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Spotlight: On Board the Last Bus From Saskatoon

By David Schonauer   Monday March 25, 2019

You can't get to Saskatoon by Greyhound anymore. Last July, the company announced that it would end all bus service in Canada west of Ontario as of October 31, 2018, citing low ridership and high overhead costs. After hearing the news, Toronto-based photographer (and PPD reader) Derek Shapton pitched an idea to The Walrus, a Canadian magazine that publishes long-form journalism, cultural criticism ...   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Nora Khan Wins New $15K Critical Writing Grant

The Brooklyn Rail   Monday March 25, 2019

Writer Nora Khan, whose work focuses on emerging issues within digital visual culture, is the winner of the first Crossed Purposes Foundation Critical Writing Grant, a $15,000 prize supported by the Crossed Purposes Foundation in conjunction with the School of Visual Arts in NYC. The new grant is meant to encourage and expand public dialog in photography criticism and social issues. Khan’s winning essay, “Seeing, Naming, Knowing,” has been published by The Brooklyn Rail. She will also give a lecture on Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 pm in the MFA Photo/Video Big Room in conjunction with the school’s 30 Anniversary Book Fair  Read the full Story >>

Books: Alex Majoli's Theater of Life

The Washington Post   Monday March 25, 2019

Over the course of his career, celebrated Magnum photographer Alex Majoli has captured history in war zones and written several books, including “Libera Me,” in which he meditates on the notion that we are all “actors of life." Majoli’s newest work continues to look at the idea that life as theater through epic tableaus depicting humankind.  The work is on display in an exhibition at Le Bal in Paris until April 28 and is collected in the book “Scene: Alex Majoli,” notes The Washington Post.   Read the full Story >>

Art News: Swann Galleries Pride Sale for LGBTQ+ Community

Swann Galleries   Monday March 25, 2019

Swann Auction Galleries has announced its first Pride Auction, an exploration and celebration of the art, influence, history and experience of the LGBTQ+ community. The event, which will feature work by artists and writers, including photographers Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Hujar, and Fred W. McDarrah, will take place on June 20. (Exhibition opens June 15.) “This auction will celebrate the community and give collectors, connoisseurs and the curious an opportunity to observe and bid on a range of material from the last two centuries,” says Swann president Nicholas D. Lowry is a statement.   Read the full Story >>

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