Book Review by Katt Janson Merilo In Absence of Being, Susan Burnstine shares with us glimpses into a psyche tormented by loss and trauma, while making the experience both fascinating and compelling. Burnstine’s opening essay provides a unique motivation, process, and...
Despite photography as a practice being deeply and irrevocably rooted in the physical world, its goals are psychological in nature. In The Hereditary Estate, Daniel W. Coburn expands the traditional family photo album to show the full spectrum of familial emotion and...
This one’s for the image makers, not the takers: Robert Hirsch’s Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography since 1960 is a visual and textual catalog of artists who approach their photography as constructions. Hirsch writes in the preface: “[the book]...
Lemniscate of Diffusion
Diffusion, Volume VIII, 2016
Contact by Jake Shivery
160-page, limited-edition book
Poignant Pics is a blog series where we’ve asked photo curators, educators, collectors and makers to share a brief essay on a photo that has significantly changed the way they think or look at the world.