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.
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!
The people of Derry react to The Many Splintered Thing show at Void Gallery.
Beautiful people, in Ireland. And beautiful light.
You're officially invited!
I photographed Kate and Emma for the first time in 2006. They were tiny and dressed in identical kimonos. We've been making photos together for nine years now.
Very honored and thankful to have been nominated and selected to receive a grant from the Peter S. Reed Foundation. I think I'll use the funds for a winter trip to Vorkuta, where I will shoot a reindeer race through the town and try not to freeze to death.
You may have noticed the new website design. I've decided to make a move to Square Space, thanks to podcast/subway propaganda and a general antipathy toward html. Please forgive the imperfections as I finesse this thing for the next few weeks.
If you haven't received your copy by mail, you can look at it here!