Twenty years after the Nicaraguan civil war ended, photographer Kevin Kunishi traveled throughout the highlands of NorthernNicaragua 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.
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”.
John Cyr's Developer Traysfeatures 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.
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.
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....
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