CHRISTIAN WILBUR

Christian Wilbur, born in 1991 in Huntington, NY is a photographer now based on Long Island. In 2013, he graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a B.F.A. in Photography. His imagery generally concentrates on the ways in which interior spaces appropriate the qualities and idiosyncrasies of their inhabitants over time. Today we share his series With and Without You, dealing with his brother’s declining health due to his condition of cerebral palsy.

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With and Without You

Daniel Wilbur was born on September 21st, 1984, delivered several weeks prematurely and promptly diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Despite early uncertainty over his life expectancy, my brother enjoyed a healthy childhood and adolescence marred by just a few medical crises. However, the past four years have seen the rapid deterioration of his health, necessitating his transfer to a hospital center and later to a nursing home facility; when he left us, it felt as if a crucial thread had been pulled from the fabric of our home. “With and Without You” presents the viewer with a portrait of a family irreparably fractured by the loss of Daniel, who is currently bedridden in a nursing home and secluded from the outside world.

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To view more of Christian’s work please visit his website.



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Paloma Shutes
Photo Editor
The California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine
San Francisco, California


Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Paloma Shutes is Photography Editor of The California Sunday Magazine. Previously, she worked in the photo departments at Wired and GQ, where she commissioned photography recognized by the Society of Publication Designers and American Photography.

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