The Documentary Photography Issue VII: Home, reimagined

It feels as if our relationship with the idea of home is changing.  Across the world, nationalism finds itself dancing freely with far-right politics, while political divisions have chopped families right down the middle, transforming previously tight-kni

‘Home’ is both a physical and imagined space – a state and place of belonging. In our annual celebration of visual storytelling, join us as we spotlight the photographers capturing it in all of its wildly different guises.

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I don’t know why, but certain things seem more absurd in The West. Perhaps it’s because the Route 66 aesthetic was one with a sense of whimsy and humor–colossal cowboy boots and tee pee hotel rooms. Photographer Sandy Carson, a transplant from Scotland, has spent over a decade-long road trip chronicling his fascination “with everyday occurrences in the social landscape and explores the spaces between clarity and imperfection, composing a personal slice of America” in his new book, I’ve Always Been a Cowboy in my Heart, published by Yoffy Press. The book includes an essay by Dr. Katherine Parhar.

A View From the Pit: Photos of Front Row Fans at Austin's Many Music Festivals - Feature Shoot

Austin-based Sandy Carson has been photographing bands professionally for eight years, but his history with music is much longer. Having always been a huge music fan, Carson has also played in and photographed bands for over twenty years. Being that Carso

Austin-based Sandy Carson has been photographing bands professionally for eight years, and being that he is based in “the Live Music Capital of the World,” he’s had his fair share of slogging through the pit, camera in hand, to capture many famous and lesser-known bands that have played at SXSW, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin City Limits, and the hundreds of shows happening year-round.