Issue No. 89
Innovators: Barbara Crane
One of the longtime heroes of experimental imagery, Crane’s singular approach to abstraction is at once daring, conceptual, organic and emotional. Now in her eighth decade, she continues to produce work of astonishing virtuosity and lyricism.
New Directions: NOOR Images
This groundbreaking photographer’s collective maintains a deep commitment to human rights and social issues as it helps to shape photojournalism in an evolving media landscape.
The English photographer brought a heightened subjectivity to the documentary genre in the 1960s, but died before he could see the profound impact of his legacy. Anna Ray-Jones talks about her late husband’s work in this exclusive interview.
Runaway urban development depicted from a humorously off-center perspective, one that sees paradox within progress.
Profile: Steven A. Heller
Heller’s intimate portraits of creative professionals bear his elegant visual stamp while allowing their personalities to emerge intact.
Creative Journey: Danielle Nelson Mourning
Who needs ancestry.com? Danielle Mourning functions as both performer and portraitist in her ongoing exploration of her family’s lineage in Ireland and the United States. Her visual journal of self-discovery has brought her closer to her family and her place in the world.
Perspectives: James Fee
Out of the horrific experiences suffered by his father on the South Pacific island of Peleliu during WWII, James Fee created a rich photographic response that not only reveals how nature absorbs (and embraces) the detritus of war, but also honors, expands and reclaims two singular and conflicted lives.
Layton’s still lifes of natural history specimens exploit arcane photographic processes to create a vision of endangered and vanished species resonant with unsettling, animate beauty. You’ll never look at such creatures as the Crowned Pigeon, Zebra Duiker or Chevrotain in quite the same way again.
Profile: Simone Lueck
Although it lies just 90 miles south of the United States, the average American’s perspective on Cuba doesn’t extend much beyond Fidel, Havana cigars and mojitos. Enter Simone Lueck, whose intriguing photo series on Cuban television sets casts oblique yet revealing illumination on the island nation’s cultural pulse.
Black & White
Roe Anne White
Myra Elizabeth Elliott