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Ten Years After Iraq by William Chan

Sand gets on everything. In clothes, in shoes, in your eyes, in the chambers of a gun. It might get brought back home after you have been on a trip to the beach or after a tour of duty. Despite being ten years after Chan’s tour, Ten Years After Iraq deals with the now—his family, his post-war perspective, his guilt by way of the unsettled, perhaps never to be settled, past.

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Pictures Without Words – VOL 001, ISS 003

As much intersubjective agreement as possible. Pictures Without Words Volume 001, Issue 003 includes work by Mark Albain, Dick Blau, Shawn Bush, Jonathan Clayton, Nathan Compton, Nick Korompilas, Juan Madrid, Simon Martin, Lindsay McCarty, Zora J. Murff, Joaquin Palting, Nathan Pearce, Quentin Pinczon, Betty Press, Justin Clifford Rhody, Cyril Sancereau, Martina M. Shenal, Marylise Vigneau, and Rana Young

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Land of Smiles by Chris Mottalini

Despite the photographs presenting so little information, cumulatively Land of Smiles feels so deliberate. If the images withhold, if the text and title mislead, it feels like the intent of Mottalini to do so. Even the texture of the paper and the uncut pages carry great but open meaning—paired with images that read like one sees with pupils dilated—they all coalesce in Land of Smiles. Not often is so little so satisfying. The difficulty is the reveal and the pleasure is not fully knowing.

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Where You Come From is Gone by Jared Ragland and Cary Norton

Remembrance is just as prevalent in Birmingham-based fine art photographers Jared Ragland and Cary Norton’s collaborative project GUSDUGGER—of which the series Where You Come From Is Gone is included—as it was integral to the 2016 political campaign slogan: Make America Great Again, but the two could perhaps not be further divided. If MAGA remembers a time we as Americans are to reclaim, then Where You Come From Is Gone remembers what we took and the places deconstructed to make this country what it is today.

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A Brief Interview with Noelle McCleaf

“Before Hurricane Irma, I spent a week frantically throwing all of my belongings into plastic bags. […] I came to the obvious realization that most of us, myself included, have an unhealthy addiction to things. Trying to move and protect all of my belongings exhausted me so thoroughly that I simply left some things unwrapped. […] If I’ve learned anything from my subjects, it’s that we humans have a long way to go if we want to continue living on this planet, and we only have to look back a hundred years to understand that we are very capable of living without many of the things we think we ‘need'[.]”

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