|Forgottonia by Bruce Morton, (No) Soy de Aqui by Gustavo Aleman and Cadets by Ellen Kok|
Forgottonia by Bruce Morton documents the cycles of life in rural Illinois. Mixing black & white and color photographs to develop the narrative, Morton photographs the idiosyncrasies of the people and places that comprise what he describes as a "forgotten land."
(No) Soy de Aqui by Gustavo Aleman explores Murcia, a city in southeastern Spain. Tension permeates the thirty-four color photographs that are oddly juxtaposed in this petite, softbound monograph. As Aleman explains, "(No) soy de aqui is a self portrait, made by one of its confused inhabitants, of a place impossible but real."
Cadets by Ellen Kok is an insightful look into today's military in America, as explored through the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or JROTC, a program sponsored by the US Army. Over seventy color photographs grace the pages of Cadets, and allow us to contemplate the importance of military in American culture.