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Jason Landry is a writer, photography collector and owner of Panopticon Gallery in Boston. He is also the Director of the MFA in Photography program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. His first book, Instant Connections: Essays and Interviews on Photography was published by Doolittle Press.


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Entries by Jason Landry

Francois Laxalt: Carrying the Message of Peace Through Senbazuru

(1) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 12:12 PM

Parisian photographer Francois Laxault isn't just taking photographs of birds; he's creating a still frame of a very peaceful moment. He tracks the birds who are active participants in a zen-like dance in the sky. The cranes create whimsical patterns -- I see them as as musical notes...

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Liz Steketee: Truth, Intertwined and Manipulated

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 5:31 PM

San Francisco based photographer Liz Steketee uses her life as material for her work. And that's smart, because the way I see it, the more personal the project or series that a photographer creates, the better it comes across to the viewing public.

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Youngho Kang: 99 Variations of a Self-Portrait

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 6:04 PM

Photographers have been turning the camera toward themselves for years. From Andy Warhol to Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman to Francesca Woodman, Lee Friedlander to -- well, you name it. These are just a handful of artists who helped set the stage for many of today's contemporary photographers who set out...

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Michael Crouser: The Real Deal Out on the Mountain Ranch

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 2:00 PM

There is something nostalgic that happens when I look at old photographs. There are those images that pull me right in to that history -- to that time. Sometimes, when flipping through history of photography books, I wish I could have been there to experience a particular moment captured. Photographers...

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Photographer Rick Ashley: Altering Perceptions Through Portraiture

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 3:06 PM

Not all art is good art. There is a very small percentage of art that even gets the opportunity to hang in galleries and on museum walls. Some art earns that label of being kitsch, essentially, done in bad taste, but when it really ruffles the feathers of enough people,...

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Alexa Torre: Mexican Utopia

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 7:45 PM

Alexa Torre is a Mexican photographer currently living in Mexico City. A graduate of the New England School of Photography in Boston, Massachusetts, Torre has been working on a project about her heritage and the traditional dresses of regions of Mexico. She states:

"Mexico is a singular country...

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Give 'Em Sell! - Photographer Erik Schubert and His Best Pitch

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 12:04 PM

One of the first books that I had read when I was working in the business world was Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People. My copy is heavily dog-eared, underlined and dusty. I can see it from where I am sitting -- on the top bookshelf in...

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Shards of Memory: David Prifti

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 9:49 AM

I never got a chance to meet photographer David Prifti before he died of pancreatic cancer in 2011. I have however seen his brilliance in exhibitions at Gallery NAGA in Boston, and most recently in the exhibition Prifti: Drawn By Light at The Griffin Museum of Photography in...

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An Interview With Photographer Leonard Nimoy

(3) Comments | Posted November 23, 2013 | 5:45 PM

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Jason Landry: Where does Leonard Nimoy the photographer go for inspiration?

Leonard Nimoy
: It pops up. I don't go to any particular place looking for it. It has to arrive. It's the kind of thing that has to touch something...

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Keeping What Is Old, New Again: Contemporary Cabinet Cards

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 3:58 PM

Even with new technological advances in how we create photographs, there are still practitioners that like to hold on to the past. People in the photography industry refer to older photographic processes as "alternative processes." So I guess it didn't come as surprise when I saw some artists creating new...

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Why Art Galleries Are Important

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 5:28 PM

"Merde! I absolutely detest all openings and parties! They're commercial, political and everybody talks too much. They get on my tits!"
~Joan Miró


The gallery model, as we know it, is flawed. Dramatic changes have affected how we view, experience and acquire art. Does anyone else see...

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