Thanks so much for the emails, folks — per your feedback I'm experimenting with a revised format. I'm planning to use this space at the top of each Digest to highlight photographers I admire (click on the image to visit that photographer's website). This week's image comes via McNair Evans who's terrific book, Confessions for a Son, made my 2014 Books of the Year list (find a copy if you can). I asked McNair about the picture — you can read his story on the @FlakPhoto IG. I'd love to hear what you think about this week's Digest; you can reply to this email to write me directly. Now, sit back and relax. And, if you tweet these links, tag me @FlakPhoto so I can see. Enjoy! - AA
Can't wait to see this — Katy Grannan and Marc Smolowitz's new project, "A feature-length portrait of a small community of outliers living on a blighted street in a marginalized part of California...." Feature will be available early 2016. Keep yr eyes peeled.
Image: James H. Barker, March Participants Being Carpooled Around Selma, AL. Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
It's exciting to see museum's getting hip with online photography. The Carnegie Museum of Art's Hillman Photography Initiative asks the public to react to select photographs and the responses are really fun. Learn more at NowSeeThis.org.
Read this book! I finally got my hands on a copy and it's incredible — Schles' pictures are dense and gritty and the design is fantastic. Some background if you're not already familiar: American Suburb X interview and the LPV Podcast.
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