Books

This issue of our favorite photo journal organizes under the banner of the “Slow Read.” And within there are shooting ranges, Mars simulations, fruit harvests, kids in the back of a truck going nowhere. As poet Hajara Quinn writes in her foreword, "A suite of photographs has the quality of a poem with many possible permutations...stirring up the space between the subconscious and conscious worlds...[ continued ]

Parking meters, pensive basketball players, proud dogs, explorative cats, tomatoes in a shirt, a swamp room, a shack. All gathered, figuring out how “to approach stillness,” the fifteenth theme of Incandescent, our very favorite photography journal.

With work from: Poli Blum, Ally Caple, Christiana Caro, Carmen Colombo, Catherine J. Davis, Lisa Gidley, Justine Higgins, Mitchell Hurst, Clay Maxwell Jordan, Nick Kozak, John Murphy, Kelli Pennington, Evan Perkins, Claudio Rasano, Tom Rees, Cody Schlabaugh, and Sarah P...[ continued ]

Hay, high chairs, salt mines, forsythia, dried flowers, things on fire. All of this and more in the sixteenth issue of Incandescent, our favorite photography journal.

Featuring work from: Emerald Arguelles, Ben Carroll, Sean Carroll, Fergus Coyle, Harlan Crichton, Jordan Delawder, Magnus Holmes, Roslyn Julia, Zoie Kasper, Dana Marks, Michaela Nagyidaiová, Mark Newton, Olivia Indigo Page, Ryan Parker, Emily Sheffer, Reinier Treur, Matt Williams, and Kevin Williamson...[ continued ]

"In times of containment, photography moves where people cannot," writes Tasha Bjelić in their introduction to the new issue of Incandescent. "It provides a platform for civic engagement. These photographs appear as survivors of a neoliberal history. The people, metaphors, details, and emotions amalgamate as acts of vulnerability and resistance."

With work from: Christine Armbruster, Carmen Colombo, Leda Costa, Sonia Goydenko, J Houston, Jack Hulbert, Eric Kaczmarczyk, Mario Karlovcec, Jocelyn Keays, Kyle Lang, Rafael M...[ continued ]

Portland photo zine Incandescent gathers photographers from around the world to respond to the idea of “To Save and To See.” Quiet moments that speak volumes. Foreword by Sarah LaPonte. Cover image by Tommaso Fiscaletti.

76 pages, perfect-bound, full color using solid wax ink. 6.5" x 8." First pressing of 250. Buy Incandescent ​as a pack to save money and support the photo journal...[ continued ]

Last copy! This volume collects LB's writing from her first five years as a public school teacher. It is at turns powerful, hilarious, sad, inspirational, and always always always amazing. If any zine deserves a 400+ page anthology, it's Truckface.

"Through strikes, standardized testing, violence, bouffant wigs, school closings, and drawings of wieners, Truckface documents the life of one Chicago public school teacher...[ continued ]

Juggalo Country is the first book to deeply examine the world of the Juggalos—the clown-painted subculture that over the past 20 years has swept across North America and grown large enough to be designated a gang by the FBI.

In the tradition of writers like Hunter S. Thompson and Jon Ronson, Craven Rock spends a debaucherous week as an undercover journalist at The Gathering of the Juggalos, the group's yearly summer festival...[ continued ]

"When Rob Roberge learns that he’s likely to have developed a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living and frequent concussions, he is terrified by the prospect of becoming a walking shadow. In a desperate attempt to preserve his identity, he sets out to (somewhat faithfully) record the most formative moments of his life—ranging from the brutal murder of his childhood girlfriend, to a diagnosis of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, to opening for famed indie band Yo La Tengo at The Fillmore in San Francisco...[ continued ]

Brilliantly styled as a Choose Your Own Adventure book, this book is “about being an ace starfighter pilot who has crashed on a planet of malevolent space ants, but it is actually about a four year relationship with an incredibly self-destructive alcoholic.”

Amazingly raw, familiar to anyone who has been in a bad relationship, and sometimes tragically funny. Landing it somewhere between outstandingly clever, sad, and hilarious...[ continued ]

Last copy! A beautiful collection of the first six (long out of print) issues of Mend My Dress - a zine that for years has been constantly impressive in its openness and strength. Seeing it in this form puts into perspective how great it is. It’s also one of the best laid out and cleanest zine collections in book form that I have seen.

“Mend My Dress offers a complex, nuanced, and skillfully constructed picture of multifarious girlhood vulnerability...[ continued ]