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LISA MCCARTY: TRANSCENDENTAL CONCORD

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I heard a man on the subway the other day say the world was just falling apart. From a certain perspective it’s not outside the realm of possibility. Where I live, crime and traffic skew an otherwise lovely day. Rents are rising, salaries decreasing, and national politics are utterly and frighteningly bizarre. It’s either unusually hot or unusually cold, and whether climate change or blatant discrimination or impediments to a calm daily life, it’s not a stretch to realize most of these problems are at the hands of we fallible humans. Sunset, Walden Woods Key to Henry David Thoreau’s Desk,...

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SORAYA ZAMAN: AMERICAN BOYS

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THE AMERICAN BOYS PROJECT Soraya Zaman has been capturing the trans-masculine community across the United States. The young Americans featured in The American Boys Project are united through their proud embrace of gender identity. Both tender and exciting these portraits are evidence of the rapidly expanding conceptions of gender sweeping the country. Chella Age 18 Brooklyn, New York Three weeks on testosterone I grew up in central Pennsylvania and it was rough. I couldn’t find people I connected with as a transgender and genderqueer, deaf person of color. When I was sixteen, I came out to my family and friends...

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ELINOR CARUCCI: MOTHER

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Sorry, this audio clip cannot be played on your device. Please consider upgrading to a more recent browser with support for HTML5 audio. Feeling Me, 2014 © Elinor CarruciSpanning the first decade of her twin children’s lives, Elinor Carucci’s latest monograph, Mother, continues the photographer’s tradition of crafting deeply intimate, honest scenes of personal and family life. Snapshots of sibling fights, subway-train meltdowns, and excursions to McDonald’s alternate with more painterly, classically staged portraits of the two children and Carucci’s own pregnant figure. The body of work exposes the profound changes that child-rearing brought to the photographer’s own life, body, and...

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Dummy Glenna Cole Allee: Hanford Reach

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Jon Plasse:  A Long & Echoing Light Notes from a Pandemic Today roadside memorials are scattered across America, but only in the rural state of New Mexico are they present in such large numbers and tied to the long Hispanic custom of erecting a cross to mark a death on the road. In an age when the larger Christian culture tends to minimize death rituals, descansos, Spanish for “resting places,” are part of an enduring tradition of communal grief marked in a most public place. While the original memorials were made of simple wooden crosses, for the last forty years...

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Dummy An Interview with artist Alistair McClymont

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Jon Plasse:  A Long & Echoing Light Notes from a Pandemic Today roadside memorials are scattered across America, but only in the rural state of New Mexico are they present in such large numbers and tied to the long Hispanic custom of erecting a cross to mark a death on the road. In an age when the larger Christian culture tends to minimize death rituals, descansos, Spanish for “resting places,” are part of an enduring tradition of communal grief marked in a most public place. While the original memorials were made of simple wooden crosses, for the last forty years...

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