Spring semester I taught a class in Documentary Photography to a group of wonderful talented students on Long Island. They kindly allowed me to share their projects here.
Thanks to American Photo for featuring Aunties on their blog!
The mid to late aughts were the golden age of the photo blog, and I obsessively visited/read about fifteen of them daily. My enthusiasm has waned since then, as if in proportion to the increasingly slick appearance of the sites. Or maybe I just have less time.
Colin Pantall's blog has remained one that I visit on a semi-regular basis. It's funny and odd and very personal in the way that many of the others stopped being. Today on one such visit I was surprised and delighted to find Mr. Pantall has reviewed my book and I'm so very pleased!
The opening at Northlight was great! Go see the show if you're in Phoenix. If you aren't and can't, here are a few shots from the gallery. It's a beautiful new space and ASU students did a fantastic job hanging the work.
I usually wait until the end of the semester to do this post, but my Documentary Photography students delighted me with an especially well-completed project -- a taxonomy of people with something in common.
The State Press in Phoenix did a little write up about my upcoming show at Northlight Gallery.
Love this install shot by Lauren Hornberger.
While I was away, PDN mentioned Aunties on their Photo of the Day blog. Thanks, PDN!
It's going to be a busy month!
On February 4th, please join me for the opening of By the Book: New Photography Publications at the Print Center in Philadelphia. I'm delighted my work will be included along with recently published books and related photographic prints by Keliy Anderson-Staley, Jesse Burke, Stephanie Bursese, David Hartt, Justine Kurland, Andrea Modica, and Will Steacy.
On February 19th, I'll give a talk and sign books at my exhibit in Norhtlight Gallery in Phoenix, AZ.
Hope to see you there!
And if you're wondering where I've been for the last month, you can check out my obsessive instagramming.
The Fall semester is over and it's time to share my favorite images made by my students. Hover for description, click for next slide.
The Photojournalism/Documentary class
The Photo Appreciation/Cell phone class
I'm delighted Aunties made it onto Guardian's Best Photo Books of 2015 list!
"On a more tender note, Aunties: The Seven Summers of Alevtina and Ludmila, by Nadia Sablin (Duke University Press), is a book made out of pure love. Sablin, who lives in Brooklyn, visits her two elderly aunties every summer, capturing their simple, self-sufficient life in a wooden house among woodland in rural Russia. Sablin’s biggest influence is magical realist fiction and the images move effortlessly between the real and the almost enchanted," says Sean O'Hagan.
Email me, if you're in the States or Russia and want to buy a signed copy.
Thanks to Sean O'Hagan for a lovely write-up about the series.
Images kindly provided by the printer. I hope I can be present at the printing of my next one!