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Of Interest: Burn the Diaries, How Literature Saved My Life, Storytelling Through Textiles and The Writer’s Garden September 25, 2014 – Posted in: book arts, Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews, Photography

 Burn the Diaries by Moyra Davey and Alison Strayer. Illustrated with photos by Davey. “The dross of the diary, the compulsion to scribble, the delusion that we can hold on to time. The inversion of this neurosis is the anxiety of being read, the fear of wounding and, just as strong, the dread of being unmasked.” Comprised of texts from Moyra Davey and Alison Strayer Burn the Diaries is a meditation on the act of…

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Books with Sami September 22, 2014 – Posted in: Conceptual Art, Content, Photography

Lost in the library. 02.17.14 Sami is conceptual / fine art photographer hailing from Sheffield, England. She works under the moniker Manadh, which means ‘omen’ or ‘good luck’ in Gaelic and everyday since January, 1, 2011 she has taken at least one photograph. Lucky for us she incorporates books in some of her shots. Enjoy this sampling. Of an investigatory nature. 03.08.14  Gone camping.  06.12. 13 Nothing like a good book. 02.03.13 Overgrown. 04.22.14 Carrying the weight…

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The Horror, The Horror! Books Left for Dead in Abandoned Schools September 20, 2014 – Posted in: Banned / Censored / Destroyed, Content, Photography, public school libraries

Community at Work by Stephanie. Philadelphia, 2011. In an era when most schools and kids have glaring book needs it is an utter tragedy to witness these images. All taken within the last five years and all depicting complete neglect. The breakdown of communication somewhere along the line that allows these books to go to an early death without being utilized somewhere is unconscionable. Granted some of the books might be outdated but they still could be of some use to…

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Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning August 28, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Photography

Dorothea Lange in her Bay Area home studio, 1964. Photo: ©1964, 2014 Rondal Partridge Archives The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera – Dorothea Lange Next up for the groundbreaking PBS series American Masters is a profile of photographer Dorothea Lange. Titled Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning the documentary “explores the life, passions and uncompromising vision of the influential photographer,” whose “enduring images document five turbulent decades…

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A Five Book Birthday Salute to Man Ray August 27, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews, Photography

Self Portrait by May Ray Atlantic Little Brown, 1963. Buy: First Edition | Penguin Classic “To create is divine, to reproduce is human” – Man Ray Today is the birthday of the seminal photographer / artist Emmanuel Radnitszky who we all know and love as Man Ray. Though born in Philadelphia Man Ray spent most of his career in Paris. He was an integral part of both the Surrealist and DADA movements. In 1999, ARTnews magazine named Ray one of the 25 most influential…

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