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Win a copy of the collect.give photo book

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We are giving away two copies of the new collect.give photography book. Conceived by photographer Kevin Miyazaki in 2009, collect.give is a place to collect contemporary photography and donate to worthy causes at the same time. The photographers featured on collect.give have pledged to donate 100% of the profits from their print sales to worthwhile causes they support. So far they have raised nearly $30,000 by selling over 600 limited edition photographs by 50 photographers. This book is a collection of the first 50 photographs and is for sale through MagCloud ($22) with all the after production cost proceeds ($2.05) going to benefit The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a charity selected by the designer of the book, Heidi Romano.

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Theme Friday: Birds

Rivkah Young, Duesseldorf

Born in Cologne and a graduate of Art & Design at the University of Essen-Duisburg, Rivkah Young was most recently a part of the Academy Meets Photokina group exhibition in Cologne, Germany. Of this series, Welcome To Paradise, she says: ‘No other term inspires our dreams and expectations as much as paradise. In order to declare this, humans create special places, at theme parks, shopping malls and urban residential complexes. Visions of something different — a tropical rain forest or African Savannah — are also created at the zoo or at water parks. The look of an urban place becomes a scenery-like projection of our visions’. In these photos, Young takes the viewers on a journey across a constructed and staged space. which are reflected in the surface of the image, as well as in the mirrored facades of modern architecture. Vision and reality, future and past, melt into a scenery of longings.

Interview with Photographer Amy Stein

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Amy Stein is a photographer and teacher based in New York City. Her work explores our evolving isolation from community, culture and the environment. She has been exhibited nationally and internationally and her work is featured in many private and public collections such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Nevada Museum of Art, SMoCA and the West Collection. In 2006, Stein was a winner of the Saatchi Gallery-Guardian Prize for her Domesticated series. In 2007, she was named one of the top fifteen emerging photographers in the world by American Photo magazine and she won the Critical Mass Book Award. A monograph of Domesticated will be published in fall 2008. This forthcoming book won the best book award at the 2008 New York Photo Festival. Amy is represented by Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco and Pool Gallery in Berlin.

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Were you shooting the series, Domesticated, with the publication of a book in mind?
‘When I began Domesticated I was in grad school so I wasn’t so far along that I was thinking about a book or even an exhibition. I was simply trying to make compelling images that wouldn’t get eviscerated in critique. As the series progressed I began to become interested in exhibiting the work and have had many opportunities to do so this year. The Critical Mass book is the icing on the cake’.