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Fotofolio – Jerry Birchfield

“Yes, They Were Made to Level” Jerry’s statement: The title, Yes, They Were Made to Level, comes from an answer to my question about the function of holes in the concrete driveway on which the exhibition was to be first installed. While concrete layers and homeowners might know perfectly well what holes in a driveway […]

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Fotofolio: Tori Gagne

“Moonlit Dance Series” Tori’s statement: The story of the horse has a long legacy in art, mythology, war, literature and more. These images poetically express the qualities a horse embodies; wildness, freedom, wisdom, power, connection, spirituality, beauty and honor the memory of the unique mark horses have made on the hearts and lives of humans. […]

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Fotofolio: Luc Busquin

“Atop the Troposphere” Luc’s statement: Inspired by Saint-Exupéry books [‘The Little Prince’], I chose to become an airline pilot. From 1926 until his death in a plane crash in 1943, Saint-Exupéry experienced the world from above, over longer times and distances than others before him. His novels and memoirs are replete with descriptions of mountains, […]

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Fotofolio – Tami Bahat

“Dramatis Personae” Tami’s statement: Dramatis Personae is an homage to the old masters: their brilliant use of light and the raw emotion of the characters portrayed. Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer… I grew up captivated by their stunning works, found hanging from museum walls but also in art books at home. I watched my father study each […]

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Fotofolio – Charlotte Niel

“Second Hand” Charlotte’s statement: Julie Winokur wrote in her essay Slow Down, Aging Ahead that “everyone wants to live a long time but no one wants to grow old.”  The passage of time, how we attempt to control it, what we do to preserve it and its impact are themes I am interested in capturing […]

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Fotofolio – Ellen Cantor

                                    “Prior Pleasures” Ellen’s statement: In an age when technology is slowly replacing the tactile experience of reading a book, my work recalls and celebrates the joy of losing oneself within the pages of a favorite childhood tale. […]

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Fotofolio – Tim Freeman

                                      “Firmament” Tim’s statement: “And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And […]

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Fotofolio – Lars Anderson

                              “Shrouded” Lar’s statement: When I look closely at the world, I tend to see a collection of abstractions. This work is motivated by the possibility that, if enough of those elements can be assembled and arranged, something curious or sublime […]

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Fotofolio – Craig Barber

                                  “Working the Land” Craig’s statement: As our society turns increasingly towards industrial agriculture there are still those who continue a close relationship with the land and all it has to offer, be they hunters, farmers, woodsmen, gardeners, or […]

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Fotofolio: FotoFocus

                                        Selections and venue from FotoFocus Biennial 2016, The Undocument FotoFocus Biennial Photography curated exhibitions: http://www.fotofocusbiennial.org/see-art/#curated-exhibitions Kent Krugh is a fine art photographer living in Cincinnati. kentkrugh.com

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Fotofolio: FotoFocus

                                    Selections and venue from FotoFocus Biennial 2016, The Undocument FotoFocus Biennial Photography curated exhibitions: http://www.fotofocusbiennial.org/see-art/#curated-exhibitions Kent Krugh is a fine art photographer living in Cincinnati. kentkrugh.com

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Fotofolio – Carol Isaak

                                    “Optical Images” Carol’s statement: The human eye can be teased and entertained, can struggle to find what is real and what is artifice, what is on the surface and what is in deep space. I have produced […]

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Fotofolio: Max Kellenberger

              “Feld und Flur” “Feld und Flur” can freely be translated into English as “Fields and Meadows” which was inspired by the German Romanticism of the late 18th century, of poets and writers like Heinrich Heine, Friedrich Hölderlin, Joseph von Eichendorff, E.T.A. Hoffmann and others. My father often recited […]

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Fotofolio: Anna Ream

                        “Comfort Objects” A comfort object is a toy or blanket that takes on emotional importance to a child. While I did not have one as a child, my three children have each had one. Like many parents I’ve hunted for it at bedtime, […]

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Fotofolio: Sal Taylor Kydd

  “Origins” In Origins artist and photographer Sal Taylor Kydd explores the essence of childhood and how it relates to our sense of place. The work is also a reflection on time and how we become aware of change and transformation both within us and in the world around us. As the title suggests, Origins […]

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Photo Essay: Elaine Ling

“Baobob: Tree of Generations” – artist statement In some of the most arid and infertile regions of Africa, Madagascar, and Australia the Baobab tree grows to enormous size. These miraculous giants are one of the largest living things on the planet and have a potential lifespan of more than a thousand years. They are great […]


Photo Essay – Catherine Aboumrad

“Capturing Stillness” – artist statement The Great North of Canada is composed of an infinite and inaccessible number of desert spaces.  The smallness of Self within the infinitely great is a call to introspection. The serenity and silence of the place reveal a disturbing and giddy emptiness. Within this space, there is a presence called […]

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Matthew Zory

  “The Other Side of Music Hall” “As a symphony musician my time is spent in the opulent settings of a historic 19th century concert hall amidst “the remnants of a great city” as an urban renewal expert once said about the Other the Rhine area of Cincinnati. This dichotomy of haves and have-nots always […]

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Rachel Girard Reisert

Rachel Girard Reisert is an artist and educator working in Cincinnati, OH. Her work combines historic and digital photographic processes to address the complexities of perception and the intersection where personal experience is both unique and universal.  Reisert has exhibited nationally and internationally including, Canada, Italy and Hungary.  Her 6’ x 7’ Genesis piece is […]

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Michael Wilson

Editor’s Note:  Area photographer Kent Krugh, who has become Aeqai’s photography editor, and will be selecting photographers’ work from the region, nationally, and internationally and offering our readers photo essays of the work he selects for us. Michael Wilson is a freelance photographer born and raised in Cincinnati.  While known for his portraits of musicians, Wilson also produces […]

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