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May 19, 2011

You leave the country for almost two weeks to spend time in Berlin (Germany), and when you come back you learn the world is going to end a couple of days later. I didn’t hear anything about this in the German media (they must be busy dealing with actual news), so I’m still busy reading up it (here is something I found, another proud moment for journalism). I’m just glad I’m back before the end of the world, I might have missed it in Berlin. If you don’t have the time to check the news you might want to look at Brandon Tauszik’s Pray For Mercy for lots of photographs.
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May 19, 2011

Via LPV Magazine comes Martin Buday’s Stay Golden.
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May 11, 2011

George Osodi’s Lagos Bomb Blast depicts the results of an explosion at an ammunition storage site in the town (view full screen - and read the statement to find out how the photographer achieved the look of these images)
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May 9, 2011

This is an image from Wayne Lawrence’s Orchard Beach - The Bronx Riviera.
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May 3, 2011

“My newest work [Still Lives], although inspired from the Dutch genre paintings, investigates the still life in our intransient contemporary culture. […] The Protestant moralistic message of the Dutch painters has been replaced by the plasticized fantasy of perfection and want, known as the American Dream.” - Timothy Masters
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May 2, 2011

The photography of LaToya Ruby Frazier compellingly documents familial and communal history, private and public space, and environmental injustice and class. Find an interview with the artist here.
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Apr 18, 2011

This is an image from Kristoffer Axén’s How We Evolved From Water, which per se is not necessarily representative of the series as a whole, at least not at first glance.
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Apr 5, 2011

This is an image from Anna Beeke’s excellent (and grim) Amsterdam, NY.
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Mar 29, 2011

Lovely portraits in Vivi Abelson’s Infantes. (via)
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Mar 28, 2011

This is an image from Dylan Chatain’s Detroit, an impressive body of work.
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Mar 17, 2011

I love the series Stages, done by Shen Chao-Liang (via).
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Mar 3, 2011

Thomas Ladd’s Los Paramos portrays a region in the Northern Andes. Beautiful work!
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Feb 28, 2011

What fascinates me about Sohei Nishino’s Diorama Maps is that when you look at those images it looks like there is some jpeg compression going on, whereas in fact it’s just the individual photos that the photographer assembled. Isn’t it interesting how such different methods as compressing an image and assembling one by hand from individual photos can result in the same overall effect as long as you don’t get too close? (via)
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Feb 28, 2011

This is an image from Shadi Ghadirian’s excellent Qajar. (via)
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Feb 23, 2011

J. Wesley Brown just published his new body of work, Inversion, consisting of a series of animated gifs (plus a video), and I like what I’m seeing.
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Feb 17, 2011

Some very cool contemporary landscapes by Mike Reinders
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Feb 7, 2011

This photo is from Reed Young’s series Italians. Also not to be missed: Barrow, Alaska.
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Jan 27, 2011

I liked David Knight’s Disconnected immediately when I came across it over at Camera Obscura. Whether I see all the various themes that David outlines in his essay I don’t know.
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Jan 25, 2011

This looks like a painting, but is in fact a digital collage made by Alex Fischer.
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Jan 20, 2011

Tatiana Grigorenko’s The Disappeared is “an anti-portrait of a missing protagonist. inspired by soviet-era images that were manipulated to make individuals ‘disappear’ from history.” (via)
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Jan 19, 2011

Jacob Krupnick took photos when the circus… pardon, the art fair was over.
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Jan 6, 2011

Of the images on David Benjamin Sherry’s website, I prefer the ones not containing any (body-painted) people.
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Jan 5, 2011

There are lots of portraits of children in Natalie Obermaier’s portfolio, a lot of them very well done, plus photographic gems like this one.
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Jan 4, 2011

“Rented rooms in motels, hotels, and inns were used as the settings for the photographs, as they function as temporary homes. Subjects were given a few hours to inhabit their rooms, and encouraged to draw inspiration from their environments for a character to depict.” - Steven Beckly in his statement about Single Rooms
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Jan 3, 2011

Andy McMillan’s PTL pictures of what remains of former televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Christian community.
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Dec 30, 2010

“The city of Cerro de Pasco in Peru was founded by Spaniards in 1578, originally as a mining camp for the exploitation of minerals such as silver and zinc. For centuries, it was one of the worlds’s most important mining centers and today it has become Pasco Region´s capital with a population of 70,000.” - Marco Garro
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Dec 29, 2010

The portfolio of Peruvian photographer Roberto Caceres contains various stories from that country, such as the followers of Ezequiel Ataucusi Gamonal (sample above) or shamanism.
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Dec 28, 2010

This photographs is part of Justyna Badach’s Bachelor series. More samples - easier to look through - can be found here.
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Dec 27, 2010

“In the piece Three Moments [shown above] are three highly labored records of moments, each a month apart, each isolated and made into physical objects. The second moment attempts to recapture the first, while the third attempts to recapture them both. The result is meant to feel like a return to a place that may not seem to have changed, yet- since every instance of time and place is singular- it is perpetually and irrevocably being lost.” - Chris Engman (source of quote)
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Dec 22, 2010

“My name is Nathan Ward, I am an 18 year old photographer living in West Virginia. I just came across your site Conscientious and I love what you are doing, I would love to be a part if you are interested in my work.” What is there to add for me? At the time of this writing, Nathan’s site is under reconstruction, but there’s always his Flickr site.
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Dec 21, 2010

“The history of industrial New York is deeply etched along the banks of this waterway [Newtown Creek] separating the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. Today it is among the most polluted creeks in the nation owing to a legacy of industry dating long before the environmental movement.” - Noah Devereaux
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Dec 16, 2010

“The photographs in this series [Belco Pride] express the idea that belonging, connection and identity is deeply rooted in the specifics of one’s inhabited landscape. The landscape depicted here being the 25 northernmost suburbs of Canberra known as Belconnen, or to us locals, as ‘Belco’.” - Lee Grant (via)
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Dec 9, 2010

If you are curious about the photography in Phyllis Galembo’s book Maske, the website offers tons of examples.
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Dec 8, 2010

Camila Rodrigo is a young photographer from Peru with a very interesting portfolio.
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Dec 7, 2010

Breno Rotatori’s Bloco de notas is, in the words of the photographer, “a search of what is ‘unphotographable’.”
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Dec 6, 2010

Danny Ghitis’ Land of Os portrays Oswiecim, the small Polish town right next to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
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Dec 1, 2010

This is an image from Pablo Hare’s Monumentos del Peru. Any debate about public art might want to consider the pieces shown in this body of work.
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Nov 30, 2010

Lathrop Homes “is an examination of race, space, and nature amidst the unending and uneven development of urban environments. Through these photographs, I explore the complexities between the utopian aspirations of urban planners and the social realities of public housing.” - Jason Reblando (via)
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Nov 25, 2010

Benjamin Rasmussen’s Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor portrays a region of the country that has little interaction with either foreign forces or the Taliban.
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Nov 24, 2010

“These photographs were taken posthumously in Mrs Hughes’s home where she had lived for the last 40 years. We never actually met, but to me the shoes present a poignant and moving reminder of her life.” - Dean Hollowood
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Nov 17, 2010

This image is from Christopher Churchill’s American Faith, which has more facets that its title might indicate. Beautiful work.
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Nov 2, 2010

Unfortunately, Malik Nejmi’s website is in French only. But you want to go and look at it anyway, for a variety of reasons. In particular, have a look at how the photographer presents his work in the three El Maghreb sections, mixing colour and b/w, and even photography with seemingly different styles. It works amazingly well.
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Oct 21, 2010

“I am working to document daily life in the world’s urban squatter communities. Recently I have photographed in several favelas in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in the pueblos jovenes of Lima, Peru.” - Noah Addis
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Oct 13, 2010

Looking through Rona Chang’s website, I was struck by the images in The Retainers.
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Oct 12, 2010

“Resettlement focuses on the vernacular architecture, the transient, makeshift structures inhabited by the migratory victims of the 1930’s Great Depression. By sampling images from the Farm Security Administration catalogue […] I have deconstructed and subsequently reconstructed these buildings to form a three dimensional model of the settlement depicted in the original image.” - Julia Curtin
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Oct 11, 2010

More proof that simple ideas usually are most compelling and that the idea that everything has already been done in photography is wrong: Jason DeMarte’s work.
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Oct 7, 2010

This photo is from Christopher Morris’s American Portraits. Also make sure to check out Americans.
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Oct 5, 2010

“Slow & Steady examines the contemporary movement away from mass-produced foods in a return to traditional modes of food production and preparation. Photographs depict scenes from community gardens, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms, and farmers markets within the greater Rochester region.” - Christin Boggs
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Sep 30, 2010

My friend Christopher Anderson now has his own website, featuring images from, for example, Capitolio, plus some beautiful new work I had never seen before.
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Sep 28, 2010

“Well-known artists David Govedare and Rachel Dolezal collaborated with the natural elements during the month of February 2008 to create an environmentally-friendly outdoor installation at the Cougar Bay Preserve that resonates with Andy Goldsworthy’s nature-installation art. […] Captured on film by photographer, Shawn Gust, and set to original music by finger-style guitarist, Charles Miller, this beautiful exhibit speaks directly to water and land issues in our region, pointing to the ‘rights’ of both the environment and humans while emphasizing a spirit of cooperation and collaboration between humankind and the earth.”
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