It's always nice to find a new use for an old picture. In this case, Chelsea from Time needed images of guns for a feature called "The New Politics of Gun Control" (← paywalled). I had some images from a gun range that I photographed during the 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary earlier this year, and it ended up as an almost double-truck in the Sept. 12-19, 2016, issue of Time.
I had a funny way of first seeing the image in print: I was getting on a plane in Zagreb, Croatia, after participating in the Organ Vida Festival, and had been bumped to first class for some reason. The flight attendant asked if I wanted any newspapers, but only had Croatian newspapers. I asked if there were any English-language publications and she disappeared to check. She came back with the International New York Times and a copy of Time magazine containing this story and my picture. I'm not sure I've ever been handed a copy of one of my own pictures quite like that.
Thanks to Chelsea and Croatia Airlines!
Last month, I had two images in the International Center for Photography-curated exhibition, "Winning the White House: From Press Prints to Selfies," and that exhibition has now moved to the MANA Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey, for an extended run from Sept. 25, 2016 to Jan. 27, 2017.
The show features work by Cornell Capa, Grey Villet, Elliott Erwitt, Stephen Crowley, Chris Buck, and many others, and examines presidential politics from the first televised debate between Kennedy and Nixon until now.
You can get more information about the exhibition, including an easy shuttle from Manhattan to the gallery for this weekend's opening, on the ICP website.
I just got back home from exhibitions and festivals in Croatia, Bulgaria, and Lithuania, but I'm heading to New York this weekend to take part in a panel discussion at Photoville. Presented by Michael Shaw and Reading the Pictures, the panel is called "The Presidential Campaign Through New Eyes" and will also include Michael Shaw (as moderator), Mark Abramson, Landon Nordeman, Lorie Novak, and Hilary Swift. I've worked alongside Mark, Landon, and Hilary, covered the 2012 campaign a little for Michael at Reading the Pictures (then called BagNewsNotes), and have admired Lorie's work for a while, especially her Above the Fold project, so it's very exciting for me to sit on this panel with them, taking a step back from our work and considering it in a broader context.
I'll be on the live podcast/videochat Around the Lens tonight, August 22, 2016, starting at 8:30pm Eastern. While it is a podcast, and you can subscribe via iTunes, it's also available as a live YouTube stream, which will also be available after the fact. Here's a direct link to Around the Lens' page about the show.
I'm excited to be on the show with my friend Mark Abramson. His Two Face multiple-exposure work from the 2016 election has been published everywhere, and with good reason; the work is great and well worth seeking out.
From Aug. 1 to 14, 2016, I traveled with Bloomberg reporter Esmé E. Deprez, I traveled by Greyhound bus from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, speaking to people we met along the way about their lives and the upcoming election. The final dispatch posted on Friday, and you can scroll down for the rest of our work over the trip. You can also see me in a short video by Griffin Hammon that aired on Bloomberg/MSNBC's With All Due Respect on Aug. 12, 2016 (starting at about 39:30; also available on youtube and embedded below).
I've never done anything quite like this, so it was a bit of an experiment. I'm particularly proud of the work I did and also that it accompanies such excellent reporting by Esmé. The work will hopefully serve as an addition to the work I've been doing on the 2016 election, broadening it's scope to look at voters across the country. For more photos, especially take a look at our post from Denver featuring short interviews and portraits I did with voters in Lexington, Nebraska, and on the bus from there to Denver, or the post from Las Vegas.
I'm very excited to announce another European exhibition in September, this one in Zagreb, Croatia. My work, This is the worst party I've ever been to., was selected as a finalist for the Organ Vida International Photography Festival. The exhibition will be up from Sept. 13-24, 2016, and I'll be there.
The other work being exhibited represent a diverse collection of subjects, styles, and photographers (I'm the only American selected!). The other photographers who will have exhibitions at the festival are the following: Kirill Golovchenko (Germany), Gidon Levin (Israel), Maria Sturm and Cemre Yeşil (Germany/Turkey), Andrea and Magda (Italy/France), Anne Müchler and Nico Schmitz (Germany), Mario Brand (Germany), Qian Zhao (China), Michal Siarek (Poland), and Pierre Liebaert (Belgium).
And there will also be nightly screenings of work by the following photographers: Rossella Castello (UK), Heiko Tiemann (Germany), Matthew Broadhead (UK), Louis De Belle (Germany), Tito Mouraz (Portugal), Olga Ingurazova (Russia), Antonio Faccilongo (Italy), Sheng-Wen Lo (Taiwan), Andrea Foligni (Italy), and Lukas Birk (Austria).
Thanks as always to the jurors involved in selecting the exhibitions: Louise Clements (UK), Lea Vene (Croatia), Simon Norfolk (UK), Phillip Toledano (USA), Donald Weber (Canada), and Gillian Wearing (UK), and to the team working behind the scenes to put on such an ambitious event. I've already had a great experience working with Iva, Lea, Maja, and Marina, organizing the exhibition and my participation in the festival, and I'm looking forward to meeting the rest of the team.
I will attend the festival and hopefully do a talk or two about my work.