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Hear It Now: Photographer Melissa Groo On Empathy with Wildlife

Photo Ethics   Friday April 30, 2021

A new podcast from Photo Ethics features photographer Melissa Groo discussing empathy with wildlife. (We’ve featured Groo’s work and comments on ethical wildlife photography previously.) “More and more I come to realize there are so many shades of grey, you know, it’s such a nuanced topic,” notes Groo. “And also that none of us are perfect. I’m not perfect, and I make mistakes all the time. … We can all build in a higher awareness, a great awareness, into our field craft as carefully as we build in knowledge of our camera’s buttons.”   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Looking Back at a 'Forever War'

The San Diego Union   Friday April 30, 2021

“It was October 2005 when I first flew into Kabul aboard a Pakistani International Airlines flight. Mud homes pocked the desert landscape. Afghanistan looked quiet and serene — almost safe.” So notes combat photographer Nelvin C. Cepeda at The San Diego Union, where he recalls his experiences working in Afghanistan, as the U.S. prepares to pull all of its troops out of the country. “Thankfully, I always found my way home safely, leaving behind a country where countless civilians and military personnel were not so lucky,” writes Cepeda.   Read the full Story >>

Art News: FotoFocus's Biennial Returns to Cincinnati in 2022 with Focus on Climate Change

THE ART NEWSPAPER   Friday April 30, 2021

Cincinnati-based arts nonprofit FotoFocus will tackle the changing global environment in its 2022 Biennial, organized under the theme “World Record.” While the 2020 edition of the biennial was greatly scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic, with FotoFocus instead reallocating $800,000 from its budget to help local art communities, next year’s biennial will be spread out across museums, galleries, universities and public spaces throughout greater Cincinnati, northern Kentucky, Dayton, and Columbus, Ohio.   Read the full Story >>

Portfolio: Nan Goldin's Quarantine Life

AnOther   Friday April 30, 2021

Nan Goldin has been documenting her life since the 1980s, and, like memories, her images are “raw and unstaged, infused with emotion, abstract flourishes and fuzzy details,” notes AnOther, which features Goldin’s newest project, made during the covid-19 pandemic. The work is on view at New York’s Marian Goodman Gallery as part of a larger Goldin exhibition. The subject of most of the photos is Goldin’s friend and muse, the writer Thora Siemsen, who encouraged the photographer to start re-documenting her personal life. See also: The NY Times.   Read the full Story >>

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