This lovely and thought-provoking essay, “Fear and Photography: Opening a discussion on lost images,” by Ian Aleksander Adams in Ahorn Magazine (Issue 2). One glittering little tidbit:
“While the majority of academic and professional writing is concerned with the conscious choices of image making, the average person has more experience with the second kind of non-image: the image accidentally lost. These experiences are educational, as photographers learn to take better care of their equipment, to properly secure their film canister while developing, etc, but the impact of these experiences on memory and the resulting fear of loss is often less explored.”
Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s painfully gorgeous and moving two-part letter (originally featured in the Rumpus’s Letters in the Mail project), on panic, survival, art, and joy. Whew.
Another heavy-hitting essay from Amy Monticello (she is doing some tough and scarily good writing!). The piece is “When I Parented My Father,” and it was originally featured in The Nervous Breakdown (they can do no wrong), and was picked up by Salon.
"Books of Ice," sculptures by Basia Irland, and text by Kathleen Dean Moore, in Orion Magazine. An inspiring project.
And you? What’s on your (virtual or literal) bedside table?