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„Dios Mio!“ by Brian Sergio is a powerfully designed and produced book. Brian states about the photographs he selected for the book, “As I was going through my pictures, I came across a folder full of randomly selected photographs from various projects or sources that may be discontinued or cannot be categorized.”

Accompanying the first solo exhibition of Swiss Guinean artist Namsa Leuba at The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, Crossed Looks features Leuba’s major projects to date, including photography series in Guinea, South Africa, Nigeria and Benin, and the debut of a new series recently made in Tahiti.
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Giacomo Brunelli’s new book, “New York”, is a beautifully designed book of New York street photographs shot in a gritty black and white, high-contrast style.
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Dear Mr. Picasso, An illustrated love affair with freedom is a photographic memoir of photographer and FotoFest photo festival founder Fred Baldwin’s extraordinary life: how he followed his dream, used his imagination, overcame fear, and acted to accomplish anything. This account takes the reader to high adventure worldwide, but also to disaster and failure.
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The Nicola Vassell Gallery (a recently opened New York City gallery) is presenting an exhibition of photographs by Ming Smith. As it states in the gallery’s press release “She was the first female member to join Kamoinge, a collective of Black photographers in New York City in the 1960s who documented Black life”.
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Bévillard’s images take us on a journey through multiple halting sites, indistinct rural landscapes and some settled social housing estates around the Republic of Ireland, not only giving us insight into daily life, but also providing rare glimpses of family rituals: weddings, christenings and funerals, which make up the bedrock of all Irish communities.”
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London is one of my favorite cities. I’ve spent quite a bit of time there. Walking the streets, camera in hand, attempting to capture the places that made the city so special to me. I was never as successful as I wanted to be. Josh Edgoose, in his book, Brilliant Parade is much more than successful at capturing a personal vision than I was.
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Candela Gallery kicked off 2021 with a timely exhibition featuring works by 33 international and national artists.
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Mahdiyeh Afshar bakeshloo, an Iranian fine arts photographer, contacted me and asked me to take a look at her work. I have to admit that I had no knowledge about the photography community in Iran. I am very impressed by the surreal nature of her photographs.
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Serving as an adjunct professor at two local colleges during the Covid-9 pandemic, I saw firsthand how disappointed students were that they would not be able to celebrate the end of their college year. Alys’s portraits helped document their rite of passage during a uniquely difficult time.
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I’ve been a big fan of Joni Sternbach’s Surfland portraits of surfers for quite some time. To me, the portraits are both contemporary and timeless. In her latest book, Surfboard, Joni turns her lens on the surfer’s exquisitely crafted surfboards.
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For three years, Jackson walked through the lamp-lit and neon-filled streets of Soho, turning to photography initially as a way to escape the frustrations of insomnia. Jackson’s work from this period, reveals the complex and intense atmosphere in London’s best known entertainment district — observing the juxtaposition between the Soho of today and the faded character of its past.
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Tideland proves that otherworldly visions can appear at the most unexpected time and in the most unexpected places. Sometimes when I am walking the streets of my city, if my mind is open enough, I will see a glimpse of the universe in a broken piece of concrete. In Tideland, David Batchelder shows us the unearthly visions he captured along the ocean’s shore.
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Barry’s color photographs present a heartfelt documentary of a place and a culture that is totally dedicated to giving working-class families an affordable, family-centric vacation experience.
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Nobody could have predicted the level of success Star Wars has had and that its cultural effect would spread far beyond the film world. Richard Renaldi’s new book, Star Wars T-Shirts shows that the film still reaches an incredibly broad an audience 43 after its release.
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Chris Killip’s new book, The Station, documents the English music venue where, in 1985, the clientele mixed very load music, fashion, and more than a bit of violence.
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I had no idea what the term “Tel – Avivis” meant. In the text about the book Pascal sent me he states, “Tel-Avivis” is a colloquial and affectionate term for the residents of Tel Aviv.”
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I’m familiar with images from Martine Fougeron’s book Teen Tribe. Seeing the those in the context of a much larger body of work in her new book Nicolas et Adrien - The World with Two Sons, it brings a new and revelatory perspective to her work.
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I became aware of Jake Dockins "Bull Riders" series via Instagram. Jake states that "The resulting photographs function as a visual narrative that explores the space between confidence and fear."
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Harold Edgerton - Seeing the Unseen

Etherton Gallery has published “Danny Lyon: Thirty Photographs 1962-1980”. Produced in an edition of ten, each portfolio contains 30, 11 x 14-inch gelatin silver prints, a colophon, and an essay by Terry Etherton, President of Etherton Gallery, and is housed in an attractive, handcrafted clamshell box.
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Eddie Kenrick

I came across a posting on Instagram about Eddie Kenrick’s new book “The Punks in Color.” It peaked my interest because it is at the intersection of music and photography. Two of my passions. Eddie’s photos are as rough and honest as the music is..
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Toby Binder - Wee Muckers

Toby Binder’s New Book, Wee Muckers, Accompanies Teenagers In Six Different Protestant And Catholic Belfast Neighborhoods, Proving An Intimate And Immediate Insight Into The Daily Lives Of A Whole Generation. It Depicts The Ubiquity Of Unemployment, Drug Crime, And Violence Afflicting Belfast’s Youth, Whether They Live On One Side Of The “Peace Wall” Or The Other.
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New Path - Alegra Ally

Few people I know would have the courage or the stamina to embark on Alegra Ally’s latest initiative.
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Images in Transition

The Wombat Art Box No. 38 packages a number of Stanley Kubrick’s photographs from Prizefighter as well as an incredible black and white photograph of Rocky Graziano showering after a workout.
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