"Photographs are uniquely able to record our surroundings, allowing us to revisit a place, person, or moment as often as we like. But with the prevalence of cameras today, sometimes the experience itself becomes secondary to the act of documentation. Many photographers, like the ones in this issue, spend extended amounts of time examining their subject both with and without the viewfinder. Some spent months immersed in coal mining communities, hours staring down a swimming hole, or weeks attempting to perfect a collodion plate. The depth of each body of work is unquestionably connected to these photographers first cultivating relationships with their subjects, before creating a “document” to share with an audience."
Issue 6 is on stands now!