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by Tiffany GholarIs Barbie to blame for giving girls body image issues, or are there larger forces at work? The Doll Project explores the influence of visual culture and societal norms while caricaturing and satirizing unattainable standards of beauty. In a world where girls gather online to remind each other that "nothing tastes as good as thin feels" and diet ads ask "what will you gain when you lose," even Barbie is never thin enough. The Doll Project dramatizes this quest for perfection in miniature. Each pi... more
by Mike MacDonald
In our fast-paced world of technology, where populations are becoming more urbanized and life is increasingly experienced on electronic screens, people are losing their connection to nature. Yet nature is all around us, especially if you live in the Chicago area. Unfortunately, few Chicagoans know it's there. In My Journey into the Wilds of Chicago, photographer and humorist Mike MacDonald takes you on a trip to Chicago's wild side—a verdant, untamed Chicago that has been there all along, jus... more
by Keith Kelly"Mrenh Gongveal: Chasing the Elves of the Khmer" is a photo essay that delves into a common, but lesser understood, belief of the Cambodians. While learning about the culture and customs of Cambodia, Keith Kelly’s adopted home of 10 years, he was especially fascinated by their folklore. One particular type of shrine dedicated to the Mrenh Gongveal, Elves of the Khmer, caught his imagination. As a personal project he started documenting the more interesting “houses” he came across during his trav... more
by Cathy Lander-Goldberg, MSW, LCSW
This is a unique resource that helps girls use expressive arts to better understand themselves, live a balanced life and set meaningful goals for the future. Readers use photos from their past and create new images through picture-taking or drawing to complete assignments and collages while promoting self-awareness and self-esteem. The book also explores the issues of positive body image, meaning and gratitude in readers’ lives. Although the exercises in the workbook are empowering for ... more
by Jeremy EnlowFort Worth-based Jeremy Enlow was given exclusive access to the cowboys behind the prestigious reversed triple D brand of the Waggoner Ranch, the largest ranch in the United States under one fence. Enlow is an advertising, media and fine arts photographer based in Fort Worth. More than 36,000 of his images have been published worldwide. Enlow grew up in Granbury, Texas, where his first published photo appeared in the Hood County News when he was 10 years old. Committed to supporting local busine... more
by christine andersonA photobook inspired by the wizard of oz. A creative portrait of a auto repair shop tranforming tools and objects into characters using photography.
by Butch McCartneyA collection of famous quotes about dogs along with the portfolio of dog photographer Butch McCartney.
by Dan DinsmoreFlying High takes you on a journey through an airshow. From start to finish with a unique perspective. Shots never been taken before. With a short story about growing up in an airshow town. It gives both children and adults something to connect with.
by Lauren EverettPeople Like Us: The Cult of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a collection of environmental portraiture and documentary images that capture the vibrant DIY sub-culture of Rocky Horror fandom. Though there have been many titles about the film itself, this is the first and only photography series ever to focus on the remarkable story of the people behind the film's unprecedented 40 year theatrical run. The photos are augmented by a series of short essays by the cast members themselves, reflecting i... more
by Eric Gibbons
"If Picasso Went To The Zoo" is by award winning art teacher Eric Gibbons, and illustrated by 50 art teachers from all over the world. Each art teacher chose an artist from history and emulated an animal in their style. This unique book uses poetry and images to teach children about art, history, literature (rhyme and alliteration), zoology, biology, animal conservation, and world cultures. Each poem teaches about that artist from renaissance to modern genres, and each animal has a leaf under... more
by Rosston MeyerThe Pop Up Art Book is a collaborative project that brings together six of the most creative minds from street art, comic books, illustration, and fine art: Angry Woebots, Skinner, kozyndan, Junko Mizuno, Tara McPherson, and Jim Mahfood. One piece of original artwork from each artist has been digitally deconstructed and then reconstructed into 6 multidimensional pop-up spreads in The Pop Up Art Book. The artwork turned pop up spreads from each artist are: Aaron Woes Martin - Howling Masher Skinn... more
by Maire M. MascoRelive the vivid pre-grunge days of 1981 Seattle. This is the full reprint of "Desperate Times" an underground music newspaper. Punk ethos at its best. Quirky, odd and full of attitude, the newspaper documentes the alternative music scene by reviewing bands, concerts, records, etc. This is a must-have book for anyone interested in punk, and Seattle rock music. Includes indexes for bands, venues and advertisers. Commentary by Maire M. Masco and Wilum Pugmire. Desperate Times: The Summer of ... more
by Alix Sloan
Written by a gallerist for artists, this no nonsense, easy-to-read handbook includes advice, information and encouragement to help artists successfully launch, relaunch or refocus their careers.
Topics include: Setting goals, networking, finding & creating exhibition opportunities, selling & pricing art, working with galleries, web sites, artist statements, studio management and more.
Also included: Online resources and additional advice from over forty working artists and art dea... more
by Gutter MartinThis is a special Sneak Peek of the highly anticipated “Omni Eyes: An Inky Surveillance Hunt and All-Seeing Mandala Coloring Book” - due out this summer, online and in bookstores!
by Bill BoltonThis is a photo documentary showcasing a collection of 25 uniquely different illuminated pedestrian crossing signs discovered all across France in the early 1990’s. The French word piéton means pedestrian. This book about pedestrians is anything but pedestrian. It is multifaceted in that it covers detailed photographic techniques, an interesting and distinctive collection of double exposure photographs on color film all taken at night, unique adventures and descriptive details. The tak... more
by Sara MikulaFeatures In depth conversations with local artists about their work, inspirations, how they think, their failures and their triumphs.