David Kasnic

David Kasnic (b. 1989) grew up in a small fruit production town in Washington State. He received his BA from Western Kentucky University in 2012. He now lives in Chicago, IL, where he is a MFA candidate in photography at Columbia College Chicago. Today we share his series Columbia River Collection.



Columbia River Collection

Columbia River Collection revolves around the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest, which flows through the small mountain town I grew up in. I use folk singer Woody Guthrie’s “Columbia River Songs” as a catalyst into a contemporary depiction of the river. “Columbia River Songs” is a 26-song record chronicling Guthrie’s journeys along the Columbia River, in which he was hired to write songs for the Bonneville Dam Administration; specifically the Columbia’s significance to the region and continent, as it provides more than 40 percent of North America’s hydroelectric generation. I attempt to visualize Guthrie’s experience by taking lyrics from each of his songs, turning relic folklore about the Columbia into photographic depiction of it. My work is as much a self portrait as it is an ode to the body of water that has shaped the person I have become.

















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

Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!

Robert Lyons
International Limited Residency MFA Photography Program Hartford Art School
University of Hartford
Portland, Oregon

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!

Robert Lyons lives in Portland,Oregon. He has taught extensively in the USA and Europe at various institutions including: Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Photographic Center Northwest, International Center of Photography, and the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. He received an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1979. Lyons has received numerous awards for his work including: NEA Survey Grant, Ford Foundation Grants, and a MacDowell Residency. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe and is represented in numerous permanent collections including: The Metropolitan Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Hallmark Collection of Photography, Nelson–Atkins Museum, and Beth Hatefutsoth Museum of the Diaspora, Tel Aviv, Israel.

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