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Debbie Bentley: Dammed
The main stem of the Colorado River flows from the Colorado Rocky Mountains to the Mexico border. And while it provides water for almost 40 million people and irrigates 5.5 million acres of farmland throughout the American West, it is also one of the most over-allocated, highly controlled, and endangered rivers. Through extensive research of the historical as well as current day contextual factors and implications, photographer Debbie Bentley presents a comprehensive documentation of the river, its 16 dams, the reservoirs, and people in its path in her new book, Dammed: Birth to Death of the Colorado River (Daylight Books).
Fragile by Paul Hart
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Dear Greif Issue 16
Der Greif and Shirin Neshat put out an open call, inspired by the line „I am a common pain, scream me“ from Ahmad Shamlou‘s poem “Common Love”, printed on the inner cover of this issue.
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God’s Promises Mean Everything by Mark Chapman
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Dominoes by Roland Ramanan
Dominoes is a unique and vibrant mosaic of the lives that float in and around a particular corner of Hackney in London’s East End. The book is populated by intimate pictures of people who have experienced addiction and pain as well as the deep joys of the community of which they are a part. Gillett Square was derelict and underdeveloped for years until, in the 1990s it became an experiment in urban regeneration. Just like the dominoes that are now played in the square, those lives are often precarious.
Another America by Phillip Toledano
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Hippolyte Bayard and the Invention of Photography
Alongside an exploration of Bayard’s decades-long career and lasting impact, Hippolyte Bayard and the Invention of Photography (J. Paul Getty Museum, $65) presents—for the first time in print—some of the earliest photographs in existence. Among the Getty Museum’s rarest and most treasured photographic holdings is an album containing nearly 200 images, 145 of those by or attributed to Bayard. Few of these prints have ever been seen in person due to the extreme light sensitivity of Bayard’s experimental processes, making this an essential reference for scholars and photography enthusiasts alike.
American Bedroom by Barbara Peacock
For seven years, American photographer Barbara Peacock crisscrossed the United States photographing people in the spaces they defined as their bedrooms. The bedroom is an inherently personal space where humans are perhaps at their most vulnerable. Whether a room in a house, a camper, or an outdoor space, Peacock presents a body of work that invites the viewer to consider the stories we each carry, and how those unify us all.
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