Brigitte Stepanov is a writer, translator, and photographer. Broadly, her photos fall into two categories: the environment and the representation of public mourning. Both facets of her work are preoccupied with memory, minute documentation, and the building of a fastidious archive – be it to collect reminders of the smallest of mosses or the finest of brickwork in a commemorative monument. Among other venues, her work has been exhibited at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts and the Houston Center for Photography. Her upcoming photography exhibit, “Why I’ll Always Dream of Poland,” attempts to bridge the gap between private experiences and public sites of inhuman violence. Brigitte’s upbringing took place in a few different places and she moved to the US to pursue her graduate studies. She holds a PhD from Brown University and is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Grinnell College. She is in the midst of writing a book about contemporary textual and visual representations of war in Algeria, Rwanda, and France.
Worked on three daily newspapers in Connecticut, California, and Texas. Two full-length plays, Dragon Lady and Alekhine’s Defense, produced by South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California. Book of poetry, Levering Avenue, published in 1998 by the University of Evansville Press (Indiana). Stories and poems published by various journals and magazines.
So Young Koo is a senior at Seoul Foreign School in Seoul, Korea. She has a profound interest in painting, drawing, architecture, photography and design. Beyond high school, she plans to pursue architecture or design. Her artworks mostly revolve around environmentalism and appreciation of the beauty of nature. She wishes to further explore the compatibility of sustainability and design. Recently, Koo won recognitions in art and design competitions including a gold medalist of 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in Architecture & Industrial Design, a finalist of 2020 Genius Olympiad in Art, a top 10 winner of 2019 Fall Celebrating Art, and a finalist of 2019 Fall/Winter Spark Student Award.
Adeet Deshmukh is a New York City based photo editor, photographer, and digital designer. His images capture the interplay between light/shadow and emotion/composition—in the streets of Manhattan and Mumbai, in the faces of family and strangers, and in the fields of Iceland and the Midwest. Adeet has had shows in Chicago and New York, and his work has appeared in various newspapers and literary publications. Most recently, his photography was featured in a group show at the CUSP Gallery in Provincetown.
Kathryn DeZur is a photographer, poet, and professor who teaches English at the State University of New York at Delhi. Her photographs feature places and objects that point toward an existence or essence beyond our ordinary experiences of them by translating them into an aesthetic register. These photos look for clues to the transcendent within the material. Her photograph Ciaroscuro: Tulips won the second place People’s Choice Award at the CANO Member’s Art Exhibition. Her poetry chapbook, Blue Ghosts, was published by Finishing Line Press last year, and her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.
No one just takes up space. The human condition is an entire canvas of thoughts, emotions and reactions to circumstances. These images try to capture the truth about diverse people and how they live and reflect their respective spaces. The subjects never know they’ve been photographed. The photographer doesn’t set-up or pose any shot and never shoots with anything but available light.
Issue 100, published October 2021, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by KJ Angelo, Elaine Barnard, Ruth Bavetta, Marcia K. Bilyk, Heather Bourbeau, Heath Brougher, Juliana Chang, Todd Copeland, Danica Depenhart, David Dephy, Edilson Afonso Ferreira, Sandy Fry, Violeta Garcia-Mendoza, Tawnya Gibson, Scott G. Harvey, Mark Henderson, Stanley Horowitz, Penny Jackson, Christy Lorio, Joe Lugara, Andromeda Mendoza, J. Alan Nelson, Marlene Olin, James Penha, Patrick T. Reardon, Nicolas Ridley, O.G. Rose, Jim Ross, Claire Scott, Roberta Senechal de la Roche, April Pride Sharp, Dave Sims, Richard Stimac, Ellen Stone, Lou Storey, SM Stubbs, Shannon K. Winston, and Tanya L. Young.
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