A Rookery of Petrolium Engineers

This week Rachel recounts her experiences at the National Conference for the Society for Photographic Education. If you're interested in being a part of SPE check out their website!

Here's some of the artists Rachel heard from.

Rebecca Solnit

From Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas (Find more here..)


From her website:

Like the bestselling Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, this book is a brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas, one that provides a vivid, complex look at the multi-faceted nature of New Orleans, a city replete with contradictions. More than twenty essays assemble a chorus of vibrant voices, including geographers, scholars of sugar and bananas, the city’s remarkable musicians, prison activists, environmentalists, Arab and Native voices, and local experts, as well as the coauthors’ compelling contributions. Featuring 22 full-color two-page-spread maps, Unfathomable City plumbs the depths of this major tourist destination, pivotal scene of American history and culture and, most recently, site of monumental disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill.

Chris Jordan

From the series Midway.


Hank Willis Thomas

Selections from his photographic work.