Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Catching Up with the eZines -- One One Thousand and South x Southeast for Mid-Summer

One of the delights of trying to keep track of fine art photography done in the South or by Southern photographers in the last several years has been watching the emergence of the online photo magazines One One Thousand and South x Southeast. One One Thousand showcases a single photographer twice each month, while South x Southeast gives us a single monthly issue filled with images, interviews, news, and the like.

The latest photographer to be featured in One One Thousand is the Philadelphia-based Lori Waselchuk, whose portfolio of images made in Louisiana's Angola  prison documents the innovative hospice program that offers long-term prisoners at the end of their lives some measure of respect and dignity.

We have discussed Lori's work before on this blog, HERE, so will direct you to that presentation, except to reinforce the point that the clarity and elegance of her images embody the common humanity we all share, regardless of the side of the fence we find ourselves.

I'll let Lori speak for her own work. She says, "I focused on moments of connection between caregiver and patient, which can reveal both love and vulnerability. I am inspired by the inmates’ courage to confront their own regrets and fears in order to accept their capacity to love. The inmates have allowed me to visualize what I believe is at the core of addressing social inequalities: the recognition of our shared humanity."

'Nuff said. 

South x Southeast's August issue is out, HERE, and it features work by Sheila Pree Bright, Jerry Uelsmann, Laura Noel, Gordon Stettinius and Terry Brown, Thomas Fahley, Maude Schuyler Clay, Annie Hogan, Gillian Laub, and Pam Moxley, among a host of other things, all of interest to those engaged in Southern photography.

 Full access to South x Southeast only comes with payment of (a modest) subscription fee, so I'm still working out how to feature its contents on this blog. I want to provide information about the photographers featured in each month's issue but I also want to honor the good editorial work of those who bring this work to us in this format.

This is a concept in progress for me. We will see how it goes. The image above, a haunting image of a former slave cabin superimposed on an image of the master's house, from Annie Hogan's Double Vision portfolio, is from Hogan's website, though you will find lots more of her work, along with additional editorial content, in the August South x Southeast.

Lets just say for now that a reason to subscribe might be Maude Clay's portfolio called Erasing Sally Mann, a collection of photographs of Sally Mann's work prints deteriorating in the Southern weather of Mississippi. Since one of Mann's portfolios is of human bodies deteriorating in the Southern weather of Virginia, this is an interesting conceit for a project.

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