In this issue we span the history of fine-art
photography, all the way back to its first
advocate, Alfred Stieglitz, who tirelessly
championed the photographic medium to be
considered art, to major 20th-21st-century artists, such as
Stephen Shore and Lyle Ashton Harris, as well as emerging
artists who are establishing themselves in today’s market.
While the fine-art photography industry can seem a little
saturated (half of our own readership lists fine art as their
chosen field), a little crowding can be a good thing—there
has never been so many different voices in this discipline.
The medley of perspectives entering fine-art photography is
exciting and refreshing, and we hope you add yours, too.
In this issue you’ll see two bodies of work on feminine
identity from UNL MFA student Emily Wiethorn, colorful
environmental interventions by French duo Isabelle & Alexis
and a survey of work by the aforementioned renowned
Shore. We also report on the launch of MFON, a new biannual
journal celebrating black female photographers; host Q&As
with curator Deborah Willis and #girlgaze photographer
Daria Kobayashi Ritch; and provide a roundup of curatorial
and publishing brands that promote emerging artists.
Speaking of emerging artists, in this issue we have two
galleries dedicated to them: the 15th annual Student Photo
Contest honorees and Singles, which returns with six pages
of work from photographers on our radar.
On the gear side, check out our spring selections in Product
News, as well as an in-depth guide to focus stacking with the
Nikon D850 with Nikon Ambassador Vincent Versace.
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On the Cover
An image from MFA student
Emily Wiethorn’s project,
“A Certain Kind of Woman,”
which combines still life and
self portraits to explore her
understanding of womanhood.
We profile Wiethorn’s project
starting on page 28.
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