Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Southern Photography -- Even More News from January 2014.

Columbia, SC-based photographer Kathleen Robbins (see image above) is the subject of a couple of really nice profiles on the website of the University of South Carolina, where Robbins teaches photography and Southern Studies. 

There's one here, and another here

Asheville, NC-based photographer Sebastian Collett (see image above) is a featured photographer in the January 2014 issue of fraction magazine, here, with work from his Vanishing Point portfolio. 

Southern Master Photographer Emmet Gowin (see image above) is the subject of a new book from Aperture, titled, appropriately, Emmet Gowin

This book is a major retrospective of Gowin's work over his 40-year career, and includes Gowin's reflections on his work from various stages in his career.  

You can get the flavor of this work from a feature story on Gowin, and this book, in the current (January 2014) issue of PDN, though not yet on their website. 

Let's close with a quote from Gowin, from a speech he gave in 2009:

"I need to say to you. There are things in your life that only you will see, stories that only you will hear. If you don't tell them or write them down, if you don't make the picture, these things will not be seen, these things will not be heard." 

That's good advice, inspirational wisdom, appropriate for the beginning of a new year. 

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