Static, vol.1 by Rebecca Joyce-Zavala
Forced into obsolescence by mobile technology, the payphones that once dotted the urban landscape are quickly disappearing. Part street photography, part urban landscape, this project attempts to collect and document these totems from our recent past and what they represent in the evolution of communication. This book, the first in a series, contains 27 photographs and a short essay about the project. The photographs are black and white, shot on negative film, developed in the photographer's home.
Blood & Beauty by Pamela Greene
New York City's Meatpacking District is known today for glitz and glamour, but it used to be famed for blood, muscle, and sweat. When photographer Pamela Greene first visited this area, she found a 24-hour neighborhood that changed daily, from a gritty industrial site to a sophisticated play ground, and back again, by dawn. She photographed it all, capturing the electric energy of the streets, and a nightly frenzy underground of strippers, singers, gays, straights, and on occasion, prostitutes. In 120 raw images, Greene gives us a portrait of change, an ode to urban transformation, and an elegy for workers who have disappeared into New York City history.
Tahuantinsuyu by Sarah Starr
Even for a first time traveler to the highlands of Peru, like me, it becomes obvious that, though the Spanish conquistadors tried to eradicate the Quechuan culture, they did not succeed; and that now, in 2017, indigenous cultures in Peru are thriving. In this book I have paired the writings that Garcilaso de la Vega El Inca, son of an Incan royal family, recorded in 1609, with photographs of Cusco and environs from my recent journey there in 2017. An epilogue, “there is no such thing as a one-way land bridge,” by the North American Muscogee poet, Joy Harjo, provides a perspective on the writing of history. Whose story gathers credence, and why?