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Metropolis

  From The Editors : Issue No.11 of Aint–Bad Magazine explores a larger publication divided into three smaller parts. When whole, the Metropolis series acts as a collection of visually compelling contemporary photography from the largest of the three cities in the United States. These artists all find success in the fast-paced, never-forgiving environments that

From Here On

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Details 9.75″x12.5″, 276 pages, Perfect Bound Edition Size 1500 We have taken a step back to look at the last three years of Aint-Bad Magazine. Much has changed since 2011 when we were undergraduates completing BFA degrees in photography. As we have grown from students to professionals, we have also grown as a company from

The American South

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Issue No. 8 : The American South was made with the following call for entry: The American South is both a reality and a fiction, a conceptual and a cultural entity. As such, it has been famously challenged and perpetuated through photography in the form of singular iconic images in the work of photographers like

Beyond Here

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Issue No.7 : Beyond Here was made with the following quote in mind: “I am trying to convince people–not only the public, but lawmakers and people in power–that investing in the frontier of science, however remote it may seem in its relevance to what you’re doing today, is a way of stockpiling the seed corns

Infinite Progress

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From the Editors: Paul Kingsnorth’s article Dark Ecology outlines an internal struggle that arises from his reading of Technological Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski, a.k.a. “The Unabomber.” A third of the way through Kaczynski’s book, Kingsnorth finds his arguments “worryingly convincing.” Kaczynski was a modern Luddite, seeking to destroy a system that

Surface

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From the Editors “Escapism: the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.” As editors and photographers, we become fatigued by images that demand we feel a certain way, seek an obscured message, or focus intensely— our weary eyes find respite in off-white, lightly textured plaster

Grand Illusion

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Issue 4 presents the insurmountable reality of corporate and personal consumption. We are active participants, guilty of the very actions that we condemn. Familiar is the battle to which we so easily become party, weakened by illusions of temporary or moderate contentments. How does one consume responsibly? Is the cycle too powerful to disrupt? Are

Hyperlinked

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As a malleable medium, photography fashions itself to the trends of digital culture. An instantaneous and endless supply of imagery is met with an ever-growing demand for visual stimulation. Has the abundance of the vernacular in photographic imagery via the cell-phone and other forms of proliferating technology been raised to the level of visual noise?

A Symptom Of Being

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A Symptom of Being, October 2011, examined the way in which man copes with his/her surrounding environments. Breaking out of the purely national pool of talent, we were able to feature two incredible international photographers: Zhang Xiao and Zhendong (Benny) Xu. This issue deals more intimately with the human condition as seen through the eyes

We Are Here…

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We are here, On planet earth, 13.7 billion years after the big bang, Civilization has grown like an evolving organism, Conscious of its own existence, Developing complex interpretations of the observable universe, Of time, Of information, Of self, Of us.