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GEORGE ELSASSER: AMERICAN PYCHE

George's photographs a mirror the artist's reactions to America's colonialism and our inability to live up to American ideals.

DEBBIE BENTLEY: SALTON SEA

Debbie Bentley documents the Salton Sea as it existed the first year after California water transfers ended.

KEN DREYFACK: SILENT STAGES

The photographs set the scene for dramatic urban narratives, like theatrical stages or movie sets.

ERIC MUELLER: FAMILY RESEMBLANCE

Family Resemblance documents and celebrates people who are genetically related and bear a strong resemblance to each other.

DIANE DURANT: STORIES

Pairing deadpan portraits with handwritten texts, Durant conceptualizes scenes from a pivotal period in her childhood.

TIMOTHY ROBERTS: ATLANTIC CITY

Timothy Roberts’ photographs profile this iconic American shore resort as it emerges from its latest crisis.

PHIL BERGERSON: A RETROSPECTIVE

Phil Bergerson’s photographs are poetic statements full of irony and pathos encapsulating the mysteries of our complex American nation.

JUAN JOSE BARBOZA-GUBO & ANDREW MROCZEK:
FATHERLAND

Fatherland exposes the scars born from decades of violent hate crimes throughout Peru’s cities, deserts, the Andes, and the jungles of the Amazon.

BIL ZELMAN: AND HERE WE ARE

This collection of noir-ish photographs presents numerous elements of the natural world imperiled by humanity’s havoc.

 

CHARLOTTA MARÍA HAUKSDÓTTIR: A SENSE OF PLACE

Utilizing human fingerprint patterns in the work also evokes the uniqueness of our connection with nature and our impressions upon it.

COOPER DODDS: JUMPER

Jumper highlights a Nordic tradition transplanted in middle America and sustained through extensive volunteer support and young athletes obsessed with the art of flying.

PETER BOGACZEWICZ: KINGDOM OF SAND AND CEMENT

Peter Bogaczewicz explores the challenge of progress Saudi Arabia is faced with as it rapidly transforms from a conservative and tribal desert culture to an influential world power.

MARK PARASCANDOLA: 
ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHANGHAI

Mark Parascandola explores China's expansive state-supported movie and television industry.

 

STEPHEN BRIGIDI: ROME 1970s

ROME 1970s provides a view of life during a time when Italy moved from an in- nocent “dolce vita” existence to a more hardened reality.

MAHA ALASAKER: WOMEN OF KUWAIT

This intimate collection of environmental portraits provides a never-before-seen look at what it means to be a young woman in Kuwait.

EMILY MATYAS: 
SOL Y TIERRA

Sol Y Tierra explores Mexico over the last thirty years by highlighting the challenges and beauty of life just south of the border.

 

PIETER DE VOS: HOMELANDS

Homelands provides an intimate view of South Africa, 25 years after apartheid, through the life of Donald Banda.

 

HILARY DUFFY: HOPES AND DREAMS

Hopes and Dreams from Cuba highlights a pivotal time of change in Cuba as it is challenged to uphold its social values and unique identity.

SORAYA ZAMAN: AMERICAN BOYS

American Boys is a book of portraits capturing the trans-masculine community across the United States.

RACHEL BOILLOT: MOONSHINE

Moon Shine explores musical heritage in America’s Appalachian region.

 

AMY GELB: AS IS

Amy Gelb's plain-spoken, yet graceful portraits invite the viewer to engage in a conversation about women, self-image, and how we define true beauty.

 

PEGGY NOLAN: REAL PICTURES

Real Pictures is the result of many decades of photographs recording the day- to- day workings of the artist's family.

 

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TEMMA STAUFFER: UPSTATE

Upstate looks at the lingering legacy of American industrial and agricultural history in and around Hudson, New York.

 

 

FRANK VAN RIPER: RECOVERED MEMORY

Van Riper’s striking black and white photographs spanning twenty years, capture the 20th-century romance and grit of New York more than a half century ago, and Paris, some forty years ago.

 

ANDREW MOISEY: 
THE AMERICAN FRATERNITY

The American Fraternity provides an intimate and provocative look at Greek culture on college campuses.

 

JOHN CHAKARES: FIRST FLEET

The images in First Fleet are a never-before-seen look at the sensational launch and landing operations of the space shuttles.

 

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IRA WAGNER: HOUSERAISING

Houseraising is a typology of these strange structures, and a harbinger of our increasingly urgent battle with the forces of nature we have unwittingly unleashed.

SUSAN RESSLER: EXECUTIVE ORDER

Executive Order is a trenchant look at corporate America, featuring portraits and office interiors shot during the 1970s in Los Angeles and the Mountain West.

 

MARCUS DeSIENO: NO MANS LAND

No Man’s Land is a beguiling collection of sepia-toned natural landscapes pulled from security camera feeds.

 

BARBARA DIENER: PHANTOM POWER

Barbara Diener uses a variety of methods to capture images that convey the ineffable qualities of human existence.

 

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HINDA SCHUMAN: DEAR SHIRLEY

Dear Shirley takes an unflinching look at the dissolution of two marriages: Schuman’s marriage of 10 years to Jeremy, and of 27 years to Susan.

PILAR VERGARA: FEMALE

Female strives to capture transgender women without artificial studio lighting or the irrelevance of color.

 

NISH NALBANDIAN: A HANDFUL OF DUST

A Handful of Dust gives a glimpse into the approximately 3 million Syrians who have fled war in their home country and are living in Turkey.

 

DEBRA FRIEDMAN: COMING OF AGE IN WONDERLAND

The photos in Coming of Age in Wonderland see teenagers simultaneously wedded to the tyranny of cool while rebelling against it.

MARK PARASCANDOLA: ONCE UPON A TIME IN ALMERIA

Once Upon a Time in Almería depicts the province of Almería, in the far southeastern corner of Spain, the self-proclaimed “The Movie Capital of the World.”

CHUCK HEMARD: 
THE PINES

The Pines is a photographic exploration looking at remnants of the momentous and sacred old-growth long-leaf pinelands across the southeastern United States.

 

JOHN ARSENAULT: 
FOR YOU!

John Arsenault's flowery photographs in For You! do not highlight perfection but, rather, show the continual wrestling act between beauty and decay.

 

MARIETTE PATHY ALLEN: TRANSCENDENTS

Transcendents studies the phenomenon of gender variance among the spirit cults of Burma and Thailand.

 

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SANDY CARSON: 
WE WERE THERE

We Were There is a book dedicated to the live music experience -- a fresh document of concerts and festivals, as seen from the space between the band and fans.

JENNY SAMPSON: SKATERS

The images in Skaters, created with wet plate collodion, offer an honest glimpse into the skateboarders' core being: pensive, tough, playful, anxious, distracted, and innocent.

 

INBAL ABERGIL: 
NEXT OF KIN

N. O. K.- Next Of Kin, examines the ways in which American families memorialize their relatives killed in military conflict.

 

AYESHA MALIK: ARAMCO

ARAMCO delivers a personalized account of life within Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, a gated community originally created as a home for American employees of the Arabian American Oil Company.

 

NICK MEYER: EITHER LIMITS OR CONTRADICTIONS

Either Limits or Contradictions captures feelings of self-discovery, enjoyment, and death. Nick Meyer takes the viewer on the ebb and flow that makes up life.

NORM DIAMOND: WHAT IS LEFT BEHIND

What Is Left Behind features photographs of items at estate sales that explore themes of memory, mortality, and cultural history.

 

PRISCILLA BRIGGS: IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING

Impossible is Nothing explores various facets of Chinese society, within the context of a communist system that engages in "capitalism with Chinese characteristics."

 

SARAH TULLOCH: OBJECT IMAGE

ObjectImage roots itself in album collections of the artist and others that are linked to the social tradition and history of documenting family.

 

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JUDITH CRISPIN: 
THE LUMEN SEED

The Lumen Seed sensitively depicts a cultural dialogue taking place before a backdrop of offenses against the Australian continent, as well as a history of systematic discrimination against indigenous peoples on the part of the country's white population.

PATTY CARROLL: ANONYMOUS WOMEN

Anonymous Women presents images that symbolize the psychological states of women around the world by showing them hidden behind, and intertwined with, visually stunning domestic scenes.

 

MARK MARCHESI: EVANGELINE

Evangeline is a photographic exploration of Nova Scotia, Canada, directly inspired by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1847 epic poem about the historic Expulsion of the Acadians.

 

NISH NALBANDIAN: A WHOLE WORLD BLIND

A Whole World Blind, entwines documentary photography and portraiture with oral testimony, essays, stories, and memoir to create a vivid picture of the reality of this war.

 

ALICE HARGRAVE: PARADISE WAVERING

Alice Hargrave explores experiences that reflect on the passage of time and seeks the sublime in moments on the periphery of daily life.

 

 

LEAH SOBSEY: COLLECTIONS

Collections explores works at the intersection of nineteenth-century photographic processes and twenty-first century digital technology.

 

BILL McDOWELL: GROUND

In Ground, Bill McDowell has assembled a series of "killed" negatives from the FSA archives, many of which have never before been published.

 

 

RUBY LEBOVITCH: HOME SWEET HOME

The scenes depicted in these photographs emphasize what usually remains hidden: the repressed, which cannot be described.

 

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ROBERT SHULTS: THE SUBPERLATIVE LIGHT

The Superlative Light presents a layperson's awestruck experience of the Texas Petawatt Laser, an unparalleled research facility which produces the most powerful laser pulse anywhere in the world.

 

VINCENT CIANNI: GAYS IN THE MILITARY

Through compelling photographs and interviews made over three years on road trips across the US, Vincent Cianni has created an important historical record of the struggles of gay and lesbian veterans and servicemembers in the US military.

ADRIAN CHESSER: 
THE RETURN

The Return, a lyrical portrait of a contemporary nomadic existence.

 

 

 

 

JESS T DUGAN: EVERY BREATH WE DREW

Every Breath We Drew, explores the framework of queer experience and actively constructed masculinity, examining the intersection between private, individual identity and the search for intimate connection with others.