Experiments with a piece of metal (last summer) April 6, 2014

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Clearing fields in the Delta, last summer April 4, 2014

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Mom and dad on the road to California, Christmas 2013 April 3, 2014

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Photo Workshop in NYC July 7-13 April 1, 2014

Andres Gonzalez and I will teach a one-week workshop in New York from July 7-13 this summer. Its organized by Spazio Labo’ Fotografia. If you know someone who might be interested, please forward the link. Thank you! THE OPEN CITY: http://www.photoworkshopnewyork.com/the-open-city/

Adam Bell reviews Two Rivers September 7, 2013

An excellent review by the esteemed photographer/writer Adam Bell, posted on Fototazo.com as well as on Adam’s book review site. “Two Rivers represents the best possibilities of self-publishing – marrying uniquely powerful and evocative work within a striking, unorthodox and beautiful form.”

 

Photographs of a Dying Disease August 11, 2013

Here’s a link to the Photo Booth post for a story I shot last year for The New Yorker. The images were made in villages along the Savas River, the dividing line between Croatia and Bosnia. I spent a week traveling back and forth across the border searching for the roots of a dying kidney disease called Balkan Endemic Nephropathy. Written by Elif Batuman, the story was published this week.

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Book Reviews August 5, 2013

August 3: Sean O’Hagan in The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/04/two-rivers-carolyn-drake-review

July 26: Melanie McWhorter on Photo-eye

http://blog.photoeye.com/2013/07/in-print-photobook-video-29-two-rivers.html

Two Rivers in the New Yorker May 29, 2013

Two Rivers appeared in the May 27 issue of the New Yorker, along with an introduction by Elif Batuman:

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Two RIvers on Kickstarter March 17, 2013

The Kickstarter page for the Two Rivers book has launched! Advance copies are now available, with companion text by Elif Batuman and design by SYB. Please share the link if you like it:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/960787969/two-rivers

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From Istanbul to Mississippi March 1, 2013

Finally developed some frames from last summer just before we left Istanbul and this winter in Water Valley.

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Book Lab March 1, 2013

Ive been rooted in Istanbul for the last week week, working with 9 other artists and Frederic Lezmi at the Poligon Book Lab. We’ve each created a photo book dummy that will be displayed at Poligon for a week, beginning Saturday March 2. Its been a rare opportunity to edit, cut, tape, print, discuss, and critique, collaboratively.

For my book, we decided to revisit work from the past – One Year in Ukraine. We came up with very simple approach, guided by the themes in the work (more details coming soon). Ive also come out of this with an idea for a new direction for the Uyghur project, thanks to the innovative atmosphere here!

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The Players January 14, 2013

Last summer during Ramadan, I spent a week near Adana photographing members of a Turkish women’s theater group for a New Yorker story by the hilarious and brilliant Elif Batuman. Maria Lokke posted about it recently on Photo Booth.

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Nov 7, “Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Color” October 18, 2012

The show is curated by William Ewing and will open at Somerset House in London. Ill be showing eight prints along with fifteen stellar photographers: Helen Levitt, Ernst Haas, Saul Leiter, Fred Herzog, Joel Meyerowitz, Harry Gruyaert, Robert Walker, Boris Savelev, Karl Baden, Alex Webb, Jeff Mermelstein, Andy Freeberg, Melanie Einzig, and Trent Parke. Later in the week, there’s a ticketed even at which William Ewing will speak about the exhibition and chair a Round Table Discussion along with some of the participating artists.

The Empty Book October 8, 2012

An update on the latest step forward for Two Rivers, the book: We made a dummy (with no pictures) to test the Japanese binding with different fabrics and papers.  The cover was a little long, but I was happy to see how flat it opens. Way better than the last one. More news soon.

Fatamorgana September 8, 2012

I went to Copenhagen for a week in August to teach a workshop at Fatamorgana. Afterwards, each photographer sent an image they made during the week for a post. Here they are, in alphabetical order…
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Annette Abundantia

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Emilie Dalum

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Jonas Delfs

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Laura Galu

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Tina Juel

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Amalie Pind

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Malou Sindig

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Gitte Svendsen

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Color and Tradition August 19, 2012

Glad to be showing work in an exhibition at Somerset House in London this fall, a show curated by William Ewing that explores the work of color photographers influenced by Cartier Bresson’s idea of “decisive moment.” The show includes works by 14 photographers, including Saul Leiter, Trent Parke, Joel Meyerowitz, Jeff Mermelstein, and more.

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Little birds July 15, 2012

Finally got around to scanning pictures from my trip to Cyprus almost four months ago. Editing these reminds me how long it takes to develop a complete project. Actually, I can’t say Ive ever done that, yet here I am starting over on a new one.

Summer Workshop in Copenhagen July 13, 2012

Looking forward to escaping the heat of Istanbul for an August trip to Copenhagen – teaching a 5 day photo workshop at Fatamorgana:

http://sommer.fata.dk/

I was inspired and challenged by the students last spring. Glad they invited me back!