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Book of the Week: A Pick by Laura Moya

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Laura Moya Photolucida Director Laura Moya picks Growing Up in the New Age by Marjolaine Ryley as photo-eye Book of the Week.

 by Marjolaine Ryley. Daylight Books, 2013.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Laura Moya, the Director of Photolucida. Moya has selected Marjolaine Ryley's Growing Up in the New Age published by Daylight Books.

"Less of a traditional monograph and more of an intense delving into an autobiographical exploration, Growing Up in the New Age uses photography, archival snapshots, and accounts from several writers (including Ryley's parents, who separated during the author's childhood) to explore specific 'alternative' utopias in London and the South of France in the 1970s.

Both intensely personal and anthropological in tone, Ryley produces, collects and presents her findings in an initially mysterious but well-edited story. This story both questions and affirms these 'New Age' ideologies and the social and educational experiments of this time. I love both the content and creative approach used to structure the story." —Laura Moya

Growing Up in the New Age by Marjolaine Ryley. Daylight Books, 2013.

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Laura Moya is the Director of Photolucida, a Portland-based non-profit whose mission is to connect, educate, and provide opportunities to the emerging/mid-career photographic community. Programming includes their biennial Portfolio Reviews event, Critical Mass, and publishing program. Laura co-curated (with Laura Valenti Jelen) the independent 'Early Works' project, currently on exhibit at The Center for Fine Art Photography.

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