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BEN HUFF: Another North

Mile 490: Semi, end of the road, Deadhorse, 2010 / © BEN HUFF Gravel and dirt crunched under the tires of Ben Huff’s Subaru as he gripped the steering wheel, dodging potholes and bracing himself for the 18-wheelers that roared past flinging rocks and gravel onto his windshield. Then there were the steep [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|

JONI KABANA: Compassion In Action

Tiwon Lema, age 77, from the series The Market Workers, 2014 © JONI KABANA They tended fires, planted seedlings and carried babies. Some simply stood in front of their temporary huts built of branches, grasses and white-plastic tarps. Here in the encampments for internally displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|

TONI GREAVES: Journey of the Heart

The Waiting, 2014. From Radical Love © Toni Greaves In the photo “Meeting God” (2008), a rosy-cheeked postulant, her head covered in a white habit, sits in profile with her eyes cast toward heaven. Avoiding some of the usual clichés, photographer Toni Greaves fills much of the frame with the humble wood paneling [...]

By |May 15th, 2016|

KARIN ROSENTHAL Landscapes of the Body

Beauty, B&W Infrareds Series, 1993 © KARIN ROSENTHAL Karin Rosenthal looked out the airplane window down onto the Greek island of Santorini. There, partially emerging from the water, was a woman’s nude form. She did a double take, and then she got it: from that height, the afternoon sunlight glowed on the edges [...]

By |November 14th, 2015|

BENJAMIN RUSNAK Making Contact

Bathed in Love. Boca Raton, FL, 2010. © Benjamin Rusnak Ribs sticking out, twigs for arms, eyes sunken. I’ll never forget it. I was about seven years old when my mother showed me a black-and-white photograph of a naked and emaciated child, in some book at the public library. For me, that moment [...]

By |September 15th, 2014|

NICK BRANDT Animal Elegy

Elephant Drinking, Amboseli, 2007Image © NICK BRANDT Nick Brandt can just picture it: ominous clouds sweeping across the sky above dusty, arid plains. And somewhere in there, the face of the wild — whether it’s the look in a lion’s eyes, or sawed-off elephant tusks seized from poachers and now in the hands [...]

By |May 15th, 2014|

In The Garden with RON VAN DONGEN

Ron in Field, 1966. Opposite: Papaver ‘Black Cloud,’ 2005 ©HENK VAN DONGEN Fields of tulips roll out like huge bolts of fabric, striping the flat Dutch landscape in yellows, oranges, reds and magentas. When he wasn’t bicycling or playing soccer, Ron van Dongen wandered those fields in the village of Warmond, Netherlands, where [...]

By |February 15th, 2014|

KATE BREAKEY The Taxonomy of Grace

Fallen Bird, from Remains, 1993, 34" x 28" © KATE BREAKEY Wings sweep across the sky like an artist’s brush on canvas. A Steller’s Jay squawks through my backyard and lands in the plum tree, and I admire its crested head and blue feathers striped in black. I can picture this bird so [...]

By |November 15th, 2013|

Mental Landscape: A Conversation with STU LEVY

Barbara Crane ©STU LEVY At the edge of Portland, Oregon's Washington Park, with its roses, Japanese gardens and forest trails, Stu Levy welcomes me into his bungalow home. Right away he gives me a tour of the art that he and his wife, Cris Maranze, collected over 35 years — images by photographers [...]

By |September 15th, 2013|

Double Vision CHRISTOPHER RAUSCHENBERG’S HOMAGE TO ATGET

©CHRISTOPHER RAUSCHENBERG Early mornings he walked the old Paris with his camera. One day in Saint-Cloud, he came across a spiral-topped gatepost and took a picture of it. It’s one of more than 10,000 photographs Eugène Atget made over 30 years, trying to preserve on film what was vanishing in this great city [...]

By |May 15th, 2013|