Issue Sixteen: Faith
"Finite Foto is pleased to launch the newly designed site with our sixteenth issue on the theme of Faith. This theme was prompted in large part by Christopher Churchill’s project American Faith which I have been aware of for some time since our meeting at Photolucida in March 2011 and then again in the fall of 2011 at Lishui Photography Festival in China. Churchill’s idea that the definition of faith could have deep meaning beyond its relationship to religion was previously a foreign concept for me and subsequently prompted the shaping of our current issue of Finite. It is only deservedly so that his work be included in this issue as a book review of his recently published Nazraeli title, American Faith, reviewed here by Antone Dolezal.
For our portfolio features we highlight five photographers: Two former Review Santa Fe participants, Natan Dvir and Mark Peterman; New Mexico-based photographers Caitlyn Soldan and Patti Levey; and project and mixed media artist Leigh Davis. We include two poems by Lara Shipley and we round out the issue with two interviews: Antone Dolezal engages with Czech born and London based photographer Tereza Zelenkova on her work in the American Southwest and its relationship to the occult and Melanie McWhorter questions Terri Warpinski on her project showing nations divided by physical borders and her photographic and personal response to these divisions." -- Melanie McWhorter
We thank all of you for all your support and we are delighted, after months of delays, to launch the new Finite Foto.
Jennifer Schlesinger presents Caitlyn Soldan's haunting images in historical processes
Melanie McWhorter interviews Terri Warpinski on her project combining images from the borders of the US/Mexico and in the Middle East
Leigh Davis' The Brothers documents the expulsion of the aged members of a religious order in New Mexico
Mark Peterman's Freemasonry presents a modern picture of this mysterious fraternal organization
Christopher Churchill's American Faith, A Book Review by Antone Dolezal
Natan Dvir's project Belief examines religion, its politics and conflicts throughout Israel
Patti Levey's Taking Liberty questions issues of personal freedom and identity
Two Poems by Lara Shipley: John and Nightswimming
Antone Dolezal interviews photographer Tereza Zelenkova on how her work alludes to sense of an individualistic exploration into the spiritual world