against the grain

http://www.americansuburbx.com/2016/11/allan-sekula-against-the-grain-an-interview-with-david-campany.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Americansuburb+%28ASX+%7C+AMERICAN+SUBURB+X+%7C+Photography+%26+Culture%29

Experimental documentary photography was regarded as an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms. Interestingly, documentary filmmaking had always preserved a much more vital and sovereign relation to the experimental.

the photographic world of 2016

http://www.americansuburbx.com/2016/09/brad-feuerhelm-photography-class-of-2016.htm

“I am probably over simplifying many key elements in my rant. It is only that- a rant. I am sure that I am missing other quibbles to have about photography and since I am not being paid to write this drivel, I am simply going to let the problems carry on as this is the truth that I have experienced and there is little I can do about it just as there is nothing I can do about global warming, the world debt (to the Martians?) or any other of the many complexities of any of the other markets that drive photography’s and humanity’s potential into the ground. What I do purport to do is to get these little things off my chest and perhaps give some small insignificant insight into the market, the community and the potential that is missing for photography in a few key categories. I do not have answers and I do not really even care.”

this is what it feels like to be free

http://www.publicprivatesecret.org/articles-essays-interviews/essay-photography-in-the-age-of-communicative-capitalism-by-ben-burbridge

I has become the commodity we spend most of our lives producing. In real-time. Around the clock. We fashion a self that we peddle to others in search of the next job, the next contact, the next “like.” I do exist. This is really happening. See?’

dreams and the spiritual

https://aeon.co/essays/why-are-dreams-such-potent-vehicles-for-the-supernatural

‘The raw experience of the dream and the intense work of interpretation explain why the spirit realm was considered absolutely real for most of humanity’s history. People directly experienced the spirit realm in their dreams.’