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Lin VanderVliet joins us for an essay on Justine Reyes' project "Vanitas" 
Post by Lin VanderVliet. There's a running joke between me and a best friend where we punctuate moments of existential despair with proclamations of "memento mori!" We might shout it out of nothingness, or point at some obvious symbolism of death or decay and then reflect upon its utterance ...
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Review of Roger Ballen's show at Alonso Garcés Galería in Bogota becomes my long-simmering Ballen rant.

"While visually Ballen's work is of a high level, it has its albatross: he plainly emphasizes his search for ways to show his internal mental state at the expense of the representation of his subjects, ignoring issues created by the visual debasing of humans who are vulnerable, stigmatized and in deep need on many levels. He does so through derivative forms and puerile iconography, with sets and props that purposefully amplify the sense of inhumanity of his very human subjects, thereby restating harmful tropes about the socially marginalized, mentally ill, disabled and poor."
The show successfully pulls together images from four projects. If anything, it shows how the various bodies of work that make up Ballen's non-documentary practice complement each other, and could be seen potentially as a single project. Installation is noteworthy in that it's professional and ...
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Thanks for the note Doug, and thanks for reading through.
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Interview with Jiehao Su 
Jiehao Su (b. 1988) is a Chinese photographer. His work has been exhibited in various group/selected/solo exhibitions in Europe, North America and Asia, including at Derby QUAD Gallery, Belfast Cultúrlann, Musée du quai Branly, Benaki Museum, UNM Art Museum, United Photo Industries HQ Gallery, ...
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Our look at contemporary photography in Argentina continues today with a look at the work of Marcela Magno accompanied by a Q&A.
Jaime Permuth, Eleonora Ronconi and I are collaborating to explore contemporary photography in Argentina. We're looking at trends and how they relate to traditions; events, institutions and venues; as well as pursuing conversations with curators, academics, gallerists and photographers on what's ...
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We're less than a month form departure: I promise you'll remember your donation and its impact more than that latte! Please consider a donation - of any size - to help nine photographers from Medellín visit the US this summer for studio and museum visits and an exhibition and 10-day workshop at the University of Iowa with Jeff Rich.

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Mono Colectivo Location: Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia Request: Financial help for nine former microgrant recipients to continue to build their careers by attending a photography intensive workshop at the University of Iowa in the summer of 2015; to visit museums, galleries and photographer ...
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Daniel Coburn on editing, 9th in a 12-part series.
We are talking to a range of photographers, photo editors, professors of photography, book designers and others about the physical process of editing images. Selecting, sequencing and laying out photographs - be it for a magazine, book, online site or gallery presentation - seems something of a ...
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How do you make a photographic anthology?

A visual documentation of the process and conversation with Romke Hoogwaerts and Grace Leigh of Mossless Magazine on the making of "Issue Three: The United States (2003-2013)"
Today we look at bringing a photographic anthology from concept to product through a visual recording of making Issue Three: The United States (2003-2013) by editors Romke Hoogwaerts and partner Grace Leigh of Mossless Magazine. This documentation is followed by a Q&A on the process with them ...
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Many lessons learned - plan to share with my students!
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Mid-afternoon Guest Reading Shortlist procrastination with Adam Glanzman
The Reading Shortlist is an occasional post with an eclectic listing of recommended sites, readings and links. A recommendation does not necessarily suggest an agreement with the contents of the post. For previous shortlists, please visit the site links page. Today's guest for Reading Shortlist ...
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The "How to Develop a Project" series continues today with advice from Vanessa Winship
In 2012 and 2013 fototazo published thirteen short essays from photographers to the basic question, "What advice do you have for starting a project?" The series featured replies from Judith Joy Ross, Irina Rozovsky, Alejandro Cartagena, Phil Toledano, Steven Ahlgren, Susan Lipper, Amani Willett, ...
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The series Dialogues, from Africa with Juan Orrantia continues today with an interview of Johannesburg photographer Matt Kay about his photographing a dam project that wiped out the area where he grew up.
Post by Juan Orrantia "Dialogues, from Africa" is a series made in response to Alejandro Cartagena's running series in fototazo, that wants to extend the dialogue across the Atlantic, but further south. Having been based in Johannesburg for some time now, I have always felt the need to create a ...
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Interview in English and in Spanish with Guillermo Srodek-Hart as part of a continued look at contemporary photography in Argentina
Jaime Permuth, Eleonora Ronconi and I are collaborating to explore contemporary photography in Argentina. We're looking at trends and how they relate to traditions; events, institutions and venues; as well as pursuing conversations with curators, academics, gallerists and photographers on what's ...
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PDN's Photo Editor Amy Wolff joins us to discuss editing today
We are talking to a range of photographers, photo editors, professors of photography, book designers and others about the physical process of editing images. Selecting, sequencing and laying out photographs - be it for a magazine, book, online site or gallery presentation - seems something of a ...
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