Category: Essay

Daniel W. Coburn


Daniel W. Coburn lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas. His work and research investigates the family photo album employed as one component of a visual infrastructure that supports the flawed ideology of the American Dream. Selections from his body of work have been featured in exhibitions at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and

Across State Lines – “Brass Balls & Shopping Malls”


THE UNITED STATES ARE   BEGINNING TO LOOK THE SAME   The United States easily could be separated in to 57 states – give me a permanent marker and I will scratch up some revised state-lines. Splitting up Texas in to a collection of smaller states and, shit, we’ll have not just one but handfuls of states sporting

The Inimitable Otherness of Stacy Kranitz


Today we have the honor of showcasing this article and interview with Stacy Kranitz written and conducted by Michael Adno. Michael is a photographer himself and a very talented writer. I have recently had the opportunity to get to know Michael and his work. You’ll see more of him later on the website. But for

Across State Lines – “Tips & Tricks & Hi-Jinks on Route 66”


  Sun’s up. Chris’ phone broadcasts painfully radical, sociopolitical talk podcasts. I get it, I’m on board — just not before my first cup of coffee, my liquid incentive to get dressed. Continental breakfast has long passed, so after a few minutes I sit down and we have a smoke, taking advantage of our moment in the great-outdoors. In

Across State Lines – “Sunset Strip, No Round-Trip”


Michael and I met back in 2012 while attending the undergraduate photography program at Savannah College of Art and Design. We both knew of each other’s work, and the cut-throat photography program was a breeding ground for rivalries. This unspoken competition between peers, especially the two of us, was soon replaced with late-night, wormholes of

Jordan Baumgarten

40th and Baring, Philadelphia, PA

Jordan Baumgarten is a photographer and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jordan received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Photography from the University of the Arts. Informed by his own lived experiences, his projects walk the line between documentary and personal narrative. His work touches on ideas of

Mo Costello


Mo Costello is an artist currently living in Athens, Georgia where she serves as the Lamar Dodd Post-MFA Teaching Fellow at the University of Georgia. Today we share her series, Vitamins for Troubled Hearts, with an introductory correspondence between Mo Costello and Nich Hance McElroy. Vitamins for Troubled Hearts Mo Costello and Nich Hance McElroy, from The

A Moveable Brunch


So there were these brothers some time ago, Phillip and Paul, and they had two tasks: find lunch, and clean the chicken coop. Phillip, the elder brother took it upon himself to fish and delegated the chicken coop duties to Paul. Paul, the good brother, agreed, since Phillip always had good luck when down at

Joel Kuennen


Joel Kuennen has a background in English Literature, German, Critical Theory, and Anthropology. His work has spanned such diverse practices as critical and creative writing, painting, installation, metalsmithing and digital video manipulation. He received a MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in May, 2010. His

Jeremy Mohler


Jeremy Mohler is a writer living in Washington, DC. After receiving a B.A. degree from the Philip Merrill Collegel of Journalism at the University of Maryland, he has self-published essays and poems at His essay on Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti is forthcoming in the next issue of The Johns Hopkins University literary journal The