We are excited to announce the release of Issue 9! This issue contains a diverse range of emerging and established photographers as well as an article on the artistic collaboration in the age of the internet, the evolution of photobook publishing, a review of Anthony Gerace’s monograph, and flash fiction inspired by vernacular photography. Copies are on their way to subscribers.
Take a look at our Artists page to view the work of each featured artist:
Subscriptions placed through September 30 will include Issue 9.
The contributing writers for this issue are photographers, educators, critics, and curators from around the country. Their diverse backgrounds provide unique insights and perspectives on the featured photography, and the photo community at large.
The photographer’s challenge is to show an audience a new way of seeing things. They must shift their physical position, camera angle, and, at times, intellectual position on many different subjects to not only record, but also interpret their surroundings. Similarly, my challenge is to look at the art world from multiple angles and filter through the abundance of images to interpret the state of the industry. This past May, I accepted the Director position at Panopticon Gallery in Boston. Upon making this announcement, many people asked if I would continue to publish Don’t Take Pictures. Running both a gallery and a publication requires that I consider new perspectives on how photography is presented. The gallery wall, the printed page, and the computer screen each allow a different perspective and a different understanding of a photograph.
The photographers in this issue of Don’t Take Pictures each present a unique perspective on their surroundings. They photograph cities in a way that turns the mundane into magic, and turn their camera on their own family and friends, allowing us to share in private moments. Some seek out stories from people with lifestyles different from their own, and one creates new worlds in the depths of a pool. While they look for new viewpoints through their lenses, I look for new ways to share them with an audience.
— Kat Kiernan