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Interview: Michelle Dunn Marsh and Sylvia Plachy

Michelle Dunn Marsh, the founder of Minor Matters, the Seattle-based photography book publisher, has championed many photographers over the years, curating, editing, and shepherding their work into exceptional photobooks and exhibitions. Now, Dunn Marsh (who was the subject of a profile in photograph’s May/June 2018 issue) is publishing her own book through Minor Matters: Seeing Being Seen: A Personal History of Photography, which can be pre-ordered here.

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March – April 2020 Interview

Maske, an exhibition on view at Florida’s Boca Raton Museum of Art before it closed temporarily because of the coronavirus, showcases the unique place that Phyllis Galembo has established for herself in contemporary photography. For more than four decades, she has been traveling primarily throughout Africa and the Americas to…

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January – February 2020 Interview

The history of photography in the United States needs a new map. Instead of New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, this one would include such places as Rochester, NY; Champaign-Urbana, IL;  Gainesville, FL; and Penland, NC.  This alternative itinerary has defined the career of Bea Nettles, whose traveling retrospective, Harvest…

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November – December 2019 Interview

Shahidul Alam is more than a photographer. Founder of the Drik Picture Library and the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, both in his native Bangladesh, Alam is an outspoken activist for human rights. This has brought him the undesirable attention of the Bangladesh government, and in 2018 he was detained…

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September – October 2019 Interview

Adi Nes is not in a hurry. The Israeli artist, who creates referentially dense photographic tableaus, proceeds carefully. His last major series, The Village, appeared in 2012. A selection of his works from three different series will be on view with the opening of the new Fotografiska New York this…

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July – August 2019 Interview

Diane Arbus famously remarked that making a photograph of someone was the right kind of attention to pay them – at the very least it was a gesture of recognition. Since she began making pictures seriously in 1991, Liz Johnson Artur, who lives in London but was born in Bulgaria of…

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May – June 2019 Interview

This is an Erwin Olaf year, with retrospective exhibitions at museums in Den Haag, his native Amsterdam, and Shanghai; a new monograph covering his career (Erwin Olaf: I Am (Aperture), with Olaf’s commentary on his photographs); and an exhibition in New York at the Edwynn Houk Gallery through June 1. All…

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March – April 2019 Interview

How does a country or a community discover itself, except through its artists, those peculiar people who are somehow able to enter the minds and hearts of others and provide indubitable testimony to their reality. Alec Soth has displayed a quality of sympathy through his photographs for more than two…

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January – February 2019 Interview

Martha Rosler is a provocative artist for politicized times. Her early video Semiotics of the Kitchen, 1975, has long established itself as a key feminist work, and her series of photo montages against the Vietnam War, made from 1967 to 1972, definitively updated a political genre. Her work since then,…

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