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Photographing with only Kodachrome, Jeff Jacobson has created a seductive portfolio of images reflecting on beauty and mortality.  This compelling body of photographs provides a nuanced, first person depiction of a cancer patient's changing perspectives on life, death, art and the world at large. Jeff states " My photographs are images of a world hurtling toward an uncertain future, made in a medium that has already ended, by a photographer confronting his own demise."

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`Growing up in the New Age' is an artist initiated research project that explores this alternative world, from communes in the south of France, squatting in South London and `free school' education to the many forays into all things `New Age' set against the backdrop of social and political happenings of the era. Using a range of approaches including photography/digital imaging, film and video, writing, collecting, re-using archival materials and the web `Growing up in the New Age' sets out to reconsider the social utopias of the 1960s and early 70s and what we might learn from them today.

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In 'Every breath we drew' photographer Jess Dugan (a 2012 Daylight Photo Awards juror pick) presents a collection of intimate and revealing self-portraits and portraits of others. Through the image-making process Dugan explores the power of identity, desire, connection and her own sexuality.

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The Myth of The Airborne Warrior - Stuart Griffiths

"The pride of being a Paratrooper after time turned to self-questioning, this turned to self-loathing and then self-hatred. I wanted to go to war in my brain, but it was not 'war' it was drug abuse. It was only when I was due to go to court over a drugs and firearms charge (the drugs were weed and speed, the firearms a few bullets kept as mementos from my army days) that I walked into a lamp post late at night and smashed my face up. I went to court a month later after healing up and was given a two-year suspended sentence. It was after standing in the dock that I realized what a mess my life was."  - Stuart Griffiths, 2011

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2012 DAYLIGHT PHOTOAWARDS WINNER!

For four months in 2011, Aaron Vincent Elkaim lived among the residents of Fort McKay in northeastern Alberta, Canada. Fort McKay sits on top of the Athabasca oil sands and is the home of citizens from the Cree and Dene First Nations. The reserve relies almost exclusively on money collected from the extraction of oil. Through his photographic interactions with the population of Fort McKay, Elkaim explores the ways in which they negotiate the contrast of modernity and development with age old traditions.

 

Photographs from 'Sleeping With the Devil' will be on view at the Daylight Project Space from Sept. 28th-Dec. 31st 2012.

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Twenty years after the Nicaraguan civil war ended, photographer Kevin Kunishi traveled throughout the highlands of Northern Nicaragua where the most intense fighting took place in an attempt to discover and document with his camera the legacy that this protracted and controversial war left behind. A selection of the resulting photographs, moving portraits of survivors, both Sandinistas and Contras, as well as exquisite landscapes and still lifes significant to the war, are gathered together here in Kunishi's first monograph. Click here for more info and purchases.

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Vancouver-based photojournalist Jonathan Taggart explores the reserves of the In-SHUCK-ch Nation, scattered along both sides of British Columbia’s Lillooet River. Like many of Canada’s indigenous communities, the settlements of the In-SHUCK-ch exist in isolation; poverty is rampant and infrastructure dearly lacking. With limited access to health and education resources, the communities of the Lillooet River Valley can be seen to represent a continuation of what has too often been referred to as the “Indian Problem”.

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John Cyr's Developer Trays features the used trays of many seminal photographers, including Ansel Adams, Emmet Gowin, Bruce Davidson, Sally Mann, and Sylvia Plachy. Referring to the trays as the "fingerprint of the photographic process," Cyr's images explore photography's transition from analog to digital processes as the magic of the wet darkroom slowly fades from our collective memory.

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Eamon Mac Mahon grew up at the edge of the boreal forest, in a coal mining town in the foothills of the Rockies.  Ever curious, he wondered about the towns in the far northwest of Canada and Alaska that existed without any roads leading to them. These towns were quite literally landlocked and were situated amidst vast areas of uninhabited land. Beginning in 2004, Eamon began traveling with a bush pilot to visit and photograph these far-flung communities each autumn.

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Lori Waselchuk: Grace Before Dying

A life sentence in Louisiana means life. More than 85% of the 5,100 inmates imprisoned at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola are expected to die there. Until the hospice program was created in 1998, prisoners died mostly alone in the prison hospital. Their bodies were buried in shoddy boxes in numbered graves at the prison cemetery. Grace Before Dying charts the extraordinary breakthrough in humanity that has helped transform one of the most dangerous maximum security prisons in the United States, Louisiana's notorious Angola prison, into one of the least violent. Join Lori as she discusses this revelatory work.

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Daylight Multimedia and the Center for Documentary Studies are proud to present the work of Tamas Dezso, winner of the 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize. In his project, "Here, Anywhere," Dezso probes the landscapes and inhabitants of Hungary during the country's transition from communism.

Work from the winners of the 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards will be on view at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University from September 19–December 22, 2011. More information at documentarystudies.duke.edu

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Featuring photographs and commentary by: Stan Gaz, Sharon Harper and Phillip Scott Andrews. This selection of portfolios is pulled from Issue 9, offering a taste of what's in Daylight Magazine's most recent print edition.

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