Reading Time: 2 minutes In collaboration with 1854/British Journal of Photography, MPB – a major international platform for used photography and videography equipment marketplace for second-hand camera equipment – is commissioning two new photographic projects exploring the iconic moments, movements and narratives that traverse America’s past and present
Reading Time: 4 minutes Buck Ellison’s first monograph delves into the visual ambiguity afforded by a wealthy class of people
Reading Time: 6 minutes In the woods and mountains of the Ozarks, Matthew Genitempo finds contemplation and solitude among people who not only escape from the everyday, but from themselves
Reading Time: 10 minutes Visiting seven sites of mass shootings, Andres Gonzalez considers the ways that communities grieve and recover from events that shatter their lives
Reading Time: 5 minutes Gregory Halpern’s new photobook centers on Omaha, Nebraska, presenting a timely meditation on America and masculinity
Reading Time: 6 minutes In his latest project and soon-to-be book, George Georgiou finds anonymity and intimacy along the roadside of American parades
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Reading Time: 5 minutes Publications we loved, and the big news stories from the last month in photobooks – including the nominees from the 2019 Mack First Book Award and an interview with photobook collector extraordinaire Manfred Heiting
Reading Time: 8 minutes “If we don’t look at them, or if we try to sanitise it, then it’s not honest to this brutal experience of being homeless,” says Danish photographer Thilde Jensen, who is currently raising funds to publish an impressive four year project on homelessness in America, The Unwanted. Shot over four years in four American cities – Syracuse, Gallup, Las Vegas, and New Orleans, Jensen is currently raising funds on kickstarter to publish the project as a book, which will include 120 colour images, as well as a poem by Gregory George – a homeless man she met in New Orleans – and an essay by Gerry Badger.
Reading Time: 4 minutes “I got into photography because I’m a little restless, and I liked that it was fast,” says Brazilian photographer Mona Kuhn, who has just published her sixth book with Steidl, She Disappeared Into Complete Silence. Even so, the speed of photography haunted her, as Kuhn feared that her photographs would be consumed then discarded – like so many of the magazines she read and tossed away. “I wanted to stop time with photography,” she says. “That’s another reason I got into nudes, for the timeless aspect.”
She Disappeared Into Complete Silence is an experimental project shot in Acido Dorado, a reflective house in the middle of the Californian desert designed by American architect Robert Stone. Inside it are mirrored ceilings and walls, which refract sheets of golden desert light that flood the house. Here, Kuhn presents a solitary nude on the edge of the desert, removed from any symbols of time, creating “an abstraction of being,” and “a space where our mind resides”.