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Book Review: America In A Trance

The words “Small Town America” have been used to describe everything from “real American values” to the source of economic and racial anxiety. These definitions and assertions often come from those who have very little to actually connect them with these places, and tend to group vast swathes of land and the communities who live there into a single monolith. To put it simply, there are just so many preconceived notions and ideas wound up in the term “Small Town America” that it has become almost impossible to see these places for what they actually are.

Book Review: Nothing In Vain by Emmanuelle Andrianjafy

Andrianjafy cast her lens on urban landscapes and scenes of everyday life.  The resulting images are at turns idiosyncratic, lonely, and stark.  Graffitid buildings are juxtaposed against close up portraits and interiors to create an encompassing and raw portrait of a city.  Much was left to chance during Andrianjafy’s process of photographing, as she meandered the streets with the open-minded curiosity of a traveler.