Brazili. (also don’t miss his guard booth typology)
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Sep 22, 2010

“Amber Milner is a 24-year old mother of three. To afford a life on her own Amber moved into low-income housing off Hope Drive in Athens, Ohio.” - Dania Maxwell
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Sep 21, 2010

The people you meet on the beach! Or rather the people Lluis Artus met on the beach.
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Sep 20, 2010

“‘The Mathematician’ is an unscripted look into the life of my thirty-four year old cousin, Slawek Kosmala. Slawek, a Polish √©migr√©, is developmentally delayed and has lived with schizophrenia for over sixteen years. His misperception of time however, causes him to believe that he has been ill for only a year.” - Julia Cybularz
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Sep 16, 2010

“During one of my visits [to Richmond, CA], a middle-aged African-American woman asked me why I was taking pictures in her neighborhood. I answered that it was beautiful. She responded, ‘There is nothing beautiful around here.’” - Paccarik Orue
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Sep 15, 2010

Jonathan Saunders’ One Man Standing Alone shows just that: Photographs of a single man, standing somewhere. Interestingly enough, while being literally being street photography, One Man Standing Alone in fact looks like a mix between conceptual and staged photography.
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Sep 14, 2010

Tomoyuki Sakaguchi’s Mado uses the windows of trains as a frame for portraiture.
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Sep 14, 2010

All you need to turn the world into theater is a stage, some clever lighting, people willing to act, and at least one person able to look. Enters Bobby Davidsons’s It’s you we’re after.
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Sep 9, 2010

There is a slight sense of drama in many of Eri Morita’s images.
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Sep 8, 2010

“After four years of photographing in its 500 acre expanse, I am beginning to bring Grassland into focus. These images are a type of fiction; a story of a place told through the traces of its inhabitants—a tire mark here, a bird house or a puddle of broken glass there. Signs of its past, present, and future mark its rationalized topography like small-scale reenactments of the dramas playing out in the world around it.” - Phil Underdown
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Sep 7, 2010

Andrew Querner’s Kosovo for the most part portrays the region’s people, as a result of “a story that was not to be.”
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Sep 6, 2010

I rarely link to still lifes, simply because most of them aren’t very interesting at all. But I was glad to come across Heidi Norton’s, which I really like.
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Sep 1, 2010

“Last year I began a series of paint-by-numbers entitled Southern Sensations. Each of the images began as a photograph, from which I removed all color, shading, and most of the intricate detail in favor of black lines, negative space and numbers which correspond to the colors that were present. It was a long and drawn out process that basically reduced my original photographs into line drawings on watercolor paper, which would have taken me years to make otherwise.” - Kristen Sykes
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Aug 31, 2010

There are quite a few images in Jonathan Levitt’s wake to songbirds wake to crows, which might make things a bit overwhelming. Regardless, the project is well worth the visit.
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Aug 30, 2010

The multiple exposures in Phillip Maisel’s A More Open Place were produced by flipping through Facebook photo albums, with a camera pointed at the computer screen. The results are often intriguing.
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Aug 26, 2010

Donna J. Wan’s recent photography is centered on landscapes, with Promised Lands being my favourite.
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Aug 24, 2010

What I like about Michelle Kloehn’s images is that the use of the tintype or ambrotype process is part of what makes each image.
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Aug 23, 2010

It’s quite surprising that you don’t see church services held in actual malls more often - like those shown by Estan Cabigas in The New Cathedrals.
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Aug 19, 2010

Andrew Spear’s We Felt Alive “is an ongoing essay exploring the lust, the promiscuity, the insecurities that have become as essential to college as books and classes.”
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Aug 17, 2010

Aaron Vincent Elkaim’s Jewish Morocco looks at remnants of the formerly large Jewish community in Morocco.
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Aug 10, 2010

Taylor Glenn’s Far Change portrays a Chinese factory producing plastic flowers.
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Aug 3, 2010

Jessica Auer’s Re-creational Spaces is a series on landscapes, investigating how they have been changed because of tourism.
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Jul 29, 2010

I prefer the cityscape photographs from Carlos Lobo’s Far Far East. (via)
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Jul 28, 2010

Some intensely beautiful photography in Geir Moseid’s series Plucked.
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Jul 22, 2010

This image is from Eamon Mac Mahon’s The Last Twenty Days, a commissioned series of photos shot across Canada before the 2006 elections.
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Jul 21, 2010

For me, Mark Peckmezian’s portfolio is a bit of a mixed bag - but the good portraits are really, really good. As usual, you might prefer different images than I do so make sure to check out his portfolio! (via)
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Jul 5, 2010

Looking through Shinya Arimoto’s website I’m struck by the portraits. Some amazing work! (via)
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Jun 30, 2010

I like David Strohl’s To Drift Savanna, which contains some very beautiful work.
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Jun 23, 2010

Pascal Shirley’s website is filled with great portraiture.
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Jun 22, 2010

For Reconstructed Memories, Liz Steketee created her own, fake vintage family photos. Since they are printed to look like actual vintage photos, they’re somewhat more impressive in real life, but the images online give a pretty good idea of what things look like.
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Jun 21, 2010

Adam Krause’s Carnivores + Destructors portrays people obsessed with the singer Morrissey and their surroundings.
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Jun 16, 2010

Maisie Crow’s Love Me is a beautiful portrait of a young woman living in Southeast Ohio.
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Jun 14, 2010

Despite its prosaic title, Michael Cevoli’s Northeast shines, mixing still lives, portraits, and landscapes. (via)
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Jun 9, 2010

I came across Reuben Cox’s Record Shack the other day (here), and I liked it because it reflects the atmosphere in such places very well.
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Jun 3, 2010

“I merge images from different times and places to juxtapose ancient and modern, mythical and real, imagined and lived. I collage appropriated popular Indian ‘calendar art’ imagery of Hindu deities into my photographs. In bringing this storied imagery into the contemporary world, I am referencing contemporary clashes of values and cultures that are occurring on the subcontinent. By removing these printed gods from spiritual contemplation in sylvan glades and temples, and bringing them into the chaotic capitalist hurly burly that is contemporary India, I want to show how the Hindu pantheon, representing an imperturbable and entirely non-western view of reality really do walk the streets of postmodern India.” - Neil Chowdhury
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Jun 2, 2010

For The Devil’s Den Dana Mueller went to look for traces of camps for German WWII prisoners of war in the US.
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Jun 1, 2010

“In Wide Receivers I am interested in how society and human behavior are becoming simultaneously tribalized and atomized amidst the ever increasing noise of mass (over)communication, media, and electronic handheld devices. I create visual fictions that seduce the viewer into exploring observations I draw directly from the world - a process possibly similar to caricature and re-invention.” - Monika Sziladi
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May 26, 2010

It’s hard to represent Matt Austin’s Wake with just a single photo - you’ll have to look at the whole series. A very touching family portrait. (via)
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May 25, 2010

“Subtopia is about my first experiences as an immigrant in the United States. I moved to Cary, Illinois five years ago from Estonia, in Eastern Europe, and found myself in an unexpected place. I related to the women in my surroundings, but didn’t know how to react to the dull and repetitive environment. I felt like I had landed on the moon. I am portraying the displacement and loneliness while trying to integrate into a foreign land. Now that I have moved away, it is peculiar to witness how some women seem trapped, and yet others embrace where they are.” - Terttu Uibopuu
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May 24, 2010

“I am interested in life as a form of theater, particularly in ways domestic space has been acted in and acted upon. I am intrigued by the ‘scenes’ that people construct in their homes with all their semiotic referents not just to their individual pleasures but, more importantly, to the ones that are socially prescribed. What fascinates me is the subtle mix between the notions of fantasy and reality; the constructed and the found; as well as performed and lived experience. In the series Home Theater I am photographing domestic spaces in which sadomasochistic sex acts are taking place. The predilections of sex in this work metaphorize the other aspects of our lives that are so highly ritualized.” - Hrvoje Slovenc
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May 20, 2010

I don’t speak Spanish so I have no idea what Marcos Goymil’s Urbanidades is about - but I like the images.
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May 19, 2010

Koo Sung Soo’s Magical Reality shows the Las Vegas principle applied to places in Korea: Reproductions of, for example, the Statue of Liberty or the Mona Lisa, as adornments for a paradise of utter kitsch. (via)
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May 10, 2010

Alia Malley’s Southland is one of those photo projects where you know that the computer screen doesn’t do it much justice. (via)
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May 4, 2010

“Although most of us have never experienced war, we are surrounded by its imagery. This project is an exploration of the way that imagery and information from movies, videogames, the newspaper, and the Internet come together to form our perception of what war is.” - Krista Wortendyke (there’s a website, which at the time of this writing says “coming soon”)
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Apr 29, 2010

Liz Kuball’s California Vernacular shows the state seen with eyes of someone who didn’t grow up there (“real in its absurdity”).
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Apr 28, 2010

Freya Najade’s If you are lucky, you get old comes in two parts, the second part containing photography and narration - don’t miss it.
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Apr 27, 2010

For me, Daniele Mattioli’s portfolio gets interesting where it moves away from what we have seen so many times already. What is still left to be said about Shanghai or “Cosplayers”? So instead, check out Chongqing, the biggest city in the world for example.
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Apr 22, 2010

Jonathan Smith’s The Bridge Project shows the various bridges connecting Manhattan with the rest of the world.
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Apr 21, 2010

Lorena Endara’s A man a plan a canal panama portrays the artist’s native country. (via)
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