Juxtapoz Magazine - Stacy Kranitz: As It Was Give(n) To Me

For the past twelve years, Stacy Kranitz has been making photographs in the Appalachian region of the United States in order to explore how photograph...

As the narrative of As it Was Give(n) To Me unfolds, the book provides an intimate perspective on a region forced to transition away from coal extraction as its dominant source of economic stability, an opioid epidemic that has wreaked havoc on communities, and the role of Appalachia in a politically divided nation.

This Notable Instagram Account Embraces the Photographer’s Role in Documentary

“I've come to hate writing captions. I don't like telling people how to read an image,” Stacy Kranitz writes in—where else?—a caption on her Instagram...

“I've come to hate writing captions. I don't like telling people how to read an image,” Stacy Kranitz writes in—where else?—a caption on her Instagram account, which, in December, Time named the best of 2015.

Episode 3.2 – Stacy Kranitz | The LPV Show

Last October Stacy Kranitz was making the rounds in New York, so I jumped at the chance to have her swing by Bushwick to talk about her photography and few photobooks I had laying around that we’d yet to discuss. I knew my friend, and season 2.19 guest, Paul Kwiatkowskiadmired her work, so I tossed out the idea of having him co-host, which he thankfully thought was a good idea. It definitely created an interesting dynamic for a conversation, since they both work from a similar impulse in many regards.

Stacy Kranitz: The Rape of Appalachia - Reading The Pictures

I find Caudill’s complicated legacy a reminder that there is a lot more to the evolution of a people than the victimhood that has been placed upon them.

Over the next six weeks I returned regularly, befriending the extended group of people that spent time at Pat’s house. I knew that Pat had his own set of values that were different from prevailing societal norms. He lived in a trailer and was occasionally put in jail for petty non-violent crimes. Pat worked long hours at a lumber mill a few miles down the road.

Renegotiating a Complex History - Stacy Kranitz's Portrait of Central Appalachia

Stacy Kranitz’s work “As It Was Given To Me” is a complex and evocative body of work made in central Appalachia that places the photographer squarely in the middle of the conversation.

Stacy Kranitz’s work “As It Was Given To Me” is a complex and evocative body of work made in central Appalachia that places the photographer squarely in the middle of the conversation. These images are a brave attempt to renegotiate a people and a place that have been stereotyped and marginalized, and whose habits, customs, and mannerisms have been codified to better fit outsiders’ perspective of a subculture with whom much of America is not at all familiar.

Book Review: From the Study on Post-Pubescent Manhood

Book Review From the Study on Post-Pubescent Manhood By Mitch Epstein Reviewed by Stacy Kranitz First of all, Stacy Kranitz's n...

First of all, Stacy Kranitz's new book, From the Study on Post-Pubescent Manhood is not the most elegant of books. It's a saddle-stitched affair, more of a fanzine than a book, with 80 pages of indelicate front-on portraits of American youth wasted on drugs, music and skating.

Stacy Kranitz: The Study on Post Pubescent Manhood

Looking at Stacy Kranitz's project, The Study on Post Pubescent Manhood, reminds me of the first time I visited a middle school campus after six years at a nurturing neighborhood elementary school. Watching the pre pubescent boys charge out the doors fill

What I recognize in her photographs is that Post Pubescent boys seem to still be up to their old tricks, but they are physically larger and feel more menacing.  It's an interesting population to explore and Stacy has a limited edition 80 page book hot off the presses, published by Straylight Press on this subject, under the same title available in August, here.

Isle of Lost Land (10 Photos)

Over the last six years, Los Angeles-based photographer Stacy Kranitz has been working on a personal project about the Native American community living on the disappearing Isle de Jean Charles in the Louisiana bayous

Stacy Kranitz – The Other

Stacy Kranitz The Other My project engages with history, representation, biography, personal narrative, and otherness in the documentary tradition. Each year in Pennsylvania, 500 people come togeth…

Each year in Pennsylvania, 500 people come together to reenact the Battle of the Bulge. During the reenactment, I portray Leni Riefenstahl and behave with soldiers, as she would have. I am intrigued by the complex story of a woman with a problematic set of morals